Conclusion: That’s not to say that Sensible World of Soccer isn’t without some depth. First, the game includes a team-customization option. Gamers can put together a custom team built around their preferences, and even change the appearance of the characters. Okay, so for this game, that basically means you can change the color of the hair and uniform, but the option is still there.
World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets Review
11 March 2010
Conclusion: Interestingly, WSoP also features blackjack and video poker in its “Quickplay” menu, as well as a super-speedy variation of the sit-and-go tournament against AI pros. They are nice breaks from the standard poker game, if you need a diversion. The game’s graphics also seem to be improved with each version, but they’re far from what the best games are doing.
Excerpt: Cast your mind back, if you will, to the 1994/1995 football season. It was quite a year. Manchester United's super-talented but slightly bonkers French striker Eric Cantona was banned from football for eight months for kung-fu kicking a Crystal Palace fan who was giving him abuse following a red card. Arsenal manager George Graham, chief architect of the famous "one nil to the Arsenal" chant, was sacked for taking a bung.
Excerpt: Samurai Warriors is an offshoot of the famous Dynasty Warriors franchise that focuses on the frantic button bashing combat from the series, leaving the more strategic elements behind. Unfortunately, without any strategy for players to focus on, all that's left is the dull repetitive combat that will turn away many potential customers. Each level is executed in almost exactly the same way as the rest.
Excerpt: Koei is well known for their Action franchise Dynasty Warriors. The franchise has appeared on a multitude of consoles and has created a large number of fans despite the fact that the series has only given slight improvements in each installment. Koei later would spin-off the Dynasty Warriors idea with the Samurai Warriors franchise. While Samurai Warriors 2 appears to be very similar to the first one, this marks the first time the franchise has appeared on the Xbox 360.
Excerpt: Dynasty Warriors 5 must have sold a few copies on the 360 earlier this year as Omega Force has brought the very similar Samurai Warriors 2 to the Xbox 360. Unfortunately, the likeness to DW5 is the main reason this game still exudes amateurish, blundering qualities. While the amount of game modes far exceeds DW5, the gameplay mostly remains untouched. The button mashfest screams mediocrity and dooms this console version to the bottom of the budget bin titles.
Conclusion: I am usually one not to score games in the lower numbers, mainly because there usually are some good to be found in every game. However, Samurai Warriors 2 is a game that offers very little to a struggling genre, and manages to make for an extremely shallow gaming experience. The game has potential written all over it, but it is ultimately hampered by repetitive gameplay and washed down visuals.