Thursday December 12, 2013
My first reaction to a new Kinect fighting game from Ubisoft coming to Xbox One for launch was - "They had to have learned something since last time, right? It has to be better, right?". Well, the answer to both of those questions is a resounding "No". Fighter Within is just as awful and broken and terrible and not fun as Fighters Uncaged was. Really, that is all you need to know, but our full review has more of the disappointing details.
Fighter Within Review (XONE)
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Tuesday December 10, 2013
Microsoft's Zoo Tycoon reboot, with Kinectimals developer Frontier Development at the helm, nails the fun of watching cute animals do cute animal stuff, but falters a bit on the actual tycoon management end. As tedious as the clunky menu system might be, however, the positives of watching and interacting with the animals, particularly if you're playing alongside children, make up for it. See our full Zoo Tycoon review for more.
Zoo Tycoon Review (XONE)
Image © Microsoft
Monday December 9, 2013
Peggle 2 is more Peggle, and that is exactly what we wanted. Oh, there is a new visual style and some new victory fanfares tossed in there, but the core gameplay of bouncing balls off of pegs to rack up high scores is just like you remember it. Still crazy fun. Still crazy addictive. See our full Peggle 2 for Xbox One right here.
Peggle 2 Review (XONE)
Image © EA
Friday December 6, 2013
Rather than doing new full reviews for the Xbox One's lineup of cross-gen games at launch (cross-gen meaning games that appear on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One), which would be a pain considering most of them saw little to no changes from one version to the next, we have instead done mini-reviews of the Xbox One versions that showcase what is actually different, better, or sometimes worse than the past-gen version.
Need for Speed: Rivals Xbox One Mini-Review
NBA 2K14 Xbox One Mini-Review
FIFA Soccer 14 Xbox One Mini-Review
Madden NFL 25 Xbox One Mini-Review
Call of Duty: Ghosts Xbox One Mini-Review
Battlefield 4 Xbox One Mini-Review
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Xbox One Mini-Review
Skylanders: SWAP Force Xbox One Mini-Review