Saturday, January 16, 2010

Past the Hype - Q4 2009

Past the Hype focuses on the games that have been featured in the monthly The List, that failed miserably in reviews. Its my way of says, sorry I as sucked into thinking this game was going to be good.

Mini Ninjas
Its more of a kids game, not really a hit for adults. Guess the Mini part should have clued me in more. If you take the kid angle, then the game is reported to be good.

LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
Another kids game, but when LEGO began with the Star Wars brand, it was fun for adults. Unfortunately, the model is now stale (like my yellow castle set), regardless of how good (or bad) the movie its based on. Luckily, LEGO is now focusing on a LEGO Online Universe game, as this formula should be shelved.

Painkiller Resurrection
This game was doomed, well really the series was doomed when the original developer pulled out after the 1st release. This being the .. er... 4th, er 3.5th, this series should just be ignored. Coop couldn't even save it, that bad. Metacritic gives it a 38/100.

The Saboteur
This one was a mixed bag, had the potential, but with the developer studio shut down, its just too much to ask for a decent patch, support.

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