Conclusion: The positive note upon which the NCAA franchise is ending should give us all hope for EA Sports’ future. NCAA Football 06 doesn’t reinvent how gamers have been playing college football for the last few years, but it sure seems like this title has learned from past mistakes. In terms of the total package, NCAA Football 06 is as solid as a football game gets in this generation.
Conclusion: Darkwatch is a well designed FPS that combines an interesting, cinematic storyline with a variety of fast-paced action sequences that fans of the genre will appreciate. Together with a solid single-player campaign, Darkwatch’s multiplayer modes are most likely where the game’s shelf life will prove most valuable due to the well planned and designed multiplayer maps that are a lot of fun to check out with a large group of online players.
Excerpt: Vampires are cool. I'm sure most of us can agree on that one fact. So it's no surprise that they have infiltrated pretty much every form of media. Unfortunately, when it comes to video games their appearences have been pretty mediocre. So does Darkwatch rise above this? Well, kind of...
Conclusion: One of the strongest points that Darkwatch has going for it is the style in which the game is presented which is really like a cross between a comic book and its own unique style. The character models in the game are truly a thing of beauty and the amount of detail placed on all of the character models was truly remarkable. I was most impressed with how smooth this game played and how well the frame rate held up.
Conclusion: Even so, Darkwatch's setting and action makes for good times. Go in with the expectation of an action-packed FPS blast with some occasional diverting multiplayer, and you'll be happy, at least until the sun comes up.
Pros: Cool idea, executed well (who doesn't love vampires and westerns?)
Cons: More could have been done with the good/evil balance, not to mention multiplayer
Conclusion: Want to run around the old West as a vampire with a loaded gun and a bad attitude? Then Darkwatch is your game. Every classic shooter fan will dig the unique Gothic Western theme Darkwatch provides. Darkwatch is cool fresh idea that has the goods to deliverer. Pick this vaquero up!
Excerpt: L'ombre progressait de tous les côtés en se lovant contre les parois humides du temple. La faible lumière ne permettait pas de distinguer quoi que ce soit, mais après tout je n'en avais nul besoin. Caressant mes deux colts, passant ma langue sur mes crocs, j'avançais, serein. Ces pauvres hères ne se doutaient même pas de ma présence, pitoyables humains pareils à des brebis égarées.