This was a great week for user reviews. I'm happy to say that this week featured the most user reviews written since User Review Herding started (I know it hasn't been that long, but that is still a great achievement on the community's part). This week also has the most user reviews herded since we started. On the actual user review front, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was definitely at the top of peoples' lists this week, with Bastion also climbing close to the top. Keep up the great work guys.

User Review Herding Stats:
Period Reviewed: January 7 - January 13
Total Reviews Written: 35
Game Reviewed the Most: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 5
Number of User Reviews Herded: 12

User Reviews

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Skyrim is my GOTY pick
Skyrim is without a doubt game of the year material in many gamers’ eyes. Ochomcawsome reviews the latest Elder Scrolls title, showing us this GOTY contending appeals to even the RPG wary.

The Never Ending RPG
It seems Skyrim not only appeals to fans of the series, but has drawn in those who are new to the Elder Scrolls world. Papajon555 is a newcomer to the Elder Scrolls but still finds much to love with this entry in the series.

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review
Experimentation and freedom are two of the main selling points in Bethesda’s latest Elder Scrolls installment. These are the two factors that appealed most to BreadLoser and they explain why this is and more in their review of Skyrim.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: A Beautiful World
Skyrim is still the top of many peoples’ “to play” lists and is natural at the top of the “to review” lists as well. Wallrunner takes a shot this time and describes just how flexible and mind-blowing the mechanics of Skyrim can be. 


Bigger on the Inside
PaperCamm returns to the herd with another well articulated review over the downloadable smash hit, Bastion. PaperCamm shows us the ins and outs of what makes Bastion so loveable and so fun to play.

Bastion is Fortified With Immense Amounts of Creativity and Depth
Bastion gets things right on many levels and DrJoeystein drives this point home. In their review, the Dr examines how Bastion executes it all in just the right ways, from story and graphics to gameplay and the games longevity. 

Batman: Arkham Asylum

The Dark Knight Returns in Spectacular Fashion
With all the buzz of Arkham City it’s only natural to want to go back and play the one that started it all. Blaze6106 gives us their review of the game from the then unknown company that shocked the world and tells us just why you can’t beat the Dark Knight himself. 

Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One

Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One
Playing a game can be like being in a relationship sometimes, according to one of our users. Luciablee not only reviews Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One, but also introduces us to the ups and downs of their relationship with this title with the most detailed look at the game I’ve seen. 

Crysis 2

Crysis 2 Review - More than just pretty graphics?
According to Candle_Reviews, Crysis 2 is more than just spectacular graphics. In their review, Candle_Reviews explain that even though the game can be a little buggy and the story a little out there, it is a big step up from its predecessor, and an enjoyable gaming experience. 


The Definition of Atmosphere
Jack returns for another week with their review of Limbo. The Quixotic Gamer shows us that Limbo’s most defining mechanic, its atmosphere, is what makes the game and keeps the player coming back for more. 

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record

The Good vs. Bad when it comes to Dead Rising: Off the Record
That_sterlin_kid returns this week with their review of Dead Rising 2: Off the Record as they discuss the many upgrades this expansion makes upon Dead Rising 2. 


Decent survival horror bang for your buck
While the downloadable survival horror title Amy has met with near universal scorn and negativity, markus1142’s review shows a different angle to this title. Though its flaws are there for all to see, markus1142 argues that for the low price, you get a decent survival horror game that’s well worth it. 

Hope you enjoyed these great reviews. Be sure to check back next Saturday for the next installment of User Review Herding. Also, remember to send me your feedback and/or any user review recommendations to my profile. You can also find me on Twitter if you desire. Catch you guys later.