Premature Evaluations

Skydive: Proximity Flight Premature Evaluation
By: John Tarr - Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 9:19am

Jamie and Brian enjoyed this game but were disappointed in the lack of replay value. Worth the buy if you are a trophy/achievement hunter.

Splinter Cell Blacklist Premature Evaluations
By: John Tarr - Monday, August 26, 2013 - 12:42pm

Splinter Cell Blacklist's single-player delivers an incredible challenge, and multiplayer's Spies vs Mercs mode is fun and unique, but can be extremely frustrating at times due to P2P hosting and zero skill-based matchmaking.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 Premature Evaluation
By: John Tarr - Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 11:32am

Plants vs. Zombies 2 is now out for free worldwide for the iPhone and iPad. PvZ2 is an amazingly fun game with a ton of challenge, but some of the microtransactions available in-game, specifically having to pay $3.99 for Torchwood and $2.99 for the Imitater, have a big effect on the balance of the challenges.

Tridek Creatures of Galena Preview - Premature Evaluations
By: Benjamin Weeks - Monday, August 5, 2013 - 11:17am

Thumb in the middle for Tridek Creatures of Galena. This card game is exactly what you would expect from any, well, card game.

Splinter Cell Blacklist Preview: Single Player, Spies v Mercs 2v2 Gameplay - Premature Evaluations
By: John Tarr - Friday, August 2, 2013 - 12:23pm

Splinter Cell Blacklist is bringing back the challenge fans expect from a stealth game. 

Ghost Recon Online - Premature Evaluations
By: John Tarr - Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 2:04pm

Ghost Recon Online is a free-to-play third-person shooter that incorporates a surprising amount of tactical strategy.

Sword of the Stars: The Pit - Mind Games DLC Premature Evaluations
By: Benjamin Weeks - Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 3:12pm

 Thumbs up for this RPG roguelike, which lets you pick between five characters and randomly generated dungeons.

World War Z iOS Review - Premature Evaluations
By: Brian Majurinen - Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 4:25pm

This game is a fairly generic, on-rails mobile FPS that has decent controls and is fun at times. At $2.99 you might not play the game long enough to get your money's worth.

The Last of Us Demo Premature Evaluation
By: Dan Broadbent - Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 8:05pm

We try out the stunning The Last of Us demo, which was made available with God of War: Ascension.

Steam Trading Card Beta Premature Evaluation
By: John Tarr - Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 9:52am

Steam has released a new feature that lets you collect and trade cards, craft badges, and unlock lots of cosmetic options. As if I needed another reason to love Steam.

Metro Last Light Premature Evaluation
By: John Tarr - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 4:49pm

Metro Last Light is an absolutely amazing single player experience that I cannot recommend highly enough.

Aliens: Colonial Marines Premature Evaluation
By: John Tarr - Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 11:47am

This game should mostly be played at night, mostly.

Scratch that. This game should never be played. HUGE THUMBS DOWN. 

Warframe Premature Evaluation
By: Benjamin Weeks - Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 5:03pm

Thumbs up from Zombenjamin for Warframe, a cooperative free-to-play online action game set in an evolving sci-fi world.

Halo 4: Evaluation Dysfunction by br1zzo
By: Brian Majurinen - Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 6:06pm

br1zzo created a response to my Premature Evaluation for Halo 4's multiplayer

DmC Devil May Cry Premature Evaluation
By: John Tarr - Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 5:05pm

I was pleasantly surprised by how much fun I had with the combat system in DmC through two playthroughs.

Street Fighter X Mega Man Premature Evaluations
By: John Tarr - Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 4:58pm

It's FREE! And it's Mega Man. Great combination.

Premature Evaluations: Path of Exile
By: Benjamin Weeks - Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 1:53pm

This free to play, Diablo 2 style RPG has some serious depth.

Premature Evaluations - Far Cry 3
By: John Tarr - Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 2:15pm

Far Cry 3 is a surprisingly diverse game that should be on everybody's must play list.

Premature Evaluations: Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse
By: John Tarr - Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 6:37pm

Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse has many similarities to The Simpsons Game; sub-par controls, graphics, mission design and gameplay, but TONS of fan service that will keep any fan of the show laughing.

Premature Evaluations - Hitman: Absolution
By: Dan Broadbent - Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 12:39pm

The fifth installment in the Hitman series is a great place to start. I thoroughly enjoyed playing Hitman: Absolution as my first Hitman experience. Great stealth, unique environments, tons of disguises, funny dialogue and awesome ways to kill people make it easy to recommend.


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