Developer: Large Animal |
Publisher: D3 Players: 1+ Player Game |
Release Date: 09/10/08 |
As Microsoft winds down their Summer of Arcade we’re left wondering what new releases are on the horizon between now and the holiday rush. Typically, this is a down time for new releases, with the Xbox Live crew basically cleaning out the closets and releasing the junk titles in order to make space for the big names coming down the pipe. Thankfully however, RocketBowl stands out from the clutter, offering us a fun and refreshing take on traditionally bowling.
Developer: The Behemoth |
Publisher: The Behemoth Players: 1+ Player Game |
Release Date: 08/27/08 |
The Behemoth, the development team behind the excellent Alien Hominid, has just released their latest title on Xbox LIVE Arcade. Castle Crashers is every bit as good as Alien Hominid and even surpasses it in many respects. The game retains the same cartoon-style graphics and keeps the oddball sense of humor, but takes the gameplay in a different direction, and best of all, allows for four player co-op over Xbox LIVE.
By Ryan Schaefer - 09/22/08
ESRB Details: Blood and Gore, Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor Tags:
Developer: Lucasarts |
Publisher: Lucasarts Players: 1 Player Game |
Release Date: 09/16/08 |
LucasArts has unleashed the Force with their latest Star Wars title, but does it live up to the hype? There’s no doubt that this game is one of the most anticipated titles of the year; months of gorgeous screenshots and action-packed videos has worked gamers into a frenzy and even non Star Wars fans have been looking forward to this one. Now that the game has landed on store shelves, we’re going to give you the information you need to decide if its really worth the $60 price tag.
By Ryan Schaefer - 09/21/08
ESRB Details: Violence
Star Wars is a franchise that has been loved by both young and old. This title will probably be especially popular with younger audiences. The rating is meant to show that the player is controlling a “dark side” character and uses force powers to inflict harm on others. Besides this, the game is relatively safe and should be considered fun for younger players as long as they can understand the difference between fantasy and reality. Tags:
Developer: Terminal Reality |
Publisher: Atari Players: 1 to 2 Player Game |
Release Date: 06/16/09
There has been a lack of good Ghostbusters video games. Sure, there have been some attempts in past generations but nothing has been able to compare to the movies. Don't worry though--Developer Terminal Reality has heard the cries of fans and is putting the finishing touches on a brand new Ghostbusters game for the next-generation consoles.
By Kaleb Rutherford - 08/22/08
ESRB Details: Comic Mischief, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language
Ghostbusters is Rated T for Comic Mischief, Fantasy Violence, and Mild Language. As long as you don’t have any issues with players participating in a world of ghosts in a fantasy world, this title should be appropriate for just about any player. Tags:
Developer: Namco Bandai |
Publisher: Namco Bandai Players: 1 to 2 Player Game |
Release Date: 07/29/08 |
The Soul Calibur series is one of gaming's most celebrated fighting franchises. The series' unique weapons-based fighting system and lengthy quest modes have endeared it with fans around the world. Now Soul Calibur IV has been released and marks the first entry for the franchise on current generation hardware.
By Ryan Schaefer - 08/18/08
ESRB Details: Mild Language, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Violence Tags:
Developer: Spark Unlimited |
Publisher: Gamecock Media Group Players: 1+ Player Game |
Genre: First Person Shooter
Release Date: 10/31/08
There are a lot of big games coming out for the Xbox 360 in the next few months. So many in fact, that we may accidentally overlook a few gems here and there. I’m here to make sure that doesn’t happen with Spark Unlimited’s upcoming first person shooter Legendary. This game is looking fantastic and certainly deserves more time in the spotlight than it has been getting from the media. In today’s crowded first person shooter market, it is becoming increasingly difficult to put out an FPS game that truly stands out. However, the developers at Spark have found a way to do just that; in Legendary you will find yourself battling not against aliens or science projects gone awry, but against mythical beasts such as minotaurs, griffins and werewolves just to name a few. Yes, I said werewolves. I know, totally awesome, right? Right!
By Ryan Schaefer - 07/21/08
ESRB Details: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence Tags:
Developer: Crystal Dynamics |
Publisher: Eidos Interactive Players: 1 Player Game |
Release Date: 11/18/08
Lara Croft has witnessed somewhat of a renaissance over the last few years as the development team at Crystal Dynamics has delivered two solid entries into the once tired franchise. Tomb Raider: Legend was one of the first games that I really got into on the Xbox 360. The gameplay was fresh, the controls were responsive and the game was just an overall great package. Now the team is preparing to unleash the next title in the series, Tomb Raider: Underworld. This new Tomb Raider is looking fantastic. The developers have upped the scale of the environments, performed an overhaul on the game engine and have reportedly given Lara an arsenal of more than 1700 actions. Their focus was to bring her to life like never before and to give players a new level of control over one of gaming’s most recognizable faces.
By Ryan Schaefer - 07/21/08
ESRB Details: - Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence -
Tomb Raider Underworld is an action adventure game in which players assume the role of Lara Croft in her quest to rescue her missing mother. Players navigate through mythical islands and historical ruins while fighting human, animal and supernatural enemies. Lara uses various machine guns, grenades, and her own fists to attack adversaries encountered along the way. Faint puffs of red blood are emitted from humans and animals when they are shot. Female characters have somewhat exaggerated physical features and their outfits display moderate amounts of cleavage. Mild profanity (e.g., 'damn,' 'hell,' and bloody hell') can be heard during cutscenes. Tags: