The PlayStation 2 is still waiting for a truly great FPS of its own. For everything it does right it does two things wrong. The Helghast should have stayed on Helghan.
The quality of this four-year series has always been high, bar a few hiccups, but unfortunately this is one of those hiccups. Not bad by a long shot, but not the improvement it should have been.
A game that starts well enough but ultimately loses it half way through. A big disappointment.
Half Life 2 represents the culmination of the best aspects of recent FPS development, wrapped in a setting rich with atmosphere and truly immersed in physics - hail to the Freeman indeed
While fundamentally similar to its predecessor, it comprehensively outdoes the original in every way. if you're broad-minded enough you'll be rewarded with the most entertaining game in years
It may occasionally feel like a one trick pony, but it's a pretty special trick and since Konami sent Contra to the glue factory, there aren't too many old nags around these days who can do it at all.
Fans of the previous games will love the new missions, while newcomers to the series will find a game that is a joy to play, either by yourself or with friends.
The Minish Cap is a great new addition to the already excellent Zelda brand despite easy dungeons and a relatively short play time
"Earth Will Never Be The Same", said the trailer. "Work Won't Matter Anymore", said the ads. That Halo 2 can hold its own credentials high enough to do these statements justice, is praise enough.
It's not Homeworld 2 and it never tries to be; judged on its' own merits, Nexus is a well-rounded and polished product. If space strategy is your 'thing', you should get this game.