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Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Review

Gaijin Repellant

Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Screenshot

HIGH Nailing a combo with pitch-perfect timing against a similarly-skilled opponent to win a heated match.

LOW Most of the new music is... not good, and several design decisions are a step back.

WTF Coming across a customised Akira online decked out with a leather cap, a handlebar moustache and a pair of stylish red underpants. Then losing.

Binary Domain Second Opinion

Better Than Human

Binary Domain Screenshot

HIGH Every setpiece.

LOW Not realizing I could do a certain action, causing me to miss a key event.

WTF Rachael is a refreshingly atypical female squadmate. Why isn't there more of her?

Binary Domain Review

Everything is Chrome in the Future

Binary Domain Screenshot

HIGH The entire last hour is packed with plot twists, explosions, and boss fights.

LOW Shooting a robot off of a squadmate without hitting her. It took me more tries than I'd care to admit.

WTF The game feels borderline anti-Japanese, which is strange considering it's a Japanese game.

Aliens: Infestation Review

Frosty

Aliens: Infestation Art

HIGH Cleaning out a hallway, unscathed, with grenades and pulse rifle.

LOW The pathetically weak Flamer should be a sub-weapon.

WTF Only missing two Marines? Where were they??

Yakuza 3 Review

The Dragon of Dojima's Looking a bit Paunchy

Yakuza 3 Screenshot

HIGH Playing baseball with kids on the beach.

LOW The slow trickle of new moves makes combat painfully stale.

WTF "You have learned the art of pole dancing."

Sonic Generations Review

The Drowning Music Still Haunts My Soul

Sonic Generations Screenshot

HIGH Chemical Plant Zone is still awesome.

LOW "That looks like a homing shot! Careful, Sonic! That looks like a homing shot! Careful, Sonic! That looks like a homing shot! Careful, Sonic!"

WTF Who's the genius that thought leaving out Launch Base Zone was a good idea?

Guardian Heroes Review

Side-Scrolling in Style

Guardian Heroes Screenshot

HIGH Realizing that I was good enough to finish on Normal after my initial stumblings.

LOW I don't like straining to see my character in a sea of enemies.

WTF My first Hard Mode attempt lasted a minute—literally.

Sonic Colors Review

Experience has Taught Me to Investigate Anything That Glows

Sonic Colors Screenshot

HIGH Seeing Sonic swim. It's about freakin' time.

LOW "Hey Tails, you just missed the B.B.B.E. The Best! Boss! Beating! Ever!" *cringe*

WTF Why is Sonic's mouth on the side of his face?

Virtua Tennis 4 Review

Like Foot-Faulting on Match Point

Virtua Tennis 4 Screenshot

HIGH Working your opponent into a corner and then unleashing an inside out forehand for a winner on match point.

LOW Needing to move one space to enter a tournament and having no one space move vouchers.

WTF Why does Rafael Nadal look like he's sweating milk?

Yakuza 4 Review

My Fist, Your Face

Yakuza 4 Screenshot

HIGH Hero vs. Hero & Hero.

LOW My continuing inability to find a save point in downtown Tokyo.

WTF Death Volley, the Volleyball-themed assassin!

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