Modern Warfare 3 is 'An Un-Game With a Core of Nastiness'

I've just this minute finished the single-player campaign for Modern Warfare 3. It leaves a very bitter taste at its climax. But perhaps not the same bitter taste that flavours it throughout. It is an enormously high-achieving action FPS, on a scale like nothing before it, turned to 11. And it's a bloodthirsty,… » 11/22/11 6:00pm 11/22/11 6:00pm

It's Operation: Guillotine—Eyes On with Battlefield 3's Single Player

Just two months ahead of release, Battlefield 3's singleplayer mode remains something of a mystery – oddly so, given this game is DICE's attempt to make their biggest franchise as appealing to lone gunners as team gunners. So getting eyes-on with a never-before-seen singleplayer level yesterday went some way to… » 9/06/11 4:00pm 9/06/11 4:00pm

They're Already Up To Might & Magic Heroes VI, and This is What it's All…

The series formerly known as Heroes of Might & Magic returns, with a confusingly rearranged name, to a post-King's Bounty landscape. Without access to publishers' long and tedious spreadsheets, I of course couldn't begin to guess whether 1C's good-natured, wilfully silly turn-based strategy/semi-roleplaying game… » 8/09/11 4:00pm 8/09/11 4:00pm

A Brave Attempt To Play a Game About Cleaning Up The Streets... the…

Discovering that this game existed was a moment of perverse joy for me. I knew that it would be deeply boring—it really is-–and that I would have to play it extensively for no reason other than to take joy in being quite deliberately boring. It's the kind of non-challenge I relish, and I gleefully set about compiling a … » 7/12/11 9:00pm 7/12/11 9:00pm

The New X-Com is a Shooter, Advance Wars is MIA, So Thank Goodness for …

What's a fan of strategy games supposed to do when all around him or her there's news of delayed tactics/strategy games, metamorphosized strategy games and, well, not a whole lot to be cheerful about? » 7/01/11 11:00am 7/01/11 11:00am