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Rare Replay Review

My Childhood On A Disc

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HIGH I still know the Battletoads jetbike level by heart, 20-ish years later.

LOW Gunfright. The entire thing.

WTF Battletoads Arcade? There are a bunch of better Battletoads games out there, Rare.

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Review

Real World of the Dead

State of Decay

HIGH Watching zombies congregate around a beacon that's leading a missile right to them.

LOW Seeing my truck go flying because the physics engine decided the zombies I was plowing through were made of iron and anchored in concrete.

WTF To unlock a character, I have to make another character gravely ill and then execute them?

Ori And The Blind Forest Review

Gliding Over All

Ori and the Blind Forest

HIGH The first ten minutes.

LOW The stomp attack is a bit wonky.

WTF It's hard not to see Naru as a furry Baymax.

Funk of Titans Review

A Tuneless Mess

Funk of Titans

HIGH The main character can buy and wear a Jason mask. So that's good, I guess?

LOW Sometimes buttons stop working! In a 2-button game!

WTF How is the music in this music-themed game so awful?

Kalimba Review

Towering Accomplishment


HIGH Executing the perfect dance of leaps and switches required to kill the snake boss without losing a life.

LOW Some of the multiplayer levels straddle the line between 'fun' challenging and 'I hate life' challenging.

WTF Dear Advice Bear—I can read faster than you can speak, okay? So stop whining at me about advancing your text bubbles!

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Review

Bad Memories

Halo Master Chief Collection

HIGH FMV Gravemind is scary as f***.

LOW I couldn't get the multiplayer to work even once.

WTF How do the first three Halo games still not have subtitles?

Forza Horizon 2 Review

Racing the Sun

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HIGH Being allowed to try drifting a hairpin turn over and over again until I get it just right.

LOW Gosh, that photography mode couldn't load slower, could it?

WTF Apparently people leave extremely valuable cars to rot in barns all the time.

Sunset Overdrive Second Opinion

Tony Hawk's Saint's Row

Sunset Overdrive

HIGH The robo-dog mission hints at classic Insomniac design.

LOW Finding yet another generic NPC who's going to send me on an endless parade of sidequests.

WTF Why break the fourth wall to make fun of videogame tropes just to turn around and use the same tropes in your game?

Sunset Overdrive Review

High Caffeine Content

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HIGH Getting from one end of the city to the other without touching the ground.

LOW Tired references to Reddit, NeoGAF, and everything else culture-relevant.

WTF The villain sounds identical to Monokuma from Danganronpa.

I've got a bone to pick with Insomniac.

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

Is That All There Is?


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?

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