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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

#50
Dead Rising



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Zombie_Duke

B+
+ Zombies!
+ More zombies!
- OK, enough zombies already
+ Impressive graphics
+ Fun, gory combat
+ Open-ended gameplay
- That gets repetitive
- Punishing save game system




#49
Super Smash Bros. Brawl



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Chris_Hudak

B+
+ Improved control
+ Variety and unlockables out the Kong-hole
+ Terrific soundtrack
+ Online multiplayer
+ Masterpieces classic-game demos
+ Solid Snake beating Sonic’s blue ass!
- "Safe" blunted online options
- Some load-time issues
- Looks like… well, Melee Redux




#48
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West



GR’s Report Card
Nick_Tan

B
+ Compelling inspiration
+ Innovative characters and story
- ...except for the beginning and end
+ Gorgeous, original setting
+ Strong animations and voice-work
+/- Simple but underdeveloped gameplay
- Sparse checkpoint system and one-hit kills
- Touchy controls




#47
Super Mario 3D Land



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Josh_Laddin

A
+ 3D is integral to the gameplay in parts
+/- …which makes me want more of them
+ 3D is comfortable even at full blast
+ Flawless camera no matter what the situation
+ Tanooki suit!
+ Difficulty ramps up at a perfect pace
+ Even mix of retro and new stuff
- Few boss fights with little variety




#46
Grand Theft Auto IV



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Jesse_Costantino

A-
+ Genre-defining action sequences
+ Best GTA story yet
+ Contnuous indoor/outdoor environments
+/- Multiplayer is great when it works
- All too familiar
- Nagging friends
- Jarring graphical glitches
- Antiquated movement and camera controls
- Takes 15-20 hours to get to the good stuff




#45
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings



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Geoff_Hunt

4/5
+ Looks and sounds great
+ Fun, challenging gameplay
+ Fresh approaches to fantasy game tropes
- Dreary, depressing writing and disjointed story events
- A few minor gameplay communication issues
- Kinda misogynistic




#44
Animal Crossing New Leaf



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danielrbischoff

5/5
+ Animal Crossing is portable again
+ You're the mayor!
+ Money comes easier, spreading the wealth does not
+ Do more in less time
+ Fun friends, fresh furniture, familiar faces
+ Streetpassing, Spotpassing, potential for expansion from Nintendo
- Still with the friend codes?
+ Collecting Nintendo goodies
+ Advancing Animal Crossing
- 3D effect is nice but doesn't add anything meaningful
+ Rotating the camera 360-degrees in your house




#43
X-COM: Enemy Unknown



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danielrbischoff

4.5/5
+ Persistently engaging
+ Strategic combat, not taught through boring tutorial
+ Research, build, gather, rinse, repeat
+ Sound, style, and substance
- Some pointless tech-trees
- Crashes, bugs, stuttering on consoles
+ "X-ray terminated." X-COM lives.




#42
Call of Duty: Black Ops II



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danielrbischoff

4/5
+ Branching story paths
- Muddled execution
- Same ol' objectives
+ Facial animations, action sequences
+ Sound design
+ Pick 10 system
- Exploit-abusing community




#41
Super Mario Galaxy 2



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Josh_Laddin

A-
+ Platforming formula is still gold
+ Excellent Wii visuals
+ Entrancing soundtrack
+ A whole lotta stars to collect
+ Yoshi!
- Doesn't do anything new
- Bland bosses
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xcom, enslaved, and Dead rising should all be higher!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, I also think Super Mario Galaxy 2 is top 10 worthy.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm surprised Super Mario Galaxy 2 isn't higher. Makes me wonder how far up the first one is.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/xcom-enemy-unknown
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My bad, i'll edit it in on my next update.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Xcom, enslaved, and Dead rising should all be higher!

Seconded.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

#40
Halo 4



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5/5
+ Gorgeous visuals
+ Ambient and atmospheric soundtrack...
- ...but not quite as iconic as Marty O'Donnell's work
+ The Prometheans are an awesome, horrifying new foe
+ A more humanized Chief and fleshed out Cortana...
- ...but their relationship is a bit awkward
+ Retains the same great Halo feel you've come to know and love...
+ ...and incorporates all the best innovations made popular by Call of Duty
+ Ongoing free post-game support thanks to Spartan Ops




#39
Minecraft



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4/5
+ Discover
+ Mine
+ Chop
+ Creeper
- Silence
- Console




#38
New Super Mario Bros



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Blake_Morse

B
+ It's-a me, Mario!
- ...I'm-a just not as much-a fun
+ Penguin suits that shoot ice balls
+ Some good twists on traditional platforming
- Some bad ones too
- Multiplayer not developed properly




#37
Super Meat Boy



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B
+ Extremely challenging
- ...no, really, it's extremely challenging.
+ Cute characters
+ Tight controls
+ Lots of levels and content to unlock
- Too much trial and error in spots




#36
Little Big Planet



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Greg_Damiano

A
+ Simple, tight gameplay
+ Adorable, funky style
+ Playing all the user-created levels
+ Building machines and monsters
+ Sackboy costumes
- Slight multiplayer lag (beta)
+/- Will it take off? I hope so.




#35
Heavy Rain



GR’s Report Card
Nick_Tan

B
+ Refreshingly unique
+ High concept drama
+ Complex branching story
+ Realistic graphics and set modeling
+/- Lots of quick-time events
+/- Auto-save system
- Too many insignificant actions
- Press button to walk?
- Umbrellas, anyone?




#34
Dead Space



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A-
+ Stunning art and sound design
+ Seamless in-game menu system
+ Multiple innovative play features
+/- Great story takes too much time to develop
- Unbalanced distribution of wealth
- Stupid zombie AI




#33
Far Cry 3



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4/5
+ Fantastic gunplay and takedowns
+ Serviceable stealth mechanics
+ Gorgeous environment
+ Plenty of mini-games and activities to do
+ Solid multiplayer and cooperative modes
/ Not "Skyrim with guns", but that's not the developer's fault
- Restrictive story missions
- Disconnection between protagonist and player
- Non-interactive NPCs
- Repetitive objectives




#32
Mass Effect 2



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A-
+ Dangerously dark second act
+ Much improved tactical shooter
+/- Better but sometimes floaty cover system
+ Rich characters, dialogue, and culture
+ Detailed squadmate-specific quests
+ Awe-inspiring graphics
+ Unique, detailed environments
+ Well-constructed soundtrack
+/- Ethical decisions, impartiality not encouraged
- Unintuitive HUD
- Mining is a mandatory bore-fest
- Replay stilted by low level cap
+/- Slightly glitchy, but can be patched
- [Report card too long ~Ed]




#31
Batman” Arkham Asylum



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A-
+ Great plot
+ Batman done right, finally
+ Fantastic character design
+ Gorgeous graphics
+ Combat trained by Henri Ducard
+/- Detective Mode
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super Meat Boy being under Heavy Rain is a travesty!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mass Effect 2 and Arkham Asylum in the 30's? Oh GR... smh.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah. They should've been much higher than that. Like, the 40's or 50's.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You belong in the 40's and 50's Longo. 2013 just wasn't made for you.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahahaha, Heavy Rain is featured and Wicked didn't drop a wall of text? What's happening, man. Is everything alright?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stopped the reviews, it was too much work. But I'll do ones for the top 10.
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I stopped the reviews, it was too much work. But I'll do ones for the top 10.
You'd better play The Unfinished Swan then, if you haven't already, so you can write an epic review for it when you place it at #1.
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You belong in the 40's and 50's Longo. 2013 just wasn't made for you.

I should've seen that one coming. Well done.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's rare Longo takes a burn - savour this moment.

Dead Space at #34 is a complete and utter fuck in my bum.
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