Conclusion: The Guy Game did its job and surprised us with a fun game to play while staring at some boobs. What more could we ask for? In all honesty, The Guy Game is a lot of fun to play with a group of guys, but all good things come to an end and that’s where The Guy Game loses its attraction. The lack of random questions for each episode allows for cheating as well as not really giving players much more of a reason to play through other than seeing boobs again.
Excerpt: For those who've been following it for the last few years, Toby Gard's Galleon had become something of a legend in videogame circles—though not for the right reasons. It first came into the spotlight for being the brainchild of the Tomb Raider creator, but soon turned into one of the industry's most high-profile no-shows. The game is so late, in fact, that it was originally slated to be a blockbuster on the Sega Dreamcast.
Excerpt: We all know the story of Galleon , don’t we’ If you don’t, then you need only pick up one of the gaming rags and take a look at their coverage of the game to find out that Galleon was originally intended to be released for the original PlayStation back in 1998. The long and twisted path to this Xbox edition has been well documented for sure, but with this much development time and this many missed release dates, the game surely has to be something very special to meet...
Excerpt: Galleon: Islands of Mystery has certainly been a long time in the coming. The brainchild of Lara Croft creator Toby Gard, the game was originally announced for the PlayStation in 1997, put on a significant hiatus, re -announced for the Segaís Dreamcast, pushed back again after that systemís untimely death, only to finally end up as an Xbox exclusive here in the Summer of 2004.
Excerpt: There's something especially rousing and liberating about playing a pirate, and Rhama Sabrier is the epitome of the type. Captain of a capable band of brigands, your main character is summoned to the isle of Akbah by its governor and given the task of finding the source of a potent magical herb.
Excerpt: When a game has been in development for several years the result is usually either very good, or very bad. People have been having very different opinions about this game, but if you invest some hours into it you may find a real gem. Galleon has been, as you may know Toby Gard’s project for just about the past five years. It was once scheduled for release on the Dreamcast, but due to various reasons it was delayed.
Conclusion: Galleon is a solid action-adventure title, which despite awkward controls and an occasionally frustrating save system, is pretty fun. The greatest challenge in the game is really overcoming the controls and camera though, so if you are the kind of person who is easily put off by unconventional control schemes, perhaps you should look elsewhere for buried treasures.
Pros: great locales and excellent level design, rock solid sound and swashbuckling score, genuinely fun high-seas adventure
Cons: unusual controls are awkward & frustrating, camera is a nightmare, save points are unevenly paced