September 2009 Archives
Professor Layton and The Curious Village was one of the surprise smash hits on the DS last year so inevitably the franchise would continue - but would it live up to the success of its predecessor?
Eleven-year-old Katie Smith tells us why it does just that...
This new game has more than 150 puzzles that you need to solve to help you progress through the game and get information.
Review by Dan Smith
LIGHTS, action, shoulder pads, spandex... are Spinal Tap back on tour?
Nope, it's the latest in EA's long-running American football series.
It's been a long time since I've played Madden but I'm the token Yank on the Mercury staff and was, as a youth, a Houston Oilers fan (before they upped sticks and moved to Tennessee or somewhere), so I was looking forward to the first punt.
Take a moment to admire the usual sumptuous EA presentation ÃÂbefore throwing yourself right into the action and, if you're me, panicking!
One of the problems Madden will always have is you really need to know the sport well.
And if you don't, you're quickly reduced to choosing any old tactic, banging buttons and hoping for the best.
This title, brought to you by 505 Games, is set in the Second World War and sees you taking to the skies for some aerial dog-fighting - OK it doesn't sound too original I know, but stick with me.
We all know WW2 games have been done to death yet still they keep coming. Some offer something new, most are fairly run-of-the-mill and some games, like Medal Of Honour, turn the genre on its head.
What we have here is neither. It is by no means ground-breaking, but at the same time it offers a lot more than being just another WW2 title.