Excerpt: Tribes Aerial Assault had much emphasis placed on it since Sierra was making their first online game for the PS2. In June's issue of Official Playstation Magazine Tribes was described as a game that would surpass Halo in every way imaginable. The Tribes series has had a good reputation on the PC but is Sierra able to make the transition from PC to PS2? Read our review to find out!
Excerpt: Tribes Aerial Assault is not your typical first person shooter. Its huge outdoor maps and the ability to take off and fly across them alone would make it stand out. Add to this a large array of weapon loadouts and the ability to pilot vehicles from a high-speed Grav Cycle to a slow and powerful bomber, and the argument could be made that Tribes Aerial Assault is in a league of its own.
Excerpt: It's finally safe to say that Sony's online plan has arrived. From the minute they announced the details of the plan at E3, I had a feeling it would be something special. However, since the plan's launch in August, it has always felt like there was something missing - an FPS. Sure, there's SOCOM , which does an incredible job of getting gamers the run n' gun action they want, but it still lacks the fun and excitement of a FPS Deathmatch - the backbone of online gaming.
Excerpt: So as I’m sitting there with my friend, playing some shooter I‘d picked up a little while back, he mentioned how similar it is to Tribes. “Tribes?” I say, “What’s that?” “It’s pretty cool, almost like an arena shooter but in a much bigger environment and with jetpacks,” he replies. Making a mental note for myself, I told him that I’d have to try it out sometime.
Pros: Classic Tribes gameplay, made even better with friends; plenty of maps
Cons: Bland graphics, hard to change controls, low quality audio
Excerpt: Ok, Newbloods, listen up! This is Lieutenant Linkphreak speaking, and I expect your full attention. You’re lucky you got me today, so feel privileged – your other instructors wouldn’t be so kind. Intel reports a heightened concentration of Bio-Derm forces flying into this area. Seems like they want this planet that we’ve fought so hard to establish a base on. However, they’re not the only ones.
Excerpt: It's probably not too big an overstatement to say that Tribes is one of the best PC-to console conversations in the history of ports. To have a completely finished (and firmly established) PC game turn into a completely finished console game, and have very, very little in the way of changes between the two of them - from levels to graphics to models to framerate - is remarkably impressive. Best of all, Tribes is just plain fun to play.