Saturday, February 1, 2014

Review Round-Up - December 2013 - January 2014

Booker and Elizabeth starred in one of the
best stories told in video game history.
Our general rule with Review Round-Ups is that we at least need to have four reviews in a single month to have a recap of the past month. That didn't happen in the last month of 2013, so we've combined December of last year and January of this year into one Review Round-Up.

December saw the reviews of Star Fox: Assault (8.0), Ys Seven (9.25), and Custom Robo (6.5). We started off the new year with two Nintendo 3DS titles, Mario Party: Island Tour and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, both receiving a 7.0 and a 7.5 respectively. Our game of the month was BioShock Infinite, which bowled us over with its complex and cleverly written story and excellent gameplay. That's why we gave it a 9.5. Following that was a disappointing game, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, which earned itself a 6.5. Then we returned to Steelport, but this time with superpowers in Saints Row IV (8.5). Finally, we had to rest for a moment after we said Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games in one breath. It's a long title, after all! Anyway, that final review of the month had an 8.0 score attached to it. It was a productive two months for SuperPhillip Central's review team, and we look forward to reviewing more games in February!

Scores are based on a 10 point review scale

Star Fox: Assault (GCN) - 8.0
Ys Seven (PSP) - 9.25
Custom Robo (GCN) - 6.5
Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS) - 7.0
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate (3DS) - 7.5
BioShock Infinite (PS3, 360, PC) - 9.5
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS4, X1, Wii U, PS3, 360) - 6.5
Saints Row IV (PS3, 360, PC) - 8.5
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (Wii U) - 8.0

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