Conclusion: Intellivision Lives! is a great opportunity for older gamers to take a stroll down memory lane and lets younger gamers get to know the roots of video gaming. With limited memory capacity and graphical power, Intellivision games left quite a bit to the player’s imagination, and this may turn off some gamers. However, it’s interesting to see the surprising amount of depth and gameplay found in these early titles.
Conclusion: While I was excited to finally play Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, I certainly approached it with cautious optimism. There haven’t exactly been too many good videogames based in Egypt (or movies for that matter…suck it Brendan Fraser), but luckily Eurocom Entertainment and THQ have come through with a very solid action adventure game that will please a multitude of gamers, young and old.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Rally games have come a long way since the days of Sega Rally. There was the realistic Colin McRae Rally which was quite successful when compared to Richard Burns Rally, V-Rally and Rally Fusion. Then Microsoft dropped a bomb with Rallisport Challenge, when the Xbox hit the market. The arcade style of driving was really addictive and proved to be better than its competitors.
Excerpt: Movies and video games have a lot in common but they also have some glaring differences. One such difference is sequels. With a movie, rarely, if at all, do you ever see a sequel that is vastly superior to the original. But with games, its usually the rule. Such is the case with RalliSport Challenge 2 which comes to us from developer Digital Illusions CE (DICE) and of course, the publisher Microsoft Game Studios.
Excerpt: Sometimes, it is entirely possible to fall in love with a game, even though whilst playing, you’re constantly pointing out its flaws. Love/hate relationships DO exist in the realm of videogaming, and I can’t think of a better title to prove it than DICE’s upgrade to one of the original Xbox launch titles, RalliSport Challenge 2 . So to kick off proceedings, why should I love it’ Well, it isn’t difficult to explain. First off, we have the obvious graphical quality.
Excerpt: Sequel to Microsoft's 2002 original RalliSport Challenge, the predictably named RalliSport Challenge 2 improves greatly on what its predecessor has to offer by incorporating a selection of unique rally sports, 40 renowned rally cars, more tracks and more intense competition. On paper, it's a standard formula for a racing sequel, but there's more to RS2 than meets the eye.
Summary: Microsoft Game Studios goes off-road once
again in the highly anticipated Rallisport Challenge 2 on the Xbox. RS2 features
vastly improved graphics engine that sets new standards of realism including
improved vehicular damage models and stunningly rendered courses. The intense
gameplay leaves little room for error that makes for one of the most intense
racing titles on any console to date.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: You've got the handling, you've got the tracks and cars, the visuals are superb and the career mode is likely to rob you of a life for the next few weeks. Add to that extensive Xbox Live compatibility, and RalliSport Challenge 2 presents itself as perhaps the ultimate racing game for Xbox. Essential stuff - particularly if you've already given the seminal Race Driver 2 a look.