By Duncan Voice
Since the release of Bad Company 2 early last year (reviewed here), developer DICE have supported their popular modern day shooter with regular free updates. Focusing on realistic, tactical play rather than kill streaks and remote control cars, it quickly established itself as one of the best, if not the best, of the online shooters. Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam is the first paid expansion for the title, taking the action from war-torn towns and deserts to lush, Asian jungles.
By Duncan Voice
Gaming droughts, rain, tennis, annoying cider adverts, sweating to death on the London Underground. British summers leave a lot to be desired but thankfully Microsoft, with its much-vaunted ‘Summer of Arcade’ made this year a bit different from the norm. Five games released over the course of the summer at a price of 1200 MS points, at admittedly varying quality – I’m looking at you Turtles in Time – but with this scheme Microsoft has offered gamers an excellent selection of games during the slow summer months, championed digital distribution and once again solidified Xbox Live as the premier online console service.
One of the standout games from not only the summer, but possibly the year is the wonderfully titled ‘Splosion Man, from Twisted Pixel, creators of the well received The Maw. On paper, it is a typical platformer, with the task of making your way to the end of the level in as quick a time as possible. Sound familiar? Fear not, you will have never played anything like this before! Continue reading