September 8, 2008

Game: World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Beta (Wotlk) Genre: MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game – or in WoW’s case – a second job.) Platform: Windows, Mac OS X Publisher: Blizzard (A Reader sent this review in, handwritten, over four pages. I had to print it. I understand that it won’t […]

September 1, 2008

Guitar Hero is a recognised brand globally, although it was really Konami that invented the music/rhythm genre with GuitarFreaks. Yet Guitar Hero, by porting to the console from the arcade, really capitalised the genre and brought it mainstream. This time around Harmonix have moved on to bigger and better things with Rockband, (still not released […]

August 11, 2008

Its been a while but I’m (Ryback) back and with a vengeance. The NZ distributor for Nintendo Wii games going under was like a sniper shot to the shoulder. But like any good Seagal movie, it has not got me down but rather made me stronger. Now armed with a Ps3, bought with hard earned […]

August 4, 2008

Developer: EA Redwood Shores Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, Ps2 Wii, PC Publishers: Electronic Arts Genre: 3D Platformer There have been many Simpsons’ games in the past but really they weren’t any good.

July 28, 2008

Developer: Blizzard North Publishers: Blizzard Entertainment Genre: RPG Classic Games that won’t break the Budget Diablo 2. RPG without the D&D bullshit

July 14, 2008

I was going to be able to review some new kick arse party pumping wii game for you folks this week. But I can’t. Hitech, the main distributer of Nintendo products in New Zealand went into receivership, and subsequently the Salient office lost of its drip feed of Nintendo goodies. Fucking bummer.

July 7, 2008

Game: Call of Duty 4 Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, PC (windows) Genre: 1st person shooter Developer: Infinity Ward I remember about five years ago when I arrived at a mate’s birthday party ready to party hard (in a non-drunken, adolescent and nerdy manner). However all plans for social interaction on my part were lost when […]

May 26, 2008

Game: Assassin’s Creed Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, PC (windows) Genre: 3rd person adventure Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Publisher: Ubisoft I really don’t know what I think about Assassin’s Creed. Half of me wants to proudly proclaim it the spiritual successor of the Prince of Persia series, and probably one the best games on offer this summer.

May 19, 2008

Only once in a while do games really remind you of why you play video games in the first place. Grand Theft Auto IV is one such a game. On the surface it may seem like a mindless romp: running over pedestrians, firing on hotdog stands and soliciting in the service of prostitutes; it is […]