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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Game Review 3: Project Snowblind

You play as Nathan, a bio-enhanced super soldier. Your missions take place through the city of Hong Kong. A group of mencenaries has arrived and is threatening the city. You, as a super soldier, together with your troops must stop them before it is too late. To start off with, Project Snowblind is a great game, with interesting objectives throughout the missions. The graphics aren't bad either. Although there aren't many weapons ( about 11) at your disposal, but they are still exciting to use. There is the icepick, which you fire into a machine to hack it. You can even hack into an enemy's robot and use it to turn against its owner. And there is also a gun that spreads smart mines. Now, that is special. As a super soldier, you have super powers like enhanced vision, cloak, reflex boost, electrical storm and the ballistic shield, all of which can be activated. Yes, I know that although you are fighting the mecenaries all the time, there are times when you can really feel bored in this game. But, let's not jump to conclusions. The enemy uses tanks, robots and manual turrets. There are also the enemy's robots and the automatic turret which is activated by alert. Interesting, you may say. You can ride in two types of vehicles: the normal car which you can use for ramming enemies, and the car which has weapons mounted onto it. Be careful because the enemies are smart enough to lay mines. The A.I is smart too. All of them seem to react in a different way in a given situation. The missions are challenging, even when you play the easy mode. Fabulous game. The producers are very creative, the first I've ever seen in any of the FPS games. Go for it, it's better than Halo 2. Visit this site: for screenshots galore.

Overall score: 10/10
Platform available: Xbox and PC
Good points: Creativity flows in the game. The enemy is creative, so you need to too.
Bad points: Saving the game is hard as the saving points are very far apart from one another. If you die in between, it's time to start all over agian.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

My Verdict: F.E.A.R is overated

(Exclusive) - I thought this game was suspposed to be very good. To my surprise ... ... After playing the first few levels, oh my god! This game is boring. Too many ghouly cutscences, the same old soldiers attacking you everytime and what's more, they only appear here and there. You don't feel constant action, you don't get the thrill factor. The graphics are not bad, though, but the Doom 3 engine is better. Where's the tension PC Gamer said? Can you really be hoooked onto this game, just like what Gamespy said? I don't feel hooked. Okay, that's just for the first few levels. If the game becomes more exciting in the later stage, I will write again. Ratings is pending. Let's wait till I finish the game. One thing's for sure, it is not as good as Doom 3. Look out for my Quake 4 review and verdict next month.

Game Review 2: Pariah

In this game, you play as Jack Mason, a doctor. You need to locate Karina, the subject of Jack's lastest prisoner relocation assignment. Never mind about Pariah's storyline. It's too shallow and I don't know what is it about. Anyway, you start your mission in a place that is surrounded by burning rubble. As you progress through the missions, you get more powerful weapons like the plasma gun and the rokect launcher, which is the norm in most FPS games. The thing special about Pariah is that you get to upgrade your weapons using Weapon Energy Cores, which you will collect here and there along your missions. If you are looking forward to a big arsenal of weapons to chose from, you will be let down. There are only 7 weapons, excluding the healing tool. Looking to shoot down some fierce monsters? Not in this game, because the enemies are mostly soldiers (there are 3 types, though). Hoping to ride on some vehicles? Yes, there are 4 of them to chose from, so fear not. Finally, there is the multiplayer. There is a map editor in Pariah, where you can create your own map to play in. There is the only thing to cheer about because the multiplayer only features three map types: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Siege (working in teams to destroy/defend an objective) No variety. very normal.

Overall score: 7.1/10
Platform available: PC and Xbox
Good points: Weapons can be upgraded, Map editor
Bad points: No variety in type of enemies and weapons, shallow storyline

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Game Review 1: Burnout Revenge

Burnout Revenge is basically a crash and burn car game. You progress through ten levels of gameplay and your rank increases through the levels. Through the levels, you aqquire new and faster cars. In this game, the more aggressive you are, the more you are rewarded. A pity this game has only eight tracks, which will repeat themselves over the ten levels. You will find that you will be bored after playing the game for a few days or weeks. There are many types of events in Burnout Revenge. The most interesting ones are the Eliminator, where that car in the last position is eliminated after every 30s. Then, there is the normal race, the crashbreaker race, where you car can explode after it crashed, and the grand prix. The things that set Burnout Revenge from the other racing games are the special events like the road rage, where you takedown vehicles to earn money, the normal time trial mode, the traffic check, where you knock vehichles to earn money. The special events as mentioned above are surprisingly lame to me. It is dumb. And you even have to pass through these events first before advancing to the racing events. Also, although the game brings crashing fun, it's not realistic. For screeenshots, visit this website:

Overall score: 6/10
Platform available: Xbox only
Good points: Smart A.I who plays like human, taking the initiative to takedown your car,
gorgeous graphics
Bad points: Lame events and a miserable number of tracks will make you become bored

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