The game comes down to two rival parties blandly lumbering toward each other on largely identical stages.
The Switch delivers Captain Toad in a higher-resolution format, and with better gyroscopic controls.
The world design and storytelling often fail to match the high standards set by the game’s ambitious ancestors.
For what it’s worth, the no-frills street racing is a major improvement over that of the first game.
At least one aspect of the gameplay inadvertently confirms the feeling that Blazkowicz is just a shell of a person.
What saves this tossed-off narrative is the way it, like every other aspect of the game, interacts with the destruction.
Right from the start, Mario Tennis Aces, the eighth installment in the Mario Tennis series, feels inadequate.
Despite the variety of tasks to manage throughout, there are remarkably few ways in which to handle them.
Dark Souls Remastered shows that just as the extra visual definition giveth, it also taketh away.
Four years doesn’t sound like a long enough time to justify updating a list, but video games move in bounding strides.
Four years ago—a lifetime in the world of video games—Slant published its list of the 100 Greatest Video Games of All Time.
It’s electrifying in how it goes out of its way to ensure that you’re constantly in the middle of nail-biting action.
Rather than going for size in the character roster, Dontnod might have done better to shoot for complexity.
The various forms of Street Fighter II are indisputably the main historical attraction of this collection.
State of Decay 2 doesn’t even bother to make it seem like its characters even want to be alive in the world.
It bares itself emotionally but shines a harsh, unflattering light on David Cage’s deficiencies as a storyteller.
Although its absurdist comedy would certainly allow for it, the game never actually throws a kitchen sink at players.
The game takes so much more than it gives, forgetting that a journey isn’t simply about the means of travel.
More than just a faithful recreation of an old subgenre, its greatest strength lies in its impeccable writing.
This game would still be hard to fall in love with if it didn’t absolutely assault the laws of human physics.