The issue in a nutshell:
The Special Report
Is The Path really a disgusting rape sim?
16-Bit Boy: Psycho Gaming
Do certain multiplayer games turn us into angry souls?
Dwarf Fortress Diary
The first in a multi-part series documenting the madness of Dwarf Fortress.
Can inferior games sometimes provide the most lasting memories?
First Impressions: Quake Live
Should we be quaking in our boots?
Resident Evil 5 - 82%
Empire: Total War - 89%
Street Fighter IV - 90%
Killzone 2 - 91%
Halo Wars - 87%
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - 90%
Flower - 87%
Men of War - 80%
Tom Clancy's HAWX - 70%
Ceville - 57%
Shifter's Box - 70%
...Do still read the words, even though you know the scores!
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|zippdementia - March 30, 2009 (01:39 PM)
Heavy hitters in the scores this month! Well, except for Ceville, but even that's not SO bad.
|Lewis - March 30, 2009 (02:13 PM)
We were pleasantly surprised by this month's games. Next month's review code is not quite as remarkable... though there is a big scorer in Issue 6...
|wolfqueen001 - March 31, 2009 (05:38 PM)
Interesting stuff in here. I read your article on the Path and the one about aggression in gamers.
I'm not sure I really by into the whole psychology of gaming thing in that second article... I mean, sure people get frustrated when playing like that - I see it in my brother all the time when we're playing together - but I don't know that it's just something strictly related to games. But maybe that wasn't really the point.
I also read the Men of War review, since that was the one I was most interested in.
I was actually supposed to be in the beta for that game... but because they pushed the beta release like a whole year, by the time it came out I was too busy to actually try it or anything. Which is a shame. Seemed like an awesome game. I'm glad it scored favorably, though; that's always a plus.