I heard at E3 that the new downloadable War of the Worlds game might remind people of the lovely, spooky black-and-white sidescroller Limbo. But when I saw the downloadable game at the Xbox 360 booth at the Penny Arcade Expo, I and two other passersby all made a different comparison: Out of this World.
If there's a star of The War of the Worlds, the upcoming downloadable title for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, it's someone working behind the scenes or above the action. It's the score by Chris Hülsbeck, or the writing by Chris Fowler or, not least, the narration by Patrick Stewart.
Just as J.J. Abrams brought us a fresh new look at the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise in the 2009 theatrical revamp, Paramount Digital Entertainment's 2012 Star Trek takes the series' games in an exciting new direction, casting players in the role of Kirk and Spock in an epic co-op action adventure.
There are two things to know about the new Top Gun jet combat game: 1) Its creators have changed lines from its '80s Tom Cruise inspiration for the worse and 2) it'd be better if it wasn't about Top Gun.
The late 70s must've been a hell of a time to spawn visions of a futuristic New York controlled by themed gangs.
It's definitely a far cry from Rockstar's effort at bringing The Warriors to the video game medium. I suppose it captures the essense of the movie, rather that mucking about with all of the side stuff that made it so entertaining in the first place. What do you folks think?
Last year, Days of Thunder quickly asserted itself as a serious arcade racer on the iPhone. Paramount's back with Top Gun, looking to do the same for combat flyers.