Sacred Citadel is a competent brawler, but the fun may pass by rather quickly. Read More.
There's no real reason to play this Soul Hackers port when far better titles in the genre have been released since. Read More.
Here's the unfortunate truth about Soul Sacrifice: for all of Sony's positioning of the game as the Vita's "big release" for Spring (and I mean that literally; it's the only Vita game getting a physical release between March 21st and June 21st), it's an extremely niche game. Not only that, while the niche it targets may be huge in Japan -- specifically, people love Monster Hunter-style grinding -- there's not exactly an abundance of evidence suggesting the genre is about to be embraced by North Americans gamers in any significant way.
Oh, and unfortunate truth number two: Soul Sacrifice probably isn't good enough to change any of that. Read More.
Wander of the Dragons is not only the worst game in the Double Dragon series, it can possibly also lay claim to being the worst beat ‘em up ever and the worst game on Xbox Live. Read More.
Heart of the Swarm, part 2 in the StarCraft II trilogy, continues the storyline from the cliffhanger ending of part 1 from the perspective of the Zerg and improves core mechanics of multiplayer matchmaking. Read More.
Sadly, Sims 3 University Life is lacking in a multitude of ways, showing itself to be a generally disappointing expansion. It not only fails to significantly improve the University experience, but it seems to backslide in a few ways, making the game not quite as fun to play. Read More.
At this point CyberConnect2 just needs to be in charge of all anime-related fighting games. Read More.
Whatever flaws Urban Trial Freestyle may have, I'm more than able to ignore them because of how incredibly fun and addictive it all is. Read More.
Teetering on the edge of being just another generic shooter, Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel delivers in the shooting area but fails to truly distinguish the game from others on the market. Read More.
A decent combat system is present in Croixleur, but a game that's fifteen minutes in length, lacks variety, and has some really long dialogues about bathing is hard to recommend. Read More.
An emphasis on action and a mission-driven structure bring Luigi back to clear away the pesky poltergeists that have taken over Evershade Valley and restore the Dark Moon in the sky in an enjoyable adventure with only a few missteps along the way. Read More.
Guacamelee! accomplishes what it sets out to do remarkably well. It reminded me of the artistry required to make a limited set of 2D tools into memorable experiences, and even the fights I needed help with were a nostalgia trip. Read More.
Yes, the name is really odd, and no, it has nothing to do with heroin, though it is addictive. Drip Drip is a 2D strategy game where the object is to stop leaks from flooding the basements of various buildings during bad rain storms, by catching the water drips in various containers and emptying them at intervals out of windows. Read More.
All in all this is a pretty solid package if you can simply get past the Dragon Rushes and the quirks of re-released PS2 titles. There is some frustration to be found but honestly it’s one of the better HD collections that’s been throw at the consoles this generation. These are both solid titles that each bring something to the table so it doesn’t feel like you’re simply playing the same game twice. Read More.
With this release, the BioShock franchise hasn’t just established itself as a premier franchise in gaming to come out of this generation, but also one of the most important. It’s rare for a video game to intelligently tackle hard issues and force players to look at their own beliefs, and BioShock Infinite does that better than almost any other in this medium. Read More.