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We noticed that a lot our community writers are posting reviews, covering everything from recent triple-A releases like the first-person shooter Battlefield 4 to relics of gaming’s past like Ms. Pac-Man: Maze Madness. We decided to collect these and other critiques into a community spotlight.
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Now then, let’s get to those reviews!
Don’t get your hopes up for Battlefield 4 single-player
By Matt Buckley
“The whole thing culminates in an insult of a “moral” choice at its anticlimactic conclusion, neither option offering much of an ending to speak of. Like Battlefield 3’s before it, Battlefield 4’s single-player campaign just serves as a reminder that DICE’s strength lies in multiplayer gameplay.”
“Ethan: Meteor Hunter is a great blend of puzzle game staples and a few new features. Any fans of indie puzzle games will absolutely love this game. While your character will certainly die over and over in about a thousand different ways, the actual deaths are pretty tame and suitable for children.”
The best of gaming horror: The Suffering
By Stan Rezaee
“The Suffering is truly one of the best crafted horror games that deserves the same respect as Resident Evil or any other iconic horror film. Few games have been able to deliver the same level of fear… .”
Ms. Pac-Man: Maze Madness — How will history remember it?
By Ross Rasmussen
“I think that because games are an iterative medium we end up with those landmark experiences that define greatness. Ms. Pac-Man: Maze Madness isn’t a shining example of what makes the Pac-Man series one of the most memorable.”
Indie freeware fun: Blocksum (PC)
By Stan Evans
“What I love most about Blocksum is its simplicity. It’s the type of game that’s easy to play but hard to master. Blocksum has a strangely addictive quality about it. I’m not big on puzzle games, but I find myself picking it up just to see how well I can do.”
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