GAMES: Castle capers in two dimensions.
Some games, despite all kinds of technological advances, are born to be 2D and the Castlevania series is a case in point. Returning to the familiar side-scrolling platform view is a masterstroke in the game's first outing on the DS.
And the dual screens bring so much more to the series - as a map to help you in your exploration of the vast castle environment on the top screen becomes crucial to your progress, as does drawing shields and breaking blocks using the touch-sensitive bottom screen.
Overall, a step up in visuals from previous GBA versions is plain to see and a haunting soundtrack complements the graphics well. It's a huge game with some beefy bosses to tackle and the seamless increase in difficulty ensures the challenge will entertain you to the end
TITLE Far Cry Instincts PLATFORM Xbox GENRE Action/Adventure PRICE pounds 39.99
For those who missed the stir Far Cry created on PC, here's the deal. As Jack Carver, you must outlast a brutal tropical wilderness and a legion of elite mercenaries by unleashing every imaginable survival tactic and combat skill.
With an arsenal of responsive, realistic weapons and vehicles at your disposal, this is shooter fun with a capital "F
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