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Sine Mora Review

Friends in Time

Sine Mora Screenshot

HIGH You can't beat the feeling of imminent death suddenly giving way to absolute victory.

LOW Your friends don't like it when you curse the television so.

WTF Who's the wife when a bison fathers a wolverine?

Observations from PAX East 2012: Are video game gimmicks finally maturing?

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor Screenshot

Being a 3DS and Kinect owner as well as a fan of Japanese robots/mechs, two neighboring games on the main exhibition hall of PAX East immediately caught my attention: Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor for the Xbox 360 and Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir for the 3DS. Both games are updates to game franchises that were once considered innovative back when they were first released.

Choplifter HD Review

Nostalgia's Running Thin

Choplifter HD Screenshot

HIGH Lifting off just as zombies swarm in from all sides.

LOW Yet another incredibly cheap jet attack death.

WTF There are zombies chewing on you! Why are you shooting at me?

My secret gaming shame: I paid full price for Steel Battalion

Steel Battalion Screenshot

It's easy to figure out why gamers lusted after this thing when developer Capcom released it back in late 2002: It's the mech equivalent of a racing game's steering wheel—on steroids—complete with the foot pedals and about a bazillion other useless doodads.

Otomedius Excellent Review

Stupidity in Disk Form

Otomedius Excellent Screenshot

HIGH The music is fairly catchy.

LOW Playing the game.

WTF How exactly was this inspired by Gradius?

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Review

Jets!

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Screenshot

HIGH The greatest quick time event of 2011. It's fantastic. There's no better way to end a game.

LOW The bombing run mode repeatedly failing to activate.

WTF Jets with regenerating health? What?

Insanely Twisted Shadow Hunters Hands-On Preview

Insanely Twisted Shadow Hunters Screenshot

A small group organized by @PNWJournos was invited to the Fuelcell Games studios for a sneak peek at upcoming DLC for one of the 2011's best titles, Xbox Live Arcade's Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet.

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Review

Insane? No... it's Genius

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Screenshot

HIGH The variety (and quality) in puzzle design.

LOW Having 100% map completion while still missing three Artifacts.

WTF the Shield power-up feels woefully underused.

Snoopy Flying Ace Review

Laughing Past the Graveyard

Snoopy Flying Ace Screenshot

HIGH Scoring a tenth consecutive kill and being upgraded from biplane to flying doghouse.

LOW The glut of one-hit kill weapons.

WTF Linus is an officer in the Austro-Hungarian air force?

Snoopy Flying Ace

Game Description: You can't have aerial dogfighting without the dog! Join Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the Peanuts gang in the premier online flight shooter on Xbox Live Arcade, Snoopy Flying Ace. With simple flight controls and a hangar full of customizable planes and weapons, all you need are nerves of steel to climb the Leaderboards and become a Flying Ace! Snoopy Flying Ace takes addictive, fast-paced airborne combat to new heights, with fantastic solo and co-op challenges testing your skills against the Flying Circus of the dreaded Red Baron. Remember, it ain't the size of the dog in the fight … it's the size of the fight in the dog!

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