Excerpt: Taking FPS games in a new direction can be a risky proposition at times. Messing with the formula of run and gun can sometimes result in disaster, but if done correctly can usher in a true sleeper hit amongst the masses.
Conclusion: X-Men fans are a hardcore crowd and it is inherently difficult to please them. There is very little in X-Men: The Official Game that feels like any different the hundreds of other button mashing titles before it.
Conclusion: Far Cry Instincts is one of the better games for the Xbox that have been adapted in some form from an earlier PC title. While not perfect, Far Cry Instincts does provide hours of campaign gameplay, a decent multiplayer mode, and enough variance to keep one’s interest until the Xbox 360 launch.
Excerpt: With Microsoft's new console due in a few months and their focus firmly shifted to their new hope, many people assumed that the Xbox had seen its best days. Ubisoft appear to have had other ideas, with the release of Far Cry Instincts.
Excerpt: First-person shooters are such a by-the-numbers genre that it's a welcome breath of fresh air when a developer incorporates some genuinely unique elements to differentiate its game from the run-and-gun style that even the best shooters complacently settle into.
Excerpt: Jack Carver is having a bit of a rubbish day. One minute, he’s on a boat with photographer Val Cortez on a journalistic trip to the reef just off the remote Jacutan Islands, the next, Cortez has done a runner with his jet ski, and a fully decked out military chopper is igniting fuel (with the help...
Excerpt: Last year saw the long-awaited releases of Doom 3 and Half Life 2, both sequels to hugely successful PC First Person Shooters, which both enjoyed rather predictable success as FPS fans hurried to snap up the latest must-have shooting fest.
Excerpt: When I first picked up Farcry for the PC I was blown away. The graphics are the best I've ever seen on a shooter— very rich and powerful. I can remember telling my friends that I hoped it would be ported over to the X-BOX.
Summary: Based on the popular PC shooter but
revamped for the Xbox, Ubisoft's Far Cry Instincts features a deeper storyline,
a newly robust map editor, and other additional features. Far Cry Instincts
immediately impresses with its beautiful island environments, smooth frame rate,
intuitive controls, and a...