Tag: Rebellion

Strange Brigade Review

Adventure Has A Name… And A Lot Of Guns

HIGH Using the energy lasso power to disintegrate a crowd of zombies in seconds.

LOW The fleeing relic carriers are far too easy to miss.

WTF The whole final boss fight.


Sniper Elite 4 Review

One Shot, So Many Kills

HIGH Pulling off a 400-meter headshot in high winds.

LOW No longer being able to choose what kind of scope I want to use.

WTF The often-strange bios that appear over enemies when watching them with binoculars.


Battlezone Review

Space Paranoids!

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HIGH Watching a salvo of missiles arc across the sky and drop three enemy planes simultaneously.

LOW Dying on the final boss due to a lack of ammo drops.

WTF Are you absolutely sure this isn’t taking place inside a computer? Tanks drop data when they explode.


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Rogue Warrior Screenshot

When I wrote a post about the Camp aesthetic in games a few years back, I suggested that one of the greatest areas of camp potential in games lay in violence. A commenter suggested I take a look at Rogue Warrior, a universally-panned game inexplicably starring Mickey Rourke as real-life SEAL team commander Richard "Demo Dick" Marcinko. The game did not disappoint: Rogue Warrior is a great example, perhaps the best example, of a game that in its violent excess becomes unintentionally comic.

Sniper Elite V2 Review

Theater of War Crimes

Sniper Elite V2 Screenshot

HIGH The quarter-mile shot.

LOW Are those tank guns manned by psychics?

WTF And then the bullet plowed through his head, popping his eyeball before blasting off the back of his skull! (Repeat 100 times.)

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 77: What We’re Playing, Is Sniper Elite V2 too Violent?

In this episode we have a good old fashioned "What have you been playing?" Discussion. We then have a debate sparked by an email over Sniper Elite V2 and round it all out with some thumbs! With Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard Naik and Dylan "I have no witty nicknames" Collins.

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