Tuesday March 4, 2014
It has been a long time coming, but South Park: The Stick of Truth has totally been worth the wait. With a visual style that looks exactly like an episode of the show, fantastic voice work and music, and an over-the-top brand of humor that will shock and offend you, but mostly just make you laugh, it is a dream come true-type of game for South Park fans. The actual RPG gameplay isn't perfect, but it never gets in the way of the story or the humor, which are the more important parts of this adventure. See our full South Park: The Stick of Truth review for all of the details.
South Park: The Stick of Truth Review (X360)
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Thursday February 27, 2014
Well look at that. Turning Plants vs. Zombies into a multiplayer shooter wasn't as dumb of an idea as everyone thought when it was first announced. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is surprisingly competent as a TPS, but also manages to retain the humor and personality of the PvZ franchise to create an online multiplayer game that doesn't have to be all serious and "hardcore" like a lot of the other offerings on Xbox Live. Our full review of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, including comparisons between the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of the game, is at the link below.
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Review (XONE, X360)
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Wednesday February 26, 2014
It wasn't a very good sign for the new Thief game that the only thing I could think about while playing it was how much more enjoyable Dishonored was and how much better it did pretty much everything. Thief does get one thing just about perfect - stealing everything in sight and sneaking away on silent cat feet is a blast - but falters in so many fundamental areas that it is hard to fully enjoy. Our full Thief review has more.
Thief Review (XONE)
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Tuesday February 25, 2014
The first Lords of Shadow put its own distinct twist on Castlevania and created a series that should have been able to stand on its own. That didn't happen, though, and whether through meddling from Konami or lack of confidence in its own vision, Mercury Steam's subsequent entries - Mirror of Fate and Lords of Shadow 2 - ended up being muddled messes of trying to mix the new style of Lords of Shadow with the tried and true Castlevania formula that just didn't really work right in the end. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 isn't what Lords of Shadow fans wanted, nor is it what Castlevania die-hards really wanted it to be either. See our full review for more.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Review (X360)
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