Posted on 31st Jul 2011 at 11:23 by Podcast with 18 comments
Joe is joined by Paul and Clive to muse about whether Battlefield 3 will really be better than Modern Warfare 3. The hype indicates that the former will be the better game, but Joe thinks they will be much of a muchness.
He’s also changed his mind on Rage, after being allowed to play the first three hours of the game and loving every minute. Previously, Rage has not received much praise, but it apparently plays
brilliantly. Listen in to find out why.
We then quickly segue to the news that we could soon be playing one of the most highly anticipated games of the year: Deus Ex: Human Revolution is ready to ship
Posted on 27th Dec 2010 at 09:45 by Joe Martin with 7 comments
The easy, initial reaction to Rage for the iPhone is to say that id Software has done it again, delivering a game that sets a benchmark of graphical splendour for the platform and will doubtless grow to be one of the iPhone’s definitive shooters.
Closer inspection, however, reveals that early assessment to only be two thirds right. Yes, Rage is a technical marvel and it’s amazing that id Software has managed to cram such large, detailed levels into a mobile phone game. However, this isn’t a definitive shooter. If anything, Rage follows in the steps of Quake Wars and Doom 3; it's graphically magnificent, but a fundamentally boring game.
Rage is closer to a lightgun game than an actual first person shooter. Cast as contestants on Mutant Bash TV – a gladiatorial TV show for the post-apocalypse civilisation – players basically run a scripted gauntlet and kill all the baddies they see along the way. You can’t control your movement, and your role in the game is merely to aim and shoot using the three weapons provided.
Posted on 11th Oct 2010 at 11:19 by Podcast with 20 comments
The games podcast is back! This time Joe, Clive and Paul are joined by bit-tech oldie Hiren Laxman, who lends his opinions on matters as diverse as the Eurogamer Expo, Crysis 2 and id Software's Rage.
After that, it's on to the age-old topic of 'what have we been playing?', which sees Paul discussing his love of Counter-Strike, Joe ranting about Dead Rising 2 and Hiren pretending to be a cowboy in Red Dead Redemption.