News for Dec. 26, 2005

Best of 2005: Game — Peter Jackson's King Kong

12/26/05, 12:38 pm EST - Xoanon

Games based on movies are generally avoided if one wants a solid gameplay experience. Peter Jackson knew this, however, when he selected Michel Ancel to direct the adaptation of King Kong. Ancel is a name that won’t be familiar to many, except those who played the amazing Beyond Good and Evil. His excellent talents, combined with Jackson’s hands-on approach to the game, combine to make one of the best movie games to date. When playing as Jack (played by Adrien Brody in the film), the game takes on a first-person shooter perspective. Upon landing on Skull Island, you’ll spend much of your time exploring with Carl (Jack Black) and Ann (Naomi Watts). Things quickly go downhill as Kong gets his hands on the girl, dinosaurs attack, and you spend much of your time on the run. [More]