Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (19 of 21)


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Borderlands 2 (Playstation Vita) by Sony
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real achievement, 1 Jun 2014
Professional reviewers continue to slate titles released for the Vita because of their alleged inferiority to their console counterparts. This is certainly true of the reception of this port of Borderlands 2. However this is a highly playable port of a HUGE triple A title on a handheld. Framerate dips and controls with a learning curve are understandable concessions considering this is not a home console experience. Reviewers need to be more sensitive to the limitations that come with being a handheld, and adjust their responses accordingly. Simply put, this is a rich game that plays as well as could be expected given the hardware at hand. Just see it in action: this is impressive stuff.
Morrissey by Gavin Hopps
Morrissey by Gavin Hopps
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Morrissey is frequently caricatured as either woefully maudlin and introspective or a narcissistic cult figure who is more than happy to polarize opinion. Hopps' critical reading of Morrissey's influential work as the leader singer of The Smiths and as a solo artist seeks to transcend these limited representations of Morrissey, and makes a strong case for this songwriter being treated with the same respect as the writers and poets of literary canon. Hopps focuses on what he calls Morrissey's 'equivocal voice', his natural sympathy with marginalized identities and his knowing self-parody. His readings of Morrissey's lyrics are frequently illuminating and Hopps pays particular attention to… Read more
Aliens Colonial Marines - Limited Edition (Xbox 36&hellip by Sega
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Indefensible, 21 July 2013
Some reviews have defended this game as a faithful piece of fan service which, despite its limitations as a game, makes enough nods to the much Alien universe to warrant a purchase for fans of the James Cameron movie. I would argue to the contrary. Sure the iconic pulse rifle sound features but bizarrely you are given the option to attach a red dot sight to the rifle; touches like this detract from the authenticity of this game and make it just another bug hunt.The game also has the audacity to masquerade as a new piece of series 'canon' but the story is limp and wholly predictable. All the staples are here: a tragic chestburster infection, a weyland yutani conspiracy and the now tired… Read more