The Reviews Spotlight returns to give you a snapshot of what our community reviewers are saying about some of today's games. This week we've got old perverts with guns, parodies of our favorite summer movie franchises, a sultry Los Angeles, and Zelda.

TheMadSpin presents: 8 bits of…Duke Nukem Forever
By Stephen Military

The long-awaited Duke Nukem Forever hasn’t garnered the critical acclaim many were hoping for. If you’re sitting on the fence, Steven addresses its good and bad qualities in an absolutely hilarious review.


Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars (3DS) review: Recycled brick house
By Tristan Damen

Developer Traveller’s Tales has made Lego versions of Batman, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Harry Potter. Apparently, Tristan has played them all, but their latest Star Wars parody has him quoting the great Sergeant Roger Murtaugh of Lethal Weapon: “I’m getting too old for this shit.”

Get away to L.A.
By D.F. Smith

I’m sure you’ve read a lot about L.A. Noire by now. Lord knows we’ve featured one or two articles in our Spotlights. But Smith’s review of the detective game has a tinge of bourbon behind his prose. His ruminations have an almost Hank Moody feel to them. Great stuff — keep writing, D.F.

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass: A review
By Ryan Conway

I always dig reading Ryan’s reviews. He has an approach that this multimedia student can appreciate. His article, for example, has five samples of music from Phantom Hourglass. Many of us love listening to music while we read. Ryan asks that we listen to the titles theme music while we read an incredibly thorough analysis — and look at some really cool pictures — of the beloved video game.