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Episode 35

Posted by abootgames on October 9, 2006

Well look at that I got this weeks episode up before noon on Monday. Oh yeah.

Here is the link!

Announcements

Upcoming CGP – Oct. 14 – Gladstone.
Reviews

Tiger Woods 2005 – DS –

  • Typical Tiger Woods
  • Build your character to be competitive
  • Very little choice at the start, course have to be unlocked
  • Good use of the Touch screen for the swing mechanics – rub the boost bar – drag down for back swing then up for swing
  • Real PGA courses and players.
  • Graphic are poor – very pixelated and grainy – not much variety in color mainly green and blue
  • sound is acceptable – background sound are a little to loud
  • This was 5 bucks well spent but I would pay much more

Lord of The Rings – Battl for Middle Earth II – XB360

  • An adaptation of a popular RTS.
  • Normally I’d tell you to stick a knife in a toaster before playing an RTS on a console.
  • There’s no mouse and stuff can happen really quickly in these games.
  • Well not so in this one. It’s actually pretty good.
  • By slowing down the game a bit
  • … and giving the player the ability to click on whole regiments instead of having to drag boxes around things there is a decent amount of control.
  • I wont lie I was wishing for a mouse a bit when it got hectic, but I wasn’t completly lost.
  • As far as the game goes on the whole…
  • Graphics are pretty when zoomed out.
  • The models get a bit blocky when you zoom in
  • Building ae nice
  • The sound is immersive as we grown to expect from EAs partnership with the LOTR franchise.
  • The gameplay is pretty much that of a resource building RTS.
  • You build bases, harvest resources, etc…
  • I have to say I did really like the selcetion process for all the extra abilities like building lvling your heroes and using their extra powers
  • very easy to use once you got the hang of it.
  • If you like RTSs but like me aren’t going to upgrade your PC for this generation of power hungry RTSs this is a good alternative.
  • Now when is Empire at war coming out for the 360????

Doom 3 – Xbox

  • The 3 great doomgame from Id software
  • Visually the best one yet
  • Multiplayer is non-exsistant since this game is pretty old
  • Amazing textures but they are hidden in the darkness
  • Not having flashlight and gun kinda sucks but adds to the over all feel
  • The sound on this game is very immersive – NPC’s have side conversations – ambient sounds are fitting
  • Did come in a collectors edition with the first 2 dooms included.
  • A great bargin bin game for FPS fans

Download of the Week


Retro Game of the Week

Mutant League Football – Sega Genesis – EA

  • A football game played with Ogre’s,skeletons and robots
  • A simplified game with very few play choices
  • The field usually had hazzards – mines, holes to no where
  • Team’s have special offensive and deffensive plays
  • Runblast – running play where the ball carrier trows dynamite at the defenders
  • Graphic are pretty much like evry other genesis game
  • Audio as pretty limited but fit this game very well – explosions had a very tinny sound
  • The time is right for a remake or re-think of this game

New Releases

DS –

Clubhouse Games – 42 “Classic Board Games”

Crash Boom Bang! – Crash Bandicoot comes to the DS – A collection of over 40 mini games.

GBA –

Family Feud (2006)

Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses – ummm yeah!

Noddy: A Day in Toyland – kids game of some sort

Over the Hedge: Hammy Goes Nuts – another game based on the movie

The Barbie Diaries: High School Mystery –

Game Cube –

The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning – Spyro is back iin another action platformer

PC –

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Dark Crusade – an expansion to the RTS released last year – adds a new race
PS2 –

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon – The latest in the MK series – now with kreate a fatality – koquest mode

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (Kollector’s Edition)

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 – Latest of the series – PGA licensed player and courses –

Eagle Eye Golf – well it’s not Tiger woods

God Hand – a “comical, violent” action game.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner – This series is weird but a great RPG line –

The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning – Spyro is back iin another action platformer –

PSP –

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 – Latest of the series – PGA licensed player and courses –Xbox –

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 – Latest of the series – PGA licensed player and courses –

The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning – Spyro is back iin another action platformer –Xbox 360 –

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 – Latest of the series – PGA licensed player and courses –

The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning – Spyro is back iin another action platformer –News

In an interview with Joystiq, Shegeru Miyamoto said that the Wii is basically a Game cube.

A new study shows the most “Casual Gamers” are over 50. http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feature/?id=14003

HD Loader case is finally settled with Sony Computer Entertainment won $9.5 million.

EA purchased Digital Illusions CE (DICE) – then just a few days later closed the Canadian office – boo to EA http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feature/?id=14035

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