Review by Steerpike World in Conflict Developer Massive Publisher Activision/Sierra Released September 2007 Available for Windows Verdict: 5/5 Gold Star “But World in Conflict is a masterpiece; unadulterated, absolute … perfect. It is ultrasonic, ultraviolent; melted, battered, folded, then melted and battered again until it possesses an unbelievable rippling strength.”
Grand Theft Auto IV is memorably mediocre, not even representative of the best the open-world genre can achieve, let alone the pinnacle of this medium. It’s boring, repetitive, irritating, difficult to control, and far too puffed up with its own sense of self-worth.
Review by Davo Rhem 3 Developer Knut Müller Publisher Got Game Released March 2008 Available for Windows, Macintosh Verdict: 3/5 Middlin’ “The first Rhem game took place mostly outdoors. Chocolate. Rhem 2 occurred almost entirely within a cavern. Peanut butter. Where does Rhem 3 take place? Inside and outside. Chocolate and peanut butter.”
Review by Old Rooster Diamonds in the Rough Developer Atropos Studios Publisher Atropos Studios Released March 2008 Available for Windows Verdict: 5/5 Gold Star “Wow! On at least three occasions during the course of playing Diamonds in the Rough, I uttered this expletive. Really. Seriously. And you will too. That’s a promise.”
Review by Old Rooster The Experiment (AKA Experience 112) Developer Lexis Numerique Publisher The Adventure Company Released February 2008 Available for Windows Verdict: 4/5 Thumbs Up “The Experiment lives up to its name by offering a very different, shall we say, “experimental,” twist on how to play and progress in a game. Managing a primary character from a control room by turning on lights and flipping switches is unique. But is it effective and fun?”