More Reviews
REVIEWS Funk of Titans Review
It’s always particularly tough to find the funk of a game when it already doesn’t have much rhythm.

Citizens of Earth Review
Do you like turn-based RPGs? Do you enjoy laughter? Does your hair contain enough product to qualify you to be VP of an entire planet? If so, then you'll enjoy playing Citizens of Earth.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Codename S.T.E.A.M. Preview
I went hands-on and nearly burned myself with “New” Nintendo 3DS hardware and the latest from Intelligent Systems. Aren’t you happy?!
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES RUGBY 15
Release date: 02/01/15

DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round
Release date: 02/17/15

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE
Release date: 02/24/15


LATEST FEATURES 5 Best Zelda Games of All Time
Nintendo's epic adventure series has seen many entries over the years. Here are the very best of the bunch.

Blades of Steel, NHL 94, More 90's Hockey - Old Games With Grandpa Heath
If Captain Comic were picking players for a pickup hockey game, who would be his first choice? Probably Cliff Ronning.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
Finally Broke My Crowdfunding Rule
By oblivion437
Posted on 01/12/15
I've had a long-standing rule to avoid getting involved in any sort of crowdfunded activities.  I didn't donate to Shadowrun or Wasteland, but I did buy and enjoy both of them (I'm plugging both of those games right now, just so you know they're good).  I haven't...

DAILY MANIFESTO

I Will Never Learn

Posted on Monday, March 19 @ 19:25:40 Eastern by Duke_Ferris
Games based on movies are notoriously known for their suckitude, and yet I still occasionally get my hopes up... usually to have them ruthlessly shattered by a worthless, often painful silver disc.

And so it was with the Harry Potter games which have ranged from pretty bad to diabolically accursed. It was GR Editor Joe who watched me playing Bully and said, "Now that's what the Harry Potter games should have been like."

Well here's where I start to get irrationally exuberant because in my daily stroll through the internet tubes, I ran across this piece on the BBC news. What caught my eye, and kept me reading was that Chris Roberts was working on the next Harry Potter game, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I was floored because Chris Roberts is one of the old-school gaming visionaries before he moved on to a crappy Hollywood career. This was the man responsible for Wing Commander after all. (He was also responsible for the Wing Commander movie, but I'll save lame-movies-based-on-games for another episode)

And his descriptions made me even more hopeful, as he clearly hasn't lost his head in the intervening years.

"You're going to see all of Hogwarts based on the blueprints from the movie. It's all there and it streams without loading... We've got a school full of kids - it's a living breathing world the player can mooch around in - they're not absolutely forced to play this level, then this level, then this level... The game is completely free-form: Harry can go to class, play gobstones or wizard chess, all of the things from the film."

He talks the talk, and he knows the formula... so could it happen? Could Potter's magic actually, finally extend to a good video game? I mean it's happened before with Goldeneye and... um... Goldeneye.

Aw hell, who am I kidding? They'll ruin it somehow; product tie-ins will probably force Harry to collect Mountain Dew cans for "Xtreme Radical Magic". Still, I can hope, can't I?


comments powered by Disqus