Semi-Retro Review: The Warriors (PS2/Xbox/PSP)

Posted by Will Ooi | Posted in Gaming | Tags: , , , , | Posted on 06-10-2007-05-2008

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“Warriors…come out to play-ay-ay!”

Another underrated Rockstar game, The Warriors was of course based on the 1979 cult film classic by Walter Hill adapted from the novel by Sol Yurick. I must admit that prior to playing the game I had NO knowledge of the existence of such a film, so I decided to borrow it from a friend and was left a little disappointed to be honest. It was not until I played the game AND THEN watched the film though (and then played the game and watched the movie again…) that I fully realised just how bloody good it was.

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The story took place in a… Read More

Semi-Retro Review: Red Dead Revolver (PS2/Xbox)

Posted by Will Ooi | Posted in Gaming | Tags: , , , , | Posted on 30-09-2007-05-2008

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This third person shooter from Rockstar Games had all the ingredients to become a massive hit: great graphics, gorgeous environments, smooth controls, the by-now-obligatory “bullet-time” mechanics, and absolutely brilliant sound effects and music (think of that old-school “PEW POWW!” Western gunshot-ricochet-sound plus the classic Ennio Morricone theme songs with the whistling). Anyone who was into those Sergio Leone Italian “Spaghetti Western” flicks in the 60s with Clint Eastwood would love this game, yet strangely and undeservedly it seems to fall into the more obscure category of Rockstar titles (State of Emergency, Midnight Club, Smuggler’s Run… you know, THOSE ones).

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Plot

Fairly typical… Read More

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