The best way to sum up Blacklist is “good idea.” Almost everything that the development team has done seems like a good idea on paper but the actual execution of it leaves a lot to be desired. As you experience each aspect of the game you’ll find that element after element just cries out to be used in a less crappy fashion. I’m not sure if these elements were the game developer’s intention or if some things were forced on them by meddling higher-ups but the result is the same – a damn good game ruined by a series of bad design decisions. Read More.
In control of the colorful minions once more, Pikmin 3 brings a new world to explore and harvest, collecting everything your little buddies can carry while trying to fix your ship along the way. With three new characters this time around, there're more options to explore the world, and much more to see and plan as each new day begins. With a lengthy story mode and two separate multiplayer modes to play, it's also bound to keep your interest for a while. Read More.
There's no denying that, in the right hands, Disney Infinity is a lot of fun. If you're not sure your kid will take to it, try out a friend's game, or see how little Bobby or Suzy responds to an in-store demo first. Like any major investment you want to last for a while, you should really test drive it first... unless your kid is already utterly mad for the game, in which case, you won't be disappointed, although you will be poorer. Like many Disney experiences, Disney Infinity might be expensive, but it provides value for that money. They've created an empire on a series of premium products. Back when Disneyland was built, many people didn't think anyone would pay that kind of money to go on rides, but Disney made it work. Read More.
Rayman Legends creates a colorful experience with some great music to play through, and luckily, manages to back up its presentation with some solid gameplay as well. Fans of platformers would be remiss to not pick this up, especially if they have friends to play it with. Read More.
Let’s be blunt – Neverwinter wants your MMO subscribers and isn’t playing around with trying to steal them. This game has come out of the corner swinging with plenty of content, no subscription fees and a top quality gaming experience. Read More.
Honestly the only reason to buy Terraria on the console is if you don’t have the PC version and are interested in the console exclusive boss and equipment. But if you want to actually enjoy the game then just play it on the computer and spare yourself some grief. Read More.
The Xbox Live Arcade download delivers lots of tricks, jumps, boost, and bails, but not without an underlying setting of confusion. Read More.
If you're young, or just a young-at-heart nostalgic that grew up with RPGs when they were still coming into their own in the '90s and early 2000's, you'll find tons to enjoy with this title. What few missteps the game takes are phenomenally eclipsed by a great sense of joy, silliness, clever gameplay, and sheer imagination. Read More.
This is a damn good piece of DLC but it can be a bit of a hard sell. Not only is it a bit on the short side, clocking in at only about two or three hours, but the story is clearly only a portion of the whole. Since we know that the third, and final, piece of DLC is also story related Daud’s story will almost certainly be resolved there. So it almost boils down to it being like an episodic game in the form of DLC. Whether that makes this all justifiable is up to the individual gamer. Read More.
If it wasn’t for the glitches and the bland activities I would heartily say that Saint’s Row 4 is one of the best open world experiences on the market. Sadly these two issues really drag the game down to the point that it’s just a good game. While that’s more than can be said for a lot of recent releases I was waiting for it’s still a bit disappointing to see a game stumble and fall when it was so close to being one of the best. Read More.
This expansion immerses the Sim player like never before, adding in some really interesting new mechanics that add to the gameplay element. However, between the bugs and some odd design choices, I’m not entirely sure they have a home run here, but they’ve definitely gotten it close. Read More.
While Zeno Clash II gives fans more of what made the first game as fun and unique as it was, it also creates new problems when the underlying systems that govern the game don't change along with the scope. Read More.
Retrovirus is a cool jaunt around a computer to fight off a virus that has wreaked havoc within, and while it delivers a fast-paced and exploratory six-degree shooter, it doesn't have enough content to justify its length. Expect to see the same environments multiple times, backtracking and fighting off respawned enemies as you do so. Read More.
Despite a couple hiccups with the inventory management, Animal Crossing: New Leaf still manages to provide an irresistable experience, one full of new features, games, and customization options that keep you coming back for more. Read More.
If you're a fan of hack and slash games in general or Capcom beat-em-ups in particular then there's absolutely no reason you shouldn't own this. This is a great game with a huge amount of replay value for the asking price. Read More.