Developer: UTV |
Publisher: Ignition Players: 1+ Player Game |
Release Date: 8.2011
Archer Maclean’s Mercury was one of the first games I fondly remember playing on my PSP that wasn’t part of the original launch. The game later got a sequel that wasn’t quite as good and the series has sat dormant... until now.
Mercury is a puzzle where you take a blob of the aptly named substance substance into an area at the finish in the shortest amount of time possible. There are several variations with different colored Mercury and the new Mercury HG continues this tradition.
Developer: 2K Marin |
Publisher: 2K Games Players: 1+ Player Game |
Release Date: 03/06/12
Last year, 2K Marin debuted the re-imagining of the XCOM franchise to us in a closed door session. We were impressed and ready for more. Unfortunately, we have had a wait a while to see more. Now that we have seen more, we can’t wait to play the final version.
Rated for: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, & Use of Alcohol.
Description: This is a fantasy role-playing game in which players assume the role of Dovakin, a prophesied figure with the power to combat dragons in the fictional world of Skyrim. As players traverse through mountainous 'open-world' environments, they complete missions and quests that impact the eventual fate of their character. Players use swords, bows and arrows, axes, and magic attacks (e.g., fireballs, ice shards) to kill various enemies (e.g., wolves, dragons, human bandits and soldiers). As players engage in melee-style combat, some sequences are highlighted by slow-motion effects, particularly for decapitations. Large blood-splatter effects also occur during combat, and some environments are stained with blood or body parts (e.g., heads impaled on spikes). Some sequences allow players to injure/kill nonadversary characters, including prisoners chained to a wall; they scream in pain amid splashes of blood or fire. As the game progresses, the dialogue and on-screen text contains references to sexual material (e.g., “. . . all the whores your heart, or any other organ, desires,” “She . . . raped the men as cruelly as Bal had ravished her,” and “Remember when you thought [he] was . . . intent on making you . . . into his personal sex slave?”). Alcohol such as wine, mead, and ale can be purchased and consumed by players' character throughout the game; in one sequence, players can engage in a drinking contest with another character, which eventually results in slurred speech (e.g., “One more. No problemsh . . . Thash grape!”).
Serious Sam is a series known for over the top action, language, excessive violence and gore, and extensive use of weapons. Because of these elements, we fully anticipate Serious Same 3: BFE receiving a Mature Rating.
Developer: Eidos Montreal |
Publisher: Square Enix Players: 1+ Player Game |
Release Date: 08/23/11
Deus Ex: Human Revolution will be out soon and it is under an enormous amount of pressure. The original remains one of the most acclaimed PC games of all time, while the second remains one of the biggest disappointments. The third will either be a climb back to the top, or a seal on the series's unfortunate fate.