[Reviews] JujuA fun game that might have been even better if it brought along a bit more originality.
[Opinion] Why would anyone care about Metacritic?If you operate a game site, there are all sorts of reasons to care...
Yes, I'm late to the scene, but I still decided to read and review this doozy of an American classic.
For years, I've seen references to J. D. Salinger's novel, " The Catcher in the Rye." Narrowly, I missed reading it when I was of high school age, but my classmates sometimes talked about it and then I graduated and was exposed to additional discussion in college. Recently, its author passed away and there was another round of effusive praise for his work in general and that novel in particular. I decided it was time to read it and see what I'd been missing.
Just the sort of game you'd probably try playing if you always wished Pinball Quest got a sequel.
Despite its problems, I rather enjoyed Pinball Quest on the NES. I always thought it should have received a sequel, but it never did. Then, recently, a Canadian developer saw fit to create what you might call a spiritual successor, and Atlus published it for PC (as well as a variety of other platforms). Good deal, right? Well... not so much.
I went into Rollers of the Realm expecting that it would be different from Pinball Quest, which it was, and that was fine. I didn't have problems with the revised approach in general, but the game definitely didn't click with me for a variety of reasons. I expand on those in my freelance review at GameSpot.
If your kids like flying games and the Wii U, this one is a no-brainer. Otherwise, probably not so much.
I haven't been reviewing as much in recent months as I tend to like to review, but that doesn't mean my output dried up altogether. In addition to the occasional review for GameSpot (and yes, HonestGamers), I also draft this random review for Realm of Gaming.
Yes, it's a review for Disney Planes. Recently, Disney Interactive also released Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue, but that's a newer game. My review is for the prior title in the series, which was the first to feature the flying, talking planes. I actually had a pretty decent time with it!
You shoot my castle, I'll shoot yours. With cannons!
Back in September, my 45th freelance review for GameSpot went live. That review is my look at Cannon Brawl, which reminded me a lot of CastleStorm.
                                                            
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