Thursday, September 1, 2016

Review Round-Up - August 2016

The grand reboot of the Ratchet & Clank franchise kicked off this
 sci-fi-centered month of games. It's SuperPhillip Central's Game of the Month.
Welcome to the start of September! Soon, at least here in Central City, the trees will begin to display glorious and gorgeous autumn colors and leaves will start to fall off their branches. However, before we fall into fall, let's take a look back at summer's last full month with the Review Round-Up for August 2016!

It was a bit of a science fiction-themed month for the most part here at SuperPhillip Central. The Game of the Month was Ratchet & Clank, a stunning platformer in both gameplay and visuals, getting a great A grade. The latest chapter in the Star Ocean series, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness went a little too old school for my tastes, earning a C+, While this next game had a promising premise, Obliteracers unfortunately became more frustrating than fun. Sadly, I had to give it a D+ grade. Following that game was a return to the lombax and robot pair with Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, a retro review that scored an A-.

Then, another vehicular combat game, Cel Damage HD, managed to be a smashing good time, blasting and hammering its way to a C+. The Skylanders took center stage following that review with Skylanders SuperChargers, which was a fantastic game for kids and adults, getting a B+. Finally, the sci-fi fixation at SuperPhillip Central continued with the final review of the month, Metroid Prime: Federation Force. I surprisingly found a lot to like about the game despite still wanting a traditional Metroid. It earned a B.

Did you know that SuperPhillip Central is at 698 reviews? We're almost at 700, and just in time for the conclusion of summer! Hey, I called it the Summer of 700 for a reason, folks! I have a big game to review for #700, so please look forward to that and more in September!

Ratchet & Clank (PS4) - A
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (PS4) - C+
Obliteracers (PS4) - D+
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (PS2) - A-
Cel Damage HD (PS4, XB1, PS3, Vita) - C+
Skylanders SuperChargers (PS4, XB1, Wii U, PS3, 360) - B+
Metroid Prime: Federation Force (3DS) - B

I guess my other problem with Metroid Prime: Federation Force is why us North Americans got the inferior box art!

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