Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Rampage Total Destruction for Wii

You're a genetically altered monster, smashing your way through cities. You stomp around, you grab pedestrians and eat them, you pick up cars and toss them, you climb buildings to smash windows and pull out people and power-ups, you get on top of buildings and smash helicopters ... basically just a workaday routine in monster land.

I put a lot of quarters into this machine, when I should've been in school. It holds up to those halcyon days.

With the wiimote and nunchuck is not just brilliant ... it's therapy!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Civilization Revolution for PS3

Conquer the world! You get a choice of cultures, each with its own strengths, and a starting city or group of settlers. Then you you build up your civilization. To win the game, you can either conquer everyone militarily, or you can store up tons of gold and build the World Bank, or you can build culture and wonders that culminate in the UN, or you can work on technology until you're able to launch a mission to Alpha Centauri.

All sorts of cultures. Four ways to win (which means three ways to lose). Plenty of fiddling details like roads, the overlap in the tech trees, opponents with differing strategies ... it makes for a thousand permutations.

I've played a dozen different ways and I'm still not repeating. I love it!