Author: Kristin Renee Taylor

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection Review

Still Shamelessly Crushing on Future Trunks

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection Screenshot

HIGH Seeing all of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai's story mode in bright, shiny HD; Reversible cover art!

LOW Seeing Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3's boring story mode in flat, static HD; Cheap AI.

WTF The AI abuses the crap out of the fact that combat starts when "FIGHT" appears, not when it fades like most other fighters—cheap first hits for everyone!

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor Review

War. What is it Good for? Giant Walking Mecha.

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor Screenshot

HIGH I managed to keep a crewmember alive for two consecutive missions. A personal best!

LOW Kinect-based quicktime events in a timed mission against a boss that can one-shot me.

WTF Twenty of my thirty crew members died by the halfway point of the game due to my incompetency. Why am I in charge of the platoon again?

Orcs Must Die! 2 Review

Sappers Closing In!

Orcs Must Die! 2 Screenshot

HIGH Watching orcs get launched into the abyss/lava/acid/void traps never fails to bring a smile to my face.

LOW Attempting a perfect run, only to have orcs repeatedly slip past when I'm busy elsewhere.

WTF The Sorceress's "clothes" might as well be made of dental floss.

Resonance Review

Not the Type that Shatters Glass

Resonance Screenshot

HIGH There are some rather tense and scary scenes to play through.

LOW Crashes to desktop whenever I skipped through dialogue too fast.

WTF How did the bad guy get out of a locked, sealed room? It's never explained.

Bloodforge Review

Family (n) – The Spouse and Children of One Person

Bloodforge Screenshot

HIGH Crom's hilariously hammy Big No in the opening minutes of the game.

LOW The entire rest of the game.

WTF One boss is a physical manifestation of a female STD.

Elsword Review

Choosing the Archer so I can Kick People in the Face

Elsword Screenshot

HIGH Pulling off a big, flashy combo against a boss and watching its health bar plummet

LOW Real money micro-transactions for game-changing,non-cosmetic gear, including… (see below)

WTF I have to spend cash to reset my skill points?!