Author: Darren Forman

Xenoblade Chronicles X Review

War is Skell.

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HIGH Nagi's affinity quest. That certain cut-scene puts the main campaign to shame.

LOW A tie between the main story, the forced grinding, and anything to do with Lin.

WTF The bunny suits are more expensive than a war machine of capable of complete annihilation?

Yakuza 5 Review

Don't mess with that Yakuza. He'll Kiryu.

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HIGH Some of the action sequences are outstanding. If only more games paid this much attention to their martial arts direction.

LOW There's too much filler in the main story. Oh, and anything to do with "following one's dreams."

WTF The 'Stalker' revelation. Or maybe the one with the snowball.

Need for Speed Review

Midnight Run

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HIGH A great sense of speed and lovely visuals.

LOW The braindead, cheating, rubber-banding opponent AI.

WTF They sure do like phoning up this dude who never, ever talks.

RIDE Review

Ticket to RIDE

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HIGH Nailing a succession of corners at high speed without sliding off the bike like a total klutz.

LOW Encountering several nasty glitches within the first hour of turning it on.

WTF A game centered around going extremely fast has such glacial loading times?

Halo 5: Guardians Second Opinion

Halo again, Spartans

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HIGH The beginning of chapter thirteen is cool, and Exuberant Witness is awesome.

LOW The suicidal conveyor belt of failed AI revives. I wouldn't trust these braindead Spartans to open a tin of peaches without adult supervision, let alone save humanity.

WTF Spartans engaging in poorly directed hand-to-hand fisticuffs.

Undertale Review

With Determination

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HIGH The cooking lesson. Oh God, the cooking lesson.

LOW Some random encounters become a bit too repetitive.

WTF So, that's the cultural milestone of humankind as far as monsters are concerned?