Author: Brad Bortone

FIFA 18 Review

A Melodramatic Return To Form

HIGH The gameplay is both speedier and more grounded in physics.

LOW The Journey has already jumped the shark.

WTF Floating corner kick reticles are evil and must be punished.


NHL 18 Review

Slick On The Ice, But Stuck In A Rut

HIGH  Franchise mode remains the primary reason to hit the ice

LOW  Be a Pro is awkward, paling in comparison to career modes from other EA titles

WTF  Did videogame hockey really peak in 1994?


Madden NFL 18 Review

This One Could Go… All… The… Way

HIGH  Frostbite engine meets football weather? It’ll be a showcase on the One X.

LOW  The Longshot story mode needs more… um … gameplay.

WTF  “Devin Wade” and “Colt Cruise” sound like two winners from this year’s AVN Awards


Gigantic Review

A Gigantic Amount Of Enjoyment

HIGH Tight controls make complex attacks a breeze, even in the most chaotic battles.

LOW After countless beta time, this amount of downtime between matches is disappointing.

WTF Another pummeling loss, driving players straight to the Ultimate Pack upgrade.


Shadow Warrior 2 (XBO) Review

Many Highs. One Big Lo.

HIGH Hilarious, breakneck gameplay that continually offers new variety.

LOW Player models pale in comparison to the effects and environments.

WTF Lo Wang begins to get a little grating by the ten-hour mark.


The Golf Club 2 Review

A Diamond In Some Deep Rough

HIGH A limitless amount of user-generated content, a very reasonable price point.

LOW Extremely steep learning curve for those accustomed to EA’s golf titles.

WTF Unforgivable graphical stutter on backswings that turns drives into crashes.


Disney Afternoon Collection Review

A Throwback To A Not-So-Simple Time

HIGH The rewind functionality spared more than one controller.

LOW Realizing how worthless and weak I am without tutorial levels.

WTF Remapping the buttons frustrated me more than the games did.


Voodoo Vince Remastered Review

Cursed By Missed Opportunities

HIGH Humorous self-mutilation is fun. (Now there’s a sentence I’ve never written before.)

LOW Visuals from 2003. Innovation from 1903.

WTF Are there really this many bottomless pits in New Orleans?