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Despite not as great as the first, still an amazing experience 0

Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror is the sequel to the hugely popular The Shadow of the Templars, developed by Revolution Software and released in late 1997. This point-and-click adventure game will again see you travelling across the globe, delving into the interesting Aztec history and meeting many different characters along the way. Despite keeping the core ideas of the franchise, The Smoking Mirror still manages to be a worthy follow-up to an excellent game.You again take the role of Ameri...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

A true adventure gaming delight in every way 0

Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars (known as Circle of Blood in the United States) is a 1996 point-and-click adventure game that was developed by English-based Revolution Software. The game will take you literally across the world, and follows a vast variety of deep characters with an ever-expanding plot. All of this, and more, adds up to produce an amazing game that cannot be missed.You play as George Stobbart, a patent lawyer by profession, but a likeable, cheery American by nature. Afte...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

This is unlike anything you've ever played before. 0

Psychonauts is one of those golden gem games that don't get priority place on the store shelf, and despite raving  reception from the critics, still don't sell as well as they should. This is why you should buy Psychonauts. It is a very unique platformer which, thanks to the amazingly creative mind of Tim Schafer, has stunning level designs and humour that no other game can match, and will just have you begging for more.The game takes place in a summer camp for children with psychic powers. You ...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Not a Rayman platformer? GAHHHH! 0

When this game was first announced it was made out to be another platformer much like the first three games in the Rayman series. Obviously everyone was overjoyed as it was bound to be a great game. Sadly Ubisoft decided to make this with the Wii in mind and turn it into a typical Wii stereotype of mini games. Great...Before jumping into the good points, the bad points really should be highlighted. As much as it would be easy to pretend that the Rayman name hasn't been added to this and it is me...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Grab your hat and whip, you're in for a fun time! 0

Indiana Jones is the second franchise that Traveller's Tales are bringing in to the world of Lego gaming, the first being Star Wars. The fact that Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures was released closely to the new Spielberg film - Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - is purely to get sales from the hype, as you will see no mention of an older Harrison Ford and his sidekick Mutt here, but instead playing through the first three original films.The main hub area is Barnett College (acting much l...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Putting aside reused material, this episode is one of the best. 0

Night of the Raving Dead starts of differently than other episodes, and actually has Sam & Max about to be squashed by a soul-crushing machine. Max asks Sam how they got into this mess, and then the credits roll and you start from the beginning of the story. It's a neat touch, and it's really cool when you get to the bit you saw at the start, and it all clicks together.The plot, without spoiling the clever twist, is that zombies have invaded the town, and it's up to Sam & Max to go to th...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Telltale have once again produced a transcendent game. 0

Moai Better Blues starts off with a bang and presents you with a puzzle to solve straight away, a sort of 'taster' puzzle to get the game started, if you will. Sybil is being chased by a giant red triangle and Sam & Max need to stop it. Once halted, the introductory credits will roll (with a few slight changes from the titles last episode) and you'll be taken to Easter Island.On Easter Island you find that Sybil is indeed fine, and she has decided to have a picnic with Abe - however, Abe has...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A thrilling, engrossing game that you won't be able to put down. 0

An adventure game is a hard thing to pull off. You need to have, above all, a good plot with deeply layered characters, along with clever puzzles and items. Hotel Dusk: Room 215 ticks all the right boxes, although you might encounter a few minor niggles along the way.You play as a former police officer Kyle Hyde, who was let go due to an incident involving his partner, Brian Bradley. At the start of the game you watch a movie showing Hyde sitting in his office and receiving a call about Bradley....

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A great episode to start off a great season. 0

If it seems that Sam & Max haven't been gone for long, it's because they haven't. It was only a short while ago that the crime-fighting duo were on the moon, fighting to save the world. Now they are back, and this time Telltale have really sharpened up the game to give off one of their best adventures yet.The game starts off differently than you might expect. Sam is sure that their pet fish is up to something, until it suddenly gets zapped by a laser - as does the wall, creating a hole to se...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Bursting with witty humour, clever characters and plot. 0

Sam (a shamus canine) and Max (a hyperkinetic rabbity thing) are Freelance Police and are based on the comics created by Steve Purcell. Hit the Road is their toughest case yet as they have been hired to find an escaped Bigfoot from a carnival. You then control Sam and Max as they work their way around locations to find and solve clues to what's happened to Bruno, the escaped Bigfoot.The game interface is a simple one to get the hang of. You click on things to interact with them, but what you do ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

An improvement on the first game in every way. 0

"The last one was fun, don't get me wrong, but it was too short." is the first thing that'll you hear spoken in the game, and for those of you clued in, you'll realise that this is basically poking fun at the last game. Fans asked for a longer game, and Telltale has given us just that. Not only is the game almost double the previous episode, it also introduces some great new characters and locations.You'll start off the game as Phoney Bone in a bar. As you wander around, you'll discover that by ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Lovable characters and a thrilling storyline make Bone awesome! 0

Bone: Out From Boneville is based on the first volume of the Bone comic series by Jeff Smith and follows the adventures of Fone Bone and his two cousins, and is the first Bone game to be released by Telltale Games, with more to be released in episodic format. It is very rare that you will see a point-and-click game on the market, but Bone: Out From Boneville is just that. The main difference between this game and old games from the adventure game genre is that Bone takes point-and-click into ful...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

As the rest in the series, it just doesn't last long enough. 0

There are currently four games made by Nintendo for their systems that are based on training your brain - three for the DS and one for the Wii (this being Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree). Although each title is fun to play, the same problem remains throughout all of them; the game just doesn't last long. You'll play it for a month and then you'll get bored of it and leave it to gather dust.This doesn't mean they aren't fun games. In fact, Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree has to be the best title so ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ends the season on a high note. 0

Sam and Max Season 1 has had ups and downs throughout the season, but Bright Side of the Moon ends on a positive note. Everything you've come to expect from the season is here; funny jokes, interesting storylines and brilliant voice acting. This game wraps up all the loose ends in the story line and does it really well.In the final game you get to find out who has been hypnotising everyone (early on in the game) and you must travel to the moon in your trusty Desoto to stop this evil person! Ther...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Funny jokes, brilliant storyline and superb voice acting. 0

By now we have established that the main theme of the season is hypnotics and that slowly the story is building up. In this penultimate episode, the story is nearly at the end. A pair of virtual-reality goggles that lets you into a massively multiplayer online game called Reality 2.0 is the hypnotic device this time around. The enemy? The internet. Reality 2.0 is the best game in the season so far, if only for its genius storyline.The problem with the last two episodes is that the speech and env...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Abe Lincoln Must Die! brings Sam and Max back up to standards. 0

The problem with the last two episodes is that the speech and environments were being reused over and over, and sadly this problem is still here. But the thing is that you forgive that in this episode because of the best story in season so far, the best locations and... well, the best everything so far! The 'hypnotic' story that lies beneath the season is really coming through now, so fans of the games will want to play through to the finale episode now.The story and locations in this game are t...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Recycled dialogue and environments is now impacting. 0

If you've been playing the season from the start you will now be familiar with places such as Bosco's Inconnivance, Sybil's and the office. You will also be familiar with the things Sam and Max say when you click on objects and you'll be left wondering why some new lines weren't recorded. The fact this is so repetitive detracts from the experience of the game, including the fact The Mole, the Mob and the Meatball is the shortest game so far.The main plot of the game is that a police mole has gon...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Some funny new characters, but the game is over too soon. 0

Chances are if you are going to buy Situation: Comedy then you will already have played Culture Shock, which is probably a good thing. Although you can play this game by itself, you may not understand a line or two that relates to another episodes. The game also gives the feel that there is going to be one, big interlocking storyline throughout the season, so for the full experience it is probably best to play through in numerical order.In Situation: Comedy Sam and Max have to try and stop a tal...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Sam and Max are back with a bang. 0

Back in 1993, LucasArts released a game involving a dog and rabbit crime solving duo. With its humour and story, the game was a hit, so imagine fan's delight when LucasArts announced in 2002 that they were releasing a new Sam and Max adventure, this time in 3D. Then imagine the disappointment when LucasArts cancelled the title. In fact, you don't need to imagine it - there was a petition put online that over 32,000 people signed. Luckily Telltale acquired the license and is now bringing out Sam ...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

HP fans will be let down by this boring and repetitive game. 0

Order of the Phoenix has brought back the free roam elements that were missing from Goblet of Fire and now lets you roam around Hogwarts, which is fully re-created to include every room and corridor that you have seen in the film. That's all very well, but when the gameplay is mind-numbingly boring and repetitive, it makes you wonder why they bothered.You control all of the game as Harry (excluding the few minutes you play as Fred and George, Sirius and Dumbledore) and Ron and Hermione are just ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Much more of the same - take this as you will. 0

This is the second brain training title from Dr. Kawashima and as you slot in the cartridge and load it up, you'll think you're playing the wrong game. Why? It looks and sounds like the old game, right down to some of the things Dr. Kawashima says. The only thing that is different in this second Brain Training game is the actual training games and the Sudoku puzzles. Is this a bad thing? Not at all - fans of the first game will love this game too; however there is nothing much here to appeal to ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Crazy Mario Karts gameplay? Check! Online? Check! 0

Mario Kart isn't your average racing game. The graphics aren't meant to be realistic, nor is the gameplay. Have you ever seen a banana skin dropped from the back of your car or a blue shell fired to hit the person in the lead on Need for Speed? Didn't think so. Mario Kart DS is the fifth game in the series and is the first to use online abilities, which it uses perfectly and makes what was already a great game, a superb game.There are several modes in Mario Kart DS, the main being the Grand Prix...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fun for a year or two, but will lose its appealing factor. 0

Animal Crossing: Wild World will have you in many different stages throughout its lifetime. First you will have to make the leap to buy the game after getting over the fact the game looks a tad childish, you'll then put the cartridge in and play for hours thinking this is the best game ever. Finally, after about a year or so, you'll realise the game is getting a tad tedious and a chore to play.At the start of the game you are riding in a taxi and the driver is questioning you on things such as y...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Beautiful artistic and brilliant voice acting make this a classic 0

The game starts by telling you that William the Kid (who is the CEO of the Nectar of the Goats - or N.O.G. for short - Corporation) is trying to eliminate cow’s milk from the earth by kidnapping all cows from the earth, including his rival Mr. Udderly (president and CEO of Amalgamated Moo Juice Incorporated). Kid plans on replacing cow’s milk with goat's milk and there is only one person, or fox, that can save the day.You play the game as Spy Fox, controlling him with your mouse only. You must s...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A great game which brings Mario back to his side-scrolling roots. 0

New Super Mario Bros. brings Mario away from 3D worlds and into the classic formula of side-scrolling. If you've played previous Mario side-scrollers, you'll probably be thinking this is all of the same - you're wrong. New Super Mario Bros. refreshes the Mario series and brings it up to date with a bang.There are a total of eight worlds in the game but you can finish the game by taking secret short cuts and only completing six worlds. You'll obviously want to go back and play the final two world...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A great introduction to the Wii and its wacky new controller. 0

Back at E3 in 2006, Nintendo held a press conference at the Kodak Theatre displaying Wii Sports. It was simply a demo and only a basic version of the game tennis on the released version of the game. On the 14th of September 2006 the Wii release date was announced, the fact it would be included 'free' in the Wii package (excluding Japan) and two new games - Bowling and Boxing - were announced.Wii Sports features five sports - Tennis, Baseball, Bowling, Golf and Boxing. Tennis is the most well kno...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Great multiplayer, with the game being let down by controls. 0

Super Monkey Ball rolls onto the Wii with a solid single player mode, loads of decent mini-games and a pretty good control scheme. The game isn't exactly very taxing in terms of difficulty, but it is a good game to have a nice play on without making you sweat.The control in the game is obviously unique to the Wii contoller. It involves you tilting the remote in the direction you want your monkey to roll to and pressing A to jump. It has been well thoughtout except for a minor issue - when things...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A good game to start with, but your interest shall slide. 0

The whole point of Brain Training is to - believe it or not - train your brain. The age you want your age to be at is 20 according to the game and to see whether or not you are a genius you will be asked to play a selection of random games to determine what your brain age is.The DS is turned on its side much like a book and has you writing your answers on the touch screen, tapping the correct answers or speaking into the microphone. The games consist of a variety of things. One game titled Calcu...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A mediocre game with a boosted score only by the humour. 0

The Simpsons Wrestling was released for the Playstation back in 2001. The story basically goes that Kang and Kodos have challenge the citizens of Springfield to a wrestling match, but only one person will go against them. The town have a wrestling tournament to decide who that strong person should be.Each character (sixteen in total, each voiced by the real actor) has four moves excluding jumping. When the wrestler performs special moves their energy bar drops and then slowly refills over time w...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The best Simpsons game to date. 0

The Simpsons have had their own line of games since 1991, starting with the simply titled The Simpsons: The Arcade Game which was surprisingly released in arcades. We are now up to Hit and Run in '03 and perhaps this is one of the best Simpsons games to date?At the start of the game you find out that the town is infested by mechanical bees, black vans and Buzz cola. Weird? You bet, but it is just a storyline like this that really makes you believe you are playing a Simpsons game. In the game you...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Fun in multiplayer, but not all it is hyped up to be. 0

WarioWare has been around since 2003 with the release of Mega Microgame$ for the Gameboy Advance. What has WarioWare done to refresh the format of the game then? Not much - the main difference here really is the use of the remote.The object of the game is to basically work your way through a bunch of wacky mini-games using the remote in various different ways: just pointing it at the screen, holding it by your side, holding it above your head... you get the idea. You then perform these poses and...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The lack of depth and truck feel to the game lets it down. 0

Excite Truck is basically a super fast truck racing game with immense jumps and speed developed by Monster Games Inc. The game is a 'sequel' to the game which debuted on the Famicom, ExciteBike.The game as it is involves you picking a truck, racing with it and trying to rack up your stars and hopefully come first in the race. You work your way through each of the cups in hope to become an ultimate truck racer - however, there is no storyline (not that a game like this particularly needs it).The ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The third game in the Spyro series doesn't disappoint. 0

Spyro is one of those game characters that everyone in the gaming world will know about, even if they have never played the game. Although he isn't as famous as a certain "it's-a-me" plumber character, he is still recognised as being a gaming legend.Spryo: Year of the Dragon is the third in the Spyro series and it doesn't disappoint at all. There is nothing particularly unfamiliar here - Spyro is followed by his dragonfly buddy Sparx, Spyro collects gems and eggs, Spyro breathes fire, runs, glid...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Wii Play is fun while it lasts... and that isn't very long. 0

Let's face it: this game is a top seller because you are getting a remote for the normal price and a game on top for a fiver. But is the game even worth a fiver? The game is fun while it lasts... but sadly, that really isn't long and the replay factor just isnt' there - not even for parties, where you would whip out something like Wario Ware: Smooth Moves.Wii Play makes a big use of the Miis and pulls it off quite well - it is fun to see your own Mii riding on the back of a cow or being told to ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Most Wanted is one of the best racing games around 0

EA have been churning out Need for Speed games for ages now and some could say the series is now getting dry and crusty, and they need to just hide the license in a cupboard. I say that's rubbish, and Need for Speed Most Wanted is the best in the NFS series so far - and that's saying something.The game has two main modes - career and challenge. Career sees you taking the role of a street racer who is slowly trying to make his way up the blacklist to become the ultimate racer. The number one blac...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The best adventure game of all time...? 0

The Monkey Island series is considered by many people, including myself, as being the best adventure games (or games, for that matter) of all time. That's a big title to hold and if you've played the two previous games in the Monkey Island series, you should pretty much understand why these LucasArts classics got this title. But does the third game, The Curse of Monkey Island, live up to these high expectations?Of course it does! The Curse of Monkey Island sees our hero Guybrush Threepwood propo...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.