Darksiders II Review
Paint by Numbers
HIGH Nailing the perfect sequence of scythe combos and dodges during a fight.
LOW Having my reaper form cancelled out by a boss cut-scene.
WTF This game literally put me to sleep in the early hours.
Ending the World in Style
HIGH Beautifully cohesive and flows at a smooth, fast pace.
LOW Azrael's dungeon is too sloggy.
WTF Someone actually approved the sandworm room?
Saints Row: The Third Review
The Third Time's not the Charm
HIGH One of the best extended opening sequences I've played in some time.
LOW the game fails to maintain that quality past the opening.
WTF No booty size slider—again?!? And Burt Reynolds?
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Second Opinion
Space? Where? All I've Seen is this Ugly Planet
HIGH Combining the jetpack and war hammer for devastating results.
LOW The overwhelming sense of boredom that came over me when there was still six hours of game left.
WTF Does anyone honestly think that that giant armor looks cool?
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Review
Crates for the Crate Throne!
HIGH Charging across a bridge to take on the forces of Chaos with a squad of marines at my back.
LOW The disappointing final boss is a wave fight in a boring arena followed by a quick-time event.
WTF All these slow-moving platform elevators and no ambushes on them?
Dirt 3 Review
What's a Gymkhana?
HIGH Racing through the dusty African night, drifting around corners at full speed.
LOW The endless, repetitive, "duels".
WTF Gymkhana? What?
Operation Flashpoint: Red River Review
American Exceptionalism: The Game!
HIGH Calling in an airstrike on a wave of rushing PLA and watching them scatter.
LOW Watching my team standing around, unable to respond to a rocket attack.
WTF The 50-cal doesn't work on helicopters? That's what it's for!
Red Faction: Armageddon Review
HIGH Bringing a whole structure crashing down on a monster using the magnet gun.
LOW The monster didn't seem to notice it.
WTF Why am I doing so much work to protect force-fields and take out bridges when these creatures are constantly emerging from the solid rock?
de Blob 2 Review
The Party Shouldn't Stop
HIGH Rolling through a completed level with the music blaring and a colorful party going on all around.
LOW The bosses feel totally out of place.
WTF Why have a timer?