demo Archive - Matt Brett

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F.E.A.R. 360 = Just as Good, if Not Better

In a move that will no doubt piss off Xbox 360 gamers world-wide, Official Xbox Magazine has a playable demo of F.E.A.R. bundled with it's October issue. Since magazines for whatever reason, publish their issues a couple months in advance - you can get your hands on it now! The only downer (aside from the fact that you can't just download it from the Marketplace) is the price of the magazine - which cost me nearly $15 CDN. But, it's F.E.A.R. and I just couldn't let it pass me by. After all, the PC version of F.E.A.R. is still my highest rated game to date.

King Kong Demo: Review

After a weekend away from home, I was looking forward to some serious gaming tonight. I've got a ton of new games recently, but I didn't end up playing any of them. The first demo for Peter Jackson's King Kong was released on Friday while I was out of town. After seeing the screenshots and short video clips from E3 and shortly after, I wasn't overly stoked on it. Not to mention that movie games are supposed to suck. After all, the only game based on a movie franchise I've really enjoyed (besides a few of the Star Wars games) was The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay. Great game - shit ass movie.

Heroes Of The Pacific Demo: Review

No, I'm not sick of World War II games - to be honest, I don't think I ever could be. As long as they keep varying the game type, I'm good. I think we can all agree the WWII FPS market is a little flooded, but there aren't many (any?) really good aerial combat games. I was totally looking forward to Secret Weapons Over Normandy, especially since Michael Giacchino was announced as being the composer months before it's release. I should have known when the soundtrack was getting more hype than the game. The flying just wasn't that good. I loved the flying engine in Battlefield 1942, and everything else just doesn't seem to cut it. Until now!

Battlefield 2 Demo: Review

I've been into the Battlefield series since the first installment, Battlefield 1942. Aside from the original Half-Life, BF 1942 was probably the game I've spent most hours playing. I was totally hooked on it. BF Vietnam, not as much. To be honest, I wasn't looking forward to BF 2 in the least. BF Vietnam never ran all that great on my system and was pretty buggy. I figured BF 2 would be a write-off. But so far, so good! The demo runs great! Mind you, I have all my settings on medium and low with the resolution at 1024x768, but it looks surprisingly good and plays perfect.