Author: Trent Fingland

Gunblade NY & L.A. Machineguns Review

Who Cares? Sega Should

Gunblade NY & L.A. Machineguns Screenshot

HIGH Transporting myself to a simpler, more poorly-rendered time and coming to the realization that Gunblade NY is actually pretty solid.

LOW Dozing off repeatedly during a run of L.A. Machineguns. For reference, the game is 30 minutes long.

WTF Wondering how to defeat all these robo-terrorists? Advise you slam 'em continuously!

MadWorld Review

Let's See who the Craziest is

MadWorld Screenshot

HIGH De-fleshing Jude the Dude with his own guns, then blowing apart his naked skeleton for good measure.

LOW The distinct lack of unlockables. Platinum is the reincarnation of Clover Studios, after all.

WTF "It's like when you're surfing porn on the toilet for 12 hours—when you do get up, it ain't a pretty sight."

Let’s Tap! Review

Ok, but just for a Little While

Let's Tap! Screenshot

HIGH As with any mini-game collection, having a great time with my loved ones.

LOW Well that got boring quick.

WTF Does Sega really think us Americans are such trashy slobs that we have empty tissue boxes just piled up around the house?

Nier Review

Project Gestalt

Nier Screenshot

HIGH Seeing a group of friends actually behaving like a honest-to-goodness group of friends for maybe the first time ever in a video game.

LOW The extra cut-scenes in the second playthrough were uncharacteristically melodramatic.

WTF Watching big, manly Nier land on his butt like a clumsy five year old after a big fall.

Hexyz Force Review

More Fun to Say than to Play

Hexyz Force Screenshot

HIGH Finally getting a fourth party member…

LOW After 13 hours.

WTF Even with the game explicitly telling me that I could upgrade Ragnafacts, it took me two whole chapters to remember to do it.

After Burner Climax Review

Zebra has Acquired a Nuclear Missile

After Burner Climax Screenshot

HIGH Completing that damned stealth bomber mission.

LOW Being unable to pick apart the visual chaos for my first X attempts at the game.

WTF The constant pilot chatter. "Next time I'm here on vacation!"

Echoshift Review

Puzzles without Borders

Echoshift Screenshot

HIGH The same high for all puzzle games: the "a-ha!" moment.

LOW Having to redo the first four casts the same way just so I can reattempt the fifth one again and again is tiresome.

WTF Echochrome had a delicious fast-forward button. Where'd it go?