E3 2004: Sonic Mega Collection Plus Impressions

E3 2004: Sonic Mega Collection Plus Impressions

Sega has the PlayStation 2 version of Sonic Mega Collection Plus on display, though it was only 20% complete. The E3 build allowed you to play Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic 2, Sonic 3, and Sonic & Knuckles. They all played ...
E3 2004: Driv3r Impressions

E3 2004: Driv3r Impressions

Atari had the long-completed version of Driv3r playable at their booth for both PS2 and Xbox. While the game certainly plays well, there are a few flaws that tend to detract from the experience. The PlayStation 2 version of Driv3r ...
E3 2004: Dance Dance Revolution: Extreme Impressions

E3 2004: Dance Dance Revolution: Extreme Impressions

Dance Dance Revolution Extreme will feature 70 plus songs, with an emphasis on new content. Licensed songs include Planet Rock, Junior Senior's Move Your Feet, and BT's "Somnabulist" Simply Being Loved. The big news, though, is that Extreme supports the ...
E3 2004: TimeSplitters: Future Perfect Impressions

E3 2004: TimeSplitters: Future Perfect Impressions

After all of the praise TimeSplitters 2 received, a third was pretty much an inevitable happening. It's been nearly a year and a half since the last TimeSplitters, and Electronic Arts and Free Radical Studios are ready to launch the ...
E3 2004: 25 to Life Impressions

E3 2004: 25 to Life Impressions

Eidos was promoting 25 To Life heavily at E3. There was about a dozen people giving out fact cards about the game, t-shirts and etc. Usually, when a company tries to push a game as desperately as Eidos was pushing ...
E3 2004: God of War Impressions

E3 2004: God of War Impressions

God of War is yet another extreme action game with style, much like Devil May Cry and Ninja Gaiden. But unlike most mediocre wannabes, God of War does it right, and actually has a leg of its own to stand ...
E3 2004: Jak III Impressions

E3 2004: Jak III Impressions

There’s no doubt about it, Sony’s entry into the platform genre was pretty big. The original Jak and Daxter really catapulted Sony into a genre that Nintendo and Sega were once kings of. After finding themselves in an alternate world ...
Rise of the Kasai Preview

Rise of the Kasai Preview

Scheduled release date: Q1 2005 Upon first arriving at the Sony booth this morning, there was only one title I wanted to see: Rise of the Kasai, the sequel to The Mark Of Kri. I soon found it, and was ...
E3 2004: Notorious: Die to Drive Impressions

E3 2004: Notorious: Die to Drive Impressions

If you're not particularily careful while walking through Ubisoft's booth, you won' even notice the two kiosks containing Notorious: Die to Drive. Spotting a title I'd never heard of from Ubisoft, of all developers, was rather unexpected, so I opted ...
E3 2004: The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie Boogie's Revenge Impressions

E3 2004: The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie Boogie’s Revenge Impressions

Upon returning from his "journey of discovery," Jack Skellington finds Halloween Town deserted. An announcement is made through the town's PA system by none other than Oogie Boogie, long thought to be "truly" dead. Apparently he returned in Jack’s absence, ...
E3 2004: Katamari Damacy Impressions

E3 2004: Katamari Damacy Impressions

While Namco's booth features high-profile games such as Death by Degrees and SRS, tucked away in a corner is Katamari Damacy, the quirky rolling game we a few weeks back. Taking up four kiosks, the title has certainly received its ...
E3 2004: Time Crisis: Crisis Zone Impressions

E3 2004: Time Crisis: Crisis Zone Impressions

After 5 years of demand, Namco is finally porting Crisis Zone over to a console. Much like their previous ports, Crisis Zone will be ported over to the PS2 and will be released under the Time Crisis franchise. Time Crisis: ...
E3 2004: Street Racing Syndicate Impressions

E3 2004: Street Racing Syndicate Impressions

Yet another title making its second E3 appearance is Street Racing Syndicate. But this year, instead of being found at 3DO's booth, SRS was found at Namco's booth. After 3DO's bankruptcy, Namco purchased SRS and kept Eutechnyx behind the wheel ...
E3 2004: Ace Combat 05: The Unsung War Impressions

E3 2004: Ace Combat 05: The Unsung War Impressions

One of the games we were looking most forward to playing was Ace Combat 5. While we didn't get to check out the game in its online form, we still played the single-player and came away very impressed. Ace Combat ...
E3 2004: Viewtiful Joe 2 Impressions

E3 2004: Viewtiful Joe 2 Impressions

Showing off, not one, but two side-scrollers, Capcom displayed their recently announced Viewtiful Joe 2 for Playstation 2, in addition to the port of the original. It's tough to say anything new about the sequel, as it plays so much ...
E3 2004: Viewtiful Joe Impressions

E3 2004: Viewtiful Joe Impressions

Capcom's booth was viewtifully filled with Joe. Capcom showed off the recently announced Viewtiful Joe for Playstation 2. The differences between the PS2 version and GC version were rather negligible, aside from the fact that Dante is a playable character ...
E3 2004: Street Fighter Anniversary Collection Impressions

E3 2004: Street Fighter Anniversary Collection Impressions

While Capcom won't be releasing a new Street Fighter game for quite some time, they still displayed their upcoming Street Fighter Anniversary Collection for the PS2. Featuring Street Fighter: Third Strike and Hyper Street Fighter II, Street Fighter Anniversary Collection ...
E3 2004: Neo Contra Impressions

E3 2004: Neo Contra Impressions

After 2002's surprising effort, it seems as if Konami has absolutely no qualms with reviving the Contra franchise in full force. Neo Contra, first revealed earlier this year, was getting quite a bit of attention at E3. So much attention ...