Author: Brad Bortone

Far Cry Primal Review

Not much has changed in 12,000 years

Far Cry Primal Review Screenshot

HIGH It appeared to be uncharted territory for a first-person title…

LOW … until I realized it was sort of identical to any other Far Cry title.

WTF Monosyllabic grunts kill the rom-com subplot.

Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition Review

Warmed over

Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition Review Screenshot

HIGH If you've ever said "I wish Lara and Link would fight like Kratos and collect a lot of crap," your ship has come in.

LOW Death, as it turns out, is kind of a boring dude.

WTF Even in the Apocalypse, is falling through glitch-filled scenery acceptable?

Star Wars: Battlefront Review

Aren't you a little short for a Stormtrooper?

Star Wars: Battlefront Review Screenshot

HIGH A graphical stunner full of eye candy and fan service.

LOW The lack of depth and small selection of environments.

WTF Apparently, the job requirements for Han Solo's voice actor were "Male. Preferably conscious."

FIFA 16 Review

The competition is heating up

FIFA 16 Review Screenshot

HIGH A solid card-based mode that doesn't feel out of place.

LOW EA may have gone to the rehash well one too many times.

WTF Again, a CARD TRADING MINIGAME THAT DOESN'T SUCK

NBA Live 16 Review

As good as a colonoscopy

NBA Live 16 Review Screenshot

HIGH It's light years ahead of NBA Live 15, in every way possible…

LOW … so is a colonoscopy.

WTF Based on the audio, it's not uncommon for everyone to leave the arena mid-game, including the announcers.

Leo’s Fortune Review

Great balls of fire…and lava…and spikes…

Leo's Fortune

HIGH: Absolutely stunning graphics. How did this start as a mobile game?

LOW: It's one minecart short of being a platform parody.

WTF: Someone on the dev team said, "You know what this inflatable bathmat needs? Ron Swanson's mustache."

Madden NFL 16 Review

"Next year" is finally here…

Madden NFL 16

HIGH: The new pass placement and receiver mechanics are the best series additions since the magic stiff arm of Madden '97

LOW: … and the Dynamic Drive Goals feature is the worst.

WTF: Jim Nantz and Phil Simms have the collective personality of a dial tone.

F1 2015 Review

Poetry in Motion, but More Limited than Haiku

F1 2015

HIGH The look and feel of the driving

LOW The lack of customization and personality

WTF Limited modes make this seem like a budget title