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.
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?
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.
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