Sunday, May 29, 2011

Gears of War 3

Gears of War 3 is the spectacular conclusion to one of the most memorable and celebrated sagas in video games. Developed by Epic Games exclusively for Xbox 360, Gears of War 3 plunges you into a harrowing tale of hope, survival, and brotherhood.
In Gears of War 3, fight on as Marcus Fenix, the grizzled war hero and leader of Delta Squad. Eighteen months after the fall of the last human city, the war against the Locust rages on. Meanwhile, deep beneath the surface, a fearsome new threat is infecting the planet from within. With survivors scattered and civilization in ruins, time is running out for Marcus and his comrades as they fight to save the human race.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Down into the Rabbit Hole with Alice: Madness Returns

The Wonderland that you knew from childhood has gone horribly wrong ... again. This is the follow-up to designer American McGee's twisted take on the classic Lewis Carroll tale. Designed with the same dark style of the original, but now featuring entirely new visuals, story and game design, Alice: Madness Returns follows Alice on a journey through a wildly corrupted and shattered Wonderland to uncover the truth behind her haunted past and tortured psyche.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Modern Warfare 3

I know it's been daring for me to not have a black and white opinion on this, but I am neither excited or repelled by the trailer of Modern Warfare 3. Basically it looks exactly the same as it always does, which I suppose on some level is an achievement considering everything that's been going on at Infinity Ward.

The bit with the tube looks cool, and the car and boat, chase but basic it's the same formula applied to slightly different areas of the world. But anyone suggesting Activision should something different are crazy. Even if they did most people would probably decide they didn't like it anyway - for better or worse Call Of Duty is stuck being what it is.

Even if it was 10 times less popular it wouldn't make any financial sense to change, let alone while it's the most popular game in the world. I don't think any of the footage is of the multiplayer but I'm willing to bet that's exactly the same as well and for the same reasons. But what's the problem really? It's not like Call Of Duty isn't a good game.