June 30, 2007
June 7, 2007
I, along with many others in Europe over the past 2 weeks, have been playing quite a lot of Mario Strikers Charged Football – the first online title released for Wii in the west. There’s no doubting that the game is a superb introduction to online Wii play. The matches and competition are very often extremely intense and a hell of a lot of fun.
It’s such a shame then, that there are some people out there who, obviously devoid of any real talent or desire to learn the game properly, resort to using the same cheap tactics over and over again. (more…)
March 5, 2007
After sinking to the lowest possible depths, Sonic the Hedgehog is back in action, this time in Sonic and the Secret Rings for Wii. It’s been well noted that most (if not all) 3D Sonic games haven’t been all that good, so does a fresh take on the formula succeed? (more…)
February 28, 2007
Should you ever take a trip to Japan, chances are you’ll see more than a few Nintendo DS portable game systems being played. Not just by children or gaming adults, but by anyone, young or old. They’re everywhere. It’s common to see people playing them on the train on their way to work, during lunch breaks, or, ironically, in the long queues that form when another shipment of DS Lites arrive at a store. That’s right. Such is the success and widespread appeal of Nintendo’s portable, it’s almost impossible to purchase one without lining up for hours in advance, even now, 2 years after they were officially launched.
Recently, I’ve been speaking to a friend of mine about the Star Wars saga. My friend could be considered a Star Wars novice, especially when it comes to the Prequel Trilogy, so having to explain certain things to her brought me back to something I’d often reflected on in the past. Just who is the hero of the Star Wars films?
Luke Skywalker, some might answer. The more Star Wars savvy out there will surely say “Anakin Skywalker, after all, he killed the Emperor and brought the Force back into balance”, presumably while pushing up their glasses and swishing their Hasbro Lightsabers in the air. “Even Lucas said so!”
Well you’re wrong. All of you. Even you, George, and you don’t even know it… (more…)