Author: Daniel Weissenberger

Sniper Elite 4 Review

One Shot, So Many Kills

HIGH Pulling off a 400-meter headshot in high winds.

LOW No longer being able to choose what kind of scope I want to use.

WTF The often-strange bios that appear over enemies when watching them with binoculars.


Space Rift Review

Load 16 Tons, And What Do You Get?

HIGH Using head-tracked lasers to blast drones in an asteroid field.

LOW Accidentally breaking the game so it’s impossible to progress. Twice.

WTF Non-functioning volume sliders? How does that get through testing?


Deathstate Review

There Are Places Worse Than Bullet Hell

HIGH The truly huge number of monster types.

LOW Getting killed by bullets coming from offscreen.

WTF Okay, now I’m playing as a laser-shooting eye. Awesome!


Double Dragon 4 Review

What Year Is It?

HIGH Unlocking the character who can kill anything with an invisible ki blast.

LOW Trying to beat that same character in the main game.

WTF Oh, Marian, will you ever stop getting punched in the stomach?


Exist Archive Review

Beyond The Veil

HIGH Decimating a boss with a perfectly-timed 300-hit combo.

LOW Arriving in the same damn lava cave for the twentieth time.

WTF Wait, you’re saying I can’t even damage this boss with my current team?


Io Review

No Moss Gathered

HIGH Flying across the entire map while zoomed-in tight and hitting the bullseye.

LOW Any time I’m asked to ride a gear over lava.

WTF The maze of doom.


Pixel Gear Review

Better Than Ace Banana, But So Is Being Punched In The Stomach

HIGH The dragon boss is a legitimately great fight.

LOW An enemy that wandered behind indestructible scenery made a level unbeatable.

WTF I’m confused as to why Frankenstein is wandering around this icy valley carrying a minigun.