Elite Beat Agents

Elite Beat Agents Features for DS

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9Out of 10
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Fracture screenshot

Tom Orry, Editor - Fracture, Xbox 360 and PS3
It would be hard to call Fracture a great game, but it's definitely got something about it. Having thoroughly enjoyed LucasArts' Star Wars: The Force Unleashed I went into Fracture expecting a fun, action packed third-person shooter, which is almost what I got. The terrain deformation technology is undeniably cool and good fun to mess about with, but the actual shooting mechanics don't feel right. A lot of people will be able to live with Fracture's issues and enjoy a rather different feeling shooter - it's just a shame the niggling flaws weren't ironed out. As juvenile as it seems, throwing enemies into the air by repeatedly raising and lowering the ground never gets old.

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Wesley Yin-Poole, Deputy Editor - NOT Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, PC
Inexplicably, I was booted off of Mythic's superb fantasy MMORPG Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. I simply couldn't log in. 'Authentication failed' my computer sniggered at me, time and time again. Logging on to the official WAR Europe site, I searched, frantically, for an answer. My subscription had expired. What? Do you know who I am? I'm the deputy editor of VideoGamer.com insolent cur! Still, my computer, blank faced, kept saying no. Turns out my lovely game journalist sub key expired, and I now have to fork out actual cash to play the game. The timing couldn't be worse - my flatmate, Big Dave, has just got into it, and, knowing him, he'll bust the level cap any minute. Guess this is the real test, isn't it?

Elite Beat Agents screenshot

Neon Kelly, Previews Editor - Elite Beat Agents, Nintendo DS
To be honest, I rarely get along with rhythm-based games - they simply require too much co-ordination, and they often make me regress into some teary-eyed, child-like state. Elite Beat Agents is an exception to the rule: it has a difficulty curve that lets you get into the swing of things at your own pace - although it does get ridiculously hard later on. At any rate, the thing I really I love about this game is its bizarre Japanese sense of humour: there's nothing like helping to fend off an alien invasion by jamming along to Jumpin' Jack Flash. I don't really mind the fact that the game uses cover versions, rather than original material: when your head-bopping and random laughter is freaking out an entire bus full of commuters, you won't mind a bit.

What have you been playing this week? Let us know in the comments section below.

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xboxlive

what have i been playing this week um.....
.pure
.nfl madden 9
.UT3
.GH3
.COD5 beta test
Also goingto be playing saints row 2 soon(cant wait)
Posted 10:34 on 14 October 2008
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South_East_Jedi

Picked up Too Human cheap just for filler really till Fable 2 hits shelves
Posted 17:28 on 13 October 2008
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mydeaddog

Iain, I give you MASSIVE KUDOS for spotlighting Enemy Unknown. That game is absolutely a stone-cold classic, one of my all-time favourites! He's absolutely right, people: If you're open-minded about playing a game that's now 15 years old, you really must check it out; It's easily one of the best strategy games ever produced...

I should also mention that this week most of us at VideoGamer.com have been playing a game called 'Get Sick And Stay In Bed With The Flu'.... this is why there are only three entries on this feature this week!
Posted 12:24 on 12 October 2008
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I've been savouring the delights of Assassin's Creed this week for the first time. On my personal review scale it's nudging 10/10, only let down by the fact that longevity is in the form of collecting the flags and killing the templars dotted about the maps.

It's a masterpiece in so many different areas, essential in many ways and great in lots of places so probably a 9.2/10 or thereabouts, maybe add a couple of tenths because it's only £19.99 RRP.

I've always loved that videogames allow you to do things that you can't do in real life, so aside from running knights of the realm through the neck with a well-oiled blade during a particularly brutal counter-attack which results in a spectacular burst of blood from a severed jugular I've also been dabbling around in Phantasy Star Universe where I'm manipulating my little section of the futuristic plantetary system economy on a Warren Buffet-esque scale.

For present-tense gaming I blew the dust off Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and got shot, stabbed, blown up and became a bomb crater thanks to fellow Videogamer.com members and staff. Thanks, guys.

I've also been playing with my Amazon account and got Fallout 3 on pre-order now.
Posted 06:46 on 12 October 2008
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dudester

This week Stalker the 1st one, Football Manager Live, Half life 2, Warhawk Mass effect pc version.

More then enough tere to keep anyone going.
Posted 23:05 on 11 October 2008
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Iain_McC

In my spare moments between reviews, I've been saving the Earth from alien invasion (AND IN THE GAME!)

If you've not picked up UFO: Enemy Unknown from Steam yet, you really should. It might be 15 years old, but it's still at the absolute peak of the turn-based strategy genre.
Posted 18:55 on 11 October 2008
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master chief

Surprisingly Ive went back and played Gears of War and Halo 3. I also just got Prey so probably start playing it today. Ive also tried to play Twilight Princess a little bit.
Posted 18:07 on 11 October 2008

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 13/07/2007
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Rhythm Action
No. Players: 1-4
Rating: PEGI 12+
Site Rank: 2,283 713
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