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D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die - Season 1 Review

Is That All There Is?

D4

HIGH The main character can cosplay as York Morgan.

LOW There's a sliding tile puzzle, which is game design speak for: "We Give Up"

WTF Why are there ending credits after five minutes of gameplay?

Iron Brigade Review

Trenchalicious

Iron Brigade Review Screenshot

HIGH Surprisingly deep, satisfying mech customization for an XBLA title.

LOW Realistically, I'm never going to get a full squad of four together.

WTF Double Fine made this? Really?

Sixty Second Shooter Prime Review

The Continuing Adventures Of The Triangle From Asteroids

Sixty Second Shooter Prime Review Screenshot

HIGH It features The Last Starfighter's famous Death Blossom!

LOW Dropping from one level to the next, and landing on a game-ending foe.

WTF Is there seriously no way I can turn off those annoying backgrounds?

State of Decay: Lifeline Review

Taking the Fight to 'Em

State of Decay Lifeline Review Screenshot

HIGH Watching an airstrike wipe out dozens of zombies in an orgy of carnage.

LOW Having no idea where my molotov is going to land after I've thrown it.

WTF No, be my guest and charge that juggernaut, Mr. Injured Accountant Armed With A Letter Opener.

Super TIME Force Review

Single-Player Co-Op

Super Time Force Review Screenshot

HIGH Grasping the nuances of rewinding to cut boss killtimes way down.

LOW Not being able to tell what the hell's happening on-screen.

WTF Are those... Poop babies?!?

State of Decay Second Opinion

The Forever Dead

State of Decay Review Screenshot

HIGH The desperate thrill of running out of bullets and finishing off a zombie horde with a wrench.

LOW All of my hard-gathered resources disappearing because the game was broken for a week.

WTF Ah, a dynamite suicide vest. That'll teach those zombies for tearing my guts out!

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood Review

Is There Really a Curse?

MAX: The Curse of the Brotherhood Review Screenshot

HIGH Rocketing through the air over a chasm before miraculously drawing a vine to save myself from certain death.

LOW The hiding places of some collectibles are flat-out unfair.

WTF I hated that monster until I was killing him - where are these tears coming from?

Crimson Dragon Review

Tedium Can Fly

Crimson Dragon Review Screenshot

HIGH Saori Kobayashi's magnificent soundtrack.

LOW So this is what next-gen graphics look like, eh?

WTF Not realizing that the game has Kinect functionality and watching the dragon perform dozens of unprompted barrel rolls.

Ryse: Son of Rome Review

Vivisecting History

Ryse: Son of Rome

HIGH Nailing a double execution and watching Marius flit back and forth, gutting two men simultaneously.

LOW Killing the exact same guy five times in the same fight.

WTF Is this a shot-for-shot parody of Saving Private Ryan, only with British as Nazis?

State of Decay Review

New Life in the Old Corpse

State of Decay Screenshot

HIGH Setting up my first outposts to establish a (semi) safe zone.

LOW A tough mission rendered unfinishable by a glitch-out.

WTF Why the hell does the game advance when I’m not playing?

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