Summary: Curse of Darkness marks the first time a Castlevania game has appeared on the Xbox. It is a 3D game and definitely isnt as good as recent 2D entries, but as far as 3D Castlevanias go it is easily the best of the bunch.
Excerpt: In each and every one of us some Darkness lures around. More important is that you can control it and don’t let it take you over. This is of course not always as reasy since people’s patience is sometimes pushed to the limit.
Excerpt: Like most gamers in the United States, I first became aware of Starbreeze Studios with the 2004 XBox title “The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay.” “Riddick” was one of the first games to use “normal mapping,” a process that enhances in-game surface detail while exacting a minimal...
Excerpt: There are plenty of horror games on the market, but few that allow you to play as the horror itself. However, the Darkness (based on the Top Cow comic of the same name) gives you control of Jackie Estacado, a guy with tentacles protruding from his back as well as the ability to control the demonic...
Conclusion: Puzzle Quest is probably the most expansive puzzle game of all time. The developers have done a fine job balancing the puzzle genre with the RPG genre’s customization aspect. This game appeals to just about everyone.
Excerpt: Generally, videogame adaptations of comic books are becoming better - the
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
are good examples of this trend.
On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode 2
29 May 2008
Excerpt: With the first segment of this four-part game series now firmly established on Steam, XBox Live Arcade, and recently the Play Station Network—and having sold like hot-cakes in each case—it should come as no surprise that the second episode is now available. And what a return it is!