Author: Andrew King

NASCAR Heat 2 Review

Asleep At The Wheel

HIGH Short, sweet and specific challenge missions are a welcome change of pace after…

 LOW …slogging through dozens of hours—in just the first third!— of career mode.

 WTF Getting booted from a hosted game for being bad at driving.


Blood, Sweat And Pixels Review

Crave The Crunch!

 

HIGH Schreier’s intimate account of Eric Barone’s six-plus years of work on Stardew Valley.

LOW After four or five chapters, the stories begin to blur together.

WTF Ensemble worked hundred-hour weeks for nearly a year during the development of Age of Empires.


Windjammers Review

Frisbee-O Geo

 

HIGH My addictive first two-hour play session.

LOW Trying to catch lobs out of a slide is frustratingly hit-or-miss.

 WTF The surprisingly magical alchemy of Frisbee, tennis and air hockey.


Dream Daddy Review

Daddyshack

HIGH The Dad’s relationship with Amanda is heartwarming and authentic.

LOW The second date with “Fitness Dad” Craig outstays its welcome and is confusing to begin with.

WTF Fix that Garg!


Morrowind and The Memory Stone

Andrew King extolls the virtues of The Memory Stone — a wonderful quest tucked away inside Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind. Read on and see why sometimes leaving “the fun” hidden is the best decision a director can make.


Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Review

The First Time With An Old Favorite

High Some of the best side quests I’ve experienced in an open-world setting.

Low Waiting in a queue for 10 minutes only to not get placed in a PvP match.

WTF Seriously, am I the only one this isn’t working for?


Chroma Squad Review (PS4)

Mighty Morphin’ Tactical RPG

High Fans of turn-based games get a quality, relatively lengthy release.

Low Near-constant framerate issues, technical bugs and input lag.

WTF Lord Gaga, whose similarities to pop’s Lady extend beyond name.


Super Rude Bear Resurrection Review

Super Meat Bear

High: The deep breath before (and the sigh of relief after) a seemingly impossible bit of platforming.

Low: Repeatedly losing hours of saved progress for no discernible reason.

WTF: The player can choose the color of Rude Bear’s blood—Rude Pink, Energy Orange, Lizard Conspiracy Blue, and more.