Will Brierley

E3 Expectations

With June now upon us, it’s again the time of year where the entire game industry goes absolutely bonkers as they descend upon Los Angeles to announce their biggest and boldest plans for the rest of the year. More than ever this year the weeks leading up to the event,...
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Posted May. 31, 2009

Street Fighter 4

I’ve always been intrigued by the concept of the fighting genre. Many fighting games haves got rave reviews over the years, which has always made me feel like I was missing out. So when _Dead or Alive 4_ came out a couple of years ago, I got it, thinking that...
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Posted May. 31, 2009

Red Alert 3: Uprising

I’ve always had a soft spot for the _Command and Conquer_ series, with each release marking the highlight of my year. The first article I ever wrote for The Boar was a first impression of _Red Alert 3_ so it seems fitting for me to take a look at its...
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Posted Apr. 27, 2009

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X

_Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X_ is the latest in a long line of games to have the infamous Clancy name associated with it, but it is the first combat flight simulator to do so. It appears that Ubisoft wants every genre to have some sort of Tom Clancy game available: _Rainbow Six_...
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Posted Apr. 20, 2009

Halo Wars

Halo Wars is an RTS set 20 years before the events of the first Halo game and although humanity’s in a better position than that seen in Halo, it’s still screwed.
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Posted Mar. 10, 2009

Killzone 2

Let me start by saying that Killzone 2 is one of the best games I have ever played and is up there with the Halo franchise in terms of fast-paced First Person Shooter action. It continues the struggle of the I.S.A (in other words, the human race) against the Helghast...
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Posted Mar. 3, 2009

Peggle

I have decided that my new life’s goal is to become Grand Master of Peggle, that is how addicted I am to this game. And maybe I’m not really in a good position to review it because of this addiction; I’m bound to say that it’s incredible if I can’t...
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Posted Feb. 10, 2009

Lord of the Rings: Conquest

It seems like a rather strange time for a Lord of the Rings game to be coming out. I hadn’t even heard about it until two days before it was released even though I check online games publications far too often. It looks like there wasn’t any hype at all...
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Posted Feb. 3, 2009

First Look: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II

The first Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War re-invented the real-time strategy genre, making what was becoming a stale and dull game type into something fun again. It reduced the scale of the battles to a more intermediate level, with detailed models and some stunning visual effects this made for a...
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Posted Feb. 3, 2009

First Look: Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2 is supposedly the sequel to the 2004 multiple award winning game Far Cry, but, apart from the scale of the environments and that they’re both first-person shooters, the name is all they’ve got in common.
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Posted Jan. 20, 2009

First Look: Prince of Persia

I didn’t care about Prince of Persia at all until I started seeing reviews for it appear on the net. Although I’d played previous games in the series (I’m pretty sure there’s been another game with exactly the same name) I’d never really got into them. Maybe it was the...
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Posted Jan. 20, 2009

First Look: Red Alert 3

Red Alert 3 is the eighth game (excluding expansion packs) to bear the Command and Conquer title. Considering that the gameplay is effectively the same as all the previous versions, it amazes me that it is still so much fun. The Command and Conquer series defined the real time strategy...
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Posted Nov. 18, 2008