It's always best to approach the game you're reviewing without prejudice, but it's not always easy. Sometimes alarm bells start to ring. Like when the game is the latest instalment in a mediocre franchise that's nearly four years old. DING. Or when the original developer abandoned the series and has had nothing to do with this instalment. DING DING.
Or when the studio which took on development duties was shut down a month before the game's launch. DING DING DING. Or when the publisher informs you that due to a mysterious set of circumstances, review copies will only be available from the day of release. DING DING DING DING DING DING DING DING.
But even if all of the above apply, as in the case of Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon, it's important to keep an open mind. Better to conduct a thorough playtest and judge game on its own merits. Who knows, perhaps it will confound your preconceived notions and turn out to be an an unexpected delight?
THQ has clarified the situation with Destroy All Humans! Path of Furon - saying the PS3 version will be released in Europe after all.
THQ has confirmed that the next Destroy All Humans game is coming to Xbox 360 only - and not PS3 as previously announced.
Speaking to Shacknews, the publisher blamed "development issues" for the cancellation. Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon is now due to launch in the US on 1st December, with a European release date still to be confirmed.
Here's hoping it's more enjoyable than the DAH game for Wii released earlier this year. Still burns.
Microsoft is popping exclamatory siblings Destroy All Humans! and Intellivision Lives! on Xbox Live Originals this coming Monday, 15th September.
THQ gathered the world's press in San Francisco this week to show off its line-up for the next year, announcing Dawn of War II just beforehand and a Saints Row 2 release date on the night before plying us all with alcohol and letting us loose on demo pods and developers.
THQ has announced plans to deliver us two new Destroy All Humans! games.