By Tera Kirk on July 3, 2008 - 7:19am.
I’ve always thought that George Lucas’s archeology professor turned whip-smackin’ adventurer would be an excellent videogame hero. Unfortunately, most makers of movie-based games that I’ve played assume that I want to “relive” the movie in the most literal way. Running from one cut-scene to another—all of which I’ve seen already in the theater—doesn’t appeal to me, especially when all I’m doing is hacking monsters up and pushing boxes. What I want is to play Indiana Jones the man, not Indiana Jones the franchise. Thankfully, Lego Indiana Jones The Original Adventures
lets me do just that.
By Tera Kirk on July 3, 2008 - 7:14am.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Cartoon Violence
Game Description: LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures takes the fun and creative construction of LEGO and combines it with the wits, daring and non-stop action from the original cinematic adventures that enthralled audiences everywhere (Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade). With a unique tongue-in-cheek take on the original adventures, LEGO Indiana Jones follows Dr. Jones escapades through the jungles of South America to the mountaintops of India. Fans can build, battle and brawl their way through their favorite cinematic moments, from Indy’s entanglements with snakes to his dashing boulder run.
By Brad Gallaway on June 25, 2008 - 6:54am.
Simple and elegant, the game tells the story of a small village boy named Toku and the disembodied wind spirit that befriends him. The plot is good enough to get things going, but it's clear early on that the focus is on the controls.
By Brad Gallaway on June 25, 2008 - 6:50am.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Fantasy Violence
Game Description: LostWinds is a fresh, enchanting adventure that lets you wield the awesome powers of Enril the wind spirit-from raging tornados to the gentlest breeze-to guide and protect Toku, a young boy who is the only one who can help you release the curse placed upon the world of Mistralis and its people by evil Balasar. Mistralis is a stunningly presented, magical land full of wonder and intrigue that bursts to life with your every action and exploration. LostWinds' novel, playful controls let you use Enril's elemental powers to jump and glide Toku through Mistralis's different regions, buffet and smash enemies, and solve puzzles on their journey to a dramatic showdown. Bursting with new game-play ideas that embrace the Wii Remote, LostWinds puts the power of the wind in the palm of your hand.
Game Description: As Crypto, our loveable alien invader, take on the human race &other enemies once again to harvest valuable human DNA and destroy all humans. Use a devastating arsenal of weapons and mental abilities, take to the sky in your UFO to rain terror from above, or for the first time jump into your Big Willy mechand unleash even more massive destruction.
By Tera Kirk on May 22, 2008 - 4:07am.
But I think that the greatest weakness of Big Willy Unleashed
is its setting. The first Destroy All Humans!
was set in the 1950s: a time when America was still processing what happened in Nazi Germany and the threat of the Cold War, partly by making movies
about hostile aliens. In the first game, the humans’ barely-concealed anxiety about a Communist takeover fits perfectly with the alien invasion going on right under their noses. By the 1970s, alien invasions had fallen out of favor in scary movies, and the enemy was much more likely to come from our own ranks.
By Tera Kirk on May 22, 2008 - 3:50am.
According to ESRB
, this game contains: Alcohol and Tobacco Reference, Crude Humor, Mild Language, Sexual Themes, Violence
Game Description: Retaining the wit and deep gameplay of the previously released PS2 Bully title, Bully: Scholarship Edition takes place in the fictional New England boarding school of Bullworth Academy and tells the story of 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins as he experiences the highs and lows of adjusting to a new school. Capturing the hilarity and awkwardness of adolescence perfectly, Bully: Scholarship Edition pulls the player into its cinematic and engrossing world set in the most vile and sadistic setting yet in a Rockstar videogame: the schoolyard. Laugh and cringe as you stand up to bullies, get picked on by teachers, play pranks on malicious kids, win or lose the girl, and ultimately learn to navigate the obstacles of the fictitious Bullworth Academy.
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