HAVOC IN NEW YORK ; Ross Wilkinson on Prototype 2 on Xbox 360, Battleship on PS3, going mobile with Max Payne on iPhone and mastering Burnout Crash!... [Daily Post (Liverpool, England)]
(Daily Post (Liverpool, England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) HAVOC IN NEW YORK ; Ross Wilkinson on Prototype 2 on Xbox 360, Battleship on PS3, going mobile with Max Payne on iPhone and mastering Burnout Crash! on iPad
WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION Title Prototype 2 Platform Xbox 360 Genre Action Price pounds 37.99 ASIN B007652UXW With most mature action adventure titles, you'll spend ages assembling an armoury that gives you the firepower to really send your enemies packing. But here, in Prototype 2's arresting environment of New York Zero, it's actually you that is the ultimate shape-shifting weapon. On the plot-front, a vicious viral outbreak has killed Sgt James Heller's family and transformed him into a Prototype.
Powered by revolutionary powers, you must hunt, kill and consume your way across the ravaged wasteland to take revenge on the man responsible, Alex Mercer. Yep, that's right - you from the last game!
It's another very polished production of over-the-top adult entertainment that will have you wince, whimper and whoop in equal measure as you harness the incredible powers bestowed upon you and raise havoc across the city. Not one for the faint-hearted, but Prototype 2 should definitely be top of your console shopping list this month if you loved the first instalment. Rating 89% BIG BOATS AND BIGGER BAD GUYS Title Battleship Platform PS3 Genre Action Price pounds 31.99 ASIN B007EMRE2Y Crikey. We've come a long way from Hasbro's classic naval combat game, as 2012's Battleship iteration turns an often pedestrian two-player boardgame into an over-the-top epic action adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as Earth fights for survival against a superior alien force.
In truth, the film is as throwaway as most big-budget releases in the genre, and the video game tie-in does try hard to buck the 'bad film equals bad game' trend. The fastpaced first-person shooter style is complemented by elements of wider tactical battle command, which gives you greater control of the bigger naval unit picture and switches up the gameplay pace well. Ducking and diving in real time from one gameplay mode to the other is an interesting mix-up of genres that will certainly give you a TOP 1 FIFA Street 2 Mass Effect 3 FIFA 12 4 Kinect Star 5 Tiger Woods 6 Call Of Duty Warfare 3 7 The Elder Scrolls Skyrim 8 Battlefield & 9 Mario & Sonic 2012 Olympic 10 SSX. Leisure software by Chart Track, (c) unique playing experience and, while you could argue that watching Rihanna despatch aliens on the big screen is a better way to spend an evening, this actionpacked aquatic PS3 playground still comes a close second. Rating 75% A REAL FIND FOR YOUR MIND Title Brain Training Platform Nintendo 3DS Genre Puzzle Price pounds 24.99 ASIN B005BNQWH6 Dr Kawashima is probably the individual responsible for the first wave of Nintendo DS addiction & Tour 13 Modern Vamong the more casual gaming crowd. Now, following on from that global phenomenon, comes a new brain training game revelling in the luxury of glorious 3D! And if you think your memory skills are in shape after their first Kawashima workout, think again, as you tackle a mammoth 180 stages of grey matter-flexing fun and frolics, which will challenge you to get super-sharp with your London compiled UKIE Ltd numbers, colours, shapes and word recollection. Six different level grades ensure the kids get a chance to join the action, as well as adults, with a friendly little piggy character also guiding them through the game, encouraging and rewarding them when they are doing well. Us grownups will just have to settle with patting ourselves on the back when we finally get our brains in gear to get stuck into this fab mental 3D workout. Rating 85% TAKING IT TO THE MAX? Title Max Payne Mobile Platform iPhone Genre Shooter Price pounds 1.99 ASIN N/A He's one of the heroes of the 'Matrix' generation. Bullet time and explosive slow-motion firefights were the pinnacle of console gaming at the turn of the millennium, and now Max is back to relive the glory days, this time on Apple's iOS platform. But this isn't the slick third-person shooter gamers might remember - it's aged a fair bit, and the touchscreen controls don't ever quite compare to the quick flicks and button nudges on a console controller that used to have you working your way through each adrenalin-pumping set piece like a bad-boy ballerina. While the humorous noir comic-book storyline still engages gamers, what Max's mobile exploits will reveal is that Rockstar has come a very long way since this game was first released. And Max Payne 3 is only a few weeks away. Rating 77% APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION Title Burnout Crash! Platform iPad Genre Action Price pounds 2.99 ASIN N/A The Burnout series has always had an insatiable appetite for destruction, delivering twisted metal car- crash calamity in some of the most stunning ways ever seen on consoles. Burnout Crash! tries to give your little digits the ultimate control over this motorway mayhem via a top-down set-up where you must speed towards a busy intersection, smash into the onrushing traffic and then cause as much trouble as possible by flicking your fingers on-screen to keep your vehicle spinning into the hottest crash-spots. Six streets, each with three intersections (and modes) to tackle, mean there's plenty of carbumping content to keep you amused, but it never quite hits the dizzy heights of the console originals - they felt that much more immediate. Rating 73% WHAT"S HOT WHAT"S NOT& NINTENDO 3DS is being used an audio guide for visitors to Paris' Louvre museum.
Using the capabilities of the system, including 3D images and animation, the guide includes an interactive map so visitors can see where they are in the museum.
It also offers more than 700 commentaries on the artworks, providing a fresh perspective on the Louvre's collections and the story behind the building. The guide can also be tailored to tastes thanks to commentaries by the museum's curators and lecturers.
Meanwhile, in the charts this week, the force is not so strong as Kinect Star Wars fell three places from one to four, paving the way for FIFA Street to jump into top spot. Mass Effect 3 and FIFA 12 also climbed one place each to two and three.
TOP 10 1 FIFA Street 2 Mass Effect 3 3 FIFA 12 4 Kinect Star Wars 5 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 6 Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 7 The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim 8 Battlefield 3 & & 9 Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games 10 SSX? Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (c) 2012 UKIE Ltd
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