Review: July 2009 Archives

Infernal: Hell's Vengeance Publisher: Playlogic
Developer: Metropolis

Platform: PC and Xbox 360
Reviewed on Xbox 360

Fallen angel Ryan Lennox has been fired from the heavenly agency EtherLight, only to be recruited by hell's forces as a pawn in a deadly battle between supernatural agencies. Lennox is a gunman, so whichever side he fights for, gunplay simply plays to his strengths. But will his path of destruction benefit humanity?

Energizer Induction Charging System Company: PDP (Performance Designed Products)
Platform: Wii

Performance Designed Products and Energizer have made charging your Wii Remote and keeping it charged more convenient than ever. The Energizer Induction Charging System easily keeps two Wii Remotes charged without worrying about matching up electrical contacts.

The Conduit Review

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The Conduit Publisher: Sega
Developer: High Voltage Software

Platform: Wii
Reviewed on Wii

Washington D.C. is in flames. Aliens stalk the streets and the surviving civilian population is desperately fleeing for the suburbs. Secret Service Agent Mr. Ford finds himself near Reagan National Airport at the critical moment when a terrorist named "Prometheus" is corrupting security forces to some sinister end. While pursuing Prometheus, Mr. Ford is drawn into a conspiracy entwined with the very roots of the United States government.

Heracles Chariot Racing Publisher: Neko Entertainment
Developer: Neko Entertainment

Platform: Wii
Reviewed on Wii

Heracles, son of Zeus, has accepted a challenge of mythical proportions – to race gods, demi-gods and shapely bumble bees across a series of courses leading to the top of Mount Olympus. Will he achieve godhood? Fortune? Fame? Probably not, but Heracles and his competitors can all win a series of three trophies. That alone must be worth braving a possible fall from the clouds after being bumped by a satyr's chariot.

Swords & Soldiers Publisher: Ronimo Games
Developer: Ronimo Games

Platforms: PlayStation 3 and Wii
Reviewed on Wii

The Vikings have set sail, searching the globe for the components of the perfect barbeque sauce. On the way, they run afoul of other world powers, including the Aztecs' aspiration to growing prize peppers and the Chinese need for entertaining toys. Ronimo Games promises that this simplified strategy game presents "the most incorrect version of world history to date!"

Tales of Monkey Island Publisher: LucasArts / Telltale Games
Developer: Telltale Games

Platforms: PC and Wii
Reviewed on PC

Windows System Requirements: 2 GHz Processor, 512 MB RAM, DirectX 9.0c compatible video card with 64 MB VRAM, internet connection, Windows XP or more recent operating system

Nearly two decades ago, the "Mighty Pirate" Guybrush Threepwood faced off against the sinister pirate LeChuck, launching one of the most beloved adventure game franchises of all time. Now, after nearly a decade stuck in the doldrums, Threepwood is back... accompanied by his wife Elaine, LeChuck, the mysterious Voodoo Lady and other familiar figures from Threepwood's past. Unfortunately and unwittingly, Threepwood has infected the entire Caribbean with LeChuck's infernal voodoo, and must cope with the corruption of the Caribbean before he can be reunited with his wife.

inFamous Review

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inFamous Publisher: Sony
Developer: Sucker Punch

Platform: PlayStation 3
Reviewed on PlayStation 3

Cole was a bike messenger, surviving from day to day in the urban canyons of Empire City. Then he was specifically requested to deliver a unique package downtown – a package so unique that it detonated, destroyed six square blocks and killed thousands of people. Now, Cole is widely seen as a terrorist, has alienated his girlfriend, and finds himself developing electricity-based superpowers. As he masters his ability to hurl lightning bolts and fly, Cole has to decide if he will vent his rage on the ravaged city, or save the populace from an emerging supernatural threat.

Prototype Review

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Prototype Publisher: Radical Entertainment
Developer: Activision

Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC
Reviewed on Xbox 360

A plague is overtaking Manhattan. Alex Mercer is at the center of that outbreak, although he has no memory of his past life or recent actions, and no understanding of why he can survive lethal bullet wounds and leap to the top of buildings like a plague-bearing superhero. As he unlocks the secrets of a virus that can use every base-pair of his DNA to turn him into a superhuman, Mercer will battle a secret wing of the military created to combat his very genetic code.

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Publisher: Atari
Developer: Terminal Reality

Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC
Reviewed on PlayStation 3

A few years after the Ghostbusters saved Manhattan and the world in the events of Ghostbusters II, a huge wave of psychokinetic energy strikes New York City. Coincidentally, this occurs moments after the Ghostbusters have picked up a new recruit who can do all the heavy lifting and ghost busting for the famous, wisecracking parapsychologists.

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