Which is how I feel about Halo. I will add, however, that being one of the “best console shooters out there” is not very high praise. This is akin to being the world’s cutest cockroach, or the world’s sexist leper.
I’m mystified that people are still trying to capture the first-person experience using a television and a joystick. Consoles are ideal for many types of gaming experiences. In fact, often times a console is the only way to properly experience a game. But first-person games belong to machines that can connect to a mouse, and anyone who tries to do it with a d-pad sould be whipped.
Check out some of the other links in that post: The link to the Yu-Gi-Oh! parody is pure gold, even if you’ve never seen the show. Anyone who’s seen some anime should get it. Many familiar anime tropes are delightfully savaged.
The Gradient of Plot Holes
Most stories have plot holes. The failure isn't that they exist, it's when you notice them while immersed in the story.
Let's ruin everyone's fun by listing all the ways in which zombies can't work, couldn't happen, and don't make sense.
Could Have Been Great
Here are four games that could have been much better with just a little more work.
Juvenile and Proud
Yes, this game is loud, crude, childish, and stupid. But it it knows what it wants to be and nails it. And that's admirable.
Diablo III Retrospective
We were so upset by the server problems and real money auction that we overlooked just how terrible everything else is.