Maniac Mansion. A smooth, creamy combo of lost girlfriends, record players, walking tentacles, writers, rocket-powered cars, broken bottles of ketchup, musicians, zombie-matics, old batteries, arcade
- From your television to your...well...television comes American Idol: the videogame. Based on the "hit" TV series of the same name, this yet unnamed title by Vivendi Universal is to be packaged with
If this issue of GameCola seems somewhat rushed, there's a reason for it. With the new school year now upon us, the staff of your favorite free online gaming newsletter, and myself even more so, needs to learn how to effectively divide our time between educational efforts and gaming goodness. So please, bear with us during these trying times, and soon enough we will again be putting forth issues that are up to par with what our established readership expects.
Before I start describing this game, I must address the people who have never heard of it. First off, get out from under yer damned rock. Secondly, it is not called 'Neverwinter' because it is never winter, it is a town named after Halueth Never and, before you ask, it isn't always night time. Now that that is out of the way, on with the show. Neverwinter Nights could possibly be the best PC game I have ever played... ever. It has a great storyline, memorable characters, tons of weapons, skills, spells, and anything else you could imagine. Yes, it does have a whore house where you can 'hire' a lady/guy friend for the night, but that is nothing compared to the rest of this spectacular game. NWN has completely customizable characters, allowing you to choose your race, (you can even make up your own race), class, abilities, size, hair color, tattoos, age, voice, deity, etc. If you aren't into making characters, there are premade ones ready for you. The multiplayer mode is quite fun to play if you have any friends, but if not, the single player mode alone makes this game worth getting, with tons of sidequests to complete and places to visit. Now, the coup de grace of Neverwinter Nights: The ability to create and play your very own mods. If you don't know, mods are different games you can make or play through NWN. You can never run out of things to do with the 900 some mods available to you, but even if you do, you can just make one for yourself with the easy to use toolset that is included with the game. Another nice feature of NWN is the Dungeon Master client, which allows you to play games with your friends as if you were playing an actual Dungeons and Dragons game, where the DM would have complete control over all NPCs, monsters, etc. The only downside of NWN, in my opinion, is the ending, which left a little something to be desired. I won't say that it is completely bad yet, though, as there might be an expansion pack for it sometime in the future with a better ending. Neverwinter Nights deserves an A for ahh, what a good game. Do yourself a favor and go out and buy it... along with a better computer so you can actually play it.
This is not a game for the easily frustrated, but it is for those with little interest in video games. There are six characters each out of four players can choose from..... Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Princ
Becca Clipper's top 10 favorite videogames.
How does this sound to you? A four-part gaming series with a competition held at each release. If you can locate all five of the clues hidden within the game and the DC comic packaged with it, and if
Aside from your mentally deficient cohorts, the game's not really half bad.
Brave Fencer Musashi is another one of Square's journeys in to the realm of gaming outside of RPGs. For the majority of Squaresoft's life in the gaming industry, it has remained in its little RPG corn
So I walk into GameStop one fine day, look around for a second, then make a beeline for the NES games. As usual, all I find are the games that I had passed up during my previous visit. Then I spot it.
This Yard Has Saled #7: Discovering Hidden Treasures
Sometimes you find garbage. Other times you find gold. This is other times.
Hacks’n’Slash #18: Kirby - Rise of Dark Shard/Star
Emotionally distant and tonally dissonant.
Top of the Heap: The Naughty Side of the NES
Despite efforts by Nintendo to keep the NES squeaky clean, some unlicensed game developers managed leak some smuttiness onto the otherwise family-friendly system.
[NSFW] Top of the Heap: Pokémon Games That Aren't
Nine knock-off Pokémon games you probably haven't caught yet.
Hacks'n'Slash #1: Luigi and Daisy's Journey of Love and Sadness
Dramatic readings of bad fanfiction.
Disregard Canon, Acquire Representation: Naoto Shirogane is a Transman
Why accept the canon explanation when the story could be so much more interesting?
This Yard Has Saled #6: Let's Get Nuts
Peanuts! Getcha peanuts here!
Snobow Kids Plus (PSX)
I'm grumpy, you know why?
[NSFW] Family Dog (SNES)
One of the most wretched, nauseating games I've ever played.
Enchanted Arms (X360)
I love Enchanted Arms for the same reason I love movies like Mazes and Monsters, They Saved Hitler's Brain, and Timemaster (which, although it has the most boring name, is easily the number one so-bad