Conclusion: Climax has put together a finely crafted motorbike racer that not only challenges players to win but to learn the physics of bike racing itself. This isn’t a game anyone is going to simply pick up, press the gas and work their way through. MotoGP 3 is a game that will test a player’s ability to balance speed, physics and raw skill in order to work their way to the championship.
Conclusion: Special Forces: Nemesis Strike is one of those games that nobody really paid much attention to until it was released, mainly due to it being a budget title and the lack of a media push before the game’s release. However, this may also be one of the factors that contributed to how much I enjoyed playing it.
Conclusion: Area 51 was one of those games I didn’t put down until I finished the game. I got caught up in the storyline, which is right up my alley of interests as I have always been fascinated by the lore of Area 51, alien contact and governmental conspiracies. Area 51 is also a fairly long game for its type and it should give even the most veteran FPS fans 12-15 hours of excitement.
Excerpt: The stuff that urban legends are made of, the story - if there really is one - of Area 51 is imprinted on the collective consciousness of our times. Roswell, grey aliens, UFOs, weather balloons, abductions, government conspiracy, nobody knows the truth, now so obscured by rumour, myth and conjecture.
Excerpt: We've been hit with more than a few remakes of classic games in the past few years. NARC, Ninja Gaiden, Prince of Persia, and Conker: Live & Reloaded were all based in whole or in part on older games. Midway's Area 51 is the latest game franchise to be resurrected, this time as a first-person shooter instead of a light gun game. Area 51 made the transition pretty smoothly.
Excerpt: Area 51 made the transition pretty smoothly. The controls are about standard for an FPS, though placing the melee button on the right analog joystick was a stroke of genius. You get a full complement of customizable controls, including the all-important "Invert Aim" and aiming sensitivity options. The default settings are set at a fast enough speed that you should be fine, however.
We've been hit with more than a few remakes of classic games in the past few years.
Excerpt: Though every X-Files fan and their dog named Mulder has been looking forward to Area 51 for PS2 and Xbox since it was announced two years ago, the final product, now that it's out here, is a bit of a let down.
Conclusion: But of course since this is a first person shooter the game could not be complete without the multiplayer. Sure enough, Area 51 does include Xbox Live support for up to sixteen players. The one unfortunate thing about the online support is that although it runs very smooth, the amount of options in the game is pretty limited. You have your typical capture the flag and Deathmatch modes, as well as a new mode called Infection, which to be honest isn’t overly exciting.
Summary: You'll certainly play worse FPS games than Area 51 in your lifetime, but you'll also certainly play better ones, too.
Pros: Solid shooting mechanics, Sharp-looking visuals, A number of multiplayer modes, including all the usual suspects found in today's FPSes, Excellent audio effects
Cons: Weak voice acting all the way around; David Duchovny needs to stop working in games, Basic gameplay gets a tad repetitive and just feels like well-worn territory, Not much creativity in the art style or design