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Sunset Overdrive Second Opinion

Tony Hawk's Saint's Row

Sunset Overdrive

HIGH The robo-dog mission hints at classic Insomniac design.

LOW Finding yet another generic NPC who's going to send me on an endless parade of sidequests.

WTF Why break the fourth wall to make fun of videogame tropes just to turn around and use the same tropes in your game?

Dragon Age: Inquisition Review

Bioware: The Game

Dragon Age Inquisition

HIGH: Cassandra's fangirl outburst

LOW: The persistent feeling that I had accidentally launched World of Warcraft

WTF: It sure is convenient that we found this giant castle with nobody living in it

Escape Dead Island Review

The Ninja, The Skipper and The Douche


Escape Dead Island

HIGH The unreliable narrative.

LOW The final sequence of battles is awful.

WTF Exactly how much rope is Cliff carrying?

Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit Review

Foodservice Fanservice

Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit

HIGH Hanzo's reactions to perfect meals are way over the top.

LOW Good god, the music sucks.

WTF Half the characters are held back as DLC.

Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition Review

Back to the Lost

Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition Review Screenshot

HIGH Spending another 20 hours in the finest zombie-killing simulator ever.

LOW Even at low detail settings on a good PC, the framerate chugs during heavy action.

WTF The SmartGlass features were removed and replaced with... nothing!

Watch Dogs Third Opinion

Design By Committee

Watch Dogs

HIGH Infiltrating an enemy hideout, hacking files and escaping without ever entering the hideout itself.

LOW Snipers perched in moving helicopters with perfect aim.

WTF No dedicated crouch button?

Assassin's Creed: Unity Review

Iconic Performance Issues


Assissin's Creed Unity

HIGH 22fps.

LOW 3fps.

WTF The recurring quirk of hitting the map button and going to the IE app.

The Evil Within Review

Psycho Break

Evil Within

HIGH Tossing a grenade into the midst of four shamblers and watching the limbs fly.

LOW The awkwardly-handled boss fight against a giant dog thing.

WTF Huge black borders cropping off 30% of the screen was a good idea?

Sunset Overdrive Review

High Caffeine Content

Sunset Overdrive Review Screenshot

HIGH Getting from one end of the city to the other without touching the ground.

LOW Tired references to Reddit, NeoGAF, and everything else culture-relevant.

WTF The villain sounds identical to Monokuma from Danganronpa.

I've got a bone to pick with Insomniac.

Lords of the Fallen Review

Soulslike

Lords of the Fallen Review Screenshot

HIGH Enchanting the Gauntlet with fire makes for a neat projectile weapon.

LOW The third boss is ten times harder than the two bosses that precede him.

WTF I stabbed you in the back. How is your shield in front blocking that?

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