Who says you can’t playtest reality? I did. The Sims was a huge part of learning my life starting in early childhood, and it still is.
HIGH The graphics. My god, the graphics.
LOW Approaching the electrified gears puzzle with a totally wrong strategy.
WTF Was the icy hill at the end not tested? Why is it so snaggy??
HIGH A great sense of speed and lovely visuals.
LOW The braindead, cheating, rubber-banding opponent AI.
WTF They sure do like phoning up this dude who never, ever talks.
HIGH A graphical stunner full of eye candy and fan service.
LOW The lack of depth and small selection of environments.
WTF Apparently, the job requirements for Han Solo's voice actor were "Male. Preferably conscious."
HIGH: The new pass placement and receiver mechanics are the best series additions since the magic stiff arm of Madden '97…
LOW: … and the Dynamic Drive Goals feature is the worst.
WTF: Jim Nantz and Phil Simms have the collective personality of a dial tone.
HIGH: Cassandra's fangirl outburst
LOW: The persistent feeling that I had accidentally launched World of Warcraft
WTF: It sure is convenient that we found this giant castle with nobody living in it
HIGH Planting my sunflower and wiping out three enemies in a single beam of light.
LOW Trying to stop any boss in the single-player mode.
WTF Oh, so Disco Zombie is back? I was kind of hoping that it's been long enough that… no, I get it.
HIGH Tearing a pilot out of his mech and tossing him into the distance.
LOW Dying again because burn cards' effects are not well-described in advance.
WTF There's a bonus for killing innocent bystander robots? Sold!
HIGH Accidentally dashing over an enemy Pilot and gaining some unearned points.
LOW Accidentally being stepped on by an enemy Titan and giving him some unearned points.
WTF I've played a lot of the campaign and I still don't know why anything is happening.
HIGH The Titans are pretty sweet pieces of machinery. Also, female Pilots!
LOW The frequency of getting killed going toe-to-toe with other Pilots.
WTF Is everybody playing this on speed, or am I just that slow? Oh.