By Duncan Voice
Something felt different in the months before the release of Fable III. The promises from the Peter Molyneux felt muted in comparison to the grandiose features that failed to make it into the first two games. Perhaps he’s wise to the reputation he’s gaining, the man who promises much but delivers little, his games rarely living up the levels of hype that he creates. There’s no denying that both Fable games thus far have been wonderful adventures, but since then Fallout 3 has re-written the rules of the modern RPG. The promises made for Fable III sounded believable, but do they finally amount to the game we’ve been waiting on for six years?
By Elena Cresci
Salt sees Angelina Jolie reprise the action genre with a Russian twist. Directed by Phillip Noyce, the film shows the titular character accused of being a mole for the Russians. Claiming concern for her husband, Salt goes on the run, leaving the audience and the authorities chasing her, questioning who Salt truly is.
By Ian McCabe
Alan Wake, Remedy Entertainment’s first venture since Max Payne 2: The Fall Of Max Payne, wasn’t exactly the gaming world’s best kept secret upon its release earlier this year. The hype machine surrounding the title, plus an ambitious viral marketing campaign, created sky-high expectations that would be difficult to fulfil. Thankfully, Finland’s finest have succeeded, by creating one of the most cinematic and eerie gaming experiences to date.
By Duncan Voice
DeathSpank is the creation of Ron Gilbert, one of the brilliant minds responsible for the perennial AMO favourite Monkey Island series. His development team Hothead Games released the well received Penny Arcade Adventures: On The Rain-Slick Precipice Of Darkness – Episode One back in 2008. Their latest title is DeathSpank, a downloadable only hack and slash adventure… and it’s bloody funny!
By Marty Mulrooney
My second review for adventureclassicgaming.com is up!
This was actually the first article I did as a reviewer for the site, although as it is an older game (considered retro already perhaps?) it is the second to be posted. Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon is the third game in the highly successful Broken Sword franchise from Revolution Software (based in the UK). Yet again, George Stobbart and Nico Collard become embroiled in a plot that will take them all over the world. Although I felt it suffered somewhat in its transition from the 2D of the original games to the 3d engine presented here, I still felt that the story was excellent as usual, especially as it revisited some of the templar themes from Broken Sword 1 (arguably still the best in the series, even after all these years.) Continue reading