Backtracking: Aliens vs. Predator (@OXM)


“So why did this faithful gaming homage to the venerable sci-fi horror film franchises get critically panned? With so much attention poured into to making the experience of playing each of Aliens vs. Predator’s three different species as authentic as possible, it seems that Rebellion let the basic tenets of what makes a good game fall to the wayside. But for all of its awkward controls, uninspired level designs, and irksome A.I., this freaky first-person shooter has way too much style to write-off so easily.”

Check out the full article here at Official Xbox Magazine.

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Review: Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta

“While some of the DLC expansions are far more successful than others, Bethesda has at least done an impressive job of keeping up a fair amount of variety in each excursion. In some ways Mothership Zeta is wildly different from the downloadable vignettes that have come before it. The blend of old-school sci-fi flair, X-files creepiness, and subtle humor it features makes the trip a memorable one, even if you’re bound to encounter intermittent moments of repetition and boredom along the way. Is it the best of the bunch? Not hardly. But dismantling giant death rays, brawling with alien-human hybrids, and chatting up cowboys and samurai is worth the hassle of being probed and prodded.”

Check out the full review here at Cheat Code Central.

Review: The Conduit

“Unlike PC gamers and the rest of the console gaming community, Wii purists have been starving for high-quality first-person shooters. They’ve suffered through Red Steel, a glut of tired WWII-themed shooters and a few other major disappointments in their quest for blissful headshot salvation. After years of roaming listlessly through the parched desert of FPS mediocrity, a game like The Conduit offers a certain measure of relief. Yes, if you’re thirsty enough, even stale, gritty canteen water can taste like Evian.”

Check out the full story here at The Escapist.

Review: Spore Galactic Adventures

“Tooling around in your space ship, taking on missions, accruing resources, and making nice (or not so nice) with other inhabitants of the galaxy is an appropriate climax to Spore’s evolutionary progression. However, once you stepped foot, talon, or tentacle in your space ship and blasted off towards the stars, there was no turning back. It was a shame to have to bid adieu to controlling your sentient alien beast up close and personal, but it’s a heartbreak you will no longer have to endure. Galactic Adventures lets you continue exploring the cosmos in your armored space vessel to your hearts content but also gives you the leeway to take on wildly new and inventive quests on tons of strange planets found throughout the galaxy.”

Check out the full story here.