RTS or RPG for Runelords?

From the sound of it, Saffire is working on what could be the best RPG for the Game Boy Color ever. Saffire’s been working on a lot of things lately, some of them related to next-generation systems with its Sage game programming environment, some of them for current consoles (PlayStation and Nintendo 64), and some of them for the Game Boy Color. We caught up with Dave Rushton, Saffire’s lead…

Wizards & Warriors – In the wake of Baldur’s Gate II

Getting to grips with an all-new fantasy world – with its own races, class and magic systems and environments, not to mention an unfamiliar interface – is always a slightly unsettling experience, and is one reason for the success of recent AD&D-based games. With no reference points, you tend to feel like a fish out of water. Wizards & Warriors is a perfect example of this. Despite its maker (D.W….

World Destruction League: Thunder Tanks GBC

It’s time for furious, post-apocalyptic tank fighting on the Game Boy Color, courtesy of 3DO. You can never get too many tank-destruction-battle-madness games on the Game Boy Color, and now 3DO is about to give us another. World Destruction League: Thunder Tanks uses the flimsy excuse of a post-apocalyptic world filled with television viewers who demand demented action, and thus the World Destruction League broadcasts heated battles from various places…

Zeus: Master of Olympus Review

“In what way, then, will our city be moved, and in what manner the two classes of auxiliaries and rulers disagree?” It’s all Greek to us. Zeus in all his glory. Not the best God to call ‘Sparky’ One has to wonder what Plato would have made of it all. His vision of a great Greek city was of one ruled by a great thinker – a philosopher – who…

Xbox no longer has any absence of Malice

One of the first games ever to be rumored for Microsoft’s upcoming console got its official coming out party at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The creepy, dark tale of Alice in an unsure world is being crafted by U.K. developers Argonaut. The first-ever footage of an Xbox game running (on a dev kit that reportedly contained only 1/5th of the actual power of the machine) showed a…

Fantasy is back, and better than ever!

Fantasy is back! Okay, so it hasn’t really gone anywhere, but this year, Tolkien’s classic Lord of the Rings will be kick-starting the genre and launching the gaming world on a “me-too” frenzy the likes of which even Middle Earth has never seen. The first Xbox victim of this impending trend might be Nightcaster, a fantastic-looking action adventure with a hint of Gauntlet, a pinch of Golden Axe and an…