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SuperSonic1305
(05-27-2008, 10:34 PM)
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Cover Story: Gears of War 2 multiplayer

Features/Previews:

- Online play on Wii blows, but does Nintendo even need to care?
- Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts
- Bioshock PS3
- Multiplayer done right (and wrong)
- Killing Time in Liberty City
- Nintendo and the industry depend on WiiFit
- Legendary
- Project Origin
- Military expert talks about videogame guns
- old school games in the summer
- Seanbaby talks about crappy games on Wii and DS
- The Mind of Miyamoto

Rumors:

- Killer Instinct 3D: Death, Destruction, and Doom underway
- Next Medal of Honor for 360/PS3 will be grittier, and more realistic as well as not a WWII shooter
- Sony working on peripheral for PS3 that transforms into different things. One of which is perfect for FPS games.
- Animal Crossing Wii 2009 for NA
- Spec Ops coming back as co-op shooter set in Dubai
- Sega bringing Top Skater and Ollie King to Wii for use with the balance board
- Sony launching video service around E3

Reviews:

Boom Blox - A+, A, A- GOTM
Good: Fun and addictive for all ages, tons to do, powerful level editor
Bad: Not for the shaky handed

WiiFit - B+, B-, B
Good: Balance Board's a decent controller
Bad: Very limited multiplayer

Hail to the Chimp - B+, C+, C+
Good: Bizarre concept works, great art style
Bad: Basic single player mode

Dragonball Z: Burst Limit - C+, B+, B
Good: Lots of fan service, accessible battle mechanics
Bad: Little innovation from previous DBZ fighters

Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures - B, B, B
Good: Fun, humorous Lego re-creation of Indy's adventures
Bad: Some puzzle solutions are a little too obscure

Hellboy: The Science of Evil - C-, D, C
Good: Hellboy's gun is pretty cool
Bad: The rest of the game really isn't

Gran Turismo 5: Prologue - B+, C+, B+
Good: Looks great, drives better
Bad: Online play lacks options and falls prey to abuse

Operation Darkness - C+, D, D-
Good: Wacky story, cover system
Bad: Terrible camera

Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard - A, B+, B
Good: Improves on first EO in every conceivable way
Bad: Can't shake that "expansion pack" feel

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift - B-, B-, B
Good: Immeasurable depth and custiomization
Bad: Borderline meaningless plot

Secret Agent Clank - C+, B, B-
Good: Clank's rapier wit, creative weapons
Bad: Constrictive level design, forced stealth segements

Space Invaders Extreme - A-, B+, B+
Good: Addictive, stylish, value priced
Bad: Some PSP backgrounds are a bit too busy

Arkanoid DS - B+, B-, B-
Good: Retro simplicity fits DS like a glove
Bad: Following the disappearing ball


Next Issue Cover Story: Killzone 2
Previews: Star Wars: TFU, Guitar Hero IV
Reviews: Soulcalibur IV, Ninja Gaiden II, MGS4, We Love Golf!, Civilization: Revolution