Eugh. I shouldn’t have waited to do this.
Author: Mike Suskie
The Devil’s In The Details
HIGH Learning what the title refers to.
LOW The jump mechanic is a little sticky.
WTF Tariq’s Bitchtape.
Gotta Go Fast
HIGH Perfecting a chamber and getting that slow-motion effect on the final kill.
LOW Unimaginative bosses.
WTF Could they have at least given the character who inevitably betrays us a less evil-sounding voice?
The Magic Wears Off
HIGH Incredible physics.
LOW Dull combat and dark, repetitive levels.
WTF Right, so who the hell am I?
HIGH Playing in VR.
LOW Not playing in VR.
WTF How did it take EA so long to do something cool with this franchise?
A VR Swingers Party
HIGH Crossing a room in seconds with a few perfect swings.
LOW The underwater bits.
WTF Why is this not attempted more often?
HIGH Astounding production values for a game of this scope.
LOW A few frustrating and over-scripted enemy encounters.
WTF The story doesn’t start making sense until the very end.
Zag Out Of Hell
HIGH Zeus’ chain-lightning boons.
LOW The fourth biome is less interesting than the preceding three.
WTF Surely I’ll hit repeat dialogue eventually, right…?
When the COVID-19 panic began erupting back in March, a near-universal source of comfort within the gaming community was the perfectly-timed launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This may well wind up being the worst year any of us have lived through, and more than ever we’re seeing the value in transporting ourselves to cute, colorful worlds in which everything is totally fine and remains that way.
HIGH Nailing the timing needed to consistently counter enemies. LOW Having to use an item once before knowing what it does. WTF An area that almost looks like something out of Control.
HIGH Nailing the timing needed to consistently counter enemies.
LOW Having to use an item once before knowing what it does.
WTF An area that almost looks like something out of Control.