Excerpt: The Ridge Racer series has always begged the question, why take a corner with little flair, when you can throw your motor around a bend sideways? This is indeed the philosophy of Namco‘s seminal racing series, and the art of drift racing abolishes the want or need to apply the brakes when you can tackle a chicane with a virtual death wish instead. In a break in tradition the latest Ridge Racer game has landed on Microsoft’s sleek white box before a Sony console.
Conclusion: LEGO Star Wars is obviously making a name for itself as another fun Star Wars franchise with this, its second edition. The co-operative multiplayer carnage is great fun, though not to say that the single player missions are a bore by any means. The loads of extras and hidden missions will have you busy for a long while to come. It may not be for everyone, but for youngsters looking to get their first taste of Star Wars , parents really couldn’t do any better.
Conclusion: Like the PSP game that came just before, Ridge Racer 6 continues the use of nitrous in the series, though it’s gotten a little update. Basically, you can save up your nitrous to unleash a double or triple dose, each lasting longer and propelling you faster. As you play online, you’ll find that balancing the use of these and finding the ideal parts of each track in which to use them will use plenty of your skill if you want to win.
Excerpt: One of my fondest gaming memories revolves around the launch of the Sony PlayStation back in the mid-1990s. I was in my early twenties at that point, out of college, married, and a dad. I'd been what would have been called a "hardcore gamer" in my youth (up through high school, actually), but then I sort of lost interest. I started doing all those "grown up" things and just didn't have much time or interest in gaming.
Excerpt: Cornering is something of an art form in any racing game. From your arcade racers through to detailed sims, it's the beating heart of any decent game. Namco realised this when they created the first Ridge Racer, and made it completely about cornering, or in this case, drifting. It's been an incredibly successful formula too, with the Ridge Racer series being one of the most respected racing franchises in the world.
Excerpt: Try to avoid Star Wars fans, at least the ones that were " there when it was shown for the first time " in their town. You'll undoubtedly be told a story about how their mouth gaped open in sheer wonder at what was happening on the cinema screen, while at the same time hearing about why the new films are awful and how the unaltered originals are still the best.
Excerpt: We're well into the Summer Blockbuster movie season, and Prey seemingly wants in on the action. Much like the mixed opinions on the majority of summer blockbusters, there'll be people who claim Prey is the greatest game ever to grace a video game system, and there'll be others that can't actually see past the fact that it's not what the other people are saying it is.