Wednesday, April 11, 2012

One-Sentence Reviews - Volume Three

It's been over a year since we've last taken a glance at this segment. It seems to be a yearly tradition on SuperPhillip Central. Perhaps I could make it come more often. What do you think? Regardless, it's time for One-Sentence Reviews once again. This is where I review a game in a sentence or less. Sometimes I happen to create a run-on which I get called out for justifiably, but I generally play by the rules. I have another thirty games (some reviewed fully already) just waiting to have their moment in the proverbial sun. How will I like them?

"The soul still burns, but it's more of a weak ember than a raging inferno." SoulCalibur V (PS3, 360)


"Not as strong as its second game, but Uncharted 3 delivers on thrills, chills, and enjoyable gameplay." Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)

"You'll get hooked when you play Fishing Resort as it is the Wii's best fishing simulator." Fishing Resort (Wii)

"A poor ending doesn't damn this game from being anything short of excellent." Mass Effect 3 (PS3, 360)

"Full of goals to attain, characters and courses to unlock and master, and asynchronous multiplayer to enjoy, the latest mainline Hot Shots Golf entertains." Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (PSV)

"Two Sonics for the price of one is one heck of a deal and one heck of a game." Sonic Generations (PS3, 360)


"The change to the familiar formula makes for a Ratchet game that is more action-oriented than past installments." Ratchet: Deadlocked (PS2)

"Taking the size and scope of Vice City and putting it on the small screen was no easy task, but Rockstar managed to squeak out an incredible open-world experience." Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PSP, PS2)

"A miniscule amount of mini-games, boring boards, and a Mega and Mini Mushroom gimmick make for a poor Mario Party experience." Mario Party 4 (GCN)

"The battle system is incredibly fun, offering a seemingly endless amount of tactics, strategy, and fun." Tales of Vesperia (360)

"The addition of new pinatas to lure to your gardens, new ways to breed and have them live there, and the gorgeous graphics create a game that makes you wish for the old days of Rare." Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise (360)

"Sakurai once again impresses with one of the, if not the, beefiest of games in terms of content on the Nintendo 3DS." Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)


"Get your whole body into the groove and shed those pounds as you shake your booty." Dance Central 2 (360)

"This game partly from the makers of Pikmin fails to satisfy with its boring combat and troublesome gameplay." Army Corps of Hell (PSV)

"As a perfectionist, having teammates perish permanently meant many migraines for a player like myself." Fire Emblem (GBA)

" Just like his latest project, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Super Smash Bros. Brawl comes packed with content in the form of characters, stages, trophies, music, and modes." Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)

"Some chapters are tedious to play through and the game may be paper-thin, but it is certainly thick with fun." Super Paper Mario (Wii)

"Take your hat off and take a bow, Henry, as you've deserved it in your challenging and charming venture." Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure (DS)

"Wacky, wild, and wonderful, God Hand will kick your ass into the Milky Way." God Hand (PS2)

"Two artistic titles placed into one pleasant package make for a must buy, especially for those still waiting for The Last Guardian." The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection (PS3)

"Offering an abundant array of unique high-powered weaponry, Insomniac's last take on their FPS franchise entertains enormously with a compelling solo campaign that can be played with a friend online or off and fun multiplayer modes." Resistance 3 (PS3)


"A game that is visually appealing to the max that could have had much better pacing and much less padding for playtime." Okami (Wii, PS2)

"The trial-and-error gameplay of some levels and the waggle-to-roll mechanic might put off some players, but those who stick with Retro Studios' latest will discover one hell of a kong-frontation." Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)

"Who knew photographing Pokemon could be not only an addicting concept but also such a snap?" Pokemon Snap (N64)

"Getting to create your own monsters is a joy as is playing as them in this darling but forgotten PlayStation 2 title." Graffiti Kingdom (PS2)

"Crash and the gang give Mario Kart a run (or is it race?) for their money with creative track designs, a multitude of multiplayer modes, a plethora of racers to unlock, and a fun solo campaign." Crash Team Racing (PS1)

"The sense of speed is incredible even if the difficulty is insanely high." Wipeout HD (PS3)


"Revving your engine and jetting through dilapidated streets, rushing through destroyed buildings, and drifting around deadly corners make for one intense racing ride." MotorStorm Apocalypse (PS3)

"With over 600 individual monsters to catch, train, and collect, online battling via WiFi, and an engaging story to follow, the latest generation of Pokemon is one for the ages." Pokemon Black and Pokemon White (DS)

"As a fan of Final Fantasy Tactics and its PSP port, I really loved the tactical RPG gameplay of Tactics Ogre's PSP debut, even if it isn't really an original game all to itself." Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (PSP)

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Another end to another installment of One-Sentence Reviews. Did you like seeing this segment back in action after being gone for over a year? If you want even more OSR action, check out these two past editions:

2 comments:

Parko said...

Brilliant idea. It's amazing how much can be said about a game in one sentence, you'd be a Twitter master.

Chalgyr Vokel said...

this is a cool idea - I hadn't thought of this. Probably because my reviews just seem to be getting longer and longer, but this is a cool approach. nicely done.

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