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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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: After four years in production, I was expecting a lot from this game, and what it delivered I really enjoyed, but once it's over there's not a lot left to play for. Had there been more difficulty levels, and a co-op mode or some more depth to the online aspect, this would have been a world-beater.