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Building (Critical) Consensus: The Wonderful 101

the-wonderful-101-box-artAlright, here’s the review roundup you guys were looking for this week. I know you weren’t that interested in Greater Toronto Area V or whatever that other game is called. This week saw the North American release of The Wonderful 101, another Wii U exclusive that Nintendo hopes will convince people that there actually are games available for the Wii U. I won’t call it a system seller because those Mario Kart and Smash Bros. games in the pipeline will move consoles while a new IP isn’t likely to do that unless it’s a GOTY candidate.

Well, I guess that is unless you’re at Gaming Age who have deemed this a killer app for the Wii U. They’re one of three outlets to give the game a perfect score. Not all praise is that high. The scores bottom out at 55% and go all the way up to 100%. Reviewers agree that they like the charm and fun of the game but there are bugs and control issues that hold the game back.

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Building (Critical) Consensus: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Crysis 3 wasn’t the only noteworthy release to come out on Tuesday. Sure, the Metal Gear franchise may not be as big as it once was but Kojima is still a big deal to gamers. The creatively titled Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance may only star Raiden but the sword play shown off ahead of release sure looked impressive. So what did the critics think? Read the rest of this entry

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