By Daniel Weissenberger on May 10, 2013 - 7:14pm.
Being the Boss
HIGH Killing three foes with a single Tommy Gun burst.
LOW Watching grass grow (figuratively) as I waited for a glitch-slowed clock to advance.
WTF How is this the first time I've had a chance to shoot the KKK in a game?
By Daniel Weissenberger on May 3, 2013 - 7:22pm.
Hunting the Dead
HIGH Watching a single bullet plow through five zombies.
LOW Anything with skeletons. Seriously, the skeletons are horrible.
WTF I'm disappointed by the utter lack of zombie Hitler, Rebellion.
By Sparky Clarkson on April 28, 2013 - 6:43pm.
One of the things I found most striking about BioShock Infinite is how sloppy it was. The ending, as I already discussed, is a self-contradicting mess held together only by sharply-timed revelations and plonky piano music. The quantum morass of its final moments is only one of the game's problems, though.
By Tera Kirk on April 28, 2013 - 6:29pm.
Frayed at the Edges
HIGH Pulling off a screen-clearing, game-changing combo is especially awesome when lives are on the line.
LOW Matching three chargers into an attack gem…right before it hits the edge of the screen and disappears. (This happens a lot.)
WTF I have enough power to use the Fighter's super move on this dinosaur twice! WHY WON'T IT DIE?!
By Dale Weir on April 27, 2013 - 2:49pm.
Intrinsic vs Extrinsic rewards. In this episode, Extra Credits tries to explain what keeps you playing through the tedious parts of games.
By Brad Gallaway on April 25, 2013 - 12:23am.
HIGH The new character's hand-to-hand fighting style is a hoot.
LOW Watching zombies infinitely spawn, clown-car style out of a tiny wooden shack.
WTF It's got the jankiest menu system ever created. How was this approved?
By Sparky Clarkson on April 24, 2013 - 11:42pm.
One of the problems with stories that use the concept of multiple universes is that the word "multiple" doesn't even begin to describe the scale of existence. Consider, for instance, the universes in which I just reached through the internet and handed you a cookie (hope you like pistachio sandies!). Now, in the context of known physical laws, this is an extremely unlikely event, so much so that if you were to try to write out the probability by putting down a 1 and writing zeroes in front of it, you could go the whole lifetime of our universe without ever reaching the decimal point.
By Sparky Clarkson on April 19, 2013 - 7:45pm.
HIGH The classic revisionism of the Hall of Heroes.
LOW The lazy, pointless, and offensive "equivalence" narrative that opens the second half of the game.
WTF I've been finding machine-gun rounds in pickle barrels the whole game, but there's no ammo in this armament crate?
By Kristin Renee Taylor on April 19, 2013 - 7:05pm.
Like a Tall Glass of Lukewarm Water
HIGH Expansive, detailed environments.
LOW Getting a fetch quest from magical, talking, invisible termites.
WTF How can zombies, ghosts, and ghouls exist in a world where death is explicitly stated to never occur?
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