Rating:Full AutoGenre: Combat RacingConsole: Xbox 360 exclusivePublisher: SegaHot: heavy artillery, destruction, great carsNot: wish it were on more consoles
Combat racing is back in a big way with Sega's addicting, destruction-heavy race game, Full Auto. Gamers can choose from a variety of great cars each with the ability to be fully modified with some serious artillery before hitting the streets for some no holds barred racing. All the tracks in the game are highly destructible, and down and dirty racing sends opponents flying into buildings, bashed into concrete or taken out in a hail of machine gun fire. Over ten game modes keep the racing fresh with some options like the 60-event career mode, Tag, Arena, Rampage, Pursuit and an assortment of mini-games for that quick racing fix. Multiplayer options are available for split-screen racing and, of course, great online racing with Xbox Live.
The best new game feature of Full Auto is called "Unwreck," a handy, ultra-useful option that lets gamers rewind time enough to re-do game moments that can turn a lost game into a winning one. Take back missed turns, messed-up short cuts, or ditch an onslaught of heavy fire by using Unwreck to get it right without having to restart the mission, race or game. Key game moments are captured by three special cameras (collision, jump, and death) so that gamers can replay sweet moments with a touch of a button. Gamers who want more than just instant replays can customize a highlight reel of racing moments to show friends or just to show off. Full Auto is an adrenaline rush of racing action, amazing jumps and crashes, and some hard-core artillery to help gamers even the playing field.
Rating:Rumble Roses XXGenre: FightingConsole: Xbox 360 exclusivePublisher: KonamiHot: chick fights ruleNot: can't create your own character
The girls of Rumble Roses are taking it to the Xbox 360 with bigger and better moves, a hot line-up of wrestlers, new gameplay modes, and now, online play for both single-player and multiplayer team action.The character roster has over 20 playable characters consisting of both returning favorites like Reiko and Dixie, as well as some gorgeous newcomers that are all itching for a good fight. Fans of the series will appreciate each character's new set of skimpy costumes that look amazing with Xbox 360's new graphic capabilities. Adding to the babe-factor are all-new power-packing moves that can be strung together for devastating combos to take down the competition. Also, if being the hero isn't your thing, be the Bad Girl and notice how all costumes, moves, and crowd reactions are tailored to your new, bad-ass persona.
Rumble Roses XX adds more depth to the gameplay by bringing out new game modes, like Tag Team action and online playability. Tag Team options turn up the heat for a two-on-two battle that uses special team combos and moves, and keeps the drama over-the-top with mistaken attacks and the inevitable team break-ups. Single player modes unlock new enemies throughout, while cool modes like Battle Royal and Elimination Match offer new ways to test out those skills and combos.
Another new feature is the online game modes for both single-player and team matches that give gamers the opportunity to take their team or wrestler out against some tough, real world competition. Rumble Roses XX is more than just some outrageous eye-candy, it's some great fighting too.