To The Ends of the Sandbox

To The Ends of the Sandbox

Jun 21, 2011

Empire Bay is a detailed and vast recreation of an East coast, 1940-50s US city. A fictional metropolis which resembles parts of a number of iconic American cities, it is the most impressive and memorable part of last year’s Mafia II. Despite being set in an urban sandbox it is a linear game devoid of side missions and optional narrative paths. You awake at...

Just Cause 2: demo impressions

Open world games are very good at instilling a general level of madness and carnage as it can feel as though everyone and their rabid dog is out to get you. GTA often sends wave after wave of suicidal policemen your way who appear to have no desire to experience their children growing up, and Far Cry 2 has an entire nation of people turn against you for no...

Just Cause 2: preview

Just Cause 2: preview

Nov 18, 2009

2006’s original Just Cause was basically an Xbox game ported onto the 360 and the PS2, riddled with bugs yet still rated as immensely enjoyable – more so by the gaming masses than the pro critics. Now, three years later, Avalanche come back to the table with a proper next gen version. Rico returns, this time as the muscle with an unidentified agency. On...