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Prince of Persia 2: The Warrior Within
Following on from an awesome original, this sequel has expanded the combo's and upped the gore levels. It ran very smoothly on the console versions. The prince still has the powers of the sands of time, and I only played a 35% complete version - but well.. this game just looks superb and I'm really looking forward to it
Preview rating: 9/10
Well, the only reason I'm still keeping my Xbox, after lending it to Hybrid-Halo for a huge number of months is this game, and I played it for about 45mins. To be honest guys, I know you all can't wait for this game, but its not that great... especially compared to the likes of Doom3. Infact, compared to Doom3, Halo 2 isn't actually fun, its more like a chore, and the only reason I continued to play it was for a cool gaming moment. Sure, its more realistic, but its just missing everything that other FPS's are heading towards. I'm still going to buy the full version, Im sure the multiplayer is quite fun, as for the 1st person, its repetitive at best. Roll on Half Life 2 I guess?
Preview rating: 4/10
Playboy: The Game
Hehe, well I couldnt turn down going into the little Playboy Mansion that was built now could I? Interesting game, you can arrange photoshoots with
Playboy girls and you have to manage the whole Playboy empire including the magazines etc. A lot like a mix between The Sims and Sim City. Suprisingly, I was quite impressed... although I was being shown the game by two playbunnies.
Preview rating: 6/10
Really great fun, they've improved the realism and I guess the current consoles are now finishing their run in the market, they seem to have made Burnout 3 the most realistic of all the racing games. It's a great drive and the crashes you can simulate now. Well you can crash and still continue depending on your cars damage! Great
Preview rating: 6/10
Metroid Prime 2:
Mostly superb stuff by Nintendo, but sadly its more of the same hit and miss combination of controls incorporated into the first Metroid Prime. The audience will be very divided by this title, but the multiplayer was very Goldeneye esque. And the graphics are up there with the likes of Halo 2. However, I'm very biased towards the Metroid series, as I think the storylines are deep and immersive. Hence the preview rating being upped a few
Preview rating: 7/10
Timesplitters 3 :Future Perfect
I thought TS2 was an excellent game, I still play it well passed its release and its a console FPS that is built to work on a console, and not try and be a PC fps. It's fun, arcadey and just insane in the multiplayer modes. I walked into the booth to play it with baited breath. All the regular characters were their, throwing themselves through portals and the whatnot. They seem to have introduced a more arcade Time Crisis feel to the series, the graphics have had a new overhaul and I'm really really looking forward to picking this up on release date.
Excellent series! Well worthy of having a couple of sequels.
Preview rating: 8/10
Ubisoft and Nintendo put on the best shows and best booths. Crowded with people throughout the three days. After a extensive play earlier this summer of the NintendoDS - I'm really looking forward to that handhelds release... but that consoles another story!
Hope you enjoyed that!
Will update with more games I played as I bother to rewrite my showfloor notes