When it was announced that Austrian publisher Nordic Games acquired the MX vs. ATV series after THQ declared bankruptcy and that the original developer Rainbow Studios would be handling the revival, fans were eager to get back on the dirt track again. But while MX vs ATV: Supercross is mildly entertaining, it ultimately feels outdated.
Though not without flaws, recent video games based on the Transformers universe have managed to win over even the most dedicated fans. In an effort to merge High Moon Studios’ successful Cybertron series with the movie tie-ins based on the Michael Bay films, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is a muddled mess that drags the Cybertron series down in the process.
Ever since a zombiefied doberman busted through a window in the original Resident Evil, I’ve been an avid fan of the survival horror genre. Unfortunately, Daylight is a game that succeeds in the cheap scares department, and fails at basically everything else.
Traveller’s Tales brings us back to the brick-ridden Middle-earth for another dose of hobbits and orcs in LEGO The Hobbit, but with minimal enhancements since the recently released LEGO: The Movie Game and LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes, I can’t help but begin to experience a little LEGO fatigue.
Since its debut, the Earth Defense Force series has always been a guilty pleasure of mine. Although largely criticized for its dated graphics and repetitive gameplay, the latest entry, Earth Defense Force 2025, will satisfy your hunger for mindless action and chaos.