The Da Vinci Code
It's almost here. Final, quick impressions.
May 11, 2006 - Using both the movie and the best-selling novel as sources, The Collective has endeavored to create a compelling movie-game that doesn't stink. In fact, just the opposite. The Da Vinci Code is a smart mystery blended into the action-adventure genre, calling up tons of smart puzzles to solve, an innovative yet simple grappling system, and quite an impressive amount of variety to make this game worth your while.
Superman Returns Impressions
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's an open-world videogame!
May 10, 2006 - Weeks ago EA showed off a top-secret trailer of Superman Returns at its Redwood Shores, Calif. compound, but only now are we able to write about the Man of Steel in his latest adventure. The trailer appeared to be running on current-gen consoles, but Superman Returns will be released on Xbox 360 as well. Originally slated for a June release days before the movie premiere June 30, Superman Returns was pushed back to October with the Superman Returns DVD.
2006 FIFA World Cup: Hands-On
The World Cup game EA originally wanted.
April 7, 2006 - When Electronic Arts rushed FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup to make the Xbox 360 launch, the publishing giant ended up releasing a roadblock. True, the Road to the World Cup license is a whole different animal than the World Cup license, so maybe EA just wanted to milk the FIFA game engine to get two games for little more than the price of one.
Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix4 Preview
Konami reaches out to clumsy people.
May 12, 2006 - Check out the Konami booth at E3 2006 and you are bound to see DDR fan boys crowding around the latest DDR Arcade machine, watching a would-be Michael Jackson shimmy and shake to a techno-jam. Not only does he have a silver glove and touch himself in a suggestive manner, but one dance pad is not enough for him. Every now and then he used both the first-player pad and the second-player pad at the same time, freaking out everyone in attendance. The guy is a pro.
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
Wait. It's fun? But... it's a licensed game! Tons of new videos included.
March 10, 2006 - While not every licensed game that hits shelves really gets the time and effort it should, gamers are every once in a while given a chance to truly enjoy a franchise that has gone from the big screen (or television) to our home consoles. Ice Age: Meltdown arrived on our doorstep today, and while we can honestly say we didn't expect much, it managed to impress us quite a bit. The brief amount of time we've had with the game has been enjoyable, so rather than throw up some quick videos and call it a day, we figured we owed the game and readers a quick round of impressions, too.