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Reviews Spotlight: Sabotage, Spellcasting Dogs, and Late Bird Specials

The Bitmob Reviews Spotlight is a weekly feature which endeavors to bring attention to the website's most capable writers. While most of your are still enmeshed in the stockpile of recently released titles, these community members have been glued to their keyboards, writing until their extremities grew numb.

A curt shout out was the least we could do for these devoted community members. Here is the fruit of their labor:

Jack Morphy gives his index finger a break and decides to share his opinions on Torchlight, a Diablo-esque role-playing game. Anticipate spellcasting pets and furious mouse clicking.

Sage Knox follows suit with his impressions of The Saboteur. If you're a fan of trippy color transitions and snarky Irish men, be sure to check it out. But if you're not into that sort of thing, Ariel Feist has you covered with an article about Demon's Souls — a game which has achieved more accolades than I care to count.

For those of you who've missed out on the Blur beta, Garret Staus provides his thoughts on this newcomer to the "battle-racing" genre. Apparently, you haven't missed too much.

Dana Laratta returns with another inspiring Haiku. This time, he directs his poetic prowess toward Double Fine's latest production, Brütal Legend. Remember: Never be ashamed of crying over poetry.  Stay on your toes, because once you've wiped away your tears, Ryan Conway will inundate you with yet another Mega Man review.

Lastly, Chris Whitehead makes the case for Assassin's Creed 2, a game whose intrusive DRM and unnecessarily high price point have concerned many PC gamers.


Torchlight Review
By Jack Morphy
The appeal of Diablo 2's elegantly conceived dungeons and deluge of mana potions overwhelmed any pain which the constant mouse clicking may have procured. Jack Morphy explains how Torchlight capitalizes on that masochistic pleasure. Prepare to sacrifice entire days to this game.

 

The Saboteur – Crush! Frag! Review
By Sage Knox
Armed with a sharp sense of wit and an intriguing score system, Sage tackles the last game Pandemic Studios was able to complete before permanently closing its doors. Does this action-adventure title provide an appropriate resolution to the developer's fabled history or is it an uninspired denouement?


Late Bird Review: Demon's Souls
By Ariel Feist
What are Bitmob community reviews for, if not to convince you to buy or avoid a game? Well, if Demon's Souls has left you on the fence, Ariel has some words of wisdom to impart.


Impressions: Blur Beta
By Garret Staus
Not too long ago, the Bitmob staff gave away 100 beta keys for Blur, a racing game from Bizarre Creations. As expected, the community has provided some feedback, and Garret's is particularly expositional. If you're interested by wildly irresponsible driving, Blur may prove worthwhile.


Haiku Review – Brütal Legend
By Dana Laratta
It's difficult to summarize a three-line review, so I won't ruin it. Let me just say, bravö!


Dr. Wily's RevengeFor What it's Worth: Dr. Wily's Revenge
By Ryan Conway
Bitmob's very own trailblazer has returned, and he intends to continue his Mega Man retrospective! This time, Ryan chose to investigate the quality of a slightly older iteration in the series: Dr. Wily's Revenge, a Game Boy game released in '91. Does this cherub-faced superhero have what it takes to justify the $10 purchase?


Assassin's Creed 2 Review: Bravissimo
By Chris Whitehead
Let's make one thing clear: Assassin's Creed 2 is nothing like its predecessor. Chris makes that fact painfully clear in his review of the anticipated sequel. Like a lawyer convincing a jury, Chris will (probably) persuade you to reevaluate your opinions of Ezio Auditore.


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