Mar 112010

The ultimate Camp statement: it’s good because it’s awful. …Of course, one can’t always say that. —Susan Sontag, “Notes on ‘Camp’” This game is so bad, it’s not just become good. It’s pretty close to perfect. —Jim Sterling, review of Deadly Premonition Jim Sterling gave Deadly Premonition a score of 10 points out of a possible 10, easily the highest score the game received among major gaming review sites. In his review, he makes it plain that this game does not deserve that score in any “objective” sense. The graphics are dated, the gameplay is limited, and its systems pay [Read more…]

May 222009

While many publishers have largely decided to approach the Wii by speeding up their casual-game assembly lines, Sega has started to position itself as a go-to source for more adult fare on the friendly little console. This is the strategy behind the upcoming first-person shooter The Conduit, as well as the already-released games MadWorld and House of the Dead: Overkill. MadWorld was blessed with a striking cel-shaded art style and gameplay that had the potential to use the Wii remote in really interesting ways. So it’s perhaps surprising that Overkill, a light-gun game that holds the Guinness record for most [Read more…]