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Rage 2 Review

Pretty In Pink

HIGH Satisfying gunplay, and a nearly limitless supply of it.

LOW Could use a bit more personality.

WTF An anticlimactic encounter against a boss teased in the opening level.


Generation Zero Review

HIGH The detailed environments set a nice atmosphere.

LOW Everything in this game is absolutely boring.

WTF The design is broken on a structural level, and no patch can fix it.


Just Cause Review

Just Cause Screenshot

The successful balance between exciting innovation and comfortable familiarity is a delicate one. It's true that large doses of creativity can sometimes lead an otherwise solid project wildly awry, but on the other hand, there's little value in rehashing ideas and not going far enough. In the case of Just Cause, the developers have innovated with one shining addition, but otherwise let the scales weigh heavily with well-trodden material.

Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams – Review

The beauty of Tak 2 is almost sublime—it manages to strike the perfect balance between being accessible to children yet entertaining for adults. Kids will love the characters and the silly humor (as will adults—the writing cleverly mixes in some jokes that work for multiple age groups) while grown-up gamers will appreciate the title's varied and challenging gameplay. This is, quite honestly, one of those games that people of all ages will enjoy.

Tak and the Power of JuJu – Second Opinion

The first thing that struck me about Tak was the striking similarities to Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. The sprawling jungle filled worlds and collection-based gameplay were quite obviously Jak inspired, and the picturesque environments even improved upon The Precursor Legacy on some levels. But the game quickly crosses the line from homage to blatant rip-off; even little things like the pause menu screen and Tak's exclamations upon completing an objective seem taken directly from Jak.

Tak and the Power of JuJu – Review

A sense of humor goes a long way, and Tak and the Power of JuJu is a pretty funny game. Of course, it is a Nickelodeon property so it brings with it the same kind of quirky, off-kilter humor as other Nick 'toons like Rocko's Modern Life and SpongeBob SquarePants. A big difference here though is that Tak doesn't have his own cartoon show (at least not yet). Anyway, it's a good thing that Tak is funny. The actual gameplay left me crying at times, and I really needed a good laugh or two.