Images and video: THQ’s Conan (PS3/360)

If THQ’s next-gen action title, Conan, has one thing going for it, it’s the fact that it’s retarded bloody. Also, after looking at this video, it’s hard not to compare it to God of War; that’s good company to be in.

Strike one? Unfortunately, the next-gen title manages to not look as good as God of War. Is it me or does Conan’s face look like a slab of handled, raw beef? Still, looks aren’t everything; and if the gameplay is solid, we could have a winner on our hands.

Strike two? The game is being developed by Nihilistic Software, whose only console projects have been the ill-fated Starcraft: Ghost and the terror on a DVD-ROM known as Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects.

While I’m sure you guys will think of strike three (and four through twenty) in the comments, I’m still going to give Conan a chance when it comes to the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 in 2008. As long as I don’t accidentally pick up the Funcom PC/360 MMORPG, Age of Conan, by mistake. Because, you know, that’s not confusing at all.

Nick Chester