Well – LucasArts is literally gaining momentum right before our eyes, restoring the former glory of one of the best, and more importantly, the “unmistakable” publishers of the PC gaming market. StarWars role-playing games were half the battle, after all, who should release games in the SW universe if not LA? But the magnificent absolutely Armed and Dangerous, and now also the super-duper SWoN is no longer an accident, it is already a trend.
When you see the cover of Secret Weapons on a three-disc for the first time, it’s very easy to be deceived, assuming that a normal atmosphere in this toy will require a specialized aviation joystick and a careful study of the five-volume guide “Flying for Beginners”. Not at all – the game is just very simple, focused completely on the ordinary gamer, and almost everyone, regardless of his gaming preferences, can bring Continue reading
Warlords Battlecry is coming back to us for the third time – and this is probably one of the unique cases in the gaming industry, when for the third time actually the same product is sold, undergoing mainly quantitative changes, and if qualitative, it’s rather huge amount, but the little things. This is even more surprising in the third version, in which not only the publisher, but even the developer was replaced. However, the Warlords brand has a lot of surprises. For example, Warlords Battlecry is a cult series of real-time strategies that grew up on the cult series of turn-based strategies Warlords (about the last, fourth, part of which we wrote earlier in the Chronicles).
And the first part of Warlords was one of the first serious, moreover, multiplayer strategy games on the PC – we can say Continue reading
The success story of Maxis studio began back in 1989 with the release of the first version of SimCity. The idea of the game of endless construction was born by the founder of the company, Will Wright, while working on one of the previous projects. It seemed to him to create levels much more interesting than the games themselves. So why not make a separate game out of this process? The audience appreciated the idea, and the boxes with SimCity were sold out more than successfully – to the delight of Broderbound, who had barely decided to publish such an extraordinary game.
The successful idea inspired Maxis so much that for almost ten years the company made exclusively variations on the same topic: SimEarth, SimCopter, SimAnt and so on. By 1997, the gold mine was completely exhausted, and Wright had to make a strong-willed decision – to sell his business Electronic Arts. But after that, things went uphill. Having received funding and securing EA’s consent, the game Continue reading
The new game from the FIFA series pleased us long before the new, 2004, which flaunts an index to the name. And this is strange, given that in 2004 the European Football Championship in Portugal will be held. And all the finalists of the tournament have not yet been determined. Well, while we are waiting for the victory of the real national team of Russia over Wales in butt games, we can indulge in virtual football battles. By the way, the club orientation clearly indicates that EA Sports will prepare for us another surprise with a thematic add-on or a significant addition to the game dedicated specifically to the European Championship.
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So, our counters are finally benefited by the next stage of the long-lived auto series – about the seventh. The word underground appeared in the title, of course, not because the race this time will be held in the subway tunnels – it just means that in this case we will deal with street racing. Which is clearly an underground – underground – occupation. It should be noted that this time the next NfS comes out in somewhat more complicated conditions than before: before, this game was enough without hesitation, everyone – now only faithful brand fans will do that. Because the niche is being squeezed in from all sides – literally just in the splendid Merceds-Benz World Racing and Ford Racing 2 have just become available, and in the summer, Midnight Club II developed the theme of street racing very well.
Yes, and the previous game – Need for Speed Hot Pursuit II – pleased, frankly, not everyone. However, surprisingly, NfS excelled again – presenting what was unusual for him, something not only fascinating, Continue reading