Tag: 2K Games

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review

Long Absent, a Little Different, but not Unknown

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HIGH The resurrection of a long-absent, fan favorite franchise.

LOW Restarting after ten hours due to crushing poverty.

WTF Walls don't function properly in this universe.

Mafia II Review

Actually, it is for Nothing

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HIGH Eddie and Joe singing along drunkenly to "Return to me" in the car.

LOW The preceding half-hour, during which they vomit constantly.

WTF I failed one mission because the guy I was tailing ran into a taxi of his own accord.

BioShock 2 Review

The Waves are Many, but the Sea is One

BioShock 2 Screenshot

HIGH Sloshing through the darkness at the end of Siren Alley.

LOW The unimaginative construction, storyline, and objectives in Dionysus Park.

WTF Doesn't it matter to you that I killed all those innocent men?

Axel & Pixel Review

Absurdly Delightful

Axel &  Pixel Screenshot

HIGH The surreal, abstract nature of the adventure.

LOW Putting important collectibles in action sequences without checkpoints.

WTF Pretty much everything you see on-screen.

Borderlands Review

Stranded (And Bored) In The Wasteland

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HIGH Millions of guns to choose from, theoretically…

LOW The "adventure" is pure contrivance, utterly lacking a soul.

WTF Where's the onscreen mini-map? Why do weak guns auto-equip?

BioShock Third Opinion

"There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it." -Alfred Hitchcock

BioShock

HIGH Wonderful art style & environment.

LOW Game feels too easy at points.

WTF I didn't realize so many people in the 50s kept audio diaries and left them laying around in random boxes, air vents, and dead bodies.

BioShock Second Opinion

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BioShock is a simple, straightforward first-person shooter dressed up in next-generation trappings and superb artistic design. There are numerous distractions attempting to draw the player's eye away from the basic formula at its heart, but really, that's all it is.