Archive for January, 2006

Full Auto Demo

It’s a new downloadable demo for the 360. It’s ace… for an unfinished product… and for four minutes of fun.

If they can get the slowdown sorted out prior to release – and they damn well should – then it could be really good fun. It’s a racing game with games and explosions and lots of stuff on and off the track to blow the crap out of. So I played through it three times and had a blast. But will it be fun doing that over and over again in the full game? Burnout managed it for a couple of games, so maybe Full Auto will be able to sustain itself for at least one. I guess this is where reviews come in handy.

There’s a good chance it’ll go on my ‘under twenty quid’ list, along with Condemned and Amped 3.

Marble Blast Ultra

It’s a new download on Xbox Live Arcade. You roll a marble around and pick up gems and then head to the exit. It’s a bit Monkey Ballish, yes.

I went through the levels in the demo, then unlocked the full game without a second thought, did all twenty beginner levels under par and then leapt into a quick online game, where I rolled around badly until I lost my connection.