Tag: Microsoft

Sunset Overdrive Second Opinion

Tony Hawk's Saint's Row

Sunset Overdrive

HIGH The robo-dog mission hints at classic Insomniac design.

LOW Finding yet another generic NPC who's going to send me on an endless parade of sidequests.

WTF Why break the fourth wall to make fun of videogame tropes just to turn around and use the same tropes in your game?

Sunset Overdrive Review

High Caffeine Content

Sunset Overdrive Review Screenshot

HIGH Getting from one end of the city to the other without touching the ground.

LOW Tired references to Reddit, NeoGAF, and everything else culture-relevant.

WTF The villain sounds identical to Monokuma from Danganronpa.

I've got a bone to pick with Insomniac.

Iron Brigade Review

Trenchalicious

Iron Brigade Review Screenshot

HIGH Surprisingly deep, satisfying mech customization for an XBLA title.

LOW Realistically, I'm never going to get a full squad of four together.

WTF Double Fine made this? Really?

Sixty Second Shooter Prime Review

The Continuing Adventures Of The Triangle From Asteroids

Sixty Second Shooter Prime Review Screenshot

HIGH It features The Last Starfighter's famous Death Blossom!

LOW Dropping from one level to the next, and landing on a game-ending foe.

WTF Is there seriously no way I can turn off those annoying backgrounds?

State of Decay: Lifeline Review

Taking the Fight to 'Em

State of Decay Lifeline Review Screenshot

HIGH Watching an airstrike wipe out dozens of zombies in an orgy of carnage.

LOW Having no idea where my molotov is going to land after I've thrown it.

WTF No, be my guest and charge that juggernaut, Mr. Injured Accountant Armed With A Letter Opener.

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 112: The Xbox Diskinected

The Xbox 180 is now truly complete. With Microsoft's announcement that they are dropping the Kinect requirement for the Xbox One, early adopters have been perturbed in droves. We happen to have three such fellows on the show to talk about their reactions, and if this was really a necessary move. Featuring Richard Naik, Mike Bracken, Ashley King, and special guest Aaron from the Gameenthus podcast. Special thanks to RushJet1 for the intermission music!

NOTE: this episode was recorded on May 17th, so it's a bit out of date. Apologies!

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Xbox Kinect 0:12-0:52

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State of Decay Second Opinion

The Forever Dead

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HIGH The desperate thrill of running out of bullets and finishing off a zombie horde with a wrench.

LOW All of my hard-gathered resources disappearing because the game was broken for a week.

WTF Ah, a dynamite suicide vest. That'll teach those zombies for tearing my guts out!

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood Review

Is There Really a Curse?

MAX: The Curse of the Brotherhood Review Screenshot

HIGH Rocketing through the air over a chasm before miraculously drawing a vine to save myself from certain death.

LOW The hiding places of some collectibles are flat-out unfair.

WTF I hated that monster until I was killing him – where are these tears coming from?