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Saturday, February 26, 2005
VIA Gamers have posted their review of Need For Speed: Underground 2.
"If you are looking for something to do in your spare time then this is a great game to get. It's something you can pick up, play for ten minutes and put back down. It doesn't matter if you forget where you were in the story line. You just know you have to race - nice and simple. The graphics and the game interface and the free running of the world make it the best NFS game yet. It is a must-have for any gamer who has liked any of the NFS titles over the years as it is a must-have for any car enthusiast. And yes there are big thumping V8s in the game too."
AceGamez have posted their review of Rumble Roses, giving it a 6 out of 10.
"As a rental title, Rumble Roses is a good choice for a drunken night in with the lads but you're never going to have a long term relationship with this one. [Some of the best nights are the one-nighters! Ed] A dumbed-down version of a classic series, Rumble Roses does little to further the genre or indeed women's lib movement and is very difficult to recommend to anyone but the most frustrated of teens. Don't increase that porno budget any further and stay away - it doesn't even have a one-handed control option!"
Inside Gamers Online have posted their review of Gran Turismo 4, giving it an 8.8 out of 10.
"Once again, Gran Turismo 4 has redefined the driving genre a fourth consecutive time. Since this is an actual simulator, GT4 doesn’t possess the same fun factor found in culturized arcade games like Burnout 3: Takedown or Need For Speed Underground. Even so, GT4 has its own serious problems, but if you’re a car enthusiast, a perfectionist, or a type of penny pusher to the point that you’ll only buy a game that you can play for months—then by all means, Gran Turismo 4 has features well worth your money and will keep the average gamer busy for months."
Maxim Online has posted the following reviews:
- World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International (PC, Xbox, PS2 - 4/5)
"Rivaling Madden's "football" franchise, Konami's Winning Eleven 8 International finally reaches aesthetic perfection for what those inflated Euros call the "beautiful game." Although it's dogged by Commodore 64–quality music and selective licensing agreements—Manchester United is simply Man Red—this new edition more than compensates with killer graphics, new tricks, and an improved dribbling system. (It's not just for your mouth anymore!) Winning Eleven also boasts the requisite staples of any soccer game: seven worldwide leagues, six cups, countless players, the option to manage, and excellent player and stadium likenesses."
- Gran Turismo 4 (PS2 - 5/5)
"Is your two-car garage not doing it for you anymore? Say hello to Sony’s virtual stable of over 700 cars spanning time and space, and say goodbye to other activities, like bathing. The PlayStation’s flagship racing game is back after a hiatus of nearly four years, and the wait was worth it: over 50 tracks spanning courses real and imagined await you and your collection of highly-tuned metal ponies. Now we can finally achieve our dream of racing Times Square in a turn-of-the-century steam engine, or zipping around the Grand Canyon in an NSX. Alas, there are a few negatives: you can’t plow off cliff edges, cars don’t take damage, and you can forget about online play."
Friday, February 25, 2005
10:08 PM - February 25, 2005. Posted by RustedWalleye.Darkstation has posted their review of World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International for the Xbox, giving it a score of 10/10.
"...this is one of the best soccer games out on the market today due to its realistic gameplay and very deep control system. The game also has a very nice pace to it that provides fun for both single and multiplayer..."
10tacle Studios has announced the relaunch of their website for GTR - FIA GT Racing Game.
"The new website is launched in English and German and host several videos of the game, two demo versions, wallpapers, new screenshots and the free available "Proximus 24H-of Spa" Add-on."
PC Gameworld has posted an article entitled, Ford Racing 3 Coming soon to console and PC.
"2K Games today announced that it has signed an agreement with Empire Interactive to distribute Ford Racing 3 for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft, and PC in North America."
Xbox World Australia has posted an article entitled, AFL 2006 to be a PS2 Exclusive?
"This deal provides IR Gurus with committed support to assist in the development, marketing and distribution of a premium sports title that will appeal to both fans of PlayStation 2 and fans of the AFL game," stated Michael Ephraim, Managing Director SCE Aust / NZ."
IGN has posted the following:
- Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Hands-On Preview (Xbox)
- MLB 2K5 Review (Xbox - 8.5/10)
- Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Videos (Xbox)
- Juiced Screenshots (Xbox)
- Nintendo Pennant Chase Baseball Screenshots (GC)
GameSpot has posted MVP Baseball 2005 reviews for the following consoles:
GamerCentric has posted their review of MVP Baseball 2005, giving it a overall score of 9.0 out of 10.
"It is truly a shame to see a game that has made such great strides be cut short in its lifespan just because of companies wanting to end all competition (EA is guilty of this too, so I’m not taking sides). With that said, though, MVP Baseball 2005 is a heck of a way to go out as I truly feel it is one of the greatest baseball games ever to grace the confines of a console."
Worthplaying has posted the following:
- Juiced Screenshots (PS2, Xbox, PC)
"Juiced is the only racing to totally immerse you in the lifestyle and culture of the real street modding scene. Starting as a new kid on the block, without a set of wheels to your name, your main focus in life is to build up your own crew of ‘driving gods’ and dominate the established street racing scene of Angel City."
- Football Manager 2005 Free Update Coming (PC)
"Sports Interactive and SEGA Europe announced that they will be releasing a free update for Football Manager 2005 on Wednesday, March 2nd. The data update brings the game right up to date by including all changes in personnel that have occurred in the world of football since the game's initial release on November 4th 2004 and the closure of the recent transfer window on January 31st (a total of more than 160,000 changes of player, coaching and managerial staff)."
- Enthusia Professional Racing Screenshots (PS2)
"Get behind the wheel and experience the sensation of racing actual cars. As in the real world, Enthusia emphasizes pure driving skills and ensures that winning is a result of ability rather than how much money has been spent tuning a car."
- Wipeout Pure Screenshots (PSP)
"Get ready to race at blazing speeds and experience adrenaline-filled, anti-gravity racing action. Wipeout Pure provides intense, hovercraft racing action as players choose from five different speed classes and race relentlessly around 16 futuristic, anti-gravity racing tracks."
GameSpy has posted their preview of Forza Motorsport.
"Forza Motorsport looks like it'll have a lot to offer. The racing seems tight and accurate. The customization is outstanding. And there are a number of features that help the game appeal to veterans and novices alike. If the Xbox Live features are all that they're promised to be then this should please Xbox fans starving for their consoles version of Gran Turismo."
Games Radar has posted the following:
- Trackmania Sunrise Preview (PC)
"Gone are the dinky Matchbox cars, and in their places are what look like vehicles, not toys: racing machines with the weight and detail of a more down-to-earth driving game. The simplistic, narrow tracks have been fattened into something far wider, and environments appear more complex and busy with peripheral detail."
- Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Preview (PSP)
"As the movie demonstrates, the gameplay and indeed the graphics are near-identical to that of its full-sized predecessors, while we reckon PSP's analogue slider is ideally suited to executing the Hawkster's trademark combos. "
Games Domain has posted their review of Gran Turismo 4, giving it a 9 out of 10.
"In the end, Gran Turismo 4 is one hell of a detailed racing simulation that promises to steal as many hours of gameplay as its predecessors did. It may be short on innovation, which is surprising with close challengers like Konami's Enthusia and Microsoft's Forza in the pipeline, but racing enthusiasts won't be disappointed."