Tag: Microsoft

Gigantic Preview

As exciting as it is to venture through nature’s toughest terrains in a high-octane action-adventure title or exploring uncharted territories in open-world RPGs, nothing quite thrills like immersing yourself in a competitive multiplayer match. Win or lose, each round is a blood-pumper, and MOBAs have become the poster children of some of the most intense gaming sessions around.


Halo 5: Guardians Second Opinion

Halo again, Spartans

Halo 5 Guardians Review Screenshot

HIGH The beginning of chapter thirteen is cool, and Exuberant Witness is awesome.

LOW The suicidal conveyor belt of failed AI revives. I wouldn't trust these braindead Spartans to open a tin of peaches without adult supervision, let alone save humanity.

WTF Spartans engaging in poorly directed hand-to-hand fisticuffs.

Halo 5: Guardians Review

Bet They Can't Stick It

Halo 5: Guardians Review Screenshot

HIGH Hoarding Mantis requisitions and going mech-crazy in a random Warzone match.

LOW The Warden Eternal… and the Warden Eternal again… and again…

WTF Isn't living on a planet made of glass kind of hazardous?

Rare Replay Review

My Childhood On A Disc

Rare Replay Review Screenshot

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?

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

Kalimba

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!