Excerpt: Since the launch of the Xbox 360 back in November gamers have experienced what is known as a drought. Outside of Dead or Alive 4 there have been absolutely no new games to soften these already trying times as a gamer. Sure this gives us plenty of reason to continue hacking away at the incredible launch lineup, but like anything else in this world we crave more.
Excerpt: Let’s talk destruction, and we mean masses and masses of destruction. You see Full Auto is that superb car chase sequence with all those explosions that you’ve seen in a recent movie, the scene where a city street becomes demolished and with it comes the hope that all those shattered buildings have been insured.
Conclusion: Midway Arcade Treasures 3 is a fun conglomeration of some of the arcade favorites that younger gamers grew up with. The highlights of the compilation are Rush 2049 , Hydro Thunder despite its lack of depth, and Badlands for its loveable devotion to the top-down two-dimensional look and surprisingly fun gameplay.
Conclusion: Full Auto feels like a high-end arcade game optimized for the Xbox 360 hardware. This makes sense coming from one of the most successful coin-op devs of all time, but I’m not quite sure it’s the right concept for next-gen systems. There’s a slight lack of presentation, continuity, and flow to the entire title, which unfortunately breaks Full Auto down to its core elements- combat and racing.
Excerpt: Full Auto can only be the product of a load of men who desperately wanted to blend action movies with racing. The idea is so simple that it could well have been devised on the back of a napkin. You take cars and attach a couple of high powered weapons. You then place these cars in numerous destructible city-like environments and let the racers blow everything up. That's it; no explanation; nothing.
Excerpt: When Microsoft unveiled the Xbox 360 at last year's E3, one of the first games demoed to generate huge amounts of buzz was Pseudo Interactive's Full Auto . A next-gen car combat game, Full Auto wowed show attendees—and left me feeling pretty bored. Sure, it looked nice—fast cars, loads of buildings and things to blow up, a Prince of Persia -esque reverse time feature…but I couldn't shake the "meh" feeling every time someone on G4 started gushing about the game.