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Storm Second Opinion Review

Partly Cloudy, with a Chance of Thunder

Storm Screenshot

HIGH Serene setting and a welcome thematic change. The more complex puzzles actually challenge players to think.

LOW Some levels present no challenge whatsoever. Mechanical precision using imprecise controls is necessary to execute some solutions.

WTF Getting struck by lightning makes a seed jump?

Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale Review

Tokusatsu Memoir

Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale Screenshot

HIGH It's got charm in abundant supply.

LOW The story seems needlessly complicated, yet too shallow.

WTF The final postgame quest is a pain to complete.

Storm Review

Putting Down Roots

Storm Screenshot

HIGH The soothing, low tension early stages.

LOW When the physics don't work as advertised, leading to multiple stage retries.

WTF There's no rewind feature to undo minor mistakes?

Toki Tori 2 Review

Engage All the Learning

Toki Tori 2 Screenshot

HIGH Pulling off a complex series of environment manipulations without a hitch the first time.

LOW Knowing just enough of a puzzle solution's to solve it wrong. For hours.

WTF Some of the photographs have to be taken before the player is taught the photograph song.

The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves Review

These Appearances Are Deceiving

The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves Screenshot

HIGH Über, über cuteness.

LOW The grind factor went way up since the first game.

WTF Why can't I find a Denpa Man with Heal-All?!? Waaaaaah!

Sonic Adventure 2 HD Review

Still Rollin' Around at the Speed of Sound

Sonic Adventure 2 HD Screenshot

HIGH Final Rush is still one of the coolest video game levels ever made.

LOW Mad Space is still one of the most tedious video game levels ever made.

WTF How does the military mistake Shadow for Sonic? They're completely different colors.

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Blocks for Days

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HIGH Upgrade trees with some fun choices to make.

LOW Some odd mission choices that feel like a poor attempt at palate-cleansing.

WTF We still have one-hit kill bosses instead of actual difficulty? Yeugh.

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Review

When did the Dream Become a Nightmare?

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Screenshot

HIGH The blistering SID-metal half of the soundtrack, courtesy of Machinae Supremacy.

LOW Puzzles that try, stretch, and ruin your patience time and again.

WTF How many precious stones can you fit in one game?!

F1 Race Stars Review

The Worst of Both Worlds

F1 Race Stars Screenshot

HIGH That first time Fernando Alonso enthusiastically shouted "Alonso!," like an F1 Mario.

LOW When Fernando Alonso kept enthusiastically shouting his name, like an F1 Mario.

WTF "Release and then hold RT to charge KERS!"

Need for Speed: Most Wanted Review

Identity Crisis

Need for Speed: Most Wanted Screenshot

HIGH Blistering down a sunset highway at almost 200mph.

LOW Hurtling straight into a divider at almost 200mph.

WTF Where is the start menu?!

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