review round-up

This Week's Review Round-Up

by Joe Juba on Nov 01, 2012 at 09:45 AM

We covered a lot of ground in reviews this week, from the game about a Native American assassin to the one about a mech-piloting teenage president. Also, don't forget about Halo 4. Here are all of this week's reviews, big and small, in one convenient place.

Halo 4
"The magic formula is intact, but the new development team isn’t afraid to put its own signature features into play, assuring that Halo is on a path to growth instead of stagnation." — Matt Miller

Assassin's Creed III
"An overwhelming experience in its own right, Assassin’s Creed III is the crown jewel on an already excellent series, and it sets the mind reeling about the potential for where the story goes from here." — Matt Miller

Assassin's Creed III: Liberation
"Despite the issues, fans of the series should still seriously consider playing Liberation. None of the worst problems are embedded into the core gameplay. Combat is fun, climbing and navigation work well, the story feels like a natural part of the AC universe. " — Joe Juba

Need For Speed Most Wanted
"Whether you’re dominating your opponents or barrel rolling your way through a race, you’re getting what you wanted – a game, that win or lose, goes all out getting there." — Matthew Kato

WWE 13
"I’ve always pointed to 2000’s WWF No Mercy as the best wrestling game I’ve ever played, but nostalgia is certainly a factor in that. After playing WWE ‘13, I’m hard pressed to think of a more enjoyable and complete wrestling game in history." — Dan Ryckert

Liberation Maiden
"Liberation Maiden, for better or worse, is a brief, fast-paced experience. I found myself laughing at the game’s opening, and even though I never became genuinely engaged in the plight of Shoko and New Japan, I enjoyed taking it all in." — Kyle Hilliard

"Unfortunately, Pid’s retro styling includes plenty of old-school gameplay elements that have long since been abandoned – with good reason." — Jeff Cork

…and, in case you missed it, here's one from last week:

Medal Of Honor: Warfighter
"The uninspired single-player campaign, uneven multiplayer execution, and rampant presence of glitches undermine Medal of Honor: Warfighter’s efforts to join the Tier 1 of military shooters. If Danger Close keeps executing this poorly, this once-loved series may be dangerously close to being put in a casket." — Matt Bertz