I got to play a lot of great games in 2007. But you can't eat filet mignon every night; sometimes all you're offered is broccoli. At least its' good for you, though – while the games on this list have no nutritional value whatsoever.
1. "Manhunt 2": Rockstar Games' strategy – offend the watchdogs, reap the publicity, then sell a substandard product – reached its nadir with this ugly, unplayable mess. It begins with a lunatic flinging human waste at you; after about an hour, you'll want to fling "Manhunt 2."
2. "Vampire Rain": You're part of an elite commando squad hunting vampires, but your high-tech weapons don't actually do any damage. Try to escape, and you're likely to run into an invisible wall. Why not just avoid the whole fiasco in the first place?
3. "Deal or No Deal": It couldn't be simpler. You pick one of 26 briefcases and gamble on whether it contains a lot of money. But the DS "Deal or No Deal" doesn't even get the gameplay right, and is even more sluggishly paced than the TV show. For $30, no deal.
4. "Lair": Sony lavished a lot of attention on this PlayStation 3 title, and it sure looks great. And who wouldn't want to fly a dragon? But with awkward, imprecise controls and lackluster, repetitive missions, "Lair" crashed and burned.
310w ago - Three new scans of the Kingdom Hearts trio from this week's Famitsu issue have surfaced. These scans confirm all the rumors that were flying around the past few weeks:
· KH 358/2 Days
Screenshots from Wonderland, Agrabah, Olympus Coliseum and Twilight Town. All these locations are now confirmed.
· KH Birth by Sleep
Screenshots of Ven, Cinderella and Maleficent. Terra's command gauge will have a Fatal Mode which he can use to eliminate enemies with powerful moves. The multiplayer concept is gone. According to the scans Terra is a powerful warrior, and Ven has excellent agility.
310w ago - Did you hear that thud? That's the sound of our jaws accelerating to the floor, smashing into a million tiny pieces. New images of Wipeout HD have surfaced at PlayFrance, and they look absolutely stunning.
What makes this more impressive is that all of these images will be running in full 1080p HD resolution, and at a silky smooth 60fps. That's almost unheard of in this generation of games. Imagine how exhilarating it will be to race these stunning tracks with Wipeout's trademark sense of speed.
The French interview also reveals a few other interesting tidbits. Development of the game started less than a year ago, with a team of only six people. The team has grown to about 30 people now, with 3 of them having worked on the original PS1 Wipeout so many years ago. Although the game is just an HD version of the PSP games, the reworked textures and graphics will make it feel like a completely different experience. Also, expect licensed music from Kraftwerk, Mason, DJ Fresh and Stanton Warriors to return -- this time in glorious 5.1 surround sound. We can't wait for more.
310w ago - A gamer has compiled a list of over 150 titles which are supposedly confirmed to be exclusive PS3 titles.
The list comprises of 24 released titles, 92 upcoming titles, 29 released PSN titles and a further 20 upcoming as well as rumored titles.
The full list is available below:
PlayStation 3 Exclusives Confirmed
Released [24 Titles] Eye of Judgement, The [PlayStation Eye]
Formula One Championship Edition
Full Auto 2: Battlelines
Genji: Days of the Blade
Godfather: The Don's Edition, The
MLB '07: The Show
Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire
Ninja Gaiden Sigma
Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Resistance: Fall of Man
Ridge Racer 7
Spider-Man 3: Collector's Edition
Time Crisis 4 [Including Guncon 3]
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom
Unreal Tournament III [+PC] [Timed Exclusive]
Virtua Fighter 5 [Timed Exclusive]
Upcoming [92 Titles] ActiveDogs Project
Afrika [2008 Title]
Agency, The [+PC] [2008 Title]
Amphibian Man [+PC]
BB [Working Title]