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Tom Clancy’s EndWar review video


Tom Clancy's EndWar for PS32011 - 2014. The world enjoys an unprecedented era of peace as enhanced defense technology eliminates the threat of nuclear war. But can it last? 2020. Constant depletion of resources has international tensions at a breaking point. One spark will ignite what no one thought could happen… a third and final world war.

In Tom Clancy’s EndWar players represent one of three national armies (U.S. Russia or Europe) and participate in massive multiplayer battles. EndWar can be played almost entirely by voice command and also features a customizable army, as well as the ability to fight in various battlefields and cities around the world. Explore a full-scale land war between superpowers. While the narrative engrosses you in a massive global conflict, with battles taking place in American and European heartlands, on 40 real-life recognizable battlefields including Washington D.C., Paris and Moscow.

The latest Tom Clancy game executes a killer strategy that demands attention. Find out in this EndWar video review.

Game features include:
* Strategy for the next generation: Led by creative director Michael de Plater (Rome Total War), EndWar promises to redefine strategy gaming. Designed for next-gen consoles EndWar creates a theatre of war, immersing you in the drama of World War III in a way you never thought possible.
* Fight For Your Nation: Pick a side US, Europe, Russia - the fate of the world is in your hands. If you don’t step in to save your homeland, who will?
* Command Your Army: Grow your army into the most powerful force on the planet. Your army is completely customizable, and experience breeds strength - your units grow more powerful with every campaign you fight.
* Light Up The City of Lights: Tom Clancy’s World War III won’t be won by capturing remote deserts or grasslands but by striking countries in the heart. Paris, Moscow, Washington D.C. will all erupt in flames as you battle your way through the fully destructive playground.
* A Whole New Kind of Massive: EndWar is an online multiplayer experience unlike anything you’ve ever encountered. 16 player matchups? Try hundreds. 30 minute battles? Try persistent matchups lasting for months at a time. This isn’t a skirmish, it’s World War III.
* Talk Your Way to Victory: Put the controller aside and start shouting commands. EndWar can be played almost entirely via voice command.

To quote the GT video review: “EndWar is a polished, innovative game that does a great job pairing its impressive voice command feature with a focused, fast-paced design. It doesn’t flat-out require that you talk to your game system, but it does reward you for trying out a new way to play. The game essentially plays the same whether online or not, but the number of strategies and counter-strategies gives the game legs. EndWar is console strategy done uniquely, and done right.”

Story — 7.2
Design — 9.5
Gameplay — 9.1
Presentation — 8.8
Overall — 9.0

Lock’s Quest video walkthrough overview


Lock's Quest for DSIn Lock’s Quest, players create a virtual world block-by-block to defend their homeland against invading enemies. With the innovative use of the Nintendo DS stylus, players will be able to immerse themselves into the building and creating process.

You assume the role of young hero Lock as he defends his homeland from the imminent attack of robotic invaders. As an Archineer — part architect, part engineer — Lock uses his skills to build new structures around the sacred Source Artifacts with the ultimate goal of protecting them from infiltrators. Players can utilize different materials such as stone, metal, or wood to create and design defense towers in the battle field. There are also quirky weapons such as quicksand traps and glue cannons that the player can use to attack enemies.

Fulfill your destiny as the hero. Watch the Lock’s Quest video walkthrough overview.

Published on September 10th, 2008 under , , , , , , , ,

Metal Gear Acid 3 possible on PlayStation Network says Hideo Kojima


Metal Gear Acid 2 for PSPMetal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima said in a recent Leipzig Games Con 2008 interview that it’s possible the Metal Gear Acid games could end up continuing on the PlayStation Network, even though nothing is in production at the moment.

About the turn-based strategy PSP series coming to the PS3’s PSN he said: “I’ll say yes to that idea, but not because it is already running or anything. I’m just saying yes because it’s possible, I think it is possible. Sorry to say we don’t have specific plans at the moment, but it is possible, yes.”

Quoted by Eurogamer

Published on August 25th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , ,

Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution review video (Xbox 360, PS3)


Civilization Revolution for PS3Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution offers players a chance to experience the epic empire-building world of Civilization in an all new accessible, visually immersive, and action-packed world specifically designed for the console and handheld gamer. There are 16 civilizations to master and lead to victory, with an array of famous historical leaders to play as or compete against, and accessible maps and streamlined time scale for quicker games, intense combat, and constant action.

In multiplayer mode, players will compete for world conquest and glory among their peers as they battle in teams, head-to-head or epic free-for-all matches. In addition, auto-matching, ranked games, leaderboards, achievements, downloadable extra content and integrated video and voice chat make the online play more versatile and fun than any previous version of Civilization and will allow players to see where they stand against the competition. Finally, the position of ruler of the world can be settled online.

Just how accessible should world domination be? Find out in this Civilization Revolution review video.

To quote the video review: “Civilization Revolution is a streamlined strategy experience for consoles that’s easy to play and appreciate. The game achieves balance and variety, letting it hold up to repeated plays, and creates that “one more turn” addiction that defines most great strategy games. Civ has essentially traded a little bit of depth for a good bit of playability, and it’s a pretty sweet deal in the end.”

Design — 9.2
Gameplay — 8.5
Presentation — 8.0
Overall — 8.4

Civilization IV: Colonization standalone expansion pack coming to PC


Colonization screenshot
2K Games announced that Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization is the next (standalone*) expansion pack in the award-winning Civilization IV universe. It’s being developed by 2K’s Firaxis Games studio and was conceived from the ground up to take advantage of the Civilization IV engine, Colonization will be available fall 2008 exclusively for Games for Windows PCs.

“We’ve received many requests from fans over the years to bring back Colonization and now seemed to be the perfect time to do that,” said Sid Meier, director of creative development at Firaxis Games. “The Civilization IV engine provided a fantastic foundation for a new Colonization experience and allowed us to