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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year &hellip by Ubisoft
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Overrated, 18 Jan 2011
The game has great graphics and some of the scenery is quite awe-inspiring, but apart from that this game is massively overrated. It has other merits, but also some significant drawbacks:

1) The story is too diluted amongst the countless samey side-missions. When it does kick off, the countless Oblivion gates become a chore rather than a pleasure to defeat.
2) Characters are bland, lifeless and emotionless and character interaction is highly artificial and frankly boring. You never lose the feeling that the game world is populated by anything more than automatons.
3) It doesn't matter how high you level up -- you can still get killed by a rat as creatures level up… Read more
Psychonauts (PC) by THQ
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's all in the art, 18 Jan 2011
This game is very, very special for one reason: art-style

It probably has the most imaginative, meaningful and varied artwork and level design in videogame history, and that is in consideration of other games noted for their stylistic approach such as Rez, Okami, Limbo etc. Although it IS just a platformer at heart, what really marks it out are the designs of levels such as fishopolis, milkman conspiracy, sasha's immaculate mind, black velvetopia - to name but a few. Each creatively and uniquely presented to distinguish a specific aspect of the in-game characters' psyches, and which will live long in your own.

While Schafer's other seminal contributions, Grim… Read more
Deadly Premonition (Xbox 360) by Rising Star Games
Deadly Premonition (Xbox 360) by Rising Star Games
5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Quite how anyone can give this game 5/5 or even Game of the Year (see gamecritics dotcom) is totally beyond rationality. It may have a great story but the appalling execution must count against it to some extent.

50% of the game is spent in a 'netherworld' version of the real world where you hunt for clues trying to profile a crime scene while battling through hordes of teleporting zombies. This is where you have to put up with the terrible controls, awkward camera angles, and uninspiring combat the most. You quickly get fed up and frustrated with these sections of the game and find yourself playing through these just to advance the plot and get back to the 'real' world… Read more