Grand Theft Auto Vice City Review and System Requirements

Grand Theft Auto Vice City is a terrific and brilliantly designed video
game. It is very similar to Grand Theft Auto 3, only bigger, better, and
longer. It takes some of the flaws that were found in GTA3 and vastly
improves on them. There are many more new things that are in the game,
as well as many of the old features. Now, I will describe the game and
game-play to you.

First of all, there are many new features that
weren’t found in the game’s predecessor. Here is a list of some of the
new additions. (If you haven’t purchased the game yet and want to be
suprised with it, I don’t reccomend reading this part.)
1.The city is larger and more detailed.
2.You now have the ability to have access to interior locations, including a mall, strip club, dance club, and more.
3.There are over 100 vehicles. This includes motorcycles, helicopters, and boats.
4.Now, there is about 35 weapons total.
5.Audio
wise, there is over 9 hours of music from such artists as Michael
Jackson, Ozzy Ozbourne, Grandmaster Flash, A Flock of Seagulls, and much
more, including the famous Crockett’s Theme from the television show
Miami Vice.
6.There is much more character dialogue and pedestrian sayings. This time around, your character actually talks.
7.A
more diverse cast of charaters. This includes voices done by Ray Liota,
Tom Sizemore, Burt Reynolds, Jenna Jameson, Danny Trejo, and more.
8.You can now shoot out vehicle tires and people driving the vehicle.
9.You have the option to bail out of a moving automobile, even the choppers.
10.You can inflict damage on a vehicle by using a melee weapon.(Ex. baseball bat.)
11.You can now purchase property that eventully earns money for you.
12.The graphics and textures are more nice from GTA3’s.
There
is much more minor improvements and new things involved in the game, as
well. But, I don’t want to ruin your gaming experience the first time
you play it. You will be amazed.
Overall, the game is great. It is
well worth it to buy. It has something in it for everyone. However with a
mature title, it is strongly not recommended for children. I’d say 10
or below.
Anyway, if you don’t have this game yet, you are missing
out on a magnificent experience. It will simply stun you. Grand Theft
Auto Vice City is undoutebly one of the, if not the best, video game
created to date.

Verdict: 85/100
Minimum System Requirements:

800 MHz Intel Pentium III or 800 MHz AMD Athlon or 1.2GHz Intel Celeron or 1.2 GHz AMD Duron processor
128 MB of RAM
8 speed CD / DVD drive
915 MB of free hard disk space
(+ 635 MB if video card does NOT support DirectX Texture Compression)
32 MB video card with DirectX 9.0 compatible drivers (“GeForce” or better)
Sound Card with DirectX 9.0 compatible drivers Keyboard & Mouse

Recommended System Requirements

Intel Pentium IV or AMD Athlon XP processor 256(+) MB of RAM
16 speed CD / DVD drive
1.55 GB of free hard disk space
(+ 635 MB if video card does NOT support DirectX Texture Compression)
64(+) MB video card with DirectX 9.0 compatible drivers (“GeForce 3” /
“Radeon 8500” or better with DirectX Texture Compression support)
DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card with surround sound
Gamepad (USB or Joystick Port)
Keyboard & Mouse

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Overview Synopsis and Features (Gameboy Advance)

Splinter Cell sneaks its way onto Game Boy Advance as a side-scrolling game with the same emphasis on stealth and covert action as its console siblings. The title alludes to the secret organization players are part of, an offshoot of the NSA called Third Echelon, whose members rigorously serve to protect America using whatever means necessary. Two CIA operatives are missing somewhere within the Soviet republic of Georgia, and it’s up to agent Sam Fisher to find them and return them home.

Fisher has a number of agile moves to help him infiltrate enemy compounds without detection. As in games like Rolling Thunder, players can duck into the background’s shadowy alcoves to hide from patrolling guards. Fisher can also climb hand-over-hand across ledges or along ceilings to sneak through open windows or to avoid contact. Eleven missions are initially available, including an optional training exercise designed to familiarize players with the different techniques Fisher can perform while on assignment.

Among the different gadgets included are lock picks for bypassing secured doors, night vision and thermal vision goggles, smoke grenades, and a silenced pistol. While many of the same environments found in the console titles are featured in the Game Boy Advance release, albeit in 2D form, the handheld game differs by including a number of one-on-one boss encounters. Those owning the GameCube version will also be able to access an additional five levels through the GameCube — GBA Cable.

Features
Infiltrate heavily guarded compounds by using a combination of crawling, climbing, hiding, and running
Disable or confuse enemies using smoke grenades, a silenced pistol, and various other gadgets
Unlock an additional five levels with the GameCube version of the game
Engage in one-on-one showdowns with dangerous enemies in action-oriented sequences
Learn the techniques of the trade by completing a special training mission and obstacle course

Tennis Masters Series 2003 Review (Anyone for Tennis?)

Knowledge of tennis rules and strategies is very helpful. Also, as your chosen player progresses through the season, his wins and losses are reflected in various aspects of the player’s game (e.g., speed, stamina, strength, serve speed and accuracy). It’s really quite intriguing. Other than rest periods during court end changes (etc.), you’re almost dealing with real time. If you love (or like) tennis and you have an affinity for computer games, I think you’ll like this.