By Stewie Sutherland
Now that the release date has finally been broken on this title, I can sit back, enjoy a good online rumble and bring the experience to all of AMO’s readers. As someone who has followed the different storylines, universes and timelines of the Transformers since childhood I was pretty intrigued to see what developers High Moon Studios had come up with. Featuring a new take on the original cartoon incarnation, Peter Cullin reprises his role as noble leader Optimus Prime in an effort to save his planet from the threat of Megatron’s rule.
By Marty Mulrooney
Before I review what is surely the biggest release of the month (if not the year), I must first set the scene. Although the PC is where I started as a gamer, it was the Playstation where I ultimately ended up, at least 90% of the time anyway. I have never strayed to other consoles (although I did dabble with the GameCube somewhat), and nowadays my Playstation 3 is a constant daily source of entertainment for me, echoing backwards through the gaming years of my PS2 and PS1 days.
Every single successful gaming console has risen or fallen based on not only the quality of the games on offer, but the level of brand recognition afforded by first party developers. Sega had Sonic, Nintendo had Mario, Microsoft had Master Chief. Playstation had several potential candidates, ranging from Crash Bandicoot to Solid Snake. Yet I would argue it was only with the PS3’s launch, and ‘the little game that could’ known as Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, that we finally got a mascot that screamed exclusivity, immense production values and genuine charm. Continue reading
By Marty Mulrooney
Killzone 2 for the Playstation 3 is graphically so far ahead of anything else that it is almost shocking. It has also been receiving rave reviews left, right and center. After completing the game twice, and having a good crack at the online multiplayer, I have decided to offer some thoughts on the game. I must start by saying I have enjoyed my time with it, and it was worth the money I paid. However, I feel it has been thoroughly over-praised.
My reasons for this are as follows: