Conclusion: This is a simple: if you’re a hockey fan, then NHL 2K6 is a must. At $19.99 its depth cannot be matched and although it is far from perfect, there is plenty to enjoy for both the hardcore and casual hockey nut. The competition can be laughable at anything but the All-Star or Hall of Famer skill levels, but the customization is extensive to meet the needs of any gamer.
Conclusion: While not the most lengthy, in-depth action/adventure game on the market, Destroy All Humans! delivers the goods in a more interesting manner than most. From the general premise, all the way through to the smallest art direction and dialogue details, Destroy All Humans! is a fun frolic that you should definitely check out. With no online play or additional features outside of the single player mode, you may want to see if Pandemic’s style in Destroy All Humans!
Summary: Destroy All Humans! Is the new action-adventure game from THQ. Instead of the usual alien invasion game, where you are just given weapons and must put a stop to the alien invasion, THQ puts a twist on this game by actually making you the space invader.
Excerpt: Since Space Invaders, defending the earth against hordes of aliens has been a recurring preoccupation in video games. But how about a game where you play the sinister interstellar interloper, and mankind is your prey. Destroy All Humans! offers just that, as you play Cryptosporidium 137, the one alien vanguard of the evil Furon invasion force. The Furons, we are told, have dominated the galaxy for millennia.
Excerpt: When watching MTV's Pimp My Ride, I always wonder how long these modded cars are going to last. Not only are they prime targets for car thieves, but they also appear to be lacking a little something under the hood. These cars seem to have very little work done to the vital parts that make them work, with the aesthetics getting all the attention. You get the impression that underneath it all, these modded cars are pretty average.
Excerpt: , however, takes us back to that period of the mid to late 1950s, when movies with flying saucers had aliens that often-times looked very human, and the saucers flew over cities and caused widespread panic in the masses of the movie world.
Excerpt: Prepare for some excellent 50’s nostalgia, as you fight the deadliest being that ever existed: Man… Straight from sixty year old cinemas right to your console Destroy All Humans is without a doubt the ultimate ‘1950’s America’ satire. You take the role of Cryptosporidium 147 who’s sent to earth to find Crytosporidium 146 (still with us?), who crashed while investigating earth’s new fuel source nuclear power.
Conclusion: blasting humans with his Zap-o-matic or getting to know his targets with the Anal Probe, he’s reigning death from above in his flying saucer – flinging cars, trucks, and cows around and launching the occasional Quantum Deconstructor for good measure. The number of weapons is augmented by Crypto’s psychokinesis and hypno blast abilities, but when a more subtle approach is required he can activate his Holobob, which allows him to assume the appearance of a human.
Excerpt: Destroy All Humans (DAH) is an excellent definition of a noble failure. You can tell just by watching it that Pandemic put in a lot of effort, and it is a blast for ample stretches. It could’ve been a classic though had Pandemic spent a little more time and manpower in the right places. In its shipping incarnation, the game suffers from basic problems that make it a better as a rental than a purchase.
Excerpt: Literally, finishing the story missions unlocks the complete 1959 movie, which is incredible as an extra even if it falls under the category of cinema so bad, it circles back to good. It probably helped sound the death knell for the “B-movie flying saucer” genre from which DAH gleefully rips so much.
Destroy All Humans (DAH) is an excellent definition of a noble failure.