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No review for Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Screenshot

Looking forward to a Gamecritics review of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition? I'm sorry to disappoint you, but we won't be covering it anytime soon due to the game shipping in an unplayable state.

Anomaly: Warzone Earth Review

The Slow-moving Runaway Choo-choo Train of Deadly Death

Anomaly Warzone Earth Screenshot

HIGH Bringing maxed-out missile launchers to bear on the enemy.

LOW Waiting one second too long to change course and getting mulched.

WTF It's never explained why your forces can't slow or stop. No brakes?

Indies and self-promotion

Star Prospector Screenshot

The other day on Twitter, I had a discussion with a friend about being dissatisfied with the current types of games produced by the industry. He countered by saying that there were games in the indie space that filled that need, and that it was important for critics to seek them out and spread word of their existence.

Observations from PAX East 2012: What's old is new again

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Screenshot

Amidst the sea of near indistinguishable first- and third-person shooters, MMOs and MMO shooters at PAX East, I found it somewhat ironic that two particular titles that stood out to me where both remakes of classic games: XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Double Dragon Neon.

GrimGrimoire Review

Unicorns, Specters and Dragons, Oh My!

GrimGrimoire Screenshot

HIGH Completely overrunning the enemy with an army made up entirely of chimera and dragons.

LOW Dedicating 30 minutes to a stage, only to die and have to start all over from the beginning... AGAIN.

WTF Opalneria's gravity-defying boobs.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked Review

The Devil (Survivor) is in the Details

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked Screenshot Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked Screenshot
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked Screenshot Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked Screenshot

HIGH Fusing a kick-ass demon after 30 minutes of planning and multiple steps.

LOW The voice actress for Midori has as much appeal as listening to chalkboard scratching.

WTF So God imposed different languages on humanity as punishment for not living virtuously? Mind blown.

Dungeon Defenders Review

A Great Concept Marred by a Flawed Execution

Dungeon Defenders Screenshot

HIGH Finding a great piece of equipment and then making it even better with upgrades.

LOW Going through a level with ease, only to get crushed by the final wave.

WTF No instructions or playable tutorial—just a four-minute long training video.

A tale of two chesses

Chessboard Image

If we intend to interpret videogames entirely in terms of rules and mechanics then obviously we ought to model our study off the long tradition of analog games.

A World of Keflings: It Came from Outer Space Review

It Should Have Stayed There

A World of Keflings: It Came from Outer Space Screenshot

HIGH The aggressive, paranoid captain.

LOW The constant poop jokes.

WTF Why is the layout of this area so gnarly?

Terraria Review

I Always Feel Like Something is Watching Me

Terraria Screenshot

HIGH Flipping gravity and rocketing into the sky.

LOW Trying (and failing multiple times) to face the first boss solo.

WTF I need a demonite pick in order to dig through the Corruption to mine the demonite ore needed to make the demonite pick… Or I can just blow it all up with dynamite.

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