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Reviews Spotlight: Lego Batman 2, Gravity Rush, PixelJunk 4am, and more

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I'm sure that you find the summer sun tempting, but we both know that you'd rather stay inside and read some reviews.


Review: Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
By Mark Purcell

I've been hearing a lot of praise for Lego Batman 2, and Mark adds his voice to the choir. "While Lego Batman 2 has some minor hiccups, overall it is a breath of fresh air. With the inclusion of voice acting and open-world exploration, it is easy to see the future of the Lego game series. These new additions make this the best entry into the Lego franchise so far."


Gravity Rush review
By Karli Winata

Gravity Rush is the best game I've played this year. Karli may not have liked it as much I did, but he still had nice things to say about the Vita title. "As many sins as Gravity Rush may have, they can easily be forgotten with one simple trip underneath the city looking for another cluster of power crystals"


Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning review
By Chandler Tate

History will probably remember Reckoning more for its part in the downfall of 38 Studios, which is a shame. Chandler puts it well: "The genre has finally met its match for crafting together a game that has all of the elements you've come to love and expect, only this time gameplay wasn't pushed under the bed."

 

Chili beats: A PixelJunk 4am review
By Ryan McNeal

Ryan won his copy of PixelJunk 4am from a Bitmob contest and was kind enough to review the title. "PixelJunk 4am is awesome. At heart, this PlayStation Move game is an expression of organic music creation, using dance-like movement routines to compose beats and place new, progressive sounds on the audio canvas."

PixelJunk 4am


Well Played: ActRaiser
Nate Ewert-Krocker

Nate decides to go retro and review ActRaiser for the Super Nintendo. "It’s not the most complex game you’ll ever play, but there’s strength in its simplicity, and its character progression system is a hook that makes it very compelling."


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