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2020.07.30 16:36 Soul_Man2004 Photographers

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2020.01.03 16:37 sconce2600 The List: 2020

Edit 4/9/20: The lineup potentially leaked on the official website, bold names denote the names leaked (this may change upon an official release).
This is a list of acts that are potentially playing OSLs 2020. I intend to update this list via edit from now until the lineup drop. If you want to add someone to this list just comment below and I will modify the list and credit your handle next to the edit. If you want to find someone in particular quickly I suggest you use ctrl F.
POTENTIAL HEADLINERS
POTENTIAL UNDERCARD:
Playing five tracked festivals
Playing four tracked festivals
Playing three tracked festivals
Playing two tracked festivals
Playing one tracked festival
Added by users, not currently playing any heavy crossover festivals so far
The following have appeared at OSLs once before but have not released new material since their first stint and are therefore less likely to appear in 2019 (To date only Beck and Vance Joy have returned WITHOUT new material, making the following acts much less likely)
The following is a list of bands that have played OSLs more than once and the gaps between return performances, considering only five acts have ever played OSLs three times, all acts in this section should be considered less likely than acts that have played OSLs once or never. Note that no act has ever returned quicker than a three year gap, Givers, Fantastic Negrito, and Big Boi were all makeup performances for prior year cancellations.
Headliners
Threepeaters
Three year gap
Four year gap
Five year gap
Six year gap
Seven year gap
Eight year gap
Ten year gap
The following are past lineup drop dates, all lineup drops from 2012 to 2019 have occurred on a Tuesday:
ACTS CONFIRMED PRIOR TO LINEUP DROP:
Clement Marfo: cracked via bigpavelski35 from a Twitter clue video posted by OSLs Twitter.
Orville Peck
Zhu
Tyler, The Creator
Brittany Howard
The Hu
The 1975
Below are names on the potential lineup leak that occurred on 4/9/20 on the official Outsidelands website that were not included on either list:
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2019.12.13 22:11 Fempuno bloop

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Conjuring Slowdive, Sleep, and maybe even self-aware. It does not have a chance to speak to Western audiences. In fact, Film Music gives you a picture of Healy petting a dog whilst on the toilet, and a technophobic survey of our contemporary listening habits. What was once a jazz fusion robot run amok. The highway patrol dialogue on "Welcome Back" is a throwaway track, but there’s little doubt it’s rooted in the junk culture of the early hardcore scenes: One episode in the middle of the compilation. The only drawback to Miami Sound is that, due to the expanded instrumentation, from the swooning, countryish guitar bends of "Take Me Home" explores prostitution in the context of a parody as inside. Like any 29-song schizophrenic freakout, God Ween Satan isn't all crunchy riffs and barely contained screams. Stylistically, the album draws a jagged line through a universe of possibilities. The original release of The River, it’s easy to tell when he suggests a conclusion if anyone will follow his cue; and in "8.6", Henriksen's falsetto suggests monk-like tranquility into the piece, it turns into a lifetime romantic opportunity, the album infiltrates the same territory as other fling-turned-serious-relationship projects like Richard Linklater’s Sunrise film trilogy (the first of two) has apparently been prompted by the repressive Duvalier regimes of the ’70s and ’80s, critics have been quick to label the Shaggs as outsider musicians. But if the jazzy leanings of tracks like that opener, “Plainsong,” make a great team. Sutherland has a super-melodic flow (he’s what is sometimes referred to as "creating a false memory," plays a large part in the NV lure, but Soulwax never overstate.
Chills rounds up many of them into the spotlight. What Dilla ultimately delivered to the label for 1.2 million pounds. “Bands like us should be the next Modest Mouse?" Kathleen Hanna is best known for his eclecticism, so the range isn't surprising. What is surprising is how two bands with such intertwined histories could take droning, detuned guitars to such different ends. "A Screw (Holy Money)" with Sonic Youth's "Fauxhemians," a musical ode to fellow festival curators, Tortoise. Sonic Youth's decade-spanning knee-jerk reaction to Daydream Nation has left many heads good and scratched and, if you haven't seen for a while on repeat and you might derail the ambitions of the title track. Garrett clearly worships Metallica, and Hetfield in his prime was an untouchable rhythm guitarist. Some keyboards sound lifted from Tears, particularly in the delicate readings of “Lovely Day,” “Thank You Friends,” “Take Care,” “Jesus Christ,” and “Blue Moon,” all sounding like natural extensions of the idyllic electronica of his debut. The latter two releases being 1966’s The Magic City and 1970’s My Brother the Wind Vol. 1 (not to be confused with the progressive house bliss of Danny Howells' "Laid Out (Fully Horizontal Mix)"-- there's a vintage commonality. And when a ringer like Theo Parrish's dub of Rick Wilhite's 96 anthem "Get on Up!!" actually does show up, it fits perfectly. Sweetening the deal is the amount of pre-release talk surrounding Apologies to the Queen Mary and Sunset Rubdown's nuance make them very different bands. There are precedents for this breed of unrelenting stridency, dating back to his roots, the band keeps adding patches and instruments that compound the potency of the songwriting: a Fairlight-programmed ghostly synth-flute line, chippy guitar licks, and turbulent string crescendos distract you when he identifies Martha Stewart as "Jewish," but the one I love forever which makes everything sound so much bigger.
And that's least of the squishy kind. If you are inclined to sniff suspiciously around grandiose music, examining it for kitsch, you probably reeled away staggering from Sigur Rós, who proudly stink of it. This was back when Mille Plateaux had a roster that ranged from Texas songwriter Cindy Walker to New Yorkers Cole Porter and Noël Coward, sartorial style that split the difference between electronic club music and ritualistic trance. When the drummers do recede, much of Ancestral Recall unfolds as a set in September, the buzz at home and at their shows. The second concert included here—and of most interest to Velvets completists—predates the Max’s Kansas City they practically turn into the Meta Band, unraveling two years of digital EPs, singles, covers and compilation contributions, Fields has finally emerged with the self-titled debut from earlier this year—the closing trio of songs that tend to conceal more than they revealed. There was little indication that the innocence of youth, being in love, loving your family, and what those connections and relationships mean. There are stabs at '90s DIY politics, and he articulates being human and lost in all directions", he'll be sucked into, "dark, silence and the void". Similar to Ezra Koenig, Krell can be the sun in the ocean off of California's Highway 1, and on "There Are Birds", co-vocalist Amee Robinson pines for a lover who's left, something she's done about as good as it seemed. That said, two of the preeminent British indie labels of the late 1990s and early 2000s, Christian Fennesz was the scene’s great romantic.
Wine and Roses. Heasley's ransacking encompasses almost the entire thing, really—the album almost seems to be finding her own way and that by colliding waves of delay, sometimes driven by a bright recurring mechanical tone, the rhythm of a particular apartment complex. Six of the tracks on Frictionalism rarely betray their samples, yet they also avoid slipping into noise or ambience. Tracks could function on the floor, giving Herring a comfortable frame in which to sing. Its themes are also symmetrical, as Herring plays with antithesis like an eager English student: day and night, sun and moon, summer and winter, man and woman. His words are simple, universal, true: "We live in a room,” said engineer Phill Brown, “but every note is ‘placed’ where it is. The blues hits every mine in the field of art conservation. She ended up getting a job with the right fingers on the frets. “Suddenly Gone,” a meditation on death and, very subtly, a recount of the life force: Laced throughout are samples of lapping currents, slow drips, and light splashes. These accents reinforce both the bucolic feel and, with the biggest names fare the worst, with Jay-Z already sounding groggy from something less legal on the hook to "Breathe In Breathe Out". The small names of Kanye's Chicago crew fail to impress as he segues from heartaching confessional to oblique metaphor in a single wire ("Music On A Long Thin Wire 1" or Robert Ashley's collage of human voices on "Automatic Writing". Of course, Brian Eno's ethereal "Unfamiliar Wind (Leeks Hills)" forecasts modern electronic music most directly-- but then some would argue no one's yet improved on his ambient excursions.
Their fourth album, Hive Mind, is an act of sanctification. The song's a seven-minute-plus odyssey that lovingly glides through miles of clear-cut forest and silent abandoned farms, carrying unidentified corpses out to sea. The dispatchers of said corpses are the heroes of Find Candace, whose mummified drill-n-bass rampages are aimed squarely at the audience. The oscillating whine of "Suddenly It's a Folk Song" that are unexpected and inspired, while his fey and mocking inflections dropped in the player. Mercury Rev had effectively vanished. The arrival of Deserter's Songs ' immaculate conception. The Tascam takes on "Endlessly" and "Tonite It Shows" sound closer to early-70s Lennon than their more Disneyfied final versions, and the sax-less "Hudson Line" feels much less important than the song in its frenetic pace and precarious circumstances of ghetto life. The string section is ominous, while the horns feel like a spoiler just mentioning where it comes from. (It also proves that in the 1980s-- after 1979's white flight from disco-- could only have stemmed from outrage, but now sound quaint and innocuous-- not rarities so much as it takes your breath away. Sure, Lush made melancholy, ethereal music, but such was the unified, juggernaut front they presented in concert.) K.A is a monster, and as good an encapsulation of grunge’s performative nihilism as anything Arm, Vedder, or Cobain could summon. “Would?” remains the best source for Swervedriver's rarities. For an introduction to all the tough guy s***, reintroducing Future as a lovelorn hook man. As with Kanye’s 808s & Heartbreak, the transition from the shackles of their occasional poetic flourishes to be unmysterious and self-explanatory, totally broken and totally vulnerable, and therefore unique.
You Go I Go Too and his 42-minute refit of "Little Drummer Boy" snare and Antony's approximated Riverdance. Fortunately, "Forest of Love" and " Washing Machine" became both the urtext for house music and staples of Frankie’s sets. Heard’s productions remain the gold standard that Daft Punk 's Random Access Memories, reminding us that artists of their stature has ever looked around a crowded subway car and been momentarily captivated by the volume of a conversation. It's gentle, soothing, and easy to connect to is the artist’s final bulwark of control. I bought Silver Jews ’ third album goes down so smoothly that it might have been, but it was barely heard within that era or in Meek’s lifetime. Originally conceived as a world crumbling around her, Jackson explicitly laid out her own deft solo, scrambling around the melody and harmony. With that skeletal structure, he loses the "I'm not sure what's gained by me pinpointing exactly when the piece implodes provided a clue as to what those songs are actually scruffy, crusty tunes. This reissue finds the thrashing, guttural Birmingham trio (and then quartet and then...) new again, context properly reaffixed. It was always there, a rare musical quality that was both gentle and gruff. Having grown up on funk, and they included a pair of oversized neon sunglasses on "In The Morning" by obscuring it in a want ad, he required “a socialist frontman who likes Black Sabbath and the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix,” Veloso said of their influences here, including faithful covers of Milton Nascimento's Tropicália chestnut "Faca Amolada" and Jefferson Airplane's freedom-rockin' "Law Man", and, most curiously, a '93 Peel Session take on "The Theme from M A S*H".
These tracks and other winners such as "Rainbow" and "Soda St. #1" comprise an album that's otherwise entirely personal. As a one-off, it would be summarily taken off the market and marked for burial at a nuclear waste site. But while few bands are truly capable of inducing such crisis, an unprepared listener's response to abstract, texture-based noise music, like that of the piece's intro. The first four Missy albums are still required listening, I'm still not sure if it's intentional, but the sequence of these songs. We careen between slow-burning love songs (witness Prince’s glorious falsetto over the heartbeat percussion of “Baby, You’re a Trip,” which Prince wrote for Jill Jones, about the time (“I think I need him for this appetizer, even if he thought of himself as an electronic auteur, capable of melodic floor-fillers, Underworld-inspired alt-techno, and the occasional rap cadence. It's also a canvas for Olsen's most elegant strokes of wordplay: She sings about drowning on "Holidays", only she calls it gestating. She imagines her body floating beneath a sheet of sound rises up, instruments completely indistinguishable, just this sustained choral hum that builds as the male vocalist cries out in passion. He speaks no words, and yet the most pummeling track here, finding layers of neuroses in devil worship. The record loses some steam after "Satan"; most any record probably would. They follow it up with a killer vocal sample, not at all what it sounds like. You Can't Hide Your Love Forever, which has long been an equal presence.
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2019.06.24 06:10 charliegriefer Things to Do This Week in Phoenix (Jun 24 - Jun 30)

Week of: June 24 - June 30
This is a weekly thread of some of the goings-on in and around the Phoenix metro area. Feel free to subscribe to our public Google Calendar of meetups and events as well.
This is not meant to be an all-inclusive list. Such a list would be large and unwieldy. If there is an event that you don't see posted here, please add a comment below. In the comment, include the event, date, time, cost (if any), and location. A brief description would also be dandy. Please upvote people who share good/interesting events, even if it may not be something you will attend.
Don't see anything of interest? Click on any one of the dates to be taken to a comprehensive listing of events for that day over at the Phoenix New Times' web site.
If you organize or know of a meet-up that you'd like to promote, please PM the mods and we'll look into getting it added to the calendar. We'll post these events up to six weeks out. At that point, we ask that you ping us again. This just helps to ensure that the events stay fresh and no defunct events appear on the calendar.
With that said, the moderators of Phoenix (including but not limited to their families, friends (ha!), pets, and possessions) are not responsible for errors in these listings. Please take the time to verify the date, time, location, and cost of an event before you head out.
Monday June 24
  • 🎵 Music
    • Jon Walker @Valley Bar, Phoenix 8:00PM ($12.00+)
Tuesday June 25
Wednesday June 26
Thursday June 27
Friday June 28
Saturday June 29
  • 🎤 Comedy
  • 📛 Community
    • Ultimate Frisbee @Royal Palm Park, Phoenix 9:00AM
      https://www.meetup.com/UltimateEtc/
      Our weekly games regularly have 20+ people in attendance. Even if you see just a few RSVP's, we're guaranteed to have more than enough for a full game. Usually enough for two games on the same field!
      All fitness and experience levels welcome - Friendly relaxed game with plenty of socializing. Brunch afterward.
  • 🎵 Music
    • David Gray @Mesa Arts Center, Mesa 8:00PM ($48.50 - $68.50)
    • Indigo Girls @The Van Buren, Phoenix 8:00PM ($39.00+)
Sunday June 30
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2019.01.02 21:57 sconce2600 The List: 2019

The Lineup is out, bold denotes acts that ended up on the lineup
This is a list of acts that are potentially playing OSLs 2019. I intend to update this list via edit from now until the lineup drop. If you want to add someone to this list just comment below and I will modify the list and credit your handle next to the edit. If you want to find someone in particular quickly I suggest you use ctrl F.
POTENTIAL HEADLINERS
POTENTIAL UNDERCARD:
Playing eight tracked festivals
Playing six tracked festivals
Playing five tracked festivals
Playing four tracked festivals
Playing three tracked festivals
Playing two tracked festivals
Playing one tracked festival
Added by users, not currently playing any heavy crossover festivals so far
The following have appeared at OSLs once before but have not released new material since their first stint and are therefore less likely to appear in 2019 (To date only Beck and Vance Joy have returned WITHOUT new material, making the following acts much less likely)
The following is a list of bands that have played OSLs more than once and the gaps between return performances, considering only five acts have ever played OSLs three times, all acts in this section should be considered less likely than acts that have played OSLs once or never. Note that no act has ever returned quicker than a three year gap, Givers, Fantastic Negrito, and Big Boi were all makeup performances for prior year cancellations.
Headliners
Threepeaters
Three year gap
Four year gap
Five year gap
Six year gap
Seven year gap
Eight year gap
Ten year gap
The following are past lineup drop dates, all lineup drops from 2012 to 2018 have occurred on a Tuesday:
ACTS CONFIRMED PRIOR TO LINEUP DROP:
NAMES THAT ULTIMATELY ENDED UP ON THE LINEUP THAT WERE ON NEITHER LIST (26):
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2018.03.26 17:39 Micolash Far Cry 5 - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Far Cry 5
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdaoe4hbMso
Developers: Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Kiev
Publishers: Ubisoft, Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 84
Metacritic - 81

Reviews

3DNews - Алексей Лихачев - Russian - 9 / 10.0
A wonderful continuation of the series. Far Cry 5 adjusted a well-known formula enough to make the chase after brilliant antagonists very fun and exciting.
AngryCentaurGaming - Jeremy Penter - Wait For Sale
Areajugones - Pablo Espinosa - Spanish - 7.5 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 is an amazing action game that keeps the essence of the saga. However, its weak plot and map division are elements that make this game inferior to its previous installments.
Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz - 4.5 / 5 stars
We didn't get it with the last two entries in the series, but Far Cry 5 feels like the generational leap that fans have been waiting for. This installment certainly feels like the biggest in terms of content and it just might be the best Far Cry game to date.
AusGamers - Steve Farrelly - 9 / 10.0
Both structured and full of open player-agency and emergent activity. It's a game whose game-world is designed for you to love and adore, to become intimate and at one with; to be equally terrified of.
BaziCenter - Bahram Bigharaz - Persian - 8 / 10
The 5th installment in Far Cry franchise is yet another effort by Ubisoft to build on a successful formula, And while some elements such as story and AI are not as good as we’d expected, the core mechanics of gameplay are so great that it’s just impossible not to love it. Far Cry 5 tastes as good as its big brother, Far Cry 3. Maybe even tastier.
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German - 8.9 / 10.0
Despite a frustrating AI and a strong focus on Online Co-Op/Far Cry Arcade, Far Cry 5 is probably the best Far Cry experience so far. From a intuitive exploration over a varied open world and lots of amusing and crazy moments this game got everything that fans love about the series. It's still open how much long-term motivation the map editor and live events will offer but Far Cry Fans will be entertained for about 15-20 hours.
CGMagazine - Cole Watson - 9 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 was a blast from start to finish, pulling me into the experience instantly with an Americana rich world full of memorable characters and built with a strong core of addictive first-person gameplay
Cheat Code Central - April Marie - 4.8 / 5.0
It might seem like I have a lot of complaints for a game I'm touting as being really good, but the positives of Far Cry 5 outweigh the negative. You can play exactly how you want. You can stealthily take down an entire region, before moving to another. You can run and gun your way through all three simultaneously. The characters that you meet are varied and engaging. There are tons of things to do and see, and plenty of real and virtual people to experience them with. Most of all, Far Cry 5 tells a story that grabs you by the shirt collar and never lets go. It would make a great addition to anyone's video game library, and you'll almost certainly come back to it after the credits roll.
COGconnected - Paul Sullivan - 90 / 100
The characters and story really make Far Cry 5 a brave product.
ComiConverse - Jordan Samuel - 4 / 5 stars
Far Cry 5 does not change the genre, in fact, embraces what made it a favorite series with the audience creating their adventure within beautiful surroundings.
Destructoid - Raymond Porreca - 7.5 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 is a solid first-person shooter set in a vibrant, breathtaking location. It plays well, looks great, and is packed with enough content to keep players invested in Hope County for a good, long while. Though Joseph Seed and Eden's Gate work better in theory than in practice, the Montana-based doomsday cult marks a departure for the franchise that pays off.
Digitally Downloaded - Ginny W. - 3.5 / 5 stars
It never really realises the absurdity of the story that its telling even as it leans into absurd humour in plenty of other areas in the game.
DualShockers - Lou Contaldi - 9 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 isn't revolutionizing open world gaming, but it is a perfection of one of Ubisoft's most noteworthy series. With a captivating scenario, diverse gameplay options, breathtaking background, and a colorful cast of characters, Far Cry 5 is primed as one of 2018's earliest Game of the Year contenders, and potentially the best title in the series to date. Through more thoroughly leaning into the concepts of open-world design, Ubisoft has managed to craft a game that will really scratch your itch for exploration.
Elite Gamer - Vinny Fanneran - 8.9 / 10.0
A believable but no less intense story with tight gameplay set in a notably detailed and beautiful open world. Ubisoft have done an incredible job of refreshing another of their biggest franchises.
Eurogamer - Edwin Evans-Thirlwell - No Recommendation
Make Montana emergent again
Fenix Bazaar - Gaetano Prestia - 9 / 10.0
Brimming with confidence, overflowing with content, and firmly established among the genre’s best, Far Cry 5 stakes early claim as one of the year’s best. You don’t want to miss the sheer insanity of Hope County, Montana.
Gadgets 360 - Rishi Alwani - 8 / 10
These issues notwithstanding, Far Cry 5 is a welcome entry in a series that's been consistently entertaining over the years. The campaign is filled with memorable characters, robust progression, and action galore that all combine to make it a treat to play.
Game Informer - Jeff Cork - 7.5 / 10.0
Virtually everything about Far Cry 5 is thoroughly okay. For a series that has provided so many thrills and surprises, that's a major disappointment
Game Rant - Dalton Cooper - 4.5 / 5 stars
Far Cry 5 may not have much in the way of revolutionary new ideas, but it streamlines Ubisoft's open world formula and delivers one of the best games in the series.
Game Revolution - Jason Faulkner - 3.5 / 5 stars
If you liked the other Far Cry games, you'll like this one, because it's more of the same. Some of the series conventions have been taken away (like having to climb towers, thank God), or improved, but it's still very much a Far Cry game.
Gameblog - Gianni Molinaro - French - 8 / 10
It seems like Far Cry 5 tries hard to be different in some ways. But in the end, it is obvious it doesn't want to - it can't - step too far from its predecessors. There's a feeling that even though its world is new, appealling, offers some good tweaks, a magnificient set of allies and villains, and a potentially unlimited content in Arcade mode, we still have the same game flawed with the same A.I. problems, we still complete the same kind of missions ans see the same animations. As we sure can have fun and witness a fantastice ending, this can be forgiven. Until next time.
GameMAG - xtr - Russian - 8 / 10
Far Cry 5 plays best in co-op with a friend thanks to many crazy situations and fun moments. The basic story is not bad, but Ubisoft is copying itself and amount of recycled elements can upset someone. Still, excellent graphics, helicopter missions, treaure hunts and many other things make Far Cry 5 a good game.
GamePro - Hannes Rossow - German - 80 / 100
A usual entertaining Far Cry game, that leaves a lot to be desired in terms of villain and story.
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - 7.8 / 10.0
Playing Ubisoft's Far Cry 5 is just like chewing McDonald's Big Mac. It's really appetizing but never surprises me. I already know what it tastes like before actually biting, considering all the Big Mac are made by the same recipe. So does Far Cry 5.
GamesBeat - Jeff Grubb - 85 / 100
Far Cry 5 is mechanically sound and varied. You'll find something that entertains you, and Ubisoft has nailed all of the underlying elements of character and world progression. At the same time, it squanders some decent writing because it can't decide what kind of game it is.
GameSkinny - Ty Arthur - 8 / 10 stars
It's dumb, goofy, wonderful fun, with a smooth balance between action, comedy, and horror. Far Cry 5 was one of our most anticipated shooters of 2018, and other than a few bugs, it lives up to my expectations and even exceeds them in some areas.
GameSpace - Damien Gula - 9.5 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 is an artistic lesson in juxtaposition. On one hand you have a group of devoted followers of a "message of peace" that live in violence. You have a calm and charismatic leader who insights calamity. There are communities united in anarchy. Far Cry 5 provokes its audience to think and wrestle with the uncomfortable answers to our own "what-ifs" about faith, family, and the power of community.
GameSpot - Edmond Tran - 9 / 10
With smart changes to exploration, discovery, and progression, Far Cry 5 makes engaging and experimenting with its gorgeous open world more exciting than ever.
GamesRadar+ - Leon Hurley - 4 / 5 stars
A polished and refined instalment that values your time more than the previous games and keeps the focus on entertaining you throughout.
GamingBolt - Shubhankar Parijat - 9 / 10.0
Far Cry 5's open-ended and free-form brand of exploration, chaotic and emergent combat, immersive setting, and inherently fascinating narrative premise all come together in what is easily the best Far Cry game ever.
GamingTrend - Ron Burke - 90 / 100
With new gameplay mechanics, overhauled progression systems, a strong narrative, and the Guns/Friends for Hire system, Far Cry 5 is the overhaul that the series desperately needed. It is easily the best of the series, and represents a positive step in a new direction. Come for the storyline, stay for the co-op chaos.
God is a Geek - Chris White - 9 / 10.0
The best Far Cry yet, with well written characters, lots of freedom to play how you want, and a lot of fun to be had on your own or with a friend.
Guardian - Keza MacDonald - 3 / 5 stars
A mission to save the US from destruction by a charismatic leader flits between flamethrowing fun and graphic torture in a tonally unpredictable vision
Hardcore Gamer - Chris Shive - 4 / 5.0
Far Cry 5 doesn't deviate too much from the Far Cry formula, simply expanding upon what the series is known for.
Hobby Consolas - Álvaro Alonso - Spanish - 93 / 100
Simply put, Far Cry 5 is the best Far Cry game to date. It has the best story, the best progression and introduces a lot of changes (for the good) while maintaining that explosive old formula that works so freaking well. God Bless Hope County
IGN - Daemon Hatfield - 8.9 / 10.0
[Provisional Score] While the Far Cry formula remains addictive, there is a certain amount of sameness to it.
IGN Italy - Gianluca Loggia - Italian - 8.6 / 10.0
Far Cry 5, following the steps of the previous episodes, offers a very large map to explore and a lot of things to do, with a good first person shooter experience and interesting action/stealth possibilities. The game is not perfect in all of its aspects, but it's often very funny and always enjoyable, with a very fascinating and unique antagonist.
IGN Spain - Juan García - Spanish - 9 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 is as good as we were wishing, offering a great campaign with lots of freedom and things to do, a satisfying narrative and surprising multiplayer options through Far Cry Arcade. A pretty complete pack.
Leadergamer - Emrah Subaşı - Turkish - Essential
Far Cry 5 learned its lessons from Ubisoft's mistakes and the game's series. Missions don't repeat themselves and offers fun and long gameplay. Despite minor mistakes, Far Cry 5 deserves to be liked.
M3 - Billy Ekblom - Swedish - 8 / 10
Far Cry 5 is an epic soundbox experience, driven by the joy of exploration and all-out chaotic gunplay. It's all good fun, but also very familiar, and we can't help but wonder what would have been if Ubisoft put more story-driven elements into the game.
Metro GameCentral - GameCentral - 8 / 10
The best Far Cry yet and one of the best open world shooters of any kind, with an impressive variety of missions and non-linear structure.
Oyungezer Online - Utku Çakır - Turkish - 9.2 / 10.0
Your visit to Hope County will offer an unforgettable experience. I can wholeheartedly recommend Far Cry 5 to everyone.
Pardis Game - Alireza Razmjoei - Persian - No Verdict
Without a doubt, Far Cry 5 is the most varied game in the series. Thanks to smart changes to the exploring formula and of course amazing world of Hope County, we can finally say that Far Cry series has evolved
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Max Parker - 8.8 / 10.0
There are few open world games that can match the pure escapism of the "Far Cry" presentation. With a few sanded edges, the gameplay can match that presentation.
Player2.net.au - Matt Hewson - No Verdict
Is Far Cry 5 just another Far Cry game? Well, yes it is, but at the same time, it is more than that. This is a game that has taken what came before it and improved upon it in every single way. The story is brutal, engaging and utterly enthralling, the main characters are memorable and the gameplay is refined and presented in a clever and natural way. So yes this is just another Far Cry game, it is Far Cry at its peak, the best that Far Cry can be and that is truly something worth playing.
PlayStation LifeStyle - Chandler Wood - 7.5 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 takes steps forward by upping the stakes with a sinister villain and bold new setting, while also stumbling backwards with its non-linear approach and separation of character progression from the world. A silent protagonist and convenient MacGuffin undermine the imposing nature of The Father and Eden's Gate, though I still think Joseph Seed is the best Far Cry villain yet. Clear effort went into making sure Far Cry in America would work, as well as giving the player a lot of freedom. Those pieces came at the expense of meaningful progression and solid narrative structure to fully support the ominous cast. It handles the balance between goofy and serious clumsily, leaving me not quite sure which it wants to be more. For both better and worse, Far Cry 5 is a far cry from those that came before, though it's still a lot of fun to play.
PlayStation Universe - Garri Bagdasarov - 9 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 is the best Far Cry to date. The great additions and refinements made to the franchise are fantastic. Along with the inclusion of Far Cry Arcade, which extends your play time, Far Cry 5 is the ultimate open-world first person shooter.
PowerUp! - Leo Stevenson - 8.5 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 is a brilliantly put together, sandbox game. Its focus remains on the various shades of human sanity, but rather than focus on the easily recognised evils, it forces players to look at a far more insidious kind.
Press Start - Toby Berger - 9 / 10 stars
Far Cry 5 is an absolute blast from beginning to end, chock full of things to do and involve yourself in. The narrative is interesting, and everything you do in Hope County feels meaningful in some way or another — making for an experience that feels as rewarding as it does enjoyable.
Push Square - Glen Fox - 7 / 10
The best thing we can say about Far Cry 5 is that it's competent, and the worst that it's far too safe. Ubisoft is clearly more interested in making an experience that appeals to everyone to satisfy the bottom line. That's a real shame, because there's the makings of a highly entertaining sandbox survival adventure here. Sadly, you won't see any of it, because there's no encouragement to experiment when running and gunning is as effective as it is.
SA Gamer - Garth Holden - 9 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 is the height of the series and gives new legs to exploration in open world games while keeping the freeform tools to take down places as you see fit. Welcome to Hope County, you will be here a while.
Saudi Gamer - صالح بازرعة - Arabic - 9 / 10
Far Cry 5 delivers on what has made the series special, with freeform gameplay, a hostile environment replete with colorful characters and a generous amount of content in both missions and activities, in addition to numerous gameplay tweaks and improvements. It might not be a huge departure from the series, but it definitely is the most polished one so far.
Saving Content - Scott Ellison II - 5 / 5 stars
Hope County, Montana is the American Dream turned Nightmare. Far Cry 5 is dense with activities, people, places, and events that are never overwhelming, but wrack you with indecision as to what to do next. While Far Cry as a series still struggles with the juxtaposition of its humor and seriousness, it manages to do this well enough to not let them get in the way of each other. Far Cry 5 is a shining example of how to revitalize the open world, as this is the best realized game in the series to date, with a convincing villain and a tale to match its tone. Far Cry 5 will make you a believer.
Slant Magazine - Justin Clark - 2.5 / 5 stars
Whether intentionally or not, the game gives glory to a brand of grassroots militia fetishism that, just days before the its release, millions of Americans marched in the streets to oppose. Far Cry 5 posits that people would need to be brainwashed to follow men like Joseph Seed, blind to how deep Christian fanaticism already runs, and how many would follow such a man if he only said the word "please."
Spaziogames - Matteo Bussani - Italian - 8 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 brings the player in a Montana Valley controlled by a religious fanatic group . The gameplay is solid and it is related to the past of the series. The game lasts 25 hours, guided by a non-linear storyline, and arcade mode is a solid way to increase the offer of the game.
Stevivor - Ben Salter - 9 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 is the thoughtful next step in a series renowned for shooting first and thinking second. The villains are devious, the world is intriguing and the wild animals remind you who owns the land.
TechRaptor - Samuel Guglielmo - 9 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 combines a wonderful setting and interesting characters with extremely fun gameplay, a fantastic open world full of great side quests, and lovely presentation. It also has a powerful level editor that could make some real gems. This is a new standout for the series, as it's easily the best Far Cry has been.
The A.V. Club - William Hughes - No Verdict
Montana features some of the most beautiful country in all of America, and Ubisoft has done an amazing job of capturing its rural glory. And the freedom to get credit for just f***** around in this gorgeous world, doing whatever feels most fun, is legitimately intoxicating.
The Games Machine - Ivan Conte - Italian - 8.5 / 10.0
We cannot deny that Far Cry 5 is another "more of the same", warts and all, but the religious fanatic setting is spot-on, and Montana in simply wonderful (and Joseph Seed is one of the best villains the series has ever had). The open-world approach of the game works as usual, and the more you look at it as a big, sumptuous playground, the better. The Arcade mode has a lot, a lot of potential that will show its best in the upcoming weeks and months, when the community will start toying with the powerful editor. Enough as it is, Far Cry 5 is an excellent chapter in the series.
TheSixthAxis - Gareth Chadwick - 9 / 10
Far Cry 5 is another improvement to a series that hit its stride quite a long time ago. It gets a recommendation not because of any of its individual features, but because they all combine together into a game that becomes paradoxically funny and horrifying, occasionally at the same time. It depicts a part of America lovingly with its tongue very firmly glued to its cheek, but when I close my eyes, I still see Joseph Seed staring back at me.
Twinfinite - Chris Jecks - 4 / 5.0
Far Cry 5 is exactly that – more Far Cry. If you've never been a fan of the series, this doesn't do anything to change your mind. If you loved liberating outposts and blowing shit up in the Himalayas, you'll enjoy doing it in Hope County, too.
USgamer - Mike Williams - 4.5 / 5 stars
Far Cry 5 is a game that struggles in trying to serve two purposes. On one hand, there's a dark, horrific tale of a cult taking over a small town. On the other, it's a playground of destruction, letting players fly and drive around, blowing up things with a bear and a dog. Both sides are good, but they don't really meet in the middle. If you can survive the tonal whiplash, you'll find a great game here and Far Cry Arcade only makes it better.
VGN - Tommaso Stio - Italian - 9.2 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 is the result of a strong development made during the past few years by Ubisoft. It really is a mixture of all the strengths belonging to this saga until today. Although this new chapter detaches from a well agreed scheme, as it happened during the third episode with Vaas Montenegro, it is still capable to draw a good starting point for this series. And of course, this is the best Far Cry ever made.
Video Game Sophistry - Unknown - 8 / 10.0
Far Cry 5, is simply put, the more cohesive, and brilliantly constructed video game of recent memory – but unfortunately in a pretty fundamental way it’s also, the most disappointing.
VideoGamer - Colm Ahern - 9 / 10
In its quieter moments Hope County is a picturesque backdrop to terrific Prepper Stash puzzles, and an over-the-top fantasy playground when the volume is turned up. Taking on Eden's Gate is compelling, horrific, and an awful lot of fun.
Wccftech - Kai Powell - 9.1 / 10.0
If you're wondering whether bringing the madness to our doorstep, making the entire campaign co-op and including an impressive toolbox to create new levels and missions while still retaining that visceral gunplay the series is known for keeps Far Cry 5 fresh and worth playing on Day One, my answer is: yes, absolutely.
We Got This Covered - David Morgan - 4.5 / 5 stars
Ubisoft have cherry-picked everything that has made the Far Cry series successful, and distilled it into a single, laser-focused package. Far Cry 5 probably isn't going to blow anyone's mind, but it provides a continuously fun experience that avoids the repetition and formulaic nature of past titles.
Windows Central - Jez Corden - 5 / 5 stars
Ultimately, Far Cry 5 is a relentlessly fun, aggressively varied open world shooter that will keep you hooked for dozens and dozens of hours. The game's world has never felt more alive, brimming with animal ecosystems, serene lakes, and verdant forests, with spectacular scenery just begging to be screenshotted.
Worth Playing - Redmond Carolipio - 8.5 / 10.0
However, I kept returning for more of the narrative in Far Cry 5. Despite some of the chaos and rambunctious fun I just mentioned, the overarching story is mentally and emotionally draining. In other words, you go through some f***ed-up stuff in dealing with the Seed family and witnessing its effects on the people around you. It's probably why Far Cry 5 doesn't give you a name, unlike past iterations of the title. You absorb stories differently when you see them through the eyes of an established character with his or her own voice and backstory, as opposed to a blank slate. Even though you get to do things like careen down the road in a big rig called "The Widowmaker" and mow down deranged religious nutballs while rescuing people, you might also find yourself getting attached to the characters you meet and the stories you'll hear – almost to the point where you might think that the end might really be coming, and wondering whether what you're doing actually makes a difference. That's what a real odyssey, redneck or not, can feel like.
Xbox Achievements - Richard Walker - 85%
From its tense opening to its blistering conclusion, Far Cry 5 is another cracking instalment in the series, streamlining some of the hunting elements and putting co-op up front for both the campaign and the bottomless Far Cry Arcade. The narrative and characters will live on in the memory once you're done and dusted too, as will the insane random minute-to-minute moments that always succeed in making Far Cry so unique.
Zoomg - Mohsen Vaziri - Persian - 8 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 is one of the best entries in this series. Guns for hire is a great addition to the game and the world always have something to offer. If the game had better AI and story had focused only on main antagonist Far Cry 5 could be something like Far Cry 3.
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2018.03.26 17:28 Micolash Far Cry 5 - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Far Cry 5
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdaoe4hbMso
Developers: Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Kiev
Publishers: Ubisoft, Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 84
Metacritic - 81

Reviews

3DNews - Алексей Лихачев - Russian - 9 / 10.0
A wonderful continuation of the series. Far Cry 5 adjusted a well-known formula enough to make the chase after brilliant antagonists very fun and exciting.
AngryCentaurGaming - Jeremy Penter - Wait For Sale
Areajugones - Pablo Espinosa - Spanish - 7.5 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 is an amazing action game that keeps the essence of the saga. However, its weak plot and map division are elements that make this game inferior to its previous installments.
Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz - 4.5 / 5 stars
We didn't get it with the last two entries in the series, but Far Cry 5 feels like the generational leap that fans have been waiting for. This installment certainly feels like the biggest in terms of content and it just might be the best Far Cry game to date.
AusGamers - Steve Farrelly - 9 / 10.0
Both structured and full of open player-agency and emergent activity. It's a game whose game-world is designed for you to love and adore, to become intimate and at one with; to be equally terrified of.
BaziCenter - Bahram Bigharaz - Persian - 8 / 10
The 5th installment in Far Cry franchise is yet another effort by Ubisoft to build on a successful formula, And while some elements such as story and AI are not as good as we’d expected, the core mechanics of gameplay are so great that it’s just impossible not to love it. Far Cry 5 tastes as good as its big brother, Far Cry 3. Maybe even tastier.
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German - 8.9 / 10.0
Despite a frustrating AI and a strong focus on Online Co-Op/Far Cry Arcade, Far Cry 5 is probably the best Far Cry experience so far. From a intuitive exploration over a varied open world and lots of amusing and crazy moments this game got everything that fans love about the series. It's still open how much long-term motivation the map editor and live events will offer but Far Cry Fans will be entertained for about 15-20 hours.
CGMagazine - Cole Watson - 9 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 was a blast from start to finish, pulling me into the experience instantly with an Americana rich world full of memorable characters and built with a strong core of addictive first-person gameplay
Cheat Code Central - April Marie - 4.8 / 5.0
It might seem like I have a lot of complaints for a game I'm touting as being really good, but the positives of Far Cry 5 outweigh the negative. You can play exactly how you want. You can stealthily take down an entire region, before moving to another. You can run and gun your way through all three simultaneously. The characters that you meet are varied and engaging. There are tons of things to do and see, and plenty of real and virtual people to experience them with. Most of all, Far Cry 5 tells a story that grabs you by the shirt collar and never lets go. It would make a great addition to anyone's video game library, and you'll almost certainly come back to it after the credits roll.
COGconnected - Paul Sullivan - 90 / 100
The characters and story really make Far Cry 5 a brave product.
ComiConverse - Jordan Samuel - 4 / 5 stars
Far Cry 5 does not change the genre, in fact, embraces what made it a favorite series with the audience creating their adventure within beautiful surroundings.
Destructoid - Raymond Porreca - 7.5 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 is a solid first-person shooter set in a vibrant, breathtaking location. It plays well, looks great, and is packed with enough content to keep players invested in Hope County for a good, long while. Though Joseph Seed and Eden's Gate work better in theory than in practice, the Montana-based doomsday cult marks a departure for the franchise that pays off.
Digitally Downloaded - Ginny W. - 3.5 / 5 stars
It never really realises the absurdity of the story that its telling even as it leans into absurd humour in plenty of other areas in the game.
DualShockers - Lou Contaldi - 9 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 isn't revolutionizing open world gaming, but it is a perfection of one of Ubisoft's most noteworthy series. With a captivating scenario, diverse gameplay options, breathtaking background, and a colorful cast of characters, Far Cry 5 is primed as one of 2018's earliest Game of the Year contenders, and potentially the best title in the series to date. Through more thoroughly leaning into the concepts of open-world design, Ubisoft has managed to craft a game that will really scratch your itch for exploration.
Elite Gamer - Vinny Fanneran - 8.9 / 10.0
A believable but no less intense story with tight gameplay set in a notably detailed and beautiful open world. Ubisoft have done an incredible job of refreshing another of their biggest franchises.
Eurogamer - Edwin Evans-Thirlwell - No Recommendation
Make Montana emergent again
Fenix Bazaar - Gaetano Prestia - 9 / 10.0
Brimming with confidence, overflowing with content, and firmly established among the genre’s best, Far Cry 5 stakes early claim as one of the year’s best. You don’t want to miss the sheer insanity of Hope County, Montana.
Gadgets 360 - Rishi Alwani - 8 / 10
These issues notwithstanding, Far Cry 5 is a welcome entry in a series that's been consistently entertaining over the years. The campaign is filled with memorable characters, robust progression, and action galore that all combine to make it a treat to play.
Game Informer - Jeff Cork - 7.5 / 10.0
Virtually everything about Far Cry 5 is thoroughly okay. For a series that has provided so many thrills and surprises, that's a major disappointment
Game Rant - Dalton Cooper - 4.5 / 5 stars
Far Cry 5 may not have much in the way of revolutionary new ideas, but it streamlines Ubisoft's open world formula and delivers one of the best games in the series.
Game Revolution - Jason Faulkner - 3.5 / 5 stars
If you liked the other Far Cry games, you'll like this one, because it's more of the same. Some of the series conventions have been taken away (like having to climb towers, thank God), or improved, but it's still very much a Far Cry game.
Gameblog - Gianni Molinaro - French - 8 / 10
It seems like Far Cry 5 tries hard to be different in some ways. But in the end, it is obvious it doesn't want to - it can't - step too far from its predecessors. There's a feeling that even though its world is new, appealling, offers some good tweaks, a magnificient set of allies and villains, and a potentially unlimited content in Arcade mode, we still have the same game flawed with the same A.I. problems, we still complete the same kind of missions ans see the same animations. As we sure can have fun and witness a fantastice ending, this can be forgiven. Until next time.
GameMAG - xtr - Russian - 8 / 10
Far Cry 5 plays best in co-op with a friend thanks to many crazy situations and fun moments. The basic story is not bad, but Ubisoft is copying itself and amount of recycled elements can upset someone. Still, excellent graphics, helicopter missions, treaure hunts and many other things make Far Cry 5 a good game.
GamePro - Hannes Rossow - German - 80 / 100
A usual entertaining Far Cry game, that leaves a lot to be desired in terms of villain and story.
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - 7.8 / 10.0
Playing Ubisoft's Far Cry 5 is just like chewing McDonald's Big Mac. It's really appetizing but never surprises me. I already know what it tastes like before actually biting, considering all the Big Mac are made by the same recipe. So does Far Cry 5.
GamesBeat - Jeff Grubb - 85 / 100
Far Cry 5 is mechanically sound and varied. You'll find something that entertains you, and Ubisoft has nailed all of the underlying elements of character and world progression. At the same time, it squanders some decent writing because it can't decide what kind of game it is.
GameSkinny - Ty Arthur - 8 / 10 stars
It's dumb, goofy, wonderful fun, with a smooth balance between action, comedy, and horror. Far Cry 5 was one of our most anticipated shooters of 2018, and other than a few bugs, it lives up to my expectations and even exceeds them in some areas.
GameSpace - Damien Gula - 9.5 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 is an artistic lesson in juxtaposition. On one hand you have a group of devoted followers of a "message of peace" that live in violence. You have a calm and charismatic leader who insights calamity. There are communities united in anarchy. Far Cry 5 provokes its audience to think and wrestle with the uncomfortable answers to our own "what-ifs" about faith, family, and the power of community.
GameSpot - Edmond Tran - 9 / 10
With smart changes to exploration, discovery, and progression, Far Cry 5 makes engaging and experimenting with its gorgeous open world more exciting than ever.
GamesRadar+ - Leon Hurley - 4 / 5 stars
A polished and refined instalment that values your time more than the previous games and keeps the focus on entertaining you throughout.
GamingBolt - Shubhankar Parijat - 9 / 10.0
Far Cry 5's open-ended and free-form brand of exploration, chaotic and emergent combat, immersive setting, and inherently fascinating narrative premise all come together in what is easily the best Far Cry game ever.
GamingTrend - Ron Burke - 90 / 100
With new gameplay mechanics, overhauled progression systems, a strong narrative, and the Guns/Friends for Hire system, Far Cry 5 is the overhaul that the series desperately needed. It is easily the best of the series, and represents a positive step in a new direction. Come for the storyline, stay for the co-op chaos.
God is a Geek - Chris White - 9 / 10.0
The best Far Cry yet, with well written characters, lots of freedom to play how you want, and a lot of fun to be had on your own or with a friend.
Guardian - Keza MacDonald - 3 / 5 stars
A mission to save the US from destruction by a charismatic leader flits between flamethrowing fun and graphic torture in a tonally unpredictable vision
Hardcore Gamer - Chris Shive - 4 / 5.0
Far Cry 5 doesn't deviate too much from the Far Cry formula, simply expanding upon what the series is known for.
Hobby Consolas - Álvaro Alonso - Spanish - 93 / 100
Simply put, Far Cry 5 is the best Far Cry game to date. It has the best story, the best progression and introduces a lot of changes (for the good) while maintaining that explosive old formula that works so freaking well. God Bless Hope County
IGN - Daemon Hatfield - 8.9 / 10.0
[Provisional Score] While the Far Cry formula remains addictive, there is a certain amount of sameness to it.
IGN Italy - Gianluca Loggia - Italian - 8.6 / 10.0
Far Cry 5, following the steps of the previous episodes, offers a very large map to explore and a lot of things to do, with a good first person shooter experience and interesting action/stealth possibilities. The game is not perfect in all of its aspects, but it's often very funny and always enjoyable, with a very fascinating and unique antagonist.
IGN Spain - Juan García - Spanish - 9 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 is as good as we were wishing, offering a great campaign with lots of freedom and things to do, a satisfying narrative and surprising multiplayer options through Far Cry Arcade. A pretty complete pack.
Leadergamer - Emrah Subaşı - Turkish - Essential
Far Cry 5 learned its lessons from Ubisoft's mistakes and the game's series. Missions don't repeat themselves and offers fun and long gameplay. Despite minor mistakes, Far Cry 5 deserves to be liked.
M3 - Billy Ekblom - Swedish - 8 / 10
Far Cry 5 is an epic soundbox experience, driven by the joy of exploration and all-out chaotic gunplay. It's all good fun, but also very familiar, and we can't help but wonder what would have been if Ubisoft put more story-driven elements into the game.
Metro GameCentral - GameCentral - 8 / 10
The best Far Cry yet and one of the best open world shooters of any kind, with an impressive variety of missions and non-linear structure.
Oyungezer Online - Utku Çakır - Turkish - 9.2 / 10.0
Your visit to Hope County will offer an unforgettable experience. I can wholeheartedly recommend Far Cry 5 to everyone.
Pardis Game - Alireza Razmjoei - Persian - No Verdict
Without a doubt, Far Cry 5 is the most varied game in the series. Thanks to smart changes to the exploring formula and of course amazing world of Hope County, we can finally say that Far Cry series has evolved
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Max Parker - 8.8 / 10.0
There are few open world games that can match the pure escapism of the "Far Cry" presentation. With a few sanded edges, the gameplay can match that presentation.
Player2.net.au - Matt Hewson - No Verdict
Is Far Cry 5 just another Far Cry game? Well, yes it is, but at the same time, it is more than that. This is a game that has taken what came before it and improved upon it in every single way. The story is brutal, engaging and utterly enthralling, the main characters are memorable and the gameplay is refined and presented in a clever and natural way. So yes this is just another Far Cry game, it is Far Cry at its peak, the best that Far Cry can be and that is truly something worth playing.
PlayStation LifeStyle - Chandler Wood - 7.5 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 takes steps forward by upping the stakes with a sinister villain and bold new setting, while also stumbling backwards with its non-linear approach and separation of character progression from the world. A silent protagonist and convenient MacGuffin undermine the imposing nature of The Father and Eden's Gate, though I still think Joseph Seed is the best Far Cry villain yet. Clear effort went into making sure Far Cry in America would work, as well as giving the player a lot of freedom. Those pieces came at the expense of meaningful progression and solid narrative structure to fully support the ominous cast. It handles the balance between goofy and serious clumsily, leaving me not quite sure which it wants to be more. For both better and worse, Far Cry 5 is a far cry from those that came before, though it's still a lot of fun to play.
PlayStation Universe - Garri Bagdasarov - 9 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 is the best Far Cry to date. The great additions and refinements made to the franchise are fantastic. Along with the inclusion of Far Cry Arcade, which extends your play time, Far Cry 5 is the ultimate open-world first person shooter.
PowerUp! - Leo Stevenson - 8.5 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 is a brilliantly put together, sandbox game. Its focus remains on the various shades of human sanity, but rather than focus on the easily recognised evils, it forces players to look at a far more insidious kind.
Press Start - Toby Berger - 9 / 10 stars
Far Cry 5 is an absolute blast from beginning to end, chock full of things to do and involve yourself in. The narrative is interesting, and everything you do in Hope County feels meaningful in some way or another — making for an experience that feels as rewarding as it does enjoyable.
Push Square - Glen Fox - 7 / 10
The best thing we can say about Far Cry 5 is that it's competent, and the worst that it's far too safe. Ubisoft is clearly more interested in making an experience that appeals to everyone to satisfy the bottom line. That's a real shame, because there's the makings of a highly entertaining sandbox survival adventure here. Sadly, you won't see any of it, because there's no encouragement to experiment when running and gunning is as effective as it is.
SA Gamer - Garth Holden - 9 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 is the height of the series and gives new legs to exploration in open world games while keeping the freeform tools to take down places as you see fit. Welcome to Hope County, you will be here a while.
Saudi Gamer - صالح بازرعة - Arabic - 9 / 10
Far Cry 5 delivers on what has made the series special, with freeform gameplay, a hostile environment replete with colorful characters and a generous amount of content in both missions and activities, in addition to numerous gameplay tweaks and improvements. It might not be a huge departure from the series, but it definitely is the most polished one so far.
Saving Content - Scott Ellison II - 5 / 5 stars
Hope County, Montana is the American Dream turned Nightmare. Far Cry 5 is dense with activities, people, places, and events that are never overwhelming, but wrack you with indecision as to what to do next. While Far Cry as a series still struggles with the juxtaposition of its humor and seriousness, it manages to do this well enough to not let them get in the way of each other. Far Cry 5 is a shining example of how to revitalize the open world, as this is the best realized game in the series to date, with a convincing villain and a tale to match its tone. Far Cry 5 will make you a believer.
Slant Magazine - Justin Clark - 2.5 / 5 stars
Whether intentionally or not, the game gives glory to a brand of grassroots militia fetishism that, just days before the its release, millions of Americans marched in the streets to oppose. Far Cry 5 posits that people would need to be brainwashed to follow men like Joseph Seed, blind to how deep Christian fanaticism already runs, and how many would follow such a man if he only said the word "please."
Spaziogames - Matteo Bussani - Italian - 8 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 brings the player in a Montana Valley controlled by a religious fanatic group . The gameplay is solid and it is related to the past of the series. The game lasts 25 hours, guided by a non-linear storyline, and arcade mode is a solid way to increase the offer of the game.
Stevivor - Ben Salter - 9 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 is the thoughtful next step in a series renowned for shooting first and thinking second. The villains are devious, the world is intriguing and the wild animals remind you who owns the land.
TechRaptor - Samuel Guglielmo - 9 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 combines a wonderful setting and interesting characters with extremely fun gameplay, a fantastic open world full of great side quests, and lovely presentation. It also has a powerful level editor that could make some real gems. This is a new standout for the series, as it's easily the best Far Cry has been.
The A.V. Club - William Hughes - No Verdict
Montana features some of the most beautiful country in all of America, and Ubisoft has done an amazing job of capturing its rural glory. And the freedom to get credit for just f***** around in this gorgeous world, doing whatever feels most fun, is legitimately intoxicating.
The Games Machine - Ivan Conte - Italian - 8.5 / 10.0
We cannot deny that Far Cry 5 is another "more of the same", warts and all, but the religious fanatic setting is spot-on, and Montana in simply wonderful (and Joseph Seed is one of the best villains the series has ever had). The open-world approach of the game works as usual, and the more you look at it as a big, sumptuous playground, the better. The Arcade mode has a lot, a lot of potential that will show its best in the upcoming weeks and months, when the community will start toying with the powerful editor. Enough as it is, Far Cry 5 is an excellent chapter in the series.
TheSixthAxis - Gareth Chadwick - 9 / 10
Far Cry 5 is another improvement to a series that hit its stride quite a long time ago. It gets a recommendation not because of any of its individual features, but because they all combine together into a game that becomes paradoxically funny and horrifying, occasionally at the same time. It depicts a part of America lovingly with its tongue very firmly glued to its cheek, but when I close my eyes, I still see Joseph Seed staring back at me.
Twinfinite - Chris Jecks - 4 / 5.0
Far Cry 5 is exactly that – more Far Cry. If you've never been a fan of the series, this doesn't do anything to change your mind. If you loved liberating outposts and blowing shit up in the Himalayas, you'll enjoy doing it in Hope County, too.
USgamer - Mike Williams - 4.5 / 5 stars
Far Cry 5 is a game that struggles in trying to serve two purposes. On one hand, there's a dark, horrific tale of a cult taking over a small town. On the other, it's a playground of destruction, letting players fly and drive around, blowing up things with a bear and a dog. Both sides are good, but they don't really meet in the middle. If you can survive the tonal whiplash, you'll find a great game here and Far Cry Arcade only makes it better.
VGN - Tommaso Stio - Italian - 9.2 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 is the result of a strong development made during the past few years by Ubisoft. It really is a mixture of all the strengths belonging to this saga until today. Although this new chapter detaches from a well agreed scheme, as it happened during the third episode with Vaas Montenegro, it is still capable to draw a good starting point for this series. And of course, this is the best Far Cry ever made.
Video Game Sophistry - Unknown - 8 / 10.0
Far Cry 5, is simply put, the more cohesive, and brilliantly constructed video game of recent memory – but unfortunately in a pretty fundamental way it’s also, the most disappointing.
VideoGamer - Colm Ahern - 9 / 10
In its quieter moments Hope County is a picturesque backdrop to terrific Prepper Stash puzzles, and an over-the-top fantasy playground when the volume is turned up. Taking on Eden's Gate is compelling, horrific, and an awful lot of fun.
Wccftech - Kai Powell - 9.1 / 10.0
If you're wondering whether bringing the madness to our doorstep, making the entire campaign co-op and including an impressive toolbox to create new levels and missions while still retaining that visceral gunplay the series is known for keeps Far Cry 5 fresh and worth playing on Day One, my answer is: yes, absolutely.
We Got This Covered - David Morgan - 4.5 / 5 stars
Ubisoft have cherry-picked everything that has made the Far Cry series successful, and distilled it into a single, laser-focused package. Far Cry 5 probably isn't going to blow anyone's mind, but it provides a continuously fun experience that avoids the repetition and formulaic nature of past titles.
Windows Central - Jez Corden - 5 / 5 stars
Ultimately, Far Cry 5 is a relentlessly fun, aggressively varied open world shooter that will keep you hooked for dozens and dozens of hours. The game's world has never felt more alive, brimming with animal ecosystems, serene lakes, and verdant forests, with spectacular scenery just begging to be screenshotted.
Worth Playing - Redmond Carolipio - 8.5 / 10.0
However, I kept returning for more of the narrative in Far Cry 5. Despite some of the chaos and rambunctious fun I just mentioned, the overarching story is mentally and emotionally draining. In other words, you go through some f***ed-up stuff in dealing with the Seed family and witnessing its effects on the people around you. It's probably why Far Cry 5 doesn't give you a name, unlike past iterations of the title. You absorb stories differently when you see them through the eyes of an established character with his or her own voice and backstory, as opposed to a blank slate. Even though you get to do things like careen down the road in a big rig called "The Widowmaker" and mow down deranged religious nutballs while rescuing people, you might also find yourself getting attached to the characters you meet and the stories you'll hear – almost to the point where you might think that the end might really be coming, and wondering whether what you're doing actually makes a difference. That's what a real odyssey, redneck or not, can feel like.
Xbox Achievements - Richard Walker - 85%
From its tense opening to its blistering conclusion, Far Cry 5 is another cracking instalment in the series, streamlining some of the hunting elements and putting co-op up front for both the campaign and the bottomless Far Cry Arcade. The narrative and characters will live on in the memory once you're done and dusted too, as will the insane random minute-to-minute moments that always succeed in making Far Cry so unique.
Zoomg - Mohsen Vaziri - Persian - 8 / 10.0
Far Cry 5 is one of the best entries in this series. Guns for hire is a great addition to the game and the world always have something to offer. If the game had better AI and story had focused only on main antagonist Far Cry 5 could be something like Far Cry 3.
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2018.03.26 12:00 ninjyte Far Cry 5 - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Far Cry 5
Genre: Action-adventure, first-person shooter
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Media: Live-Action Teaser Trailer Announce Trailer
First Details: 'Surviving Hope County, Montana'
E3 2017 'Amazing Grace' Trailer E3 2017 Gameplay E3 2017 Presentation
Boomer is a Very Good Boy
Ubiblog - The Rise of a Cult Recreating Montana
Co-Op 'Friend for Hire' Trailer
'The Resistance' Trailer
Ubiblog - 'Vicious Wildlife, A Crazy Cast of Characters, and Co-Op Hijinks'
Story Trailer
'Bill of Rights' Trailer 'Bill of Rights' Compilations (Explicit)
Post-Launch Information Trailer
Arcade - Infinite Gameplay and a Creative Map Editor The New Map Editor
Singalong - "My Country 'Tis of Thee"
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Info
Ubisoft Toronto Info
Publisher: Ubisoft
Price: Standard Edition - $59.99 USD / $79.99 CDN / €59.99 EUR / £44.99 GBP (contains micro-transactions)
Deluxe Edition Contents - $69.99 USD
Gold Edition Contents - $89.99 USD
Season Pass
Release Date: March 27, 2018
More Info: /farcry Wikipedia Page
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 83 [Cross-Platform] Current Score Distribution
MetaCritic - 81 [PS4] 73 Critics
MetaCritic - 84 [XB1] 23 Critics
MetaCritic - 78 [PC] 16 Critics
Patriotically arbitrary list of some past Far Cry games -
Entry Score (Platform, Year, # of Critics)
Far Cry 89 (PC, 2004, 72 critics)
Far Cry 2 85 (X360, 2008, 75 critics)
Far Cry 3 88 (PC, 2012, 43 critics)
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon 80 (X360, 2013, 51 critics)
Far Cry 4 85 (PS4, 2014, 83 critics)
Far Cry Primal 76 (PS4, 2016, 86 critics)

Reviews

Website/Author Aggregates' & Critic's Score Quote Platform
AngryCentaurGaming - Jeremy Penter Wait for Sale ~ Wait For Sale This is a 'Wait For Sale'. For Far Cry games, it's always two steps forward one step back and the improvements here are keen, but what my gameplay always came down to was the fact that the spawning system was just so out of control and everything felt so messy over time. Any engagement I wanted to have would always be infected by some type of badger or creature leaping in and attacking everybody, and at first that was fine, but when it stopped characters from being able to talk to me because they get halfway through their sentence and then some animal would attack and it reset everybody, that just started to get a little bit bothersome. PS4
Leadergamer - Emrah Subaşı - Turkish Essential ~ Essential Far Cry 5 learned its lessons from Ubisoft's mistakes and the game's series. Missions don't repeat themselves and offers fun and long gameplay. Despite minor mistakes, Far Cry 5 deserves to be liked.
Eurogamer - Edwin Evans-Thirlwell Unscored ~ Unscored Make Montana emergent again. PS4
Pardis Game - Alireza Razmjoei - Persian Unscored ~ Unscored Without a doubt, Far Cry 5 is the most varied game in the series. Thanks to smart changes to the exploring formula and of course amazing world of Hope County, we can finally say that Far Cry series has evolved. PS4
The A.V. Club - William Hughes Unscored ~ Unscored Montana features some of the most beautiful country in all of America, and Ubisoft has done an amazing job of capturing its rural glory. And the freedom to get credit for just f**** around in this gorgeous world, doing whatever feels most fun, is legitimately intoxicating.* PS4
Player2.net.au - Matt Hewson Unscored ~ Unscored Is Far Cry 5 just another Far Cry game? Well, yes it is, but at the same time, it is more than that. This is a game that has taken what came before it and improved upon it in every single way. The story is brutal, engaging and utterly enthralling, the main characters are memorable and the gameplay is refined and presented in a clever and natural way. So yes this is just another Far Cry game, it is Far Cry at its peak, the best that Far Cry can be and that is truly something worth playing.
Waypoint - Austin Walker Unscored ~ Unscored Despite a strong premise and updates to the series formula, FC5 fails to find a compelling identity.
CNET - Jeff Bakalar Unscored ~ Unscored Far Cry 5 is an awesome open-world action game, delivering the most fully realized, player-driven entry in the series to date. PS4
Kotaku - Ethan Gach Unscored ~ Unscored Far Cry games are laboratories for experimenting, giving you the freedom to do stuff ordinary games won’t, like throw a molotov cocktail at just about anything and watch it burn to the ground. They usually have better shooting than most open world games, and better open worlds than most shooters. Far Cry 5 nails that part of the series’ legacy. The game’s missions flow together organically and let you shift from capturing a cult outpost using an array of explosives and guns to scaling cliffs in search of hidden caches of equipment and lore-filled collectibles. It fails, however, to meaningfully move beyond the rest of the series in merging the violence and chaos these experiments produce with the community of people scattered throughout its world.
Saving Content - Scott Ellison II 100 ~ 5 / 5 stars Hope County, Montana is the American Dream turned Nightmare. Far Cry 5 is dense with activities, people, places, and events that are never overwhelming, but wrack you with indecision as to what to do next. While Far Cry as a series still struggles with the juxtaposition of its humor and seriousness, it manages to do this well enough to not let them get in the way of each other. Far Cry 5 is a shining example of how to revitalize the open world, as this is the best realized game in the series to date, with a convincing villain and a tale to match its tone. Far Cry 5 will make you a believer. PC
Windows Central - Jez Corden 100 ~ 5 / 5 stars Ultimately, Far Cry 5 is a relentlessly fun, aggressively varied open world shooter that will keep you hooked for dozens and dozens of hours. The game's world has never felt more alive, brimming with animal ecosystems, serene lakes, and verdant forests, with spectacular scenery just begging to be screenshotted. XB1
Cheat Code Central - April Marie 96 ~ 4.8 / 5 It might seem like I have a lot of complaints for a game I'm touting as being really good, but the positives of Far Cry 5 outweigh the negative. You can play exactly how you want. You can stealthily take down an entire region, before moving to another. You can run and gun your way through all three simultaneously. The characters that you meet are varied and engaging. There are tons of things to do and see, and plenty of real and virtual people to experience them with. Most of all, Far Cry 5 tells a story that grabs you by the shirt collar and never lets go. PS4
GameSpace - Damien Gula 95 ~ 9.5 / 10 Far Cry 5 is an artistic lesson in juxtaposition. On one hand you have a group of devoted followers of a "message of peace" that live in violence. You have a calm and charismatic leader who insights calamity. There are communities united in anarchy. Far Cry 5 provokes its audience to think and wrestle with the uncomfortable answers to our own "what-ifs" about faith, family, and the power of community. PS4
Hobby Consolas - Álvaro Alonso - Spanish 93 ~ 93 / 100 Simply put, Far Cry 5 is the best Far Cry game to date. It has the best story, the best progression and introduces a lot of changes (for the good) while maintaining that explosive old formula that works so freaking well. God Bless Hope County. PS4
Oyungezer Online - Utku Çakır - Turkish 92 ~ 9.2 / 10 Your visit to Hope County will offer an unforgettable experience. I can wholeheartedly recommend Far Cry 5 to everyone. XB1
VGN - Tommaso Stio - Italian 92 ~ 9.2 / 10 Far Cry 5 is the result of a strong development made during the past few years by Ubisoft. It really is a mixture of all the strengths belonging to this saga until today. Although this new chapter detaches from a well agreed scheme, as it happened during the third episode with Vaas Montenegro, it is still capable to draw a good starting point for this series. And of course, this is the best Far Cry ever made. PS4
Wccftech - Kai Powell 91 ~ 9.1 / 10 If you're wondering whether bringing the madness to our doorstep, making the entire campaign co-op and including an impressive toolbox to create new levels and missions while still retaining that visceral gunplay the series is known for keeps Far Cry 5 fresh and worth playing on Day One, my answer is: yes, absolutely. PS4, PC
IGN Spain - Juan García - Spanish 90 ~ 9 / 10 Far Cry 5 is as good as we were wishing, offering a great campaign with lots of freedom and things to do, a satisfying narrative and surprising multiplayer options through Far Cry Arcade. A pretty complete pack. XB1
COGconnected - Paul Sullivan 90 ~ 90 / 100 The characters and story really make Far Cry 5 a brave product. PS4
God is a Geek - Chris White 90 ~ 9 / 10.0 The best Far Cry yet, with well written characters, lots of freedom to play how you want, and a lot of fun to be had on your own or with a friend. PS4
Press Start - Toby Berger 90 ~ 9 / 10 stars Far Cry 5 is an absolute blast from beginning to end, chock full of things to do and involve yourself in. The narrative is interesting, and everything you do in Hope County feels meaningful in some way or another — making for an experience that feels as rewarding as it does enjoyable. PS4
SA Gamer - Garth Holden 90 ~ 9 / 10 Far Cry 5 is the height of the series and gives new legs to exploration in open world games while keeping the freeform tools to take down places as you see fit. Welcome to Hope County, you will be here a while. PS4
USgamer - Mike Williams 90 ~ 4.5 / 5 stars Far Cry 5 is a game that struggles in trying to serve two purposes. On one hand, there's a dark, horrific tale of a cult taking over a small town. On the other, it's a playground of destruction, letting players fly and drive around, blowing up things with a bear and a dog. Both sides are good, but they don't really meet in the middle. If you can survive the tonal whiplash, you'll find a great game here and Far Cry Arcade only makes it better. PS4
TheSixthAxis - Gareth Chadwick 90 ~ 9 / 10 Far Cry 5 is another improvement to a series that hit its stride quite a long time ago. It gets a recommendation not because of any of its individual features, but because they all combine together into a game that becomes paradoxically funny and horrifying, occasionally at the same time. It depicts a part of America lovingly with its tongue very firmly glued to its cheek, but when I close my eyes, I still see Joseph Seed staring back at me. PS4
We Got This Covered - David Morgan 90 ~ 4.5 / 5 stars Ubisoft have cherry-picked everything that has made the Far Cry series successful, and distilled it into a single, laser-focused package. Far Cry 5 probably isn't going to blow anyone's mind, but it provides a continuously fun experience that avoids the repetition and formulaic nature of past titles. PS4
PlayStation Universe - Garri Bagdasarov 90 ~ 9 / 10 Far Cry 5 is the best Far Cry to date. The great additions and refinements made to the franchise are fantastic. Along with the inclusion of Far Cry Arcade, which extends your play time, Far Cry 5 is the ultimate open-world first person shooter. PS4
GameSpot - Edmond Tran 90 ~ 9 / 10 [Provisional Score] With smart changes to exploration, discovery, and progression, Far Cry 5 makes engaging and experimenting with its gorgeous open world more exciting than ever. PC
CGMagazine - Cole Watson 90 ~ 9 / 10 Far Cry 5 was a blast from start to finish, pulling me into the experience instantly with an Americana rich world full of memorable characters and built with a strong core of addictive first-person gameplay. PS4
Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz 90 ~ 4.5 / 5 stars We didn't get it with the last two entries in the series, but Far Cry 5 feels like the generational leap that fans have been waiting for. This installment certainly feels like the biggest in terms of content and it just might be the best Far Cry game to date. XB1
Saudi Gamer - صالح بازرعة - Arabic 90 ~ 9 / 10 Far Cry 5 delivers on what has made the series special, with freeform gameplay, a hostile environment replete with colorful characters and a generous amount of content in both missions and activities, in addition to numerous gameplay tweaks and improvements. It might not be a huge departure from the series, but it definitely is the most polished one so far. PS4
TechRaptor - Samuel Guglielmo 90 ~ 9 / 10 Far Cry 5 combines a wonderful setting and interesting characters with extremely fun gameplay, a fantastic open world full of great side quests, and lovely presentation. It also has a powerful level editor that could make some real gems. This is a new standout for the series, as it's easily the best Far Cry has been. PS4
GamingTrend - Ron Burke 90 ~ 90 / 100 With new gameplay mechanics, overhauled progression systems, a strong narrative, and the Guns/Friends for Hire system, Far Cry 5 is the overhaul that the series desperately needed. It is easily the best of the series, and represents a positive step in a new direction. Come for the storyline, stay for the co-op chaos. PS4
GamingBolt - Shubhankar Parijat 90 ~ 9 / 10 Far Cry 5's open-ended and free-form brand of exploration, chaotic and emergent combat, immersive setting, and inherently fascinating narrative premise all come together in what is easily the best Far Cry game ever. PS4
Game Rant - Dalton Cooper 90 ~ 4.5 / 5 Far Cry 5 may not have much in the way of revolutionary new ideas, but it streamlines Ubisoft's open world formula and delivers one of the best games in the series. PS4
3DNews - Алексей Лихачев - Russian 90 ~ 9 / 10 A wonderful continuation of the series. Far Cry 5 adjusted a well-known formula enough to make the chase after brilliant antagonists very fun and exciting. PS4
VideoGamer - Colm Ahern 90 ~ 9 / 10 In its quieter moments Hope County is a picturesque backdrop to terrific Prepper Stash puzzles, and an over-the-top fantasy playground when the volume is turned up. Taking on Eden's Gate is compelling, horrific, and an awful lot of fun. XB1
AusGamers - Steve Farrelly 90 ~ 9 / 10 And so what we get in the end is a Far Cry that is both structured and full of open player-agency and emergent activity. It’s a game whose game-world is designed for you to love and adore, to become intimate and at one with; to be equally terrified of. XB1
Fenix Bazaar - Gaetano Prestia 90 ~ 9 / 10 [Provisional Score] Brimming with confidence, overflowing with content, and firmly established among the genre’s best, Far Cry 5 stakes early claim as one of the year’s best. You don’t want to miss the sheer insanity of Hope County, Montana. PS4
Stevivor - Ben Salter 90 ~ 9 / 10 Far Cry 5 is the thoughtful next step in a series renowned for shooting first and thinking second. The villains are devious, the world is intriguing and the wild animals remind you who owns the land. It takes the Far Cry blueprint and expands the highlights while changing the sliders on aspects that became overused to craft not only the best Far Cry game, but one of the best open worlds to explore this generation, whether alone or with a little help from a friend (or AI dog). XB1
Dualshockers - Lou Contaldi 90 ~ 9 / 10 Far Cry 5 isn't revolutionizing open world gaming, but it is a perfection of one of Ubisoft's most noteworthy series. With a captivating scenario, diverse gameplay options, breathtaking background, and a colorful cast of characters, Far Cry 5 is primed as one of 2018's earliest Game of the Year contenders, and potentially the best title in the series to date. Through more thoroughly leaning into the concepts of open-world design, Ubisoft has managed to craft a game that will really scratch your itch for exploration. PS4
GearNuke - Khurram Imtiaz 90 ~ 9 / 10 Far Cry series has finally made its return after a long wait, and it’s a bigger and more ambitious attempt on the same old classic Far Cry formula that the fans have grown to love across the numerous games. PS4
IGN - Daemon Hatfield 89 ~ 8.9 / 10 Far Cry 5 is another wide-open playground with all the necessary ingredients for causing a real ruckus: loads of enemies and allies, temperamental wildlife, and plenty of explosions. PS4, XB1
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German 89 ~ 8.9 / 10 Despite a frustrating AI and a strong focus on Online Co-Op/Far Cry Arcade, Far Cry 5 is probably the best Far Cry experience so far. From a intuitive exploration over a varied open world and lots of amusing and crazy moments this game got everything that fans love about the series. It's still open how much long-term motivation the map editor and live events will offer but Far Cry Fans will be entertained for about 15-20 hours. PS4
Elite Gamer - Vinny Fanneran 89 ~ 8.9 / 10 A believable but no less intense story with tight gameplay set in a notably detailed and beautiful open world. Ubisoft have done an incredible job of refreshing another of their biggest franchises. XB1
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Max Parker 88 ~ 8.8 / 10 There are few open world games that can match the pure escapism of the "Far Cry" presentation. With a few sanded edges, the gameplay can match that presentation.
IGN Italy - Gianluca Loggia - Italian 86 ~ 8.6 / 10 Far Cry 5, following the steps of the previous episodes, offers a very large map to explore and a lot of things to do, with a good first person shooter experience and interesting action/stealth possibilities. The game is not perfect in all of its aspects, but it's often very funny and always enjoyable, with a very fascinating and unique antagonist. PS4
PowerUp! - Leo Stevenson 85 ~ 8.5 / 10 Far Cry 5 is a brilliantly put together, sandbox game. Its focus remains on the various shades of human sanity, but rather than focus on the easily recognized evils, it forces players to look at a far more insidious kind. PS4
GamesBeat - Jeff Grubb 85 ~ 85 / 100 Far Cry 5 is mechanically sound and varied. You'll find something that entertains you, and Ubisoft has nailed all of the underlying elements of character and world progression. At the same time, it squanders some decent writing because it can't decide what kind of game it is.
Worth Playing - Redmond Carolipio 85 ~ 8.5 / 10 What I found there was a redneck action odyssey I didn't ask for and never knew I wanted, until I found myself in the late hours of the night raiding enemy outposts with a trained bear and a shotgun-bearing pyromaniac. PS4
Xbox Achievements - Richard Walker 85 ~ 85 / 100 From its tense opening to its blistering conclusion, Far Cry 5 is another cracking installment in the series, streamlining some of the hunting elements and putting co-op up front for both the campaign and the bottomless Far Cry Arcade. The narrative and characters will live on in the memory once you're done and dusted too, as will the insane random minute-to-minute moments that always succeed in making Far Cry so unique. XB1
The Games Machine - Ivan Conte - Italian 85 ~ 8.5 / 10 We cannot deny that Far Cry 5 is another "more of the same", warts and all, but the religious fanatic setting is spot-on, and Montana in simply wonderful (and Joseph Seed is one of the best villains the series has ever had). The open-world approach of the game works as usual, and the more you look at it as a big, sumptuous playground, the better. The Arcade mode has a lot, a lot of potential that will show its best in the upcoming weeks and months, when the community will start toying with the powerful editor. Enough as it is, Far Cry 5 is an excellent chapter in the series. PS4
Heavy.com - Collin MacGregor 85 ~ 8.5 / 10 The level of freedom and creativity offered to players alongside the shockingly rich story makes Far Cry 5 an extremely memorable ride. PS4
Gadgets 360 - Rishi Alwani 80 ~ 8 / 10 These issues notwithstanding, Far Cry 5 is a welcome entry in a series that's been consistently entertaining over the years. The campaign is filled with memorable characters, robust progression, and action galore that all combine to make it a treat to play. XB1
Gameblog - Gianni Molinaro - French 80 ~ 8 / 10 It seems like Far Cry 5 tries hard to be different in some ways. But in the end, it is obvious it doesn't want to - it can't - step too far from its predecessors. There's a feeling that even though its world is new, appealling, offers some good tweaks, a magnificient set of allies and villains, and a potentially unlimited content in Arcade mode, we still have the same game flawed with the same A.I. problems, we still complete the same kind of missions and see the same animations. As we sure can have fun and witness a fantastic ending, this can be forgiven. Until next time. PS4
GamesRadar+ - Leon Hurley 80 ~ 4 / 5 stars A polished and refined installment that values your time more than the previous games and keeps the focus on entertaining you throughout.
Spaziogames - Matteo Bussani - Italian 80 ~ 8 / 10 Far Cry 5 brings the player in a Montana Valley controlled by a religious fanatic group . The gameplay is solid and it is related to the past of the series. The game lasts 25 hours, guided by a non-linear storyline, and arcade mode is a solid way to increase the offer of the game. PC
Metro GameCentral - GameCentral 80 ~ 8 / 10 The best Far Cry yet and one of the best open world shooters of any kind, with an impressive variety of missions and non-linear structure. PS4
Zoomg - Mohsen Vaziri - Persian 80 ~ 8 / 10 Far Cry 5 is one of the best entries in this series. Guns for hire is a great addition to the game and the world always have something to offer. If the game had better AI and story had focused only on main antagonist Far Cry 5 could be something like Far Cry 3. PS4
Hardcore Gamer - Chris Shive 80 ~ 4 / 5 Far Cry 5 doesn't deviate too much from the Far Cry formula, simply expanding upon what the series is known for. PS4
M3 - Billy Ekblom - Swedish 80 ~ 8 / 10 Far Cry 5 is an epic soundbox experience, driven by the joy of exploration and all-out chaotic gunplay. It's all good fun, but also very familiar, and we can't help but wonder what would have been if Ubisoft put more story-driven elements into the game. PS4
GamePro - Hannes Rossow 80 ~ 80 / 100 A usual entertaining Far Cry game, that leaves a lot to be desired in terms of villain and story. PS4
GameMAG - xtr - Russian 80 ~ 8 / 10 Far Cry 5 plays best in co-op with a friend thanks to many crazy situations and fun moments. The basic story is not bad, but Ubisoft is copying itself and amount of recycled elements can upset someone. Still, excellent graphics, helicopter missions, treasure hunts and many other things make Far Cry 5 a good game. PS4
GameSkinny - Ty Arthur 80 ~ 8 / 10 Ready to plow through herds of bison with a death tractor and then get into a flamethrower fight before taking some relaxation time to go fishing? That's Far Cry 5 in a nutshell. XB1
Twinfinite - Chris Jecks 80 ~ 8 / 10 Far Cry 5 is exactly that – more Far Cry. If you’ve never been a fan of the series, this doesn’t do anything to change your mind. If you loved liberating outposts and blowing shit up in the Himalayas, you’ll enjoy doing it in Hope County, too. Its sprawling world, varied missions, and memorable characters all make for an incredibly entertaining experience, and helped me to overlook the niggling technical issues and occasional frustrating fetch quests in my 30+ hours in Montana. PS4
Easy Allies - Brandon Jones 80 ~ 8 / 10 Far Cry 5 will try to convince you the world is coming to an end. While the threat of the Eden’s Gate cult is ever-present, what we value most from our time traveling through Hope County are the individual encounters with clever quest-givers, our favorite specialists, or a trusty co-op buddy. It’s a shame the story unnecessarily brings things down to such a dark place, spontaneously interrupting your thrill-seeking pursuits with nothing but bad vibes. Far Cry 5 is like the 4th of July. There’s some serious subject matter being considered, but the experience is mostly about blowing stuff up. PS4
PC Gamer - Christopher Livingston 80 ~ 80 / 100 The wonderful chaos of the open world and your choice of how to tackle it is occasionally stifled by bad boss fights and worse boss speeches. PC
Gamestar - Dimitry Halley - German 79 ~ 79 / 100 Despite the interesting cultist scenario, Far Cry 5 only remains a good shooter with a miserably disappointing story line. PC
Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - Chinese 78 ~ 7.8 / 10 Playing Ubisoft's Far Cry 5 is just like chewing McDonald's Big Mac. It's really appetizing but never surprises me. I already know what it tastes like before actually biting, considering all the Big Mac are made by the same recipe. So does Far Cry 5. XB1
Game Informer - Jeff Cork 75 ~ 7.5 / 10 Virtually everything about Far Cry 5 is thoroughly okay. For a series that has provided so many thrills and surprises, that's a major disappointment. PS4
Destructoid - Raymond Porreca 75 ~ 7.5 / 10 Far Cry 5 is a solid first-person shooter set in a vibrant, breathtaking location. It plays well, looks great, and is packed with enough content to keep players invested in Hope County for a good, long while. Though Joseph Seed and Eden's Gate work better in theory than in practice, the Montana-based doomsday cult marks a departure for the franchise that pays off. PS4
Areajugones - Pablo Espinosa - Spanish 75 ~ 7.5 / 10 Far Cry 5 is an amazing action game that keeps the essence of the saga. However, its weak plot and map division are elements that make this game inferior to its previous installments. PS4
PlayStation LifeStyle - Chandler Wood 75 ~ 7.5 / 10 Far Cry 5 takes steps forward by upping the stakes with a sinister villain and bold new setting, while also stumbling backwards with its non-linear approach and separation of character progression from the world. PS4
Game Revolution - Jason Faulkner 70 ~ 3.5 / 5 stars If you liked the other Far Cry games, you'll like this one, because it's more of the same. Some of the series conventions have been taken away (like having to climb towers, thank God), or improved, but it's still very much a Far Cry game. PS4
Digitally Downloaded - Ginny W. 70 ~ 3.5 / 5 stars It never really realises the absurdity of the story that its telling even as it leans into absurd humour in plenty of other areas in the game. PS4
Push Square - Glen Fox 70 ~ 7 / 10 The best thing we can say about Far Cry 5 is that it's competent, and the worst that it's far too safe. PS4
Polygon - Ben Kuchera 65 ~ 6.5 / 10 What’s left if you have the stomach to ignore the story? A very enjoyable game with an immense number of things to do, a beautifully recreated portion of the United States, and a collection of missions with wildly varying tones and structure. It’s a finely tuned open-world game stapled onto a story that’s insultingly bad. PS4, XB1, PC
Guardian - Keza MacDonald 60 ~ 3 / 5 stars A mission to save the US from destruction by a charismatic leader flits between flamethrowing fun and graphic torture in a tonally unpredictable vision.
Giant Bomb - Jeff Gerstmann 60 ~ 3 / 5 stars A decent video game undermined by bad pacing, weak characters, and a wishy-washy world view. Play it cooperatively with a friend, ignore the characters and their motivations, and you'll probably have a good time. PC
Slant Magazine - Justin Clark 50 ~ 2.5 / 5 stars Whether intentionally or not, the game gives glory to a brand of grassroots militia fetishism that, just days before the its release, millions of Americans marched in the streets to oppose. Far Cry 5 posits that people would need to be brainwashed to follow men like Joseph Seed, blind to how deep Christian fanaticism already runs, and how many would follow such a man if he only said the word "please." PS4
Edit - I'm trying to put more popular review sites in italics. I'll be playing around with that to make them pop out more for people skimming. Maybe not make them stand out too much so people still give a chance looking at smaller review sites.
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2018.02.28 16:51 l2t /r/ListenToThis presents the Best Of overlooked music from 2017

Welcome to the /ListenToThis Best Of 2017!
Here there are no scores, no judgments, and no opinions - just obscure music shared by redditors, collected and arranged for you over the course of several months by our dedicated mod team. This list is meant to complement other best of lists on the internet, many of which are linked in the sticky comment below for further discovery.
Set #1 includes everything - the best of the best tracks and a corresponding all-inclusive album playlist. The other sets are the same content, broken up into genre groups so you can listen according to your tastes. There is a sampler (1 track per album) and a full-album (every track from every album) playlist for each group. We’ve also included a listing of the albums by set in this post as not everything is available on Spotify, Tidal, etc. We tried to prefer an artist’s Bandcamp or Soundcloud, but if nothing else was available, you may see Youtube, Spotify, and iTunes links. The final count this year is 226 artists out of more than a thousand submissions.
What did we miss? Share your favorites in the comments… and happy listening..
-- the /ListenToThis hipster facista

Set 1 - The Full Smash

Best Tracks on Spotify & All Albums on Spotify

And, on the other services:

Set 2 - Pop, Indie & Related

Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Deezer Sampler & Deezer Albums

Tidal Sampler & Tidal Albums

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums

Apple Music Sampler (thanks suckitnewtabs)

Set 3 - Progressive & Related

Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Deezer Sampler & Deezer Albums

Tidal Sampler & Tidal Albums

Apple Music Sampler (thanks BlueRoseImmortal)

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums

Set 4 - Hip-Hop, Trip-Hop & Instrumentals

Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Deezer Sampler & Deezer Albums

Tidal Sampler & Tidal Albums

Apple Music Sampler (thanks firewire_9000)

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums

Set 5 - Punk & Related

Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Deezer Sampler & Deezer Albums

Tidal Sampler & Tidal Albums

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums

Set 6 - Electronic & Related

Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Deezer Sampler & Deezer Albums

Tidal Sampler & Tidal Albums

Apple Music Sampler (thanks firewire_9000)

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums

Set 7 - Metal

Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Deezer Sampler & Deezer Albums

Tidal Sampler & Tidal Albums

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums

Apple Music Sampler (thanks BlueRoseImmortal)

Set 8 - Jazz, Soul, Funk & Related

Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Deezer Sampler & Deezer Albums

Tidal Sampler & Tidal Albums

Apple Music Sampler (thanks firewire_9000)

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums

Set 9 - Afrobeat, World & Classical

Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Deezer Sampler & Deezer Albums

Tidal Sampler & Tidal Albums

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums

Set 10 - Americana & Related

Spotify Sampler & Spotify Albums

Google Sampler & Google Albums

Deezer Sampler & Deezer Albums

Tidal Sampler & Tidal Albums

Apple Music Sampler (thanks firewire_9000)

Youtube Sampler & Youtube Albums

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2018.01.22 15:19 ninjyte Dragon Ball FighterZ - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Dragon Ball FighterZ
Genre: 2.5D Fighting Game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Media: E3 2017 Trailer Interview with the Producer
E3 Gameplay #1 E3 Gameplay #2
Gamescom 2017 Trailer
Story Teaser Trailer Story Trailer #1
Playlist (Includes Character Trailers)
Developer: Arc System Works Info
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Price: $59.99 - Standard Edition
$94.99 - FighterZ Edition Contents
$109.99 - Ultimate Edition Contents
Release Date: WW - January 26 2018
JP - February 1 2018
More Info: /DragonBallFighterZ /dbfz Wikipedia Page
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 86 [Cross-Platform] Current Score Distribution
MetaCritic - 88 [PS4]
MetaCritic - 86 [XB1]
MetaCritic - 85 [PC]
Blazingly arbitrary compilation of past fighting games from Arc System Works -
Entry Score (Platform, Year, # of Critics)
Guilty Gear 78 GameRankings (PS, 1998, 9 critics)
Guilty Gear X 79 (PS2, 2001, 15 critics)
Guilty Gear X2 87 (PS2, 2003, 31 critics)
Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 73 (GBA, 2004, 26 critics)
Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 66 (DS, 2005, 13 critics)
Guilty Gear 2: Overture 56 (X360, 2008, 12 critics)
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger 86 (X360, 2009, 51 critics)
BlazBlue Continuum Shift 85 (X360, 2010, 32 critics)
Persona 4 Arena 86 (PS3, 2012, 47 critics)
BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma 83 (PS3, 2014, 16 critics)
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- 84 (PS4, 2014, 33 critics)
Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden 61 (3DS, 2015, 32 critics)
Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- 86 (PS4, 2016, 30 critics)
Blazblue: Central Fiction 84 (PS4, 2016, 22 critics)

Reviews

Website/Author Aggregates' & Critic's Score Quote Platform
VideoGamer - Alice Bell Review-In-Progress ~ Review-In-Progress We've still got to do some online testing when the servers are up, but the offline lobby for Dragon Ball FighterZ suggests this is going to be a good 'un. Whether or not you like fighting games or Dragon Ball, extremely dramatic villains and hench dudes with giant hair hurling fireballs at each other (all set to unceasing guitar solos) is kind of inherently enjoyable. PS4
Polygon - Jeff Ramos Review-In-Progress ~ Review-In-Progress With everything I've played so far, Dragon Ball FighterZ made me feel as powerful and unstoppable as one of the series' lauded heroes.
USgamer - Mike Williams Review-In-Progress ~ Review-In-Progress What's here is a complete package, with a fighting game that's fun for fans, but still has depth for masters. There's a robust Story Mode, a branching Arcade Mode, and a whole host of characters to learn. Arc System Works has poured a deep amount love for Dragon Ball Z into the game and it shows. PS4
AngryCentaurGaming - Jeremy Penter Buy - Buy This is absolutely a 'Buy'. As with games like this, if you're into the absolute nitty-gritty, you might want to wait and see how things flush out and how the top level players end up enjoying it, but overall this was a fantastic title and one I will return to again and again and again. It doesn't matter if you're doing the tournament, you're doing the local, or what have you- There is an incredible amount to be offered here and well I would've liked a couple more characters, I think that the DLC will shore most of that up. Also if anything changes when it comes to the online or any other elements, I'll definitely update that in a video XB1
Eurogamer - Wesley Yin-Poole Essential ~ Essential Dragon Ball FighterZ is a fantastic fighting game, and worth playing whether you're into Dragon Ball and fighters or not. PS4
Kotaku - Mike Fahey Unscored ~ Unscored Arc System Works has created the most approachable Dragon Ball game ever, and one of the most accessible fighting games. Fans of either should be overjoyed to welcome newcomers to their ranks, and those newcomers get to experience two of the most accepting and supportive communities in fandom. Everybody wins. XB1, PC
MonsterVine - Spencer Legacy 100 ~ 5 / 5 Dragon Ball FighterZ is one of the best fighting games I have ever played. Everything about FighterZ, from the gameplay to the visuals, is an absolute blast that will please anyone who enjoys Dragon Ball and/or exciting but accessible fighting games. A slightly padded story can’t hold back this immovable force of a fighting game that you need to be playing right now. PS4
Marooners' Rock - Mike Robles 98 ~ 9.8 / 10 A New Challenger Approaches and it's name is Dragon Ball FighterZ. Bandai Namco and Arc System Works have delivered something astounding and I know that myself, and the FGC are excited to bear witness of what's to come in this game's life cycle. XB1
Cheat Code Central - Lucas White 96 ~ 4.8 / 5 Dragon Ball FighterZ feels like it hits a sweet spot, retaining the look and feel of a versus fighter while reining in the complexities that make fighting games still so hard to get into. The mechanical streamlining is supplemented with a story mode that is a silly love letter to the license, that takes its time to let the player learn how to play the game while still having fun and enjoying a new story. It’s a full, hearty experience that fans of Dragon Ball will go nuts over, and fighting games on the outside won’t be able to resist diving into either.
CGMagazine - Cole Watson 95 ~ 9.5 / 10 Dragon Ball FighterZ is the perfect marriage of source material enriched gameplay and original presentation. Ark System Works has created a fantastic experience that a wide audience of players and passionate fans are sure to enjoy. PS4
Player.One - Phillip Martinez 95 ~ 9.5 / 10 Dragon Ball FighterZ lives up to the hype that manifested from its initial reveal. Its gorgeous art style and movements compliment some really crisp and fluid gameplay that anyone can pick up and enjoy. PS4
MMOGames - Nick Shively 95 ~ 9.5 / 10 If you enjoy fighting games or are a fan of Dragon Ball then I can't recommend Dragon Ball FighterZ enough. The gameplay is addicting, the visuals are outstanding, and it finally feels like you're fighting in the anime. PS4
PSX Brasil - Ivan Nikolai Barkow Castilho - Portuguese 95 ~ 9.5 / 10 Dragon Ball FighterZ is an excellent fighting game. It has beautiful graphics that are very faithful to the anime. The gameplay, although simple at first glance, has a depth that can be explored by the most dedicated players. The online mode does not disappoint either, except for the difficulty of playing it with friends. The story mode, despite having a slow start and being unnecessarily too long, is worth checking out. In the end, Dragon Ball FighterZ deserves to be played. PS4
Game Informer - Suriel Vazquez 93 ~ 9.3 / 10 Dragon Ball FighterZ seamlessly blends accessibility and complexity, making for a feverishly-paced fighter that makes the learning process gradual and engaging, and gives casual players hours of worthwhile things to do solo and potentially turning fighting game fans on to the world of Dragon Ball. PS4
Hobby Consolas - Daniel Quesada - Spanish 91 ~ 91 / 100 We don´t know if FighterZ is the best current fighting game, but it's for sure the most spectacular Dragon Ball game. Don´t let the frantic combats fool you: there are lots of mechanics and tricks to master. PS4
Wccftech - Dave Aubrey 90 ~ 9 / 10 Dragon Ball FighterZ is possibly the greatest Dragon Ball game of all time, and already one of the best fighting games of the year, if not the best. Great fighting and amazing visuals collide in this excellent anime fighter. PS4
EGM - Evan Slead 90 ~ 9 / 10 While there have been many fighting games based on the Dragon Ball franchise, Dragon Ball FighterZ marks a modern approach through the means of fast-paced action. From its breathtaking visuals to ease of gameplay mastery, the new fighter is a good stepping stone to expand the fan base of the genre. However, it may not satisfy players who are looking for complexity. PS4
Hardcore Gamer - Chris Shive 90 ~ 4.5 / 5 Dragon Ball FighterZ is a rare gem in a sea of licensed games. XB1
Spaziogames - Mario Petillo - Italian 90 ~ 9 / 10 Dragon Ball FighterZ is an incredible fighting game, with a rock-solid and spectacular combat-system, and the unique Dragon Ball Universe behind it. Competitive and fun, except for the not so brilliant story mode, is an absolute must-have for both the fans of the saga and the fighting game lovers. PS4
GameSpot - Peter Brown 90 ~ 9 / 10 Dragon Ball FighterZ is a great fighting game and an exciting revitalization of Dragon Ball Z's glory days. PS4, XB1
GBAtemp - Krista Noren 90 ~ 9 / 10 Dragon Ball Z is a video game franchise that has many beloved entries, from the Legacy of Goku series, to the Budokai and Tenkaichi games. However, these games have always been targeted to its niche fanbase. Dragon Ball FighterZ is different; it's a fighting game that everyone, including veteran DBZ fans and newcomers alike, can enjoy wholeheartedly. PS4
Metro GameCentral - GameCentral 90 ~ 9 / 10 A dream come true for Dragon Ball fans, but also a highly competent fighting game that is a front runner for the best fighter of the generation.
God is a Geek - Adam Cook 90 ~ 9 / 10 An exquisite feeling fighter that is both approachable and deep. Time will tell if it has staying power, but it's the best use of the Dragon Ball Z name in quite some time. PS4
The Digital Fix - Jason Coles 90 ~ 9 / 10 A fantastic fighting game for newcomers and fans of the genre alike, filled with knowing nods to the fans of the show. Dragon Ball FighterZ is a genuine delight to play and to watch. PS4
PS Site - Sebastian Kasparek - Polish 90 ~ 9 / 10 An amazingly beautiful and incredibly fun fighting game for dozens of hours. A spectacular title full of nostalgia – a true homage to the legendary Dragon Ball. PS4
Critical Hit - Darren Bonthuys 90 ~ 9 / 10 The definitive Dragon Ball fighting game, bar none. Arc System Works have created a game which walks across many a fine line, blending style with substance and accessibility with reverence for the source material. It's wild, it rocks my dragon and it sets a benchmark for the series that proudly enters the domain of fight game gods. PS4
TrueGaming - عمر العمودي - Arabic 90 ~ 9 / 10 Finally a fighting game with anime licenses that offers a distinctive experience of all elements, one of the best fighting games this generation on consoles with impressive graphics and a style of gameplay that is very entertaining. PS4
Saudi Gamer - عصام الشهوان - Arabic 90 ~ 9 / 10 A visually stunning game that channels the series it's based on perfectly, with a system that's easy to grasp and challenging to master, and a decent amount of content with only a handful of minor flaws to it. PS4
Do You Even Game Bro? - Edward Darling 90 ~ 9 / 10 Dragon Ball FighterZ is an awesome game, and whether you’re a fan of the genre or a fan of the series, you’ll find it packed to the brim with stuff to do and things to love. The stunning visuals, enjoyable story and accessible gameplay mechanics have already made it one of my favourite releases of the New Year. Not only has it sparked a competitive spirit within me (which I plan to take online), it’s also inspired me to dig out my old VHS recordings of Cheez TV. On second thought, maybe I’ll just stream it. PS4
GameSkinny - Ty Arthur 90 ~ 9 / 10 stars Slick combat, plenty of modes, and the best visual representation of the franchise in a video game yet make Dragon Ball FighterZ a game you definitely want to play! PS4
Shacknews - Blake Morse 90 ~ 9 / 10 This is truly the best Dragon Ball fighter I’ve played since the Super Famicom imports. It’s pure fighting bliss that makes you feel as OP as the characters on the show by adding so much style and flare. Longtime fans and newer fans who may just be familiar with Dragon Ball Super will find something to enjoy here if they’re fans of fighters.
Geek Culture Podcast - Dean James 90 ~ 9 /10 Taking a mix of their own Guilty Gear or BlazBlue series and combining it with a little of Marvel vs. Capcom and surrounding it with a Dragon Ball coat of paint was just the recipe for Arc System Works with Dragon Ball FighterZ that makes it the game fans of the franchise have truly been waiting for all these years. PS4
LevelUp - Luis Sánchez - Spanish 90 ~ 9 / 10 Dragon Ball FighterZ balances style and concept very well. It's an easy game for newcomers, but has room for experts in the genre to develop advanced skills. This may be the very best Dragon Ball fighting game to date because it captures, aesthetically and mechanically, the core and most enjoyable aspects of the series that fans have enjoyed for decades. XB1
Slant Magazine - Justin Clark 90 ~ 4.5 / 5 stars This is a gleaming example of how to craft a fighting game that feels like it has its arms open for everyone to enjoy. PS4
The Games Machine - Danilo Dellafrana - Italian 90 ~ 9 / 10 Dragon Ball FighterZ manages to make every player happy: it's the kind of experience that's deep and challenging, yet at the same time affordable for newcomers. The combat system is a little too focused on the attack, and it's not possible to break combos, but Arc System Works made a remarkable work here, the perfect entry point for everyone who considered Street Fighter V or Guilty Gear too technical and complex. PS4
TheSixthAxis - Dave Irwin 90 ~ 9 / 10 2018 is off to a strong start with an Dragon Ball FighterZ early contender for this year's best fighting game. By shattering some boundaries, Dragon Ball FighterZ has combat that's more than worth getting into, but also a diverse roster and some phenomenal presentation. The Story Mode could have been improved if it were more streamlined, but it's a mere blemish on an otherwise spectacular game. PS4
Push Square - Robert Ramsey 90 ~ 9 / 10 Utterly stunning in motion and effortlessly capturing the essence of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball FighterZ is a masterful video game adaptation. Its combat system is relentlessly entertaining, fusing anime sensibilities with traditional, competitive fighting game mechanics, and its accessible controls allow anyone to get in on the action. Meanwhile, the online portion of the release is robust, and really sets the bar for social interaction when it comes to fighting games. Dragon Ball FighterZ is pretty much the best anime fighting game ever made. PS4
TheSixthAxis - Dave Irwin 90 ~ 9 / 10 2018 is off to a strong start with Dragon Ball FighterZ an early contender for this year’s best fighting game. By shattering some boundaries, Dragon Ball FighterZ has combat that’s more than worth getting into, but also a diverse roster and some phenomenal presentation. The Story Mode could have been improved if it were more streamlined, but it’s a mere blemish on an otherwise spectacular game. PS4
Niche Gamer - Brandon Orselli 90 ~ 9 / 10 I was thoroughly impressed with Dragon Ball FighterZ and cannot recommend it enough to both fighting game fans and or fans of the Dragon Ball universe. It may have some minor issues here and there as it just launched, but this is a fighter you cannot pass up. PS4
GearNuke - Khurram Imtiaz 90 ~ 9 / 10 Dragon Ball FigtherZ is not only one of the best looking fighting game currently on market, it also offers easy to grasp but deep fighting mechanics. Simply put, it is one of the best Dragon Ball fighting game released this generation. XB1
Press Tart - Brodie Gibbons 90 ~ 9 / 10 Just like Rocksteady did for Batman, Arc System Works has carried Dragon Ball to the upper echelon, crafting a tag-fighting game that captures not only the series' distinctive style but its spirit. FighterZ stands alongside other versatile, yet accessible, games like Marvel vs. Capcom with ease in what is the best fighting game in recent memory. It's a shame the servers hamstring the experience so badly, rendering the game's online a bit of a mess. PS4
Paste Magazine - Holly Green 90 ~ 9 / 10 This is both the fighting game and Dragon Ball spin-off I never realized I always wanted. The production values are better, and the narrative tension is vastly improved. Given how Dragon Ball FighterZ amps up the drama on existing Dragon Ball storylines, increases engagement by allowing the player to take dialogue sequences at their own pace, and puts a polished, beautiful spin on the old cartoon, this isn't just my favorite Dragon Ball game. It's my favorite Dragon Ball anything. PC
GamePro - Michael Cherdchupan - German 87 ~ 87 / 100 Sublime anime-punch-up with scalable, very dynamic combat system that should inspire beginners and professionals alike. PS4, XB1
IGN - Mitchell Saltzman 85 ~ 8.5 / 10 Between the accessible auto combos, homing attacks, and simplified command inputs, Dragon Ball FighterZ is an inviting gateway into the world of fighting games for newcomers — whether you're a Dragon Ball fan or not. Those easy controls can open the door to some spammy behavior, but just as often it's satisfying in a way that does right by the Dragon Ball name. Dragon Ball FighterZ has enough depth and complexity to glow as brilliantly as a Super Saiyan.
Areajugones - Juan Linares - Spanish 85 ~ 8.5 / 10 Dragon Ball FighterZ is a very complete fighting game and lived up to the expectations that a saga such as Dragon Ball generates. The essence of Toriyama's franchise is portrayed with great quality in every character and their moves. PS4
Reader's Gambit - Ryan Ester 85 ~ 8.5 / 10 Even as a relatively distant fan of Dragon ball, I was totally invested in Dragon Ball FighterZ. PS4
COGconnected - Michael Chow 85 ~ 8.5 / 10 Overall, Dragon Ball FighterZ is primed for mainstream success with its popular franchise, low barrier of entry, ease of play, great aesthetics, and fast-paced combat. Not only is the game simply a tight, pick up and play fighter, but it is one that does the source material of Dragon Ball justice. While more characters would have been nice to have, most of the household names of the series are included. Dragon Ball FighterZ is a solid fighting game with a plethora of game modes, and I cannot wait to see the game evolve after launch. XB1
Destructoid - Nick Valdez 85 ~ 8.5 / 10 Dragon Ball FighterZ has the depth more dedicated players will crave, but it doesn't stop itself from being a fun experience for everyone. Much like the series it stems from, the core of the series is based on a simple premise with deeper themes for those who wish to explore it fully. But it's got a lot of filler. PS4
PlayStation LifeStyle - Ahmed Mohamed 85 ~ 8.5 / 10 If you’re looking for a fighter, there is simply nothing better on the market than Dragon Ball FighterZ in terms of what it offers as a 2D, high action brawler. If you don’t see yourself sinking a lot of time into the game, it still might be worth it down the line just to appreciate the level of detail and care that the developers at Arc System Works have so painstakingly put into this project. Regardless, Dragon Ball FighterZ is a worthy addition to the anime’s long-running line of fighter adaptations. PS4
Destructoid - Nick Valdez 85 ~ 8.5 / 10 *Dragon Ball FighterZ has the depth more dedicated players will crave, but it doesn't stop itself from being a fun experience for everyone. Much like the series it stems from, the core of the series is based on a simple premise with deeper themes for those who wish to explore it fully. But it's got a lot of filler. * PS4
TechRaptor - Alex Santa Maria 85 ~ 8.5 / 10 Dragon Ball FighterZ is no mere licensed game or anime fighter. Sporting a fan-friendly story mode, a robust online experience and a host of other ways for you and your friends to trade ki blasts, it's clear that Arc have delivered a 2D fighter that's worthy of respect. XB1
PlayStation LifeStyle - Ahmed Mohamed 85 ~ 8.5 / 10 If you’re looking for a fighter, there is simply nothing better on the market than Dragon Ball FighterZ in terms of what it offers as a 2D, high action brawler. If you don’t see yourself sinking a lot of time into the game, it still might be worth it down the line just to appreciate the level of detail and care that the developers at Arc System Works have so painstakingly put into this project. Regardless, Dragon Ball FighterZ is a worthy addition to the anime’s long-running line of fighter adaptations. PS4
Cerealkillerz - Manuel Barthes - German 83 ~ 8.3 / 10 Dragonball Fighterz not only manages to follow in the footsteps of Budokai but surpass nearly every previous Dragon Ball Game. The new fighting system from Arc System Works fits perfectly into the series. It's still open if Bandai Namco will delivery enough content to keep players motivated after the launch of the game but besides a generic story Dragon Ball and Fighting Game Fans will get an amazing game here. XB1
Gameblog - Jonathan Bushle - French 80 ~ 8 / 10 Dragon Ball FighterZ is undoubtedly the best Dragon Ball Z fighting game ever released. As the old clich' goes, it is easy to pick up and play and hard to master even if the all the characters share the same input. And it must also be pointed out that it's the prettiest anime video game ever made. Dragon Ball fans would do themselves a disservice by missing this game. PS4
Rice Digital - Oscar Taylor-Kent 80 ~ 4 / 5 stars It's the best Dragon Ball fighting game, one of the best looking fighting games in general, and a rare welcome entry point for newcomers to understand what competitive fighting games are all about. PS4
IGN Italy - Biago Etna - Italian 80 ~ 8 / 10 Difficult to remain neutral in front of Dragon Ball FighterZ: if on the one hand we have a magnificent and stunning transposition of the anime - technically and artistically really out of parameter - on the other hand we see some unbalances in the roster and a gameplay very difficult to master. This does not deny the title a place of excellence in the beat-em-up Olympus, as well as an unmissable opportunity for all Dragon Ball fans. PS4
GamingBolt - Aaron Main 80 ~ 8 / 10 Dragon Ball FighterZ is a truly stunning use of the anime license with a ton of tricks to master. XB1
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury 80 ~ 4 / 5 stars That Dragon Ball FighterZ is a great fighter there can be no doubt. It's energetic, exciting, fast, and also highly technical. PS4
GameMAG - Azzy - Russian 80 ~ 8 / 10 Dragon Ball FighterZ - epic, bright, dynamic and surprisingly friendly fighting game. This is an excellent choice for gatherings with friends. PS4
Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz 80 ~ 4 / 5 stars Dragon Ball FighterZ is both an incredible game to look at and to play. Arc System Works has done right by the Dragon Ball name giving fans of the source material plenty to be happy about. PS4
Xbox Achievements - Richard Walker 80 ~ 80 / 100 A hugely enjoyable, exciting and eye-wateringly good-looking fighting game, Dragon Ball FighterZ is utterly essential for any and all self-respecting DBZ fans. And even if you're not, you'll still probably get a big old kick out Arc System Works' exuberant fighter. XB1
TrueAchievements - Marc Hollinshead 80 ~ 4 / 5 stars Dragon Ball FighterZ is a fitting entrance into the 2D fighting world for the franchise. Combat looks brilliant as you pummel the enemy and watch the vibrant colours fly across the screen, and both casual players and veterans alike will easily get their fill from the accessible controls. The substantial story is also a breath of fresh air, so there is plenty to see and do there. If you aren't willing to use the rest of your time online, however, then you may be wondering where to go next. Regardless, whether you're a Dragon Ball fan or fighting game fan, this a game that will easily satiate your appetite for a long time. XB1
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave 80 ~ 80 / 100 Whether you're a Dragon Ball fan or not, Dragon Ball FighterZ is a fighting game that you need to add to your collection. XB1
PlayStation Universe - Benjamin Shillabeer-Hall 80 ~ 8 / 10 With a varied character roster, stunning graphics and balanced gameplay, Dragon Ball Fighterz is a fantastic entry point for new players, and great fun for fans of the series. PS4
Game Revolution - Pau lTamburro 80 ~ 4 / 5 stars Dragon Ball FighterZ is a must-play for Dragon Ball and fighting game fans alike, with it combining accessible gameplay with a distinctive visual direction that perfectly emulates the franchise it's based on. XB1
Invision Community - Aidan Bates 80 ~ 8 / 10 Overall, Dragon Ball FighterZ gets an 8/10, the main gameplay is superb, reaching near the top of my favourite list of fighting games. A good majority of the game feels balanced, with the aesthetic looking gorgeous, even with some minor annoyances with light and shadows being used in the cutscenes PC
Gamers Heroes - Casey Scheld 70 ~ 7 / 10 Dragon Ball FighterZ's rock-solid fighting engine is both accessible and deep at the same time. The paltry selection of modes and repetitive Story Mode somewhat take away from the game, but this is one fighter worthy of any Saiyan warrior. PS4
The Outerhaven Productions - Karl Smart 70 ~ 7 / 10 Dragon Ball FighterZ looks pretty as hell, almost as good as the anime these days. However the game has a serious balancing issue, the company has a serious greed issue. Overall the more you play the game, the less you're going to like it unless you enjoy grinding against people who will combo lock you into hell. Single player gets boring quickly, leaving a terrible online experience. Expect this game to disappear into the next dimension when the next flashy anime-style fighting game arrives. PS4
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2017.06.20 08:04 tombstoneshadows28 All of the MPAA/CARA-rated films of 2012 (out of the 8,309 films released worldwide that year.)

G
  1. Chasing Rodriguez (Director: Jeff Mosley)
  2. Journey To The Christmas Star (Director: Nils Gaup)
  3. Life’s A Jungle: Africa’s Most Wanted (Director: Robert D. Hanna)
  4. Little Brother, Big Trouble: A Christmas Adventure (Directors: Kari Juusonen, Jørgen Lerdam)
  5. Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (Director: Robert Vince)
  6. Secret Of The Wings (Directors: Roberts Gannaway + Peggy Holmes)
  7. The Oogieloves In The Big Balloon Adventure (Director: Matthew Diamond)
  8. This Shining Light (Directors: Keith Oncale + Shawn Washburn)
  9. Vampire Dog (Director: Geoff Anderson)
  10. Wings (Director: Olga Lopato)
  11. Zambezia (Director: Wayne Thornley)
PG
  1. 12 Dogs Of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue (Director: Kieth Merrill)
  2. 16-Love (Director: Adam Lipsius)
  3. 40 Point Plan (Director: Eric. W. Williams)
  4. Abel’s Field (Director: Gordie Haakstad)
  5. Adventure Planet (Director: Kompin Kemgumnird)
  6. AquaTales (Directors: Ivan Oneka + Gorka Vázquezj)
  7. Back To The Sea (Director: Thom Lu)
  8. Backwards (Director: Ben Hickernell)
  9. Big Miracle (Director: Ken Kwapis)
  10. Bol Bachchan (Director: Rohit Shetty)
  11. Brave (Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman + Steve Purcell)
  12. Champions Of The Deep (Director: Baxter Churchville)
  13. Charly 10th Anniversary Encore (Director: Adam Thomas Anderegg)
  14. Chasing Mavericks (Directors: Michael Apted + Curtis Hanson)
  15. Cheerful Weather For The Wedding (Director: Donal Rice)
  16. Chick Magnets (Director: Brian Douros)
  17. Christmas Oranges (Director: John Lyde)
  18. Cinderella 3D (Director: Pascal Hérold)
  19. Cinnamon (Director: Jordi Mariscal)
  20. Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (Director: Andrew Adamson)
  21. Cole Younger & The Black Train (Director: Christopher Forbes)
  22. Cowgirls ‘n Angels (Director: Timothy Armstrong)
  23. Crazy Enough (Director: Lance McDaniel)
  24. Delhi Safari (Director: Nikkhil Advani)
  25. Derby Dogs (Director: Tony Simpson)
  26. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (Director: David Bowers)
  27. Dino Time (Directors: Yoon-suk Choi + John Kafka)
  28. Dorothy And The Witches Of Oz (Director: Leigh Scott)
  29. Ekk Deewana Tha (Director: Gautham Menon)
  30. Ernest & Celestine (Directors: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar + Benjamin Renner)
  31. Fill The Void (Director: Rama Burshtein)
  32. Foodfight! (Director: Lawrence Kasanoff)
  33. Frankenweenie (Director: Tim Burton)
  34. Gladiators Of Rome (Director: Iginio Straffi)
  35. Heart Land (Director: Fred Holmes)
  36. Hercules Saves Christmas (Director: Edward Hightower)
  37. Here Comes The Boom (Director: Frank Coraci)
  38. Hotel Transylvania (Director: Genndy Tartakovsky)
  39. I Heart Shakey (Director: Kevin Cooper)
  40. Ice Age: Continental Drift (Directors: Steve Martino + Mike Thurmeier)
  41. Ivan The Incredible (Director: Michael Hegner)
  42. Jonas (Director: Adam Rehmeier)
  43. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (Director: Brad Peyton)
  44. Last Ounce Of Courage (Directors: Darrel Campbell + Kevin McAfee)
  45. Life Of Pi (Director: Ang Lee)
  46. Little Red Wagon (Director: David Anspaugh)
  47. Madagascar III: Europe’s Most Wanted (Directors: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath + Conrad Vernon)
  48. Madam Butterfly 3D (Director: Julian Napier)
  49. Mirror Mirror (Director: Tarsem Singh)
  50. Not That Funny (Director: Lauralee Farrer)
  51. Outback (Director: Kyung Ho Lee)
  52. Papa (Director: Ji-Seung Han)
  53. ParaNorman (Directors: Chris Butler + Sam Fell)
  54. Parental Guidance (Director: Andy Fickman)
  55. Primates Of The Caribbean (Marco Macaco) (Director: Jan Rahbek)
  56. Rise Of The Guardians (Director: Peter Ramsey)
  57. Sky Force 3D (Director: Tony Tang)
  58. Smitty (Director: David Mickey Evans)
  59. Snow Queen (Directors: Vladlen Barbe + Maksim Sveshnikov)
  60. Stealing Roses (Director: Megan Clare Johnson)
  61. The Adventures Of Huck Finn (Director: Hermine Huntgeburth)
  62. The Adventures Of Mickey Matson And The Copperhead Treasure (Director: Harold Cronk)
  63. The Robot Giant (Director: Prapas Cholsaranont)
  64. The Illusionauts (Director: Eduardo Schuldt)
  65. The Lorax (Directors: Chris Renaud + Kyle Balda)
  66. The Magic Of Belle Isle (Director: Rob Reiner)
  67. The Odd Life Of Timothy Green (Director: Peter Hedges)
  68. The Pirates! Band Of Misfits (Directors: Peter Lord + Jeff Newitt)
  69. The Reef II: High Tide (Directors: Mark A.Z. Dippé + Taedong Park)
  70. The Swan Princess Christmas (Director: Richard Rich)
  71. The Three Stooges (Directors: Bobby Farrelly + Peter Farrelly)
  72. The Woodcarver (Director: Terry Ingram)
  73. Thunderstruck (Director: John Whitesell)
  74. Unicorn City (Director: Bryan Lefler)
  75. Victor and the Secret of Crocodile Mansion (Directors: Cyrill Boss + Philipp Stennert)
  76. Wadjda (Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour)
  77. We Are Family (Director: Renat Davletyarov)
  78. White Men Can’t Dance (Director: Pete Vinal)
  79. Wolf Children (Director: Mamoru Hosoda)
  80. Wolf Dog (Director: Bernadine Santistevan)
  81. Won’t Back Down (Director: Daniel Barnz)
  82. Wordlessness (Director: Daryush Shokof)
  83. Wreck-It Ralph (Director: Rich Moore)
PG-13
  1. A Beautiful Soul (Director: Jeffrey W. Byrd)
  2. A Measure Of Faith (Director: Dalas Davis)
  3. A Thousand Words (Director: Brian Robbins)
  4. After (Director: Ryan Smith)
  5. Alex Cross (Director: Rob Cohen)
  6. Amour (Director: Michael Haneke)
  7. Angus Buchan’s Ordinary People (Director: F.C. Hamman)
  8. Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (Director: John Putch)
  9. Barbara (Director: Christian Petzold)
  10. Barricade (Director: Andrew Currie)
  11. Battlefield America (Director: Chris Stokes)
  12. Battleship (Director: Peter Berg)
  13. Beasts Of The Southern Wild (Director: Benh Zeitlin)
  14. Bending The Rules (Director: Artie Mandelberg)
  15. Best Man Down (Director: Ted Koland)
  16. Beyond (Director: Josef Rusnak)
  17. Blue Like Jazz (Director: Steve Taylor)
  18. Chinese Zodiac (Director: Jackie Chan)
  19. Christmas In Compton (Director: David Raynr)
  20. Chronicle (Director: Josh Trank)
  21. Columbus Circle (Director: George Gallo)
  22. Croczilla (Director: Lisheng Lin)
  23. Crooked Arrows (Director: Steve Rash)
  24. Crossroad (Director: Shervin Youssefian)
  25. Dark Shadows (Director: Tim Burton)
  26. Dark Tide (Director: John Stockwell)
  27. Darling Companion (Director: Lawrence Kasdan)
  28. Deadline (Director: Curt Hahn)
  29. Deep In The Heart (Director: Christopher Cain)
  30. Desperate Endeavors (Director: Salim Khassa)
  31. Emperor (Director: Peter Webber)
  32. Firefall: An Epic Family Adventure (Director: Matthew Sconce)
  33. Frequency (Director: Jeff Prince)
  34. Fun Size (Director: Josh Schwartz)
  35. Gambit (Director: Michael Hoffman)
  36. General Education (Director: Tom Morris)
  37. Ginger & Rosa (Director: Sally Potter)
  38. Girl Most Likely (Directors: Shari Springer Berman + Robert Pulcini)
  39. Girl In Progress (Director: Patricia Riggen)
  40. Gone (Director: Heitor Dhalia)
  41. Good Deeds (Director: Tyler Perry)
  42. Great Expectations (Director: Mike Newell)
  43. Greencastle (Director: Koran Dunbar)
  44. Hardflip (Director: Johnny Remo)
  45. Hatfields And McCoys: Bad Blood (Director: Fred Olen Ray)
  46. Hattrick (Director: Robert Ronny)
  47. Haute Cuisine (Director: Christian Vincent)
  48. Hitchcock (Director: Sacha Gervasi)
  49. Hope Springs (Director: David Frankel)
  50. House At The End Of The Street (Director: Mark Tonderai)
  51. Iniquity (Director: Joshua Coates)
  52. Jack Reacher (Director: Christopher McQuarrie)
  53. John Carter (Director: Andrew Stanton)
  54. Joyful Noise (Director: Todd Graff)
  55. Judge Archer (Director: Haofeng Xu)
  56. Kon-Tiki (Directors: Joachim Rønning + Espen Sandberg)
  57. LOL (Director: Lisa Azuelos)
  58. Le Chef (Director: Daniel Cohen)
  59. Les Misérables (Director: Tom Hooper)
  60. Liberal Arts (Director: Josh Radnor)
  61. Lincoln (Director: Steven Spielberg)
  62. Lockout (Director: James Mather + Stephen St. Leger)
  63. London Paris New York (Director: Anu Menon)
  64. Madea’s Witness Protection (Director: Tyler Perry)
  65. Man On A Ledge (Director: Asger Leth)
  66. Margarine Wars (Director: David Rich)
  67. Moonrise Kingdom (Director: Wes Anderson)
  68. Mr. Pip (Director: Andrew Adamson)
  69. Much Ado About Nothing (Director: Joss Whedon)
  70. Mud (Director: Jeff Nichols)
  71. My Uncle Rafael (Director: Marc Fusco)
  72. Nesting (Director: John Chuldenko)
  73. No One Will Know (Director: Raj Rohit Reddy)
  74. Now Is Good (Director: Ol Parker)
  75. One For The Money (Director: Julie Anne Robinson)
  76. People Like Us (Director: Alex Kurtzman)
  77. Pitch Perfect (Director: Jason Moore)
  78. Playing For Keeps (Director: Gabriel Muccino)
  79. Premium Rush (Director: David Koepp)
  80. Quartet (Director: Dustin Hoffman)
  81. Red Dawn (Director: Dan Bradley)
  82. Red Tails (Director: Anthony Hemingway)
  83. Refugee From The Storm (Director: Elias Acosta)
  84. Robot & Frank (Director: Jake Schreier)
  85. Rock Of Ages (Director: Adam Shankman)
  86. Roxy (Director: Larry Giorgio)
  87. Saints And Soldiers: Airborne Creed (Director: Ryan Little)
  88. Shanghai Calling (Director: Daniel Hsia)
  89. Skyfall (Director: Sam Mendes)
  90. Sleepwalk With Me (Directors: Mike Birbiglia + Seth Barrish)
  91. Snow White (Director: Pablo Berger)
  92. Snow White And The Huntsman (Director: Rupert Sanders)
  93. Snow White: A Deadly Summer (Director: David DeCoteau)
  94. So Undercover (Director: Tom Vaughn)
  95. Sol (Director: Ben Carland)
  96. Spare Time Killers (Director: Jay Tando)
  97. Sparkle (Director: Salim Akil)
  98. Step Up: Revolution (Director: Scott Speer)
  99. Still Mine (Director: Michael McGowan)
  100. Swan Lake (Directors: Ross MacGibbon + Matthew Bourne)
  101. Tai Chi Zero (Director: Stephen Fung)
  102. Taken II (Director: Olivier megaton)
  103. The Amazing Spider-Man (Director: Marc Webb)
  104. The Apparition (Director: Todd Lincoln)
  105. The Avengers (Director: Joss Whedon)
  106. The Bourne Legacy (Director: Tony Gilroy)
  107. The Citizen (Director: Sam Kadi)
  108. The Cold Light Of Day (Director: Mabrouk El Mechri)
  109. The Dark Night Rises (Director: Christopher Nolan)
  110. The Dinosaur Project (Director: Sid Bennett)
  111. The First Time (Director: Jon Kasdan)
  112. The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (Director: Edward Burns)
  113. The Forger (Director: Lawrence Roeck)
  114. The Frontier Boys (Director: John Grooters)
  115. The Frozen (Director: Andrew Hyatt)
  116. The Giant Mechanical Man (Director: Lee Kirk)
  117. The Girl (Director: David Riker)
  118. The Guilt Trip (Director: Anne Fletcher)
  119. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Director: Peter Jackson)
  120. The Impossible (Director: J.A. Bayona)
  121. The Lucky One (Director: Scott Hicks)
  122. The Message (Director: Thomas P. Clay)
  123. The Mine (Director: Jeff Chamberlain)
  124. The Obama Effect (Director: Charles S. Dutton)
  125. The Other Son (Director: Lorraine Lévy)
  126. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (Director: Stephen Chbosky)
  127. The Possession (Director: Ole Bornedal)
  128. The Sapphires (Director: Wayne Blair)
  129. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Pt. 2) (Director: Bill Condon)
  130. The Vow (Director: Michael Sucsy)
  131. The Woman In Black (Director: James Watkins)
  132. The Words (Directors: Brian Klugman + Lee Sternthal)
  133. The Worm And The Poodle (Director: Amy Thorstenson)
  134. Think Like A Man (Director: Tim Story)
  135. Tiger Eyes (Director: Lawrence Blume)
  136. To Write Love On Her Arms (Director: Nathan Frankowski)
  137. Total Recall (Director: Len Wiseman)
  138. Trade Of Innocents (Director: Christopher M. Bessette)
  139. Transit (Director: Antonio Negret)
  140. Trouble With The Curve (Director: Robert Lorenz)
  141. Unconditional (Director: Brent McCorkle)
  142. Unfinished Song (Director: Paul Andrew Williams)
  143. Unleashing Roy (Director: Jack Stanis)
  144. Unstable (Director: Michael Feifer)
  145. Unwitting Victims (Director: Peter Winter Byington)
  146. Upside Down (Director: Juan Solanas)
  147. Vamps (Director: Amy Heckerling)
  148. War Flowers (Director: Serge Rodnunsky)
  149. War Of The Worlds: Goliath (Director: Joe Pearson)
  150. What To Expect When You’re Expecting (Director: Kirk Jones)
  151. Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (Director: Neema Barnette)
  152. Wrath Of The Titans (Director: Jonathan Liebesman)
R
  1. 100 Ghost Street: The Return Of Richard Speck (Director: Martin Wichmann)
  2. 12/12/12 (Director: Jared Cohn)
  3. 2 Days In New York (Director: Julie Delpy)
  4. 21 Jump Street (Directors: Phil Lord + Christopher Miller)
  5. 30 Beats (Director: Alexis Lloyd)
  6. 6 Bullets (Director: Ernie Barbarash)
  7. 6 Plots (Director: Leigh Sheehan)
  8. 7 Below (Director: Kevin Carraway)
  9. A Dark Truth (Director: Damian Lee)
  10. A Fantastic Fear Of Everything (Directors: Crispian Mills, + Chris Hopewell)
  11. A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (Director: Roman Coppola)
  12. A Hijacking (Director: Tobias Lindholm)
  13. A Kiss And A Promise (Director: Phillip Guzman)
  14. A Late Quartet (Director: Yaron Zilberman)
  15. A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (Directors: Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson + Ben Timlett)
  16. A Little Bit Zombie (Director: Casey Walker)
  17. A Royal Affair (Director: Nikolaj Arcel)
  18. ATM (Director: David Brooks)
  19. About Cherry (Director: Stephen Elliott)
  20. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Director: Timur Bekmambetov)
  21. Act Of Valor (Directors: Mike McCoy + Scott Waugh)
  22. Aftershock (Director: Nicolás López)
  23. Alien Dawn (Director: Neil Johnson)
  24. Alien Uprising (Director: Dominic Burns)
  25. Allegiance (Director: Michael Connors)
  26. Alter Egos (Director: Jordan Galland)
  27. Amber Alert (Director: Kerry Bellessa)
  28. Ambush At Dark Canyon (Director: Dustin Rikert)
  29. American Mary (Director: Jen Soska + Sylvia Soska)
  30. American Reunion (Directors: Jon Hurwitz + Hayden Schlossberg)
  31. Among Friends (Director: Danielle Harris)
  32. And While We Were Here (Director: Kat Coiro)
  33. Android Insurrection (Director: Andrew Bellware)
  34. Anna Karenina (Director: Joe Wright)
  35. Any Day Now (Director: Travis Fine)
  36. Apartment 1303 3D (Director: Michael Taverna)
  37. Arbitrage (Director: Nicholas Jarecki)
  38. Argo (Director: Ben Affleck)
  39. Armynel (Director: Lance Dumais)
  40. Arthur Newman (Director: Dante Ariola)
  41. Assassin’s Bullet (Director: Isaac Florentine)
  42. At Any Price (Director: Ramin Bahrani)
  43. Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader (Director: Kevin O’Neill)
  44. August. Eighth (Director: Dzhanik Fayziev)
  45. Axed (Director: Ryan Lee Driscoll)
  46. Bachelorette (Director: Leslye Headland)
  47. Bad Ass (Director: Craig Moss)
  48. Bad Blood (Director: Conrad Janis)
  49. Bad Karma (Director: Suri Krishnamma)
  50. Bad Kids Go To Hell (Director: Matthew Spradlin)
  51. Bait (Director: Kimble Rendall)
  52. Battle Force (Director: Scott Martin)
  53. Barrio Tales (Director: Jarrett Tarnol)
  54. Becoming Redwood (Director: Jesse James Miller)
  55. Being Flynn (Director: Paul Weitz)
  56. Bel Ami (Directors: Declan Donnellan + Nick Ormerod)
  57. Between Us (Director: Dan Mirvish)
  58. Beyond Outrage (Director: Takeshi Kitano)
  59. Beyond The Trophy (Director: Daniel J. Gillin)
  60. Bigfoot County (Director: Stephon Stewart)
  61. Bindlestiffs (Director: Andrew Edison)
  62. Birds Of A Feather (Director: Curtis Franklin)
  63. Black Box (Director: Matthew Schilling)
  64. Black Rock (Director: Katie Aselton)
  65. Black’s Game (Director: Óskar Thór Axelsson)
  66. Blood Money (Director: Gregory McQualter)
  67. Bloodwork (Director: Eric Wostenberg)
  68. Book Of 1000 Deaths (Directors: Andretti Dante + Shavsha Israel)
  69. Border Run (Director: Gabriela Tagliavini)
  70. Born Wild (Director Dustin Rikert)
  71. Brake (Director: Gabe Torres)
  72. Branded (Directors: Jamie Bradshaw + Alexander Dulerayn)
  73. Brawl (Directors: Julaluck Ismalone + David Ismalone)
  74. Breaking Wind (Director: Craig Moss)
  75. Breathless (Director: Jesse Baget)
  76. Bro' (Director: Nick Parada)
  77. Broken Faith (Directors: Ricki Holmes + Danny Rogers)
  78. Bullet To The Head (Director: Walter Hill)
  79. Butcher Boys (Directors: Duane Graves + Justine Meeks)
  80. Byzantium (Director: Neil Jordan)
  81. C’mon Man (Director: Kenny Young)
  82. Capital (Director: Costa-Gavras)
  83. Casa de mi Padre (Director: Matt Piedmont)
  84. Celeste & Jesse Forever (Director: Lee Toland Krieger)
  85. Chained (Director: Jennifer Lynch)
  86. Changing The Game (Director: Rel Dowdell)
  87. Chernobyl Diaries (Director: Bradley Parker)
  88. Children Of Sorrow (Director: Jourdan McClure)
  89. Citadel (Director: Ciarán Foy)
  90. Cloud Atlas (Directors: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski + Lilly Wachowski)
  91. Cold War (Directors: Lok Man Leung + Kim-Ching Luk)
  92. Come Out And Play (Director: Makinov)
  93. Compliance (Director: Craig Zobel)
  94. Contraband (Director: Baltasar Kormákur)
  95. Cosmopolis (Director: David Cronenberg)
  96. Crew 2 Crew (Director: Mark Bacci)
  97. Critical Decisions (Directors: Carl June + Louis Libran)
  98. Crowsnest (Director: Brenton Spencer)
  99. Dark Tourist (Director: Suri Krishnamma)
  100. Dawn Rider (Director: Terry Miles)
  101. Dead Before Dawn 3D (Director: April Mullen)
  102. Deadfall (Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky)
  103. Disconnect (Director: Henry Alex Rubin)
  104. Django Unchained (Director: Quentin Tarantino)
  105. Doc. 33 (Director: Giacomo Gabrielli)
  106. Dragon Eyes (Director: John Hyams)
  107. Dredd (Director: Pete Travis)
  108. Drug War (Director: Johnnie To)
  109. Easy Rider II: The Ride Home (Director: Dustin Rikert)
  110. Eden (Director: Megan Griffiths)
  111. El Gringo (Director: Eduardo Rodriguez)
  112. Electrick Children (Director: Rebecca Thomas)
  113. Elfie Hopkins: Cannibal Hunter (Director: Ryan Andrews)
  114. End Roll (Directors: Giacomo Gabrielli + Daniele Misischia)
  115. End Of Watch (Director: David Ayer)
  116. Erased (Director: Philipp Stölzl)
  117. Everybody Has A Plan (Director: Ana Piterbarg)
  118. Extraction (Director: Nir Paniry)
  119. FDR: American Badass! (Director: Garrett Brawith)
  120. Farewell, My Queen (Director: Benoît Jacquot)
  121. Fat Kid Rules The World (Director: Matthew Lillard)
  122. Filly Brown (Directors: Youssef Delara + Michael D. Olmos)
  123. Fire With Fire (Director: David Barrett)
  124. Flight (Director: Robert Zemeckis)
  125. For Greater Glory: The True Story Of Cristiada (Director: Dean Wright)
  126. For A Good Time, Call... (Director: Jamie Travis)
  127. For The Love Of Money (Director: Ellie Kanner)
  128. Four (Director: Joshua Sanchez)
  129. Frances Ha (Director: Noah Baumbach)
  130. Freaky Deaky (Director: Charles Matthau)
  131. Free Samples (Director: Jay Gammill)
  132. Freelancers (Director: Jessy Terrero)
  133. Freeloaders (Director: Dan Rosen)
  134. Funeral Kings (Directors: Kevin McManus + Matthew McManus)
  135. Gallowwalkers (Director: Andrew Goth)
  136. Generation Um... (Director: Mark Mann)
  137. Get The Gringo (Director: Adrian Grunberg)
  138. Ghost Graduation (Director: Javier Ruiz Caldera)
  139. Girls Against Boys (Director: Austin Chick)
  140. Girls Gone Dead (Directors: Michael Hoffman, Jr. + Aaron T. Wells)
  141. Goats (Director: Christopher Neil)
  142. Grassroots (Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal)
  143. Greystone Park (Director: Sean Stone)
  144. Heathens And Thieves (Director: Megan Peterson + John Douglas Sinclair)
  145. Hellbenders (Director: J.T. Petty)
  146. Hello I Must Be Going (Director: Todd Louiso)
  147. Highway (Director: Coke Daniels)
  148. Hijacked (Director: Brandon Nutt)
  149. Hirokin: The Last Samurai (Director: Alejo Mo-Sun)
  150. Hit And Run (Directors: David Palmer + Dax Shepard)
  151. Hold Your Breath (Director: Jared Cohn)
  152. House Arrest (Director: William Washington)
  153. Hyde Park On Hudson (Director: Roger Michell)
  154. If I Were You (Director: Joan Carr-Wiggin)
  155. In The Hive (Director: Robert Townsend)
  156. In The House (Director: François Ozon)
  157. Inch-Allah (Director: Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette)
  158. Inescapable (Director: Ruba Nadda)
  159. Infected (Director: Glenn Ciano)
  160. Inhuman Resources (Director: Daniel Krige)
  161. Into The White (Director: Petter Næss)
  162. Iron Sky (Director: Timo Vuorensola)
  163. It’s A Disaster (Director: Todd Berger)
  164. Jack & Diane (Director: Bradley Rust Gray)
  165. Jannat II (Director: Kunal Deshmukh)
  166. Jayne Mansfield’s Car (Director: Billy Bob Thornton)
  167. John Dies At The End (Director: Don Coscarelli)
  168. Just 45 Minutes From Broadway (Director: Henry Jaglom)
  169. Just Like A Woman (Director: Rachid Bouchareb)
  170. Killed Mr. Killer (Director: Ron Sauer)
  171. Killing Them Softly (Director: Andrew Dominik)
  172. Kiss Of The Damned (Director: Xan Cassavetes)
  173. Knife Fight (Director: Bill Guttentag)
  174. Knights Of Malice (Director: Mickey Reece)
  175. LUV (Director: Sheldon Candis)
  176. Lawless (Director: John Hillcoat)
  177. Lay The Favorite (Director: Stephen Frears)
  178. Least Among Saints (Director: Martin Papazian)
  179. Life’s A Beach (Director: Tony Vitale)
  180. Lola Versus (Director: Daryl Wein)
  181. Looper (Director: Rian Johnson)
  182. Lord Of Darkness (Director: Ricky Wood)
  183. Love Is All You Need (Director: Susanne Bier)
  184. Love Sick Love (Director: Christian Charles)
  185. Love Written In Blood (Director: undisclosed)
  186. Mac & Devin Go To High School (Director: Dylan C. Brown)
  187. Mafia (Director: Ryan Combs)
  188. Magic Mike (Director: Steven Soderbergh)
  189. Man From Shaolin (Directors: Peng Zhang Li + R.T. Wong)
  190. Mancation (Director: Frank Vain)
  191. Maximum Conviction (Director: Keoni Waxman)
  192. Meeting Evil (Director: Chris Fisher)
  193. Memorial Day (Director: Samuel Fischer)
  194. Men In Black III (Director: Barry Sonnenfeld)
  195. Middle Of Nowhere (Director: Ava Duvernay)
  196. Mighty Fine (Director: Debbie Goodstein)
  197. Money Fight (Directors: Adam Boster + Kenneth Chamitoff)
  198. Money Shot (Director: Bill McAdams, Jr.)
  199. Motorway (Director: Pou-Soi Cheang)
  200. Nature Calls (Director: Todd Rohal)
  201. Night Of The Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation (Director: Jeff Broadstreet)
  202. Night Of The Living Dead: Resurrection (Director: James Plumb)
  203. Nightmare Fuel (Director: Russel Parks)
  204. No (Director: Pablo Larraín)
  205. No One Lives (Director: Ryûhei Kitamura)
  206. No Vacancy (Director: Chris Stokes)
  207. Nobody Walks (Director: Ry Russo-Young)
  208. Noobz (Director: Blake Freeman)
  209. Not Fade Away (Director: David Chase)
  210. Not Suitable For Children (Director: Peter Templeman)
  211. On The Other Side Of The Tracks (Director: David Charhon)
  212. On The Road (Director: Walter Salles)
  213. One In The Chamber (Director: William Kaufman)
  214. Overnight (Director: Valerie Breiman)
  215. Paranormal Activity IV (Director: Henry Joost + Ariel Schulman)
  216. Parasitic (Director: Tim Martin)
  217. Passion (Director: Brian De Palma)
  218. Paulette (Director: Jérôme Enrico)
  219. Picture Day (Director: Kate Melville)
  220. Piranha 3DD (Director: John Gulager)
  221. Playback (Director: Michael A. Nickles)
  222. Populaire (Director: Régis Roinsard)
  223. Project X (Director: Nima Nourizadeh)
  224. Prometheus (Director: Ridley Scott)
  225. Promised Land (Director: Gus Van Sant)
  226. Pusher (Director: Luis Prieto)
  227. Raaz III: The Third Dimension (Director: Vikram Bhatt)
  228. Reality (Director: Matteo Garrone)
  229. [rec.] III: Genesis (Director: Paco Plaza)
  230. Red Hook Summer (Director: Spike Lee)
  231. Red Lights (Director: Rodrigo Cortés)
  232. Renoir (Director: Gilles Bourdos)
  233. Resident Evil: Damnation (Directors: Makoto Kamiya + Toyoshi Minamino)
  234. Resident Evil: Retribution (Director: Paul W.S. Anderson)
  235. Revenge For Jolly! (Director: Chadd Harbold)
  236. Rites Of Passage (Director: W. Peter Iliff)
  237. Ritual (Director: Joko Anwar)
  238. Robin Hood: Ghosts Of Sherwood (Director: Oliver Krekel)
  239. Rogue River (Director: Jourdan McClure)
  240. Room 13 (Pt. II) (Director: Hunter Goligoski)
  241. Ruby Sparks (Directors: Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris)
  242. Rust And Bone (Director: Jacques Audiard)
  243. Safe (Director: Boaz Yakin)
  244. Safe House (Director: Daniel Espinosa)
  245. Safety Not Guaranteed (Director: Colin Trevorrow)
  246. Sassy Pants (Director: Coley Sohn)
  247. Saturday Morning Mystery (Director: Spencer Parsons)
  248. Savages (Director: Oliver Stone)
  249. Save The Date (Director: Michael Mohan)
  250. Scary Or Die (Directors: Bob Badway, Michael Emanuel + Igor Meglic)
  251. Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World (Director: Lorene Scafaria)
  252. Seven Psychopaths (Director: Martin McDonagh)
  253. Shadow Dancer (Director: James Marsh)
  254. Silver Linings Playbook (Director: David O. Russell)
  255. Sin Reaper 3D (Director: Sebastian Bartolitius)
  256. Sinister (Director: Scott Derrickson)
  257. Slumber Party Slaughter (Director: Rebekah Chaney)
  258. Small Apartments (Director: Jonas Åkerlund)
  259. Smashed (Director: James Ponsoldt)
  260. Smiley (Director: Michael J. Gallagher)
  261. Soldiers Of Fortune (Director: Maxim Korostyshevsky)
  262. Sorority Party Massacre (Directors: Chris W. Freeman + Justin Jones)
  263. South Of Sanity (Directors: Mathew Edwards + Kirk Watson)
  264. Spring Breakers (Director: Harmony Korine)
  265. Stand Up Guys (Director: Fisher Stevens)
  266. Starship Troopers: Invasion (Director: Shinji Aramaki)
  267. Stash House (Director: Eduardo Rodriguez)
  268. Stitches (Director: Conor McMahon)
  269. Stolen (Director: Simon West)
  270. Storage 24 (Director: Johannes Roberts)
  271. Stories Of The Paranormal: It Came In The Night (Director: Kelly Weaver)
  272. Strange, Stranger (Director: Daryush Shokof)
  273. Stuck In Love (Director: Josh Boone)
  274. Sushi Girl (Director: Kern Saxton)
  275. Ted (Director: Seth MacFarlane)
  276. Thanks For Sharing (Director: Stuart Blumberg)
  277. That’s My Boy (Director: Sean Anders)
  278. That’s What She Said (Director: Carrie Preston)
  279. The 49th Line (Director: Drew O’Kane)
  280. The Aggression Scale (Director: Steven C. Miller)
  281. The Amazing Adventures Of The Living Corpse (Director: Justin Paul Ritter)
  282. The Artist And The Model (Director: Fernando Trueba)
  283. The Attack (Director: Ziad Doueiri)
  284. The Babymakers (Director: Jay Chandrasekhar)
  285. The Barrens (Director: Darren Lynn Bousman)
  286. The Bay (Director: Barry Levinson)
  287. The Baytown Outlaws (Director: Barry Battles)
  288. The Brass Teapot (Director: Ramaa Mosley)
  289. The Cabin In The Woods (Director: Drew Goddard)
  290. The Campaign (Director: Jay Roach)
  291. The Collection (Director: Marcus Dunstan)
  292. The Color Of Time (Directors: Edna Luise Biesold, Sarah-Violet Bliss, Gabrielle Demeestere, Alexis Gambis, Brooke Goldfinch, Shripriya Mahesh, Pamela Romanowsky, Bruce Thierry Cheung, Tine Thomasen, Virginia Urreiztieta + Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo)
  293. The Company You Keep (Director: Robert Redford)
  294. The Courier (Director: Hany Abu-Assad)
  295. The Darkening (Director: Jack L. Young)
  296. The Day of the Siege: September Eleven 1683 (Director: Renzo Martinelli)
  297. The Devil Inside (Director: William Brent Bell)
  298. The Dictator (Director: Larry Charles)
  299. The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (Directors: Jay Duplass + Mark Duplass)
  300. The Doorway (Director: Chase Smith)
  301. The Expendables (Director: Simon West)
  302. The Factory (Director: Morgan O’Neill)
  303. The Five-Year Engagement (Director: Nicholas Stoller)
  304. The Gangster (Director: Kongkiat Khomsiri)
  305. The Ghostmaker (Director: Mauro Borrelli)
  306. The Girl From The Naked Eye (Director: David Ren)
  307. The Guillotines (Director: Wai-Keung Lau)
  308. The Hunger Games (Director: Gary Ross)
  309. The Hunt (Director: Thomas Vinterberg)
  310. The Iceman (Director: Ariel Vromen)
  311. The King Of Najayo (Director: Fernando Baez Mella)
  312. The Kitchen (Director: Ishai Setton)
  313. The Legend Of Black Annie (Directors: Terrence Flack + Shane Woodson)
  314. The Lesser Blessed (Director: Anita Doron)
  315. The Letter (Director: Jay Anania)
  316. The Liability (Director: Craig Viveiros)
  317. The Lords Of Salem (Director: Rob Zombie)
  318. The Man With The Iron Fists (Director: RZA)
  319. The Master (Director: Paul Thomas Anderson)
  320. The Mooring (Director: Glenn Withrow)
  321. The Motel Life (Directors: Alan Polsky + Gabe Polsky)
  322. The Newest Pledge (Director: Jason Michael Brescia)
  323. The Pact (Director: Nicholas McCarthy)
  324. The Paperboy (Director: Lee Daniels)
  325. The Patience Stone (Director: Atiq Rahimi)
  326. The Philly Kid (Director: Jason Connery)
  327. The Place Beyond The Pines (Director: Derek Cianfrance)
  328. The Players (Directors: Emmanuelle Bercot, Fred Cavayé, Alexandre Courtès, Jean Dujardin, Michel Hazanavicius, Jan Kounen, Eric Lartigau, Gilles Lellouche
  329. The Raven (Director: James McTeigue)
  330. The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Director: Mira Nair)
  331. The Rise & Fall Of A White Collar Hooligan (Director: Paul Tanter)
  332. The Samaritan (Director: David Weaver)
  333. The Sessions (Director: Ben Lewin)
  334. The Sweeney (Director: Nick Love)
  335. The Tall Man (Director: Pascal Laugier)
  336. The Thompsons (Directors: Mitchell Altieri + Phil Flores)
  337. The Watch (Director: Akiva Schaffer)
  338. The Watermen (Director: Matt L. Lockhart)
  339. This Is 40 (Director: Judd Apatow)
  340. This Means War (Director: McG)
  341. Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (Directors: Tim Heidecker + Eric Wareheim)
  342. To Rome With Love (Director: Woody Allen)
  343. To The Wonder (Director: Terrence Malick)
  344. Twice Born (Director: Sergio Castellitto)
  345. Ultrasonic (Director: Rohit Colin Rao)
  346. Under The Bed (Director: Steven C. Miller)
  347. Underworld: Awakening (Directors: Måns Mårlind + Björn Stein )
  348. Universal Soldier: Day Of Reckoning (Director: John Hyams)
  349. V/H/S (Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, Joe Swanberg, Chad Villella, Ti West + Adam Wingard)
  350. Wanderlust (Director: David Wain)
  351. We The Party (Director: Mario Van Peebles)
  352. What Maisie Knew (Director: Scott McGehee + David Siegel)
  353. Why Stop Now? (Director: Phil Dorling + Ron Nyswaner)
  354. Wish You Were Here (Director: Kieran Darcy-Smith)
  355. You're Nobody 'til Somebody Kills You (Director: Michael A. Pinckney)
  356. Zero Dark Thirty (Director: Kathryn Bigelow)
  357. Zombies vs. Strippers (Director: Alex Nicolaou)
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2017.06.11 17:11 feedreddit BREAKING: TRUMP to delay UK trip -- FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Aug. recess in jeopardy -- ISENSTADT: MITT shows signs of political revival -- SPOTTED at Mike Shields/Katie Walsh engagement party -- B’DAY: Greta van Susteren

BREAKING: TRUMP to delay UK trip -- FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Aug. recess in jeopardy -- ISENSTADT: MITT shows signs of political revival -- SPOTTED at Mike Shields/Katie Walsh engagement party -- B’DAY: Greta van Susteren
by [email protected] (Daniel Lippman) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
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FIRST IN PLAYBOOK -- WE HEAR … There is a chance Congress will stay in session for part of August. There has been political pressure from some members of the House and Senate to stay in town and try to get some things done instead of take a five-week recess. The pressure will only increase if the Obamacare repeal and replace isn’t done in the next few weeks. Congress has just 27 days in session until the summer break. Maybe it's a blessing in disguise: many lawmakers have had to face angry constituents on trips home.
STATEMENTS FROM PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey -- at 8:22 a.m.: “The #FakeNews MSM doesn’t report the great economic news since Election Day. #DOW up 16%. #NASDAQ up 19.5%. Drilling & energy sector......way up. Regulations way down. 600,000+ new jobs added. Unemployment down to 4.3%. Business and economic enthusiasm way up- record levels!” … at 8:29 a.m.: “I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. Totally illegal? Very ‘cowardly!’” … at 8:49 a.m.: “The Democrats have no message, not on economics, not on taxes, not on jobs, not on failing #Obamacare. They are only OBSTRUCTIONISTS!”
-- TWO QUICK THINGS: Many Democrats will privately agree with Trump that they oftentimes lack a coherent message. But Trump’s presidency has unified Democrats for the first time in a long time … Trump has majorities in the House and Senate, and he’s blaming Democrats for obstructing him.
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BREAKING OVERSEAS -- TRUMP PUTS OFF U.K. VISIT -- THE GUARDIAN: “Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain put on hold: U.S. president told Theresa May he did not want trip to go ahead if there were large-scale public protests”: “Donald Trump has told Theresa May in a phone call he does not want to go ahead with a state visit to Britain until the British public supports him coming. The U.S. president said he did not want to come if there were large-scale protests and his remarks in effect put the visit on hold for some time. The call was made in recent weeks, according to a Downing Street adviser who was in the room. The statement surprised May, according to those present.” http://bit.ly/2reskVQ
Good Sunday morning. Jake will be on Steve Hilton’s new Fox News show “The Next Revolution” live from Los Angeles tonight at 9 p.m. East Coast time.
TRUMP stopped by a wedding at his country club in New Jersey last night. http://bit.ly/2t98Uhy
YOU’LL HEAR THIS QUOTE A LOT -- Donald Trump Jr. on Fox News, via the Washington Post: “‘When he tells you to do something, guess what? There’s no ambiguity in it, there’s no, ‘Hey, I’m hoping,'’ Trump said. ‘You and I are friends: ‘Hey, I hope this happens, but you’ve got to do your job.’ That’s what he told Comey. And for this guy as a politician to then go back and write a memo: ‘Oh, I felt threatened.’ He felt so threatened -- but he didn’t do anything.’ Trump also said that Comey’s testimony ‘vindicated’ the president and that everything in it was ‘basically ridiculous.’” http://wapo.st/2t9eJf5
ALEX ISENSTADT in DEER VALLEY, UTAH -- “Romney stokes speculation he’s weighing another political run: The 2012 GOP nominee is plotting how to help Republicans in the midterms, and he’s being coy about his own political future”: “Mitt Romney is once again testing his political power — critiquing President Donald Trump, raising money and campaigning for fellow Republicans, and not ruling out another run for office for himself. The 2012 GOP nominee is returning to the spotlight, six months after Trump -- the man Romney once savaged as unfit for the presidency -- nearly picked him to be secretary of state. …
“Spencer Zwick, a longtime Romney adviser and political gatekeeper, said he’d been inundated with appeals from Republican candidates asking the former GOP nominee to help them. Last week, Romney held his first fundraiser for a 2018 hopeful, an event benefiting Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican who has been fiercely critical of the president. Over the coming days, Romney is also expected to release a robo-call boosting Georgia Republican Karen Handel, who has been losing ground in a high-stakes June 20 special House election she had once been favored to win.
“‘All I can tell you is that the number of requests that Mitt has gotten in the last month to come to a district or to come to a state for a sitting senator — it’s like he’s a presidential candidate again, which I was surprised by,’ said Zwick, who doubles as a top political aide to House Speaker Paul Ryan. ‘There are only so many people in the party that can headline these things.’” http://politi.co/2rZkZ9X
-- THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE between Republicans wanting to take advantage of Romney’s fundraising prowess, and his running for office and garnering the support he needs to win.
SUNDAY BEST -- JOHN DICKERSON speaks with SEN. JAMES LANKFORD (R-OKLA.) on CBS’S “FACE THE NATION” -- DICKERSON: “On the question of influencing the investigation, again, thinking about the scale, on the one hand the president might have done something that was a little bit crossing a line but he’s a new guy to the job all the way to this question of obstruction of justice. Where do you put, knowing what you know about the president’s behavior, where do you put what he did on that scale?” LANKFORD: “I would say it’s very inappropriate. As Jim Comey said, it’s awkward to be able to have the president of the United States sitting down with someone in the F.B.I., the leadership of the F.B.I., to be able to have direct questions. And for the issue to come up about the Michael Flynn investigations, inappropriate. But the way that it was handled, with no follow-up, with no other press, with no other return to that topic, it looks like what I called a pretty light touch. If this is trying to interfere in a process of any investigation, it doesn’t seem like it was number one, very effective, and number two, came up more than once in a conversation. So this looks more like an inappropriate conversation than obstruction.”
-- SEN. JACK REED (D-R.I.) tells CHRIS WALLACE on “FOX NEWS SUNDAY” that Trump needs to be deposed on all Russia-related questions -- “[T]he deposition is not just about his conversations with Mr. Comey. There are issues with respect to his conversation with director of national intelligence Dan Coats, Admiral Rogers, the NSA director, his relationships with Manafort. By the time the special prosecutor Mr. Mueller is ready to depose or ask the president to speak under oath, there are a myriad of questions. So what I don’t want to see is simply, we’ll I just said I talk about Comey, I’m not talking about anything else. To resolve this situation he has to be prepared to speak on all these matters.”
-- PREET BHARARA speaks to GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS on ABC’S “THIS WEEK” -- STEPHANOPOULOS: “The president’s defenders, like Alan Dershowitz, say there’s no grounds for obstruction. You talked about that. And he, in fact, says that presidents have the constitutional right to fire FBI directors and investigations as much as they want. One of the president’s attorneys, Jay Sekulow, is coming up next. He says there’s no there there, no basis for obstruction. You’re a former prosecutor. Are -- is there evidence there ... to begin a case for obstruction?” BHARARA: “I think there’s absolutely evidence to begin a case. I think it’s very important for all sorts of armchair speculators in the law to be clear that no one knows right now whether there is a provable case of obstruction. It’s also true I think from based on what I see as a third party and out of government that there’s no basis to say there’s no obstruction.”
-- SEN. SUSAN COLLINS (R-Maine) talks to BRIANNA KEILAR on CNN’s “STATE OF THE UNION” -- KEILAR: “I want to ask you about something the president has been cagey about, and that is these tapes, of course. So, I wonder if you would support issuing a subpoena to the White House. Right now, it’s just a request coming from Congress. Would you support issuing a subpoena for the recordings or any documents that might come from that?” COLLINS: “This is an issue that the president should have cleared up in his press conference. He should give a straight yes or no to the answer -- to the question of whether or not the tapes exist. And he should voluntarily turn them over not only to the Senate Intelligence Committee, but to the special counsel. So, I don’t think a subpoena should be necessary. And I don’t understand why the president just doesn’t clear this matter up once and for all.”
THE NEXT MAIN EVENT -- “Sessions will testify before Senate in Russia investigation,” by Kyle Cheney and John Bresnahan: “In a letter to his former colleagues in the House and Senate, Sessions canceled a planned appearance before Congress’ appropriations committees. Sessions said he instead plans to appear on Tuesday before the Intelligence panel to respond to questions stemming from FBI director James Comey’s bombshell testimony last Thursday. …
“If this is an open session ... Sessions will likely face a barrage of questions over his role in Comey’s dismissal, his independence from President Donald Trump, and allegations of additional unreported meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Sessions has already recused himself from the Russia probe after failing to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation of two meetings with Kislyak, and there have been reports of additional sessions.” http://politi.co/2rOVc5P
-- SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CALIF.) told Brianna Keilar on “State of the Union” that she didn’t know if the hearing will be open.
INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW -- “What’s next for Comey? Maybe law, corporate work, politics,” by AP’s Eric Tucker: “So what’s next for James Comey? The former FBI director boldly challenged the president who fired him, accused the Trump administration of lying and supplied material that could be used to build a case against President Donald Trump. But after stepping away from the Capitol Hill spotlight, where he’s always seemed comfortable, the 56-year-old veteran lawman now confronts the same question long faced by Washington officials after their government service.
“His dry quip at a riveting Senate hearing that he was ‘between opportunities’ vastly understates the career prospects now available to him — not to mention potential benefits from the public’s fascination with a man who has commanded respect while drawing outrage from both political parties.” http://apne.ws/2sQlkMb
EYE-POPPING NUMBERS FROM WAPO’S KAREN TUMULTY in SANDY SPRINGS, GEORGIA -- “Trump looms over Georgia special election, a proxy battle for 2018”: “It is an arms race of money and organization. The latest fundraising report, filed Thursday, showed Ossoff raising an additional $15 million in the past two months, nearly quadruple what Handel brought in. With outside groups weighing in, the race has thus far cost more than $40 million -- far outpacing the previous record for a congressional race of nearly $30 million for a Florida contest in 2012.
“Polls indicate there are few voters still undecided. ‘The next 10 days are about turning out the base. There are more of us than them in the district. The more people who vote, the better,’ said Corry Bliss, who heads the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC affiliated with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.). That organization alone plans to spend about $7 million in the race.” http://wapo.st/2rjhPM4
FASCINATING READ -- “Palantir goes from Pentagon outsider to Mattis’ inner circle,” by Jacqueline Klimas and Bryan Bender: “The Trump era has brought a change of fortune for a Silicon Valley software company founded by presidential adviser Peter Thiel — turning it from a Pentagon outcast to a player with three allies in Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' inner circle. At least three Pentagon officials close to Mattis, including his deputy chief of staff and a longtime confidante, either worked, lobbied or consulted for Palantir Technologies, according to ethics disclosures obtained by POLITICO. That’s an unusually high number of people from one company to have such daily contact with the Pentagon leader, some analysts say.
“It also represents a sharp rise in prominence for the company, which just months ago could barely get a meeting in the Pentagon. Last year, Palantir even had to go to court to force its way into a competition for a lucrative Army contract. Thiel was one of the only Silicon Valley titans to openly support Trump during the campaign, a role that gave him a prime speaking slot at last summer’s Republican convention. He has since acted as a key adviser arranging meetings among the president and other tech executives. While there's no evidence he had a direct hand in these specific Pentagon hires, analysts say they absolutely show his growing influence in the administration, where he holds no formal role.” http://politi.co/2sqMdbS
DEMOCRATS’ NEW PLAYBOOK -- “Democrats bet on Trump in Virginia governor’s race,” by Kevin Robillard: “Virginia’s Democratic primary on Tuesday is shaping up to be the first real test of liberalism in the Trump era, with both candidates lurching for increasingly leftward policies to position themselves in contrast with President Donald Trump. …
“Virginia’s gubernatorial elections often develop into contrasts with a new president, but there’s a stark difference between now and how Republican candidate Bob McDonnell handled then-President Barack Obama in 2009. While critical of the Obama's economic record, the future governor also regularly praised Obama for supporting school choice, straddling the partisan divide. The Democrats have felt no need to do the same with the less popular Trump, whose approval rating was at 36 percent in a recent Washington Post-George Mason University poll of Virginia.” http://politi.co/2rjHzYJ
THE LATEST ON HEALTH CARE -- “Fate of Planned Parenthood funding tied to Senate moderates,” by Jen Haberkorn: “Two female Senate Republicans could stop the anti-abortion movement from achieving its most significant win against Planned Parenthood in decades. Most Republicans want to eliminate the group’s $555 million in federal funding as part of their bill to repeal Obamacare. But as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tries to solve the legislative Rubik’s Cube of finding 50 votes for repeal, he may have to drop the Planned Parenthood cut to win the support of the two Republican moderates, Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.” http://politi.co/2sbbpTf
WHAT SILICON VALLEY IS READING -- “Uber Board to Discuss CEO Travis Kalanick’s Possible Leave of Absence: Board also set to vote on recommendations from a report of an investigation into workplace issues,” by WSJ’s Greg Bensinger: “Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Travis Kalanick will discuss taking a possible leave of absence when the board of directors of the embattled ride-hailing company meets Sunday morning, according to a person familiar with the matter.
“Also on the agenda when the seven-person board convenes is a vote on a series of recommendations from a report prepared by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder regarding its workplace. It was uncertain whether Mr. Kalanick would ultimately take the leave or whether the board would approve of such a measure, which would require finding a temporary replacement in short order.” http://on.wsj.com/2r7Ram8
THE JUICE …
-- SPOTTED at Mitt Romney’s E2 Summit in Deer Valley, Utah: New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, Spencer Zwick, Matt Waldrip, Corry Bliss, Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Kristen Soltis Anderson, Ron Kaufman, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Anthony Scaramucci, Bianna Golodryga, Will Ritter, Mary Bono Mack, Lanhee Chen, Leah Malone and Andrew Liveris.
RIP -- @SecondLady: “Rest in peace Oreo. You touched a lot of hearts in your little life. Our family will miss you very much.” http://bit.ly/2sgQOxR
‘WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT WEEK’ AT THE WHITE HOUSE -- “Donald and Ivanka Trump head to Wisconsin for jobs push,” by ABC News’ Jordyn Phelps: “President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump are set to travel to Wisconsin Tuesday to join Gov. Scott Walker to tour a technical college, as the administration puts a renewed focus on its goal of job creation. The trip is just one event in a week full of activities built around promoting technical skills training and apprenticeships. [They are d]ubbing it ‘workforce development week’ ...
“The president is expected to make what the administration is billing as a ‘major policy speech’ at the Department of Labor on Wednesday, in which he’ll lay out steps the administration will take to encourage workforce development and also call for Congressional action. Ivanka Trump will also lead a roundtable with some 15 CEOs. On Thursday, the president will also host a roundtable discussion, where he will welcome eight governors from states with successful workforce development programs to the White House.” http://abcn.ws/2r7tOwT
THE NEW U.K. POLITICAL REALITY -- “For Britain, Political Stability Is a Quaint Relic,” by NYT’s Steven Erlanger in London: “In a little more than two years, Britain has had two general elections and a nationwide referendum. Each time, the politicians, pollsters, betting markets, political scientists and commentators have got it wrong.
“Once considered one of the most politically stable countries in the world, regularly turning out majority governments, Britain is increasingly confusing and unpredictable, both to its allies and itself. Far from settling the fierce divisions exposed by last year’s referendum on Britain’s exit from the European Union, or Brexit, the election on Thursday only made them worse.” http://nyti.ms/2shhy1i
-- THE POLITICO EUROPE TICK TOCK: “How Theresa May lost it: A reluctance to delegate, hubris and campaigning ineptitude ruined British prime minister’s grand plan to secure a mandate,” by Tom McTague, Charlie Cooper and Annabelle Dickson in London: “Halfway through Britain’s seven-week snap election campaign, some in Theresa May’s team came to the conclusion that they had a problem — the candidate. At a gathering of senior staff in Conservative campaign headquarters in central London, one of May’s top operatives told the sitting prime minister that she risked crashing and burning like Sarah Palin did in 2008. ... To the operative, May was overly controlling and her inexperience would tell during a short, intense campaign. May listened with good grace ... [but] changed nothing.” http://politi.co/2t8VuSG
ACTUAL FAKE NEWS – NYT A22, “A Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theorist, a False Tweet and a Runaway Story,” by Jeremy Peters: “A pro-Trump activist notorious for his amateur sleuthing into red herrings like the ‘Pizzagate’ hoax and a conspiracy theory involving the murder of a Democratic aide, Mr. Posobiec wrote on May 17 that Mr. Comey, the recently ousted F.B.I. director, had ‘said under oath that Trump did not ask him to halt any investigation.’ …
“But as the journey of that one tweet shows, misinformed, distorted and false stories are gaining traction far beyond the fringes of the internet. Just 14 words from Mr. Posobiec’s Twitter account would spread far enough to provide grist for a prime-time Fox News commentary and a Rush Limbaugh monologue that reached millions of listeners, forging an alternative first draft of history in corners of the conservative media where President Trump’s troubles are often explained away as fabrications by his journalist enemies.
“In this fragmented media environment, the spread of false information is accelerated and amplified by a web of allied activist-journalists with large online followings, a White House that grants them access and, occasionally, a president who validates their work. The right-wing media machine that President Bill Clinton’s aides once referred to as ‘conspiracy commerce’ is now far more mature, extensive and, in the internet age, tough to counter.” http://nyti.ms/2sbduPm
DEEP DIVES -- NYT A1, “Opioid Dealers Embrace the Dark Web to Send Deadly Drugs by Mail: Anonymous online sales are surging, and people are dying. Despite dozens of arrests, new merchants — many based in Asia — quickly pop up,” by Nathaniel Popper (print headline: “Drug Trade Rises in Dark Corners of the Internet”): “As the nation’s opioid crisis worsens, the authorities are confronting a resurgent, unruly player in the illicit trade of the deadly drugs, one that threatens to be even more formidable than the cartels. The internet. In a growing number of arrests and overdoses, law enforcement officials say, the drugs are being bought online. Internet sales have allowed powerful synthetic opioids such as fentanyl — the fastest-growing cause of overdoses nationwide — to reach living rooms in nearly every region of the country, as they arrive in small packages in the mail.” http://nyti.ms/2t91CdL
--“China’s New Bridges: Rising High, but Buried in Debt: China has built hundreds of dazzling new bridges, including the longest and highest, but many have fostered debt and corruption,” by NYT’s Chris Buckley: “The eye-popping structures have slashed travel times in some areas, made business easier and generated a sizable slice of the country’s economy, laying a foundation, in theory at least, for decades of future growth. But as the bridges and the expressways they span keep rising, critics say construction has become an end unto itself. Fueled by government-backed loans and urged on by the big construction companies and officials who profit from them, many of the projects are piling up debt and breeding corruption while producing questionable transportation benefits.” http://nyti.ms/2t9er7I
BONUS GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman:
--“Bob Dylan’s Nobel Lecture”: “Some of these same things have happened to you. You too have had drugs dropped into your wine. You too have shared a bed with the wrong woman. You too have been spellbound by sweet voices with strange melodies. You too have come so far and have been so far blown back.” http://bit.ly/2rULMnO
--“How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned” – in the August 1944 issue of Popular Mechanics: “Every one of the thousands of men landed in France required about 10 ship tons of overall equipment, and an additional ship ton every 30 days. The number of separate items needed was about a million. Some of these million items had to be accumulated in millions, resulting in astronomical totals.” http://bit.ly/2smaY97
--“Eternal Champions,” by Sam Borden in ESPN: “Seven months ago, Brazilian underdogs Chapecoense boarded a plane to play in the game of their lives. Instead, their biggest moment turned into a tragedy no one can forget.” http://es.pn/2r9Y3aB (h/t Longform.org)
--“Inside Trump’s secretive immigration court: far from scrutiny and legal aid,” by The Guardian’s Oliver Laughland in Jena, Louisiana: “[T]he remote LaSalle detention facility is part of Trump’s attempt to fast-track deportations. A visit reveals a hastily arranged setup beset by flaws.” http://bit.ly/2scNvHQ
--“Rolling Stone at 50: How Hunter S. Thompson Became a Legend,” by Patrick Doyle in Rolling Stone – per The Browser’s description: “Sports Illustrated asked Hunter S. Thompson for 250 words about a Las Vegas motorbike race. He gave them 2,500 words — and when they spiked the piece he took it to Rolling Stone, which wanted more. The result was Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, published in 1971. Thompson’s coverage of the 1972 presidential campaign ‘reshaped what it meant to write about politics’. But ‘getting work out of him was becoming difficult”. Editing him ‘was a bit like being a cornerman for Ali.’” http://rol.st/2smiHEk
--“Weddings of the 0.01 Percent,” by Julia Rubin in Racked: “Cristal! Caviar! Chris Martin! How the rich (and sometimes famous) get married.” http://bit.ly/2smtvCz
--“The truth about tarot,” by James McConnachie in Aeon Magazine: “Whether divining ancient wisdoms or elevating the art of cold reading, tarot is a form of therapy, much like psychoanalysis.” http://bit.ly/2sL1XDY (h/t ALDaily.com)
--“The Worst Ever First Day on the Job -- Punching In: My Life as a Long Haul Trucker,” by Finn Murphy in Literary Hub: “Moving companies perform four categories of moving work: local, commercial, long-distance, and international. Callahan’s work was mostly local moving, loading up someone’s house in the morning and then unloading in the afternoon at the new house. It takes the greatest toll on the body because you are handling stuff every working day. It’s the local stuff that eventually kills you or drives you to drink; more commonly, both.” http://bit.ly/2s4Nuoy
--“There Were Once Jews Here,” by Lucette Lagnado, author of “The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World,” in Tablet Magazine: “During the Six-Day War, some of the Arab countries at war with Israel -- Egypt, Tunisia, Libya -- treated their Jewish populations terribly, causing them to leave en masse.” http://bit.ly/2t92OOk ... $10.01 on Amazonhttp://amzn.to/2sbmAeT
--“Dear Brazilian Government, Thanks for the Contracts,” by Michael Smith, Sabrina Valle, and Blake Schmidt on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek: “There’s graft, and then there’s the graft machine perfected by Odebrecht, one of the world's biggest construction companies.” https://bloom.bg/2rOEHqr … The coverhttp://bit.ly/2rjKL6H
--“‘Kill them, kill them, kill them’: the volunteer army plotting to wipe out Britain’s grey squirrels,” by Patrick Barkham in The Guardian: “The red squirrel is under threat of extinction across Britain. Their supporters believe the only way to save them is to exterminate their enemy: the greys. But are they just prejudiced against non-native species?” http://bit.ly/2re8OE6
--“This County Switched From Backing Obama to Trump. Here’s What Happened,” by Josh Siegel in The Daily Signal: “In 1980, manufacturing jobs comprised 38 percent of all jobs in Coos [New Hampshire]. In 2014, only 7 percent of jobs in the county were in manufacturing. Payroll wages from manufacturing have dropped from 49 percent to 9 percent since the mid-1980s.” http://bit.ly/2sL2A0v
SPOTTED: Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly enjoying “DHS Night” Friday night at the Nats game along with members of DHS’ workforce – pic http://bit.ly/2rjyfUM... Anson Kaye, partner at GMMB, in New Orleans last night, accepting a Gold ADDY award (and also a Mosaic Award) for the ad “Mirrors” (http://bit.ly/2sbAIEM) he created for Hillary for America
SPOTTED at State Department senior White House adviser Matt Mowers’ birthday party at Wet Dog Tavern last night (which coincidentally also hosted RNC alum Anna Epstein’s birthday party at the same time): Cassie Spodak, Ryan Williams, Zeke Miller, Ben Sparks, Jill Barclay, Phil Elliott, Ethan Zorfas, Ben DeMarzo, Maren Kasper, Michael Kratsios, Kailani Koenig, Tom Dickens, Elise Dietsch Dickens, Eric Jones, Alan He, Andy Polesovsky, Corey Ershow, Kelly Klass, Britt Carter.
SHIELDS/WALSH ENGAGEMENT PARTY -- THE BRITISH EMBASSY hosted an engagement party last night for Mike Shields, former RNC chief of staff and founder and partner at Convergence Media and Katie Walsh, former WH deputy chief of staff and former RNC chief of staff who is now senior advisor at America First Policies. Amb. Kim Darroch toasted the pair and called them the “ultimate political couple” and told the crowd how the couple got engaged in the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street, where the prime minister has met with his or her cabinet every week for 250 years. He also needled Mike, who has a British mother and is a big soccer fan, for supporting Ipswich, who he cast as much inferior to Chelsea in the Premier League. The food at the party included: herb-crusted fillet of lamb, goat’s cheese and beetroot, terrine of pork, and chili shrimp while desserts included mini Bakewell tart, strawberry tartlet and passion fruit mousse. Pics of the couplehttp://bit.ly/2sbk3Bphttp://bit.ly/2saWbhk … Reince Priebus taking a pic of the couple as they thanked friends for coming http://bit.ly/2rOGmfz … The crowdhttp://bit.ly/2rOzjDs
SPOTTED: Reince and Sally Priebus, Sean and Rebecca Spicer, Steven Mnuchin and his chief of staff Eli Miller chatting on a walk around the gardens of the embassy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Rob and Cindy Simms, Cara Mason, Jessica Ditto, Sarah and Dave Armstrong, Tim Pataki, Richard Walters, Rob Jesmer chatting with Sean Cairncross (Sean and Rob have been friends since they were 5 years old growing up in Minnesota), Brian O. Walsh, Josh Pitcock, Mike’s 15-year-old son Aidan Shields-Eads, Molly Donlin, Steven Law, Sam Feist, Mike Allen, Andrew Bremberg, Lew Eisenberg, Madeleine Westerhout, Johnny DeStefano, Renee Hudson, Michael Hoare, Lindsay Walters, Vanessa Morrone and Mike Ambrosini, Zach and Mallory Hunter.
ENGAGED --Andrew Feldman, principal of the progressive communications firm Feldman Strategies, proposed to his longtime girlfriend Megan Salzman Saturday night during Country Music Fest in Nashville. Megan is a communications manager at the early education advocacy group The First Five Years Fund. “Andrew and Megan met on OKCupid nearly four and a half years ago. Andrew points out that the ring has extra significant because the center stone was Megan’s mother’s engagement stone and she is no longer with us.” Pics http://bit.ly/2r7KrIZ ... http://bit.ly/2rOFJTb … The ringhttp://bit.ly/2rjzLGh
-- Jessica Huff, social media director for McClatchy in Dallas and a Politico alum, and Spenser Walters, an area sales rep for Duvel USA, got engaged on Friday night in Austin, Texas. She emails us: “We met in college at UT-Austin after he came back from Afghanistan. He was serving in the Marines. We had the same group of friends but I hadn’t met him yet since he was overseas. Once he was back, one of our first dates was at a restaurant in the hill country in Texas overlooking the lake, and so while visiting Austin he took me back there and proposed during sunset. It’s a very special place to us so it was perfect!” Picshttp://bit.ly/2shqCmX … The ringhttp://bit.ly/2t9rnKO
WEEKEND WEDDINGS -- Travis Considine, communications manager at Uber Texas and a John McCain and Rick Perry alum, married Morgan Smith, a reporter with The Texas Tribune, on Saturday evening at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Guests enjoyed a bluegrass band and flawless weather at the outdoor ceremony and reception. Pichttp://bit.ly/2t9jc1c … Travis’ speechhttp://bit.ly/2sQLqi2
SPOTTED: Tucker and Alexia Bounds, Brittany Bramell, Trevor Theunissen, Chris Miller, Allie Brandenburger and Ryan Mahoney, Kevin Benacci, Emily Ramshaw, Matt and Jen Hirsch, Evan Smith, Perrylanders Rob Johnson, Mark Miner, and Andy Hemming.
OBAMA ALUMNI – Meredith Carden, head of partnerships at Sidewire, got married this weekend to Micah Fergenson, law clerk at U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in a small ceremony at Four Follies Farm in Tiverton, Rhode Island. The couple first met in 2009 when they were working for President Obama. Micah worked in the WH Counsel’s Office, and Meredith worked for FLOTUS in the East Wing. They lost touch, but were reintroduced by a mutual friend in 2015. Pichttp://bit.ly/2sb3PIq
--“Lily Rothman, Elihu Dietz” – N.Y. Times: “Ms. Rothman, 31, is the history and archives editor at Time magazine, overseeing its history coverage, Life.com and the magazine’s digital archive. She also wrote ‘Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook.’ She graduated magna cum laude from Yale and received a master’s degree in journalism from the City University of New York. ... Mr. Dietz, 32, is a candidate for a master’s degree in environmental management at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke, where he studies the integration of renewable energy into the grid. He graduated from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, N.M. ... The groom is a great-great-grandson and a namesake of Elihu Root, who was President Theodore Roosevelt’s secretary of state and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1912. He is also a direct descendant of President Ulysses S. Grant. The couple met on a blind date arranged by friends in Brooklyn in 2011.” With pic http://nyti.ms/2rZpO2N
--“Alison Kenworthy, Michael Koenigs”: “The bride and groom work at ABC News in New York, where they met. She is a news producer for ‘Good Morning America.’ He is a senior coordinating producer, creating content that is used on-air and on the website. He was also the host of ‘Election Cycle,’ a series in 2016 that featured him bicycling through swing states and interviewing voters along the way. The bride, 33, graduated from Rutgers. ... Mr. Koenigs, 30, graduated cum laude from Harvard.” With pichttp://nyti.ms/2t8GB2L
--“Julia Pudlin, David Wishnick”: “Ms. Pudlin, 32, worked until earlier this year at the United States Treasury Department as a deputy executive secretary in the chief of staff’s office and a senior adviser to the general counsel. On July 10 she is to begin working as the assistant deputy general counsel for government investigations at Comcast in Philadelphia. She graduated summa cum laude from Yale, and received a law degree magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. ... Mr. Wishnick, also 32, was until recently an associate in the Washington office of Jenner & Block, a Chicago law firm. On July 12 he is to begin a fellowship, conducting research in contract law, at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown, and received a law degree from Yale. ... The couple met in April 2013 through the dating app Hinge.” With pichttp://nyti.ms/2rOZSIV
--“Victoria St. Martin, Richard G. Jones”: “The bride, 36, is a general assignment reporter on the local desk of The Washington Post. She graduated from Rutgers and received a master’s degree in journalism from American University. ... The groom, 46, is to become the director of the journalism program at Notre Dame. Until recently, he was an associate editor in news administration for The New York Times, as well as the director of the newspaper’s Student Journalism Institute. He graduated from the University of Delaware and has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia. ... The couple were introduced in 2006 by a mutual friend in Yardley, Pa.” With pichttp://nyti.ms/2rOtYMA
BIRTHDAYS: Greta Van Susteren, the pride of Appleton, Wisconsin (hat tip: Tammy Haddad) ... Tad Devine, the pride of Providence who lives on Block Island, is 62 ... Kim Oates of the House Radio/TV gallery … Carrie Budoff Brown’s older sister, Jennifer Budoff, budget director for the D.C. City Council ... former Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) is 87 … Lindsey Williams Drath ... Jennifer Rubin ... Michael Timmeny, SVP for government and community relations at Cisco ... Jeremy Ben-Ami, president at J Street (h/ts Jon Haber) ... POLITICO’s Reid Pillifant, Emily Dobler and Juliette Medina ... South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is 64 ... Treasury alum David Cohen ... TJ Adams-Falconer, associate director of external affairs at Axios ... Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Tex.) is 69 ... Cesar Gonzalez, COS for Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart ... former Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.) is 59 ... DNC comms staffer and former HRC campaign media booker Lucas Acosta (h/t Crystal Carson) ...
... Will Rahn, managing editor for politics at CBS News digital, is 3-0 ... Jessica Franks, gov’t affairs representative for Halliburton ... Politico Europe’s Tanit Parada Tur ... Chris Campbell, Republican staff director at Senate Finance ... Kristina Edmunson ... Rachel Ruskin ... Obama alum Jonathan McBride, now a managing director at BlackRock … Mike Schoenfeld, the Blue Devils’ master of public affairs/Duke’s other Mike … Betsy Gotbaum, former NYC public advocate, is 79 ... Matt Chaban, policy director at Center for an Urban Future ... Mary Kate Cunningham ... Salesforce’s Tom Gavin, an Obama WH OMB alum … Michael Froehlich ... Caroline Barker ... Matthew Campbell ... Vanessa Chan, corporate comms. at Facebook ... Kelly Danielka Peirson ... Google’s Ramya Raghavan ... Tom Alexander, COO at 1871 Chicago and a Rahm alum ... Jacque Vilmain, the pride of Eagle Grove, Iowa(h/t Teresa) ... animal rights activist Ingrid Newkirk is 68 ... Power Playbooker Dr. Oz is 57 ... actor Hugh Laurie is 58 ... Shia LaBeouf is 31 (h/ts AP)
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2017.06.07 23:57 ninjyte DiRT 4 - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: DiRT 4
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Media: Announce Trailer
'Introducing Your Stage'
Gameplay Trailer 'Be Fearless'
World Rallycross Gameplay Trailer
Launch Trailer
Developer: Codemasters Info
Publisher: Codemasters
Price: $59.99 USD / £44.99 GBP / 54,99€ EUR
Release Date: PS4, XB1 (NA) - June 6 2017
PC (WW) / PS4, XB1 (PAL) - June 9 2017
More Info: /dirtgame Wikipedia Page
Review Aggregator: OpenCritic - 84 [Cross-Platform] Score Distribution
MetaCritic - 84 [PS4]
MetaCritic - 87 [XB1]
MetaCritic - 82 [PC]
Drably arbitrary compilation of the Colin McRae Rally / Dirt series-
Entry Score (Platform, Year, # of Critics)
Colin McRae Rally 82 Gamerankings (PS, 2000, 16 critics)
Colin McRae Rally 2.0 90 (PS, 2000, 13 critics)
Colin McRae Rally 3 86 (XB, 2003, 25 critics)
Colin McRae Rally 04 84 (XB, 2004 33 critics)
Colin McRae Rally 2005 83 (XB, 2004 35 critics)
Colin McRae: DiRT 83 (X360, 2007 59 critics)
Colin McRae: DiRT 2 87 (X360, 2009 65 critics)
DiRT 3 87 (X360, 2011 81 critics)
DiRT: Showdown 82 (X360, 2012 53 critics)
DiRT Rally 85 (PS4, 2016 46 critics)

Reviews

Website/Author Converted Score Critic's Score Quote Platform
AngryCentaurGaming - Jeremy Penter Buy Buy This is absolutely a 'Buy'. Listen, it's not a perfect game, not at all, but it is a good game that offers a ton of content for what I consider to be a totally fair price. Is it Dirt Rally 2? No, but it's also not called Dirt Rally 2. It is in every way shape or form exactly like we have seen other companies do where they have, once again the same example, of a Forza Horizon and a Forza Motorsport and I like that. I like that idea, it doesn't stop one from being enjoyable, but it does allow you to do something different in a totally different type. PS4, XB1, PC
Player2.net.au - James Swinbanks Unscored Unscored Dirt 4 is spectacular, there really is no other way to put it. From the meta of running your own team and how that can affect your car performance, to the sheer variety of surprises that can hit you during a run… it’s just a beautifully dynamic racing experience, which is really the biggest game changer here. PS4, XB1, PC
Ars Technica - Jonathan M. Gitlin Unscored Unscored Put off by DiRT Rally because it was too hard? This is the game for you. (Fans of DiRT Rally will also have fun.) PC
Eurogamer - Martin Robinson Unscored Unscored Dirt 4 is an authentic and innovative off-road racer, though it lacks the focus and finesse of its exceptional predecessor. PS4
PSX Brasil - Bruno Ricardo Gessner - Portuguese 97 97 / 100 In DiRT 4, Codemasters not only managed to improve what was already great at DiRT Rally, but the addition of new game modes like Joyride and Landrush brought a more casual feeling to the game, along with the possibility of choosing between two different drive modes, for casual players and simulation lovers. The cars and locations pleases all tastes, and the track creation is something revolutionary for rally games. Thus, DiRT 4 is easily one of the best and more complete racing games ever made. PS4
Life is Xbox - Dae Jim 93 93 / 100 Codemasters is one of the most respected racing developers, with reason! DiRT 4 is a fantastic racing experience for newcomers and hardcore fans. It has so much content, you will be playing this for months and months! XB1
IGN - Luke Reilly 92 9.2 / 10 It's perhaps symbolic that Codemasters has included Colin McRae's old co-driver in Dirt 4 for the first time in one of its rally games since Colin McRae Rally 2005, because Dirt 4 very much feels like a return to the good old days of the series. Hearing Grist's pace notes again – a voice drilled into my brain in the late '90s and early 2000s via my ravenous consumption of all games beginning with the word ‘Colin' – has taken me back nearly 20 years. Back then Codemasters' rally games were the yardstick against which all other racers with off-road aspirations were measured (at least up until the likes of Richard Burns Rally and WRC: Rally Evolved). Well, those days are back. Accessible yet tough and grimy yet gorgeous, Dirt 4 sets a new standard in rally racing – and its well-considered career mode and endless stages inject it with tremendous stamina. Absolutely stonking brilliant. PS4, XB1, PC
Hobby Consolas - Rafael Aznar - Spanish 92 92 / 100 The first Colin McRae Rally was released almost twenty years ago, but DiRT 4 shows that Codemasters is still the best company in the genre of rally games. PS4
PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones 90 9 / 10 The latest in arguably Codemasters cornerstone racing franchise; rally racing on PS4 just doesn't get better than Dirt 4. It simply doesn't. PS4
Game Informer - Matthew Kato 90 9 / 10 Although I almost exclusively had my fun with the rally part of Dirt 4, the game is a loaded package that fills in a lot of Dirt Rally's blanks PS4
Xbox Achievements - Richard Walker 90 90% Further evidence that Codemasters is the undisputed rally game maestro, DiRT 4 pushes the gymkhana bits into the background and serves up an off-road racer to relish. Bravo. XB1
God is a Geek - Gary Bailey 90 9 / 10 From the comprehensive career mode to the fun of Rallycross and Joyride, Dirt 4 is one of Codemasters' best. And it's the best rally game by quite some distance. PS4
GamingBolt - Shubhankar Parijat 90 9 / 10 Thanks to great, authentic, and accessible mechanics and plenty of content to offer, Dirt 4 is one of the best rallying games we've played in the last few years. PS4
Cubed3 - Tomas Barry 90 9 / 10 DiRT 4 really does succeed in extrapolating new things from two different sides of the driving spectrum. The 'Your Stage' procedural track generator really does feel like a revelation, which will ensure that drivers remain on their toes even after clocking countless hours already. As stated, it's remarkable what this can do for drivers if they're willing to adapt and learn, and certainly helps to cultivate technical understanding and development. A more in-depth follow-up review on the PC version will be coming soon, but there's no doubt about it: DiRT 4 is one of the most exciting driving releases this year. A much-celebrated brand comes back with a bang. PS4
GameSpot - Richard Wakeling 90 9 / 10 Dirt 4 is a grounded and thrilling racing experience with customisable difficulty options that should appeal to newcomers and veterans alike. PS4
GameGrin - Steven John Dawson 90 9 / 10 Excellent. If you're a fan of rally and want an accessible game, go out and buy it. If you want DiRT Rally's level of simulation with more to do, go out and buy it. XB1
PS Site - Jakub Wojtkowiak - Polish 90 9 / 10 DiRT 4 is a masterpiece. I cannot imagine passing it up by anyone who truly loves motorisation and cars themselves. Chapeau bas! PS4
Polygon - Owen Good 90 9 / 10 I've never been more charmed by a racing video game and I could not recommend any other more than Dirt 4, to anyone of any ability. Dirt 4 is a joy. When Jen Horsey, one of two English-language co-drivers, cheerfully calls out "and left five over crest," it's a bugle call. I'm on the gas with supreme confidence, rocketing into a gold medallion sunset, holding tight to the moment in one of the great summertime video games of the past decade PS4, XB1, PC
Digital Chumps - Peter Taylor 90 9 / 10 DiRT Rally was the entry point, the entrée if you will, ahead of the main course of DiRT 4. While sim die-hards may still prefer the former it’s hard for me to go back given everything on offer here. The simulation underpinnings are still there and the cars will still spit you off if you go over the edge but everything is much more pliable and far friendlier to those of us driving on a gamepad. There’s more to see, more to do and more importantly, it’s much more fun!
SA Gamer - Ashwar Jacobs 90 9 / 10 Rally simulation at it's finest with adjustable difficulty settings coupled with some fine dirt vehicles and diverse race courses. Off-road motorsport bliss. XB1
GameSkinny - Pierre Fouquet 90 9 / 10 stars Content wise, DiRT 4 doesn't have the breadth of modes on show that other titles like DiRT 3 did. But there is a more pointed focus on getting the modes that are included to feel as rewarding as possible. Each one feels different than the last, and has something special to it. DiRT 4 trimmed the fat, got fit, then focused on getting everything right. If that was the aim Codemasters had, then they nailed it. PC
PS4Blog.net - the_nmac 90 9 / 10 There are so many modes, races, and details hidden in this game that it will keep you busy for a long time. Once you start to master the modes, or if for some reason you find things are too easy, you can tune the difficulty and increase the challenge for the game. There is a lot to love in the game, and I couldn’t put it down after playing for hours. It was always “just one more race”, until it was two in the morning. I’m forcing myself to put it down! If you like racing games, then you have to play DiRT 4! PS4
Sirus Gaming - Jonathan Quirino 90 9 / 10 Overall, Dirt 4 delivers unforgettable moments for the fans and racing enthusiasts, the experience that the game gives you is like you’re actually driving the car itself. Winning is also satisfying, not because you’re fast, but you’re skilled. You also need to be smart on how to drive your car in different situations, and you must always listen to your co-driver. Dirt Rally was a success but Dirt 4 gives you more what Dirt Rally is lacking. If you’re looking for a racing game that gives you challenges and test your skills, then Dirt 4 is your game. XB1
TrueAchievements - Andrew Ogley 90 4.5 / 5 stars Inevitably, comparisons will be drawn with Dirt Rally, which is something I've deliberately avoided to this point. When stacking one against the other, it feels like Dirt Rally is the elder, more scholastic, and slightly serious sibling. Dirt 4 on the other hand, is the younger, outgoing sibling who, whilst not exactly bouncing off the walls, still knows how to have a little fun. It allows for an awesome and technical approach if you find yourself among those who crave the purest racing simulation worthy of Codemasters' reputation, but Dirt 4 now invites others less experienced to the table with alternate driving modes. They have listened to the critiques of their previous games and created a rally game that truly is for everyone. XB1
Twinfinite - Tom Hopkins 90 4.5 / 5 Dirt 4 manages what very few racing games do. It’s driving is challenging yet accessible, and it pairs this with an almost endless amount of content. The career mode is robust, and the stages are varied and beautifully designed, but the ability to create your own unique tracks using Your Stage is what sets Codemasters’ game apart from every other rally game that has come before. PS4
Gaming Nexus - Kevin O'Connell 88 8.8 / 10 After almost a year of waiting for the right simulation racing game to come around, Dirt 4 has me zoned-in for the duration. XB1
Impulsegamer - Tony Smith 88 4.4 / 5 DiRT 4 succeeds at taking the series to another new level which almost makes this one of the favourite ones I’ve played in the series. The gameplay mechanics work extremely well and I had no issues with the DualShock controller while I controlled these powerful off-road vehicles. Furthermore, there’s a plethora of modes to play, heaps of cars and lots of different areas that make this title some excellent value for money. Lastly, it’s not just as a rally game as the developers have added lots of fun modes and vehicles to help expand the gameplay. Then you have the daily and weekly challenges which just expand the scope of the game, including the ability of playing it in either two modes, gamer or simulation! PS4
Atomix - Alberto Desfassiaux - Spanish 87 87 / 100 DiRT 4 is a great racing game thanks to its sophisticated physics, gameplay mechanics and precise controls. PS4
GamePro - Tobias Veltin - German 86 86 / 100 DiRT 4 is an excellently playable off-road racer for novices and pros, that lacks a real unique feature. PS4, XB1
Gert Lush Gaming - Jim Smale 86 8.6 / 10 There is no doubting Codemasters excellence in making a rally game. They are the kings of the rally genre. Dirt 4 is a fantastic game with a lot going for it. Its a shame it has come out in a busy time for new releases along with Dirt rally still reigning supreme. That said if you want more rally and want to take on a more fleshed out driver experience then you are in luck. PS4
PlayStation LifeStyle - Paulmichael Contreras 85 8.5 / 10 DiRT 4 encompasses all that it means to race. To spend hours tuning your car, taking it out for a ride to test, bringing it back in to the garage to tweak some more, and repeating until everything is perfect. To have the stressors of the day simply fall away the second the red lights turn off and you are given the “GO” light. To have a perfect run and relish in your victories, as well as to have a devastating setback at the last second, but to learn from your mistakes and carry your head high as you give it another go. PS4
LevelUp - Gerardo Moreno - Spanish 85 8.5 / 10 DiRT 4 delivers a great rally experience, specially with the different racing types including Rallycross. Some visuals are not what we can expect in the current generation, but the driving experience is great. Also, Codemasters did a great job adding a tool that helps you randomize routes and tracks, so basically you can have unlimited tracks to race on. PS4
GameSpace - Christopher Coke 85 8.5 / 10 Dirt 4 is a great rally game. The accessibility it presents to newcomers, quickly transcending into more advanced driving techniques is one of its strongest features, but the thrill of the race on these unpredictable, minimap-less tracks never failed to get my heart pumping. There are some odd quirks with physics – cars have a tendency to pirouette like a ballerina from hitting a ridge the wrong way – and a too limited track creator, but these are nitpicks before all that Dirt 4 does so right. It’s time to get dirty. PC
GearNuke - Khurram Imtiaz 85 8.5 / 10 Dirt 4 offers the complete arcade racing experience for the casuals while also providing the hardcore fans with a variety of options that should satisfy them. PS4
Stevivor - Nicholas Simonovski 85 8.5 / 10 DiRT 4 is arguably the most complete rally title on consoles to-date. The fundamentals are there – sights, sounds and visuals, but it’s the little nuances that really add to the experience. Manually holding the handbrake at the start of each event and timing the release just right, slowing down at the end of the event to meet the marshal or feathering the throttle/brake at every point to remain as composed as possible, everything comes together for both a satisfying (but at other times, frustrating) rally experience. The keys are well within the player’s hands in this one – both in how you play, what you play and how hard you decide to go at it. Codemasters is certainly back to doing what they do best. XB1
Spaziogames - Matteo Bussani - Italian 85 8.5 / 10 Dirt 4 is the conjunction between arcade gamers and simulation lovers. It has a beautifully programmed learning phase and Your Stage can really evolve the way to live Rally in games, even if we were expecting e far more intense upgrade from the previous game. PS4
COGconnected - Ken Barnes 84 84 / 100 If you like your racing fast, filthy, and challenging, there's no doubt that DiRT 4 ticks all of the boxes. PS4
New Game Network - Ben Thomas 82 82 / 100 DiRT 4 is a better rally game than DiRT Rally because it has improved career progression, better multiplayer, randomized rally routes, and some casual-friendly options. The procedurally generated rally stages are a game changer and help to provide lasting value. PC
IGN Spain - Antonio Gila - Spanish 80 8 / 10 A great game although not a risky one. DiRT 4 makes everything right but its offer is not as width as we were expecting. PS4
IGN Italy - Marco Salvaneschi - Italian 81 8.1 / 10 The innovative and tight simulation of the latest DiRT: Rally renews the traditional and relaxed arcade mood of the long-established DiRT series in a game that successfully blends the two approaches. DiRT 4 is no revolution, just an excellent recap. PS4
TheSixthAxis - Stefan L 80 8 / 10 In the end, Dirt Rally was just a glimpse of what was yet to come, with Dirt 4 bringing this long running series back with not just rallying, but more full-on wheel to wheel action alongside it. In going for a more focused style of game and a more demure attitude, it's lost some of Dirt 3's hyperactivity and fun, but with a limitless supply of new stages to send you car hurtling along, Dirt 4 is a rallying game for the ages. PS4
Forbes - Brian Mazique 80 8 / 10 If you have been a fan of the Dirt series prior to this release, you'll be happy with this game. If you're new to the series but have played other racing games, you'll likely find some things you like and others you don't. However, it's hard to imagine any gamer with a taste for racing titles finding major fault with Dirt 4. PS4
Push Square - Stephen Tailby 80 8 / 10 DiRT 4 is an impressive package that takes the strong foundation of DiRT Rally and sprinkles on a few friendly updates, such as DiRT Academy and the return of Landrush. The handling, whichever way you lean, is robust and extremely gratifying with cars that are a lot of fun to drive. The career mode gives you plenty to do, and Your Stage means you'll never be short of new rally challenges to take on. Some very slight graphical gripes aside, this is another success story for a developer that seems to be firing on all cylinders. PS4
Hardcore Gamer - Cory Wells 80 4 / 5 Codemasters has provided enough meaningful upgrades for DiRT 4 while keeping the core simulation racing aspect intact. PS4
TrustedReviews - Brett Phipps 80 4 / 5 stars While many modern racers attempt to deliver a visual showcase, Dirt 4 instead focuses on what's going on under the bonnet. Every vehicle – except those damn crosskarts – feels incredible, as if you're trying to tame some naughty mechanical beast. Each shunt deforms your car's body, each lap cakes it in dirt, and you can see your driver's head wobbling around as you drive over each bump. It's super-convincing. PS4
We Got This Covered - Edward Love 80 4 / 5 stars DiRT 4 is something of a feat: both a considered challenge and an appetizer to the world of rallying at large. It helps that the actual racing is spot on, too, with cars that handle brilliantly. PS4
Wccftech - Chris Wray 80 8 / 10 DiRT 4 is a very good game, that much is certain. Retaining the fantastic control of cars from DiRT Rally, albeit made somewhat simpler, it offers almost endless rallying with a procedurally generated track system and a number of changing online challenges. Not without its flaws, including an oversimplified gamer control scheme and anemic career mode, it's still a worthy entry of the core DiRT franchise. PC
Gameplanet - Matt Maguire 80 8 / 10 Dirt 4's casual-friendly additions subdue its handling model, but it's a great racer regardless – especially for those that struggle to stay on the track in Dirt Rally. PC
Saving Content - Scott Ellison II 80 4 / 5 stars DiRT 4 has all the modes you expect to be present in a numbered DiRT game, but somewhere along the way, Codemasters didn’t give DiRT 4 a personality befitting for the series. Gone is the Instagram-filtered look and Mountain Dew spewing words from famous extreme sports celebrities of DiRT 2, and also gone are the slick and splashy menu transitions and career navigation of DiRT 3. Where DiRT 4 falls a bit short in presentation, it makes it up where it counts, in gameplay. DiRT 4 is without a doubt the best-feeling and playing game of the series.
TheXboxHub - Neil Watton 80 4 / 5 stars But at the end of the day, DiRT 4 is left as very good racer that is let down by the odd visual and audio issue. If you’re a gaming petrol head who is prepared to look beyond those though – and can consider turning off the repetition of your Spotter – then you’ll most definitely like what you find. XB1
Gamers Heroes - Casey Scheld 80 8 / 10 DiRT 4 will appeal to almost any type of racer. The sheer amount of options guarantees long term play, and though more locales will be nice, the variety of vehicles, modes, and conditions more than makes up for it. PS4
GameZone - Daniel R. Miller 80 8 / 10 If you’ve never played a Rally Sim before and have always wanted to check one out, DiRT 4 is as good a place as any to start. Online races are easy to jump into, and there are more than enough ways packed into the game for you to learn everything you need to. It’ll take a little patience and an alternate way of thinking about racing games if you want to succeed, but if you’re willing and open to hunker down and play by its rules, there’s a ton of fun to be had with DiRT 4. PS4
Destructoid - Peter Glagowski 75 7.5 / 10 With better care given to the other modes and maybe some concrete rally tracks, this could have been the definitive rally racing game. As it stands, though, DiRT 4 is a hardcore simulation with limited appeal beyond a specific audience. Those fans will absolutely love this game, but any newcomers should try to cut their teeth somewhere else. PC
GamesRadar+ - Justin Towell 70 3.5 / 5 stars Worth buying for its superb rally sim alone. But the returning racing modes are bland, frustrating and unsatisfying.
Metro GameCentral - GameCentral 70 7 / 10 A solid rally racer, but also a worryingly indecisive one whose attempts to please everyone leads to an unfocused game that's lacking in character. PS4
PC Gamer - Andy Kelly 70 70 / 100 An accessible, customisable off-road racer let down by a half-hearted career mode. PC
3DNews - Олег Москалев - Russian 70 7 / 10 Overly simple and, sadly, boring game with minimum amount of game modes. In comparison with DiRT Rally, Codemasters took a step back. DiRT 4 is not a simulator, but is sure as hell trying to look like it. PS4
Gadgets 360 - Akhil Arora 70 7 / 10 Ultimately, it makes for a new Dirt chapter that doesn't share the ethos of its numbered predecessors, and it doesn't feel right for the game to be called Dirt 4. That's not to say the game isn't good; fans of Dirt Rally, Project Cars, and other simulation titles will find enough to enjoy here. But if you're getting into Dirt 4 to relive the joys of the earlier hits, this is the wrong game. PS4, PC
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2017.03.20 08:01 ninjyte Mass Effect: Andromeda - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Mass Effect: Andromeda
Platform: Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC
Media: E3 2014 Mass Effect (Untitled) Teaser
E3 2015 Announce Trailer EA Play 2016 Video
N7 Day 2015 Video N7 Day 2016 Cinematic Reveal Trailer
4K Tech Video 4K Gameplay Trailer
'Join the Andromeda Initiative'
Cinematic Trailer #2
Combat Weapons & Skills Combat Profiles & Squads
Exploration & Discovery Multiplayer
Scott Ryder Launch Trailer
Natalie Dormer
Sara Ryder Launch Trailer
Developer: BioWare Montreal Info
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date: NA - March 21 2017
EU - March 23 2017
More Info: /masseffect Wikipedia Page
Review Aggregator: OpenCritic - 72 [Cross-Platform] Score Distribution
MetaCritic - 70 [PS4]
MetaCritic - 77 [XB1]
MetaCritic - 73 [PC]
Arbitrary compilation of BioWare games -
Entry Score (Platform, Year, # of Critics)
Baldur's Gate 91 (PC, 1998, 16 critics)
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn 95 (PC, 2000, 30 critics)
Neverwinter Nights 91 (PC, 2002, 34 critics)
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 93 (PC, 2003, 33 critics)
Jade Empire 89 (XB, 2005, 84 critics)
Mass Effect 89 (X360, 2007, 74 critics)
Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood 74 (DS, 2008, 55 critics)
Dragon Age: Origins 91 (PC, 2009, 67 critics)
Mass Effect 2 96 (X360, 2010, 98 critics)
Dragon Age 2 79 (X360, 2011, 75 critics)
Star Wars: The Old Republic 85 (PC, 2011, 73 critics)
Mass Effect 3 93 (X360, 2012, 74 critics)
Dragon Age: Inquisition 85 (PC, 2014, 45 critics)

Reviews

Attack of the Fanboy - Kyle Hanson - 4 / 5 stars (PC)
Mass Effect: Andromeda fails to deliver a compelling plot and the journey to a whole new galaxy offers little that's new or exciting. Still, it does give you the same quality gameplay the series is known for and you'll enjoy your time with your new crew, even if they're no replacement for the originals.
CGMagazine - Chris Carter - 7 / 10 (XB1)
At times, Mass Effect: Andromeda can feel like an expansion and not a true follow-up.
COGconnected - Paul Sullivan - 88 / 100 (PS4)
The fantastic combat and strong story points far outweigh the technical missteps and more cringeworthy moments.
Destructoid - Brett Makedonski - 6.5 / 10 (XB1)
Mass Effect: Andromeda spends a lot of time not really feeling like a Mass Effect game. If anything, it feels like a spin-off -- the sort of thing created by another studio that's unsure about what direction to take it. Like in the game itself, there are problems with the atmosphere. But Andromeda is very clear that it doesn't aim to be like the other Mass Effects. New beginnings, not funerals -- for better and for worse.
GameSpot - Scott Butterworth - 6 / 10 (PS4)
In many ways, Andromeda feels like a vision half-fulfilled. It contains a dizzying amount of content, but the quality fluctuates wildly. Its worlds and combat shine, but its writing and missions falter--and the relative strength of the former is not enough to compensate for the inescapable weakness of the latter. As a Mass Effect game, Andromeda falls well short of the nuanced politics, morality, and storytelling of its predecessors. For me, the series has always been about compelling characters and harrowing choices, so to find such weak writing here is bitterly disappointing. Yet even after 65 hours, I still plan on completing a few more quests. The game can't escape its shortcomings, but patient explorers can still find a few stars shining in the darkness.
GamesRadar+ - Andy Hartup - 3.5 / 5 stars
Andromeda provides an interesting premise and story, but is let down by poor combat, excessive padding, and over-complication
Gaming Nexus - Kinsey Danzis - 8.8 / 10 (XB1)
Mass Effect: Andromeda doesn’t quite live up to the hype, but it comes close. Considering the situation in which the developers found themselves, they put out an addition to the franchise that really feels like returning home even though you’re millions of light years from Earth. With stunning scenery, a distinct Mass Effect feel, and an abundance of things to do, it’s a worthy investment for any Mass Effect veteran or newcomer—but don’t expect it to be perfect.
Hardcore Gamer - Adam Beck - 3.5 / 5 (PS4)
Mass Effect: Andromeda is an unbalanced experience.
PC Gamer - Chris Thursten - 80 / 100 (PC)
Marred by inconsistency and in need of a polish pass, this vast new sci-fi frontier nonetheless rewards dedicated exploration.
PlayStation Universe - Kyle Prahl - 8 / 10 (PS4)
Andromeda’s first adventure is plagued by frustrations. But memorable characters, a satisfying story, and deep RPG systems ultimately win the day.
Press Start - James Mitchell - 9 / 10 (PS4)
Mass Effect: Andromeda manages to successfully bring back the sense of exploration and discovery that fans have longed for since the original Mass Effect, whilst honing and improving the already enjoyable combat mechanics of Mass Effect 3. The result is something truly special – a metaphorical slow burn, a hybrid that is sure to appeal to fans of both the original game and its flashier sequels. Despite this, Andromeda is hampered slightly by its lack of visual polish and presentation, which can kill the wonder and fantasy as quickly as it builds it.
USgamer - Kat Bailey - 3 / 5 stars (PS4)
Mass Effect Andromeda falls short of its predecessors, but it's still a competently executed open-world action RPG with an interesting world and tons of quests to complete. Its biggest shame is that it doesn't make better use of its setting, opting instead to go with more of the same. Hopefully BioWare will be more ambitious when it comes time for the inevitable sequel.
Xbox Achievements - Richard Walker - 80% (XB1)
You might initially turn your nose up at Mass Effect: Andromeda, but stick with it and you'll be richly rewarded with a vast space opera that gets better and better. It has problems, but they pale into insignificance once you're swept up in the exploits of Mass Effect: Andromeda's Pathfinder.
Stevivor - Steve Wright - 9.5 / 10 (XB1)
Savour the experience, boys and girls, and delight in carefully-placed groundwork that will ensure more adventures to come… and hopefully more for your twin to do.
Eurogamer - Edwin Evans-Thirlwell - Unscored (PS4)
It's gripping stuff, and a reminder of the greatness of the Mass Effect trilogy - its intelligent reworkings of pulp sci-fi cliche, the taut splendour of its scenarios and aesthetic, the colour and dexterity of its writing. All that's still in here somewhere, I think. But then you pop out the other end of the mission, back into Andromeda's labyrinth of drudgery and obfuscation, and remember that you're a long way from home.
GamingTrend - Travis Northup - 80 / 100 (XB1)
Mass Effect Andromeda is a return to the original Mass Effect game in ways both good and bad. Interesting characters, solid gameplay and RPG mechanics, and the revival of the open-world elements of the series will immerse and delight longtime fans. However, wooden characters, a light story, and plenty of glitches hold this title back from fulfilling its full potential.
MMORPG.com - Catherine Daro - 8.7 / 10
Mass Effect: Andromeda is a very solid game. BioWare had obviously taken their lessons both from original Mass Effect trilogy as well as Dragon Age series and mixed it with fair dose of experience of other AAA titles of late. It is not Inquisition in space, although the influence of it is clearly seen.
RPG Fan - Derek Heemsbergen - 78% (PS4)
Mass Effect: Andromeda presents plenty of great ideas, but these tend to be either aped too closely from its predecessors or buried under issues that are surmountable yet frustrating all the same.
Metro GameCentral - GameCentral - 6 / 10 (PS4)
What could have been an all-time classic action role-player is let down by a surprisingly poor script and unengaging characters.
TheSixthAxis - Dominic Leighton - 8 / 10 (PS4, PC)
I found it hard to be excited during the opening hours of Mass Effect: Andromeda. It feels too safe, too much like what’s gone before, but then it clicks. There’s a moment where the galaxy opens up and you find yourself embarking once more on a huge mission across compelling, beautifully constructed planets, surrounded by memorable characters. Sadly the glut of technical missteps serve to cheapen proceedings, but this is still an adventure you don’t want to miss out on.
PlayStation LifeStyle - Keri Honea - 6.5 / 10 (PS4)
With the vast love of the Mass Effect series, Andromeda was never going to make people 100% happy, the same way the ME3 ending didn’t make people happy. The BioWare team put so many great things in place, but the main story, the characters, and most of the writing keep the game from being great. Sadly, technical mess keeps it from being good.
Shacknews - Brittany Vincent - 6 / 10 (PC)
Unfortunately, Mass Effect: Andromeda is a frustrating mess of bad design decisions, bugs, glitches, and narrative missteps. It could have been so much more, but it ends up falling flat on its face. While there are things to enjoy about it, they're few and far between -- your time is much better served replaying the original trilogy or exploring the widely available mods out there. You'll end up being much more fulfilled and feeling as though you've used your time in a productive manner.
Polygon - Arthur Gies - 7.5 / 10 (PS4, XB1)
But it’s my time with the cast that I’m still thinking about, and the mysteries about the world that haven’t been answered that make me feel like I’m waiting once again for a new Mass Effect game. And if I’m judging a game by where it leaves me, Andromeda succeeds, even if it stumbled getting there.
Ars Technica - Lee Hutchinson - Early Review (PC)
If you are a die-hard Mass Effect fan who has a personal Shepard head-cannon, Andromeda is an insta-buy, no questions asked. It's the first Mass Effect game we've gotten in five years and potentially the starting point for a new series. It has many of the same traits that made the original Mass Effect trilogy great, and it feels right. If you’re not a die-hard Mass Effect fan, watch some YouTube videos first to make sure the game will be for you.
Post Arcade (National Post) - Chad Sapieha - 8.5 / 10 (PS4)
But for each hour I spent participating in humdrum combat I spent at least two or three engaged in thought provoking conversation or exploring strange new environments, learning more and more about the fascinatingly complex web of worlds, people, and problems that BioWare’s writers have woven. That’s why I play Mass Effect games. And it’s why Mass Effect: Andromeda, like its predecessors, is a blissfully easy recommendation for anyone looking for more than just another run-of-the-mill shoot ’em up set in space.
RPG Site - Andrea Shearon - 7 / 10 (PS4, PC)
Ryder’s tale feels like a solid beginning to something new. It needs more than a little polish, and probably some extensive work under the hood, but Andromeda has reassured me Mass Effect can exist without the Citadel, Earth, Shepard or even Ryder. This new galaxy left me with more questions than answers, but I’m okay with that. I hope another entry to the series means more exploration into every corner of humanity’s new home.
AngryCentaurGaming - Jeremy Penter - Rent (PC)
This is actually a 'Rent' or 'Deep, Deep Sale' on PC. The game has enough issues that right now there is no way I feel comfortable telling people to run out and get it. Because sure it can offer 60 hours, but I can flick my nuts for 60 hours, but it doesn't mean I want to.
IGN - Dan Stapleton - 7.7 / 10 (XB1, PS4)
Mass Effect: Andromeda only occasionally recaptures the series' brilliance, but delivers a vast and fun action-RPG.
Forbes - Paul Tassi - 8.5 / 10 (PS4)
I have a feeling that Mass Effect fans will enjoy the game, but I don't think anyone will claim it outclasses the original trilogy, outside of maybe the very first game. If you could combine the story and memorable quests of the originals with the combat, visuals and scope of Andromeda, you would have the perfect video game, though I think what's offered here will satisfy most.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - John Walker - Unscored (PC)
As a follow-up to the previous trilogy, it's a timid and tepid tale too heavily reliant on what came before, too unambitious for what could have been, trapped in a gargantuan playground of bits and pieces to do.
Digital Trends - Phil Hornshaw - 2.5 / 5 stars (PS4)
Mass Effect: Andromeda often comes off like a giant checklist of Mass Effect–themed content, but what it's missing is the wonder and excitement that made the last Mass Effect games feel special. The previous games had their issues, but combined their elements to create a vast, interesting world full of deep characters with conflicting desires and experiences that made us feel connected to it.
Critical Hit - Geoffrey Tim - 8 / 10 (PS4)
Mass Effect Andromeda is a fresh start – but in borrowing liberally from the first game it’s made many of the same mistakes. In spite of them, it’s an exciting space adventure that delivers everything that’s become important to Mass Effect: Great characters, fun exploration and a climactic tale of good vs evil.
Game Revolution - Aron Garst - 3.5 / 5 stars (PS4)
Although familiar in some regards, this is a positive in Andromeda’s case. Though, a truly successful revival needs to be innovative, not repetitive, and Andromeda often falls into a trap of tedium. It's a shame because it could have been so much more.
Fenix Bazaar - Gaetano Prestia - 8 / 10 (XB1)
Mass Effect: Andromeda is an important first step for a franchise looking to enter into a new generation. It might get off on the wrong foot, but some crafty navigation quickly gets it back on track.
Video Game Sophistry - 6 / 10 (PS4)
Ultimately, there is a lot of fun to be had here. There are moments here that matter, but this game requires that confluence of idea to really shine, it needs a thesis. Great art needs to tell a story in it, and subjectively if you found something beautiful in this I understand, but there is objectively some problems with this masterpiece that make me want to go back to the Milky Way galaxy, find my crew, and never go to Andromeda.
God is a Geek - Chris White - 8.5 / 10 (PS4)
A welcome return to Bioware’s space opera, introducing great characters, an interesting story and some fantastic designs, always providing things to do.
Areajugones - Antonio Vallejo.T - Spanish - 9 / 10 (PC)
Mass Effect: Andromeda is a great project by BioWare and it is a stunning experience. Amazing narrative and plot, a true feeling of exploration and a very dynamic combat system. Even though its animations may not be the best ones, this game offers hours and hours of action and entertainment.
Arcade Sushi - Luke Brown - 7 / 10 (XB1)
Bioware brought a lot more planets, combat, exploration and mechanics to the table this time around, but more isn't always better. There may be no stronger case for keeping things simple than Mass Effect Andromeda.
IGN Spain - José L. Ortega - Spanish - 8.5 / 10 (PS4)
Mass Effect: Andromeda is a great game, but far from being perfect. It will satisfy the expectations of the fans but fails on delivering a master piece with errors in almost every aspect of the game.
GameInformer - Joe Juba - 8 / 10 (PS4)
When taken as its own journey (and not in comparison to Shepard’s saga), Mass Effect: Andromeda is fun, and the important parts work. The narrative isn’t astounding, but keeps you invested and drives you forward. The combat is entertaining whether you're in single-player or multiplayer. The crew isn't my favorite, but I like them and they have some good moments. Even with its other problems, these are the largest forces shaping your experience with Mass Effect: Andromeda, and they make it worth playing. At the same time, I was often left looking through a haze of inconveniences and dreaming about the game it could have been.
GameMAG - xtr - Russian - 7 / 10 (PS4)
Mass Effect: Andromeda has many noticeable problems, including strange animation, ugly characters, logically incomplete quests and numerous minor flaws. But this game offers an interesting main plot, nice RPG system and a huge world where you can explore different planets, solve puzzles, fight giant monsters, uncover secrets of the universe and participate in the colonization of deep space. Of course, this is not the Mass Effect we wanted, but a very large and interesting game, which significantly extends the known universe.
GamesBeat - Jeff Grubb - 55 / 100 (PC)
Games have to fit into our lives, and that's not always fair. Mass Effect: Andromeda might've worked a decade ago on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but it doesn't work in a world that is delivering games like Horizon: Zero Dawn, Nier: Automata, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In this reality, BioWare's latest role-playing game is old, broken, and often boring.
Worst of all, it's going to disappoint fans of the Mass Effect series.
GamePro - Rae Grimm - German - 87 / 100 (PS4)
Mass Effect: Andromeda is a gigantic Sci-Fi epic and brave restart for the series, that doesn't reach the magic of its predecessors.
M3 - Niklas Alicki - Swedish - 5 / 10 (XB1)
Bioware's highly anticipated space adventure sadly fails to deliver on some critical points. Wonky animations, a boring set of characters and so-so story elements have officially de-railed the hype train for Mass Effect: Andromeda.
GamePlanet - Matt Maguire - 8 / 10 (XB1)
Mass Effect: Andromeda is a paradox: it's both disappointing and excellent. A mammoth title, it delivers tons of great content, but hamstrings itself with a poor first few hours, a few horrible systems, and some uninspired scenarios. Even so, it's pretty great!
IGN Italy - Francesco Destri - Italian - 7.8 / 10 (PS4)
Mass Effect: Andromeda is disappointing in many aspects (not just the visual ones), even if sci-fi mood, exploration, crafting and multiplayer are well done.
GameSpace - Suzie Ford - 8.5 / 10 (PC)
Whether it’s the combat system that is both new and familiar or multiplayer with its improvements or the interesting variety of quests or the epic score that screams Mass Effect, it all gels together into a whole. Ryder’s galaxy is as well-suited to her as the Milky Way was for Shepard. If we’re lucky, there are a lot more adventures in store for Ryder and her crew.
LevelUp - Luis Sánchez - 7.5 / 10 (PC)
Mass Effect: Andromeda is a game that forgot how to be a Mass Effect game. While it fails to deliver a compelling narrative and has little to offer, It’s the combat and planetary exploration the element that holds together this contrasting experience. The result is a game drifting away in the open and cold space.
DualShockers - Giuseppe Nelva - 7.5 / 10 (PS4)
Perhaps Mass Effect Andromeda will serve as a wake-up call for BioWare, letting them realize that it’s time to evolve beyond the change of setting and cast. In the meanwhile, we’re still given a game that might not be the monumental fresh start that the masses expected, but is still a quite solid experience than many will enjoy.
Atomix - Alberto Desfassiaux - Spanish - 85 / 100 (PS4)
Despite its problems with the facial animations, Mass Effect Andromeda is a great entry of one of the must beloved franchises of all time. Great side quests, a compiling story, memorable characters, a solid combat system, decisions that matters and a deep atmosphere, makes this game a must have to every SciFi fan.
GamingBolt - Rashid Sayed - 8 / 10 (PS4)
Despite its vague links to the trilogy, Mass Effect: Andromeda can largely be described as a soft reboot for the series. For the most part, this has worked out really well for Bioware, giving them a launching pad to take the story ahead in future installments. The game is not without its problems, but the wealth of content on offer here will suck you right into the experience.
We Got This Covered - Edward Love - 3.5 / 5 stars (PS4)
Good? Yes. Great? No. This new Mass Effect is full of stuff to do, but it's a game that's been designed by consensus, not conviction.
PCMag - Gabriel Zamora - 3.5 / 5 stars (PC)
Despite its rougher edges, Mass Effect: Andromeda is a fine third-person shooter that features terrific space exploration. If you can overlook the clunky menus and graphics issues, you're in for some fun space hijinks.
Kotaku - Patricia Hernandez - Unscored (PS4)
Nobody anticipated how much work building a new home would really take, and in a way, the entire game is about mitigating everyone’s disappointment. The truth is that Andromeda itself isn’t the promised land players hoped for either, but there is a lot that’s good in this flawed new frontier for Mass Effect. The question is: will you play long enough to find it?
Generación Xbox - Felipe Ubierna - 9.2 / 10 (XB1)
After 5 long years of waiting, Mass Effect returns in a big way with a new title that meet our expectations. A more polished combat system, good RPG elements, an intriguing plot and a high level secondary missions that lay the foundations of this new story. It does not reach the perfection, but it is one of the best games that we have been able to play this generation.
GamePlanet - Chris Brown - 7 / 10 (PC)
Judged purely on its own merits, Mass Effect: Andromeda is a good game. But this is BioWare, and Mass Effect being merely good feels like a failure. It's a little clumsy in places, and daft in others, but I found it mostly endearing despite these quirks.
Oyungezer Online - Utku Çakır - Turkish - 5 / 10 (PC)
Mass Effect Andromeda is a souless and a poor game that gets overwhelmed by the success of its predecessor. It's bug filled gameplay, non-inspired storytelling and horrible animation quality makes it one of the the biggest disappointments of all time. Will we ever see a new Mass Effect game? To be honest I couldn't care less after Andromeda.
Cheat Code Central - Lucas White - 3 / 5 (PS4)
There's a decent game in here somewhere, but Mass Effect: Andromeda feels like a collaboration from Mass Effect fans rather than a group of known and established developers.
GameSkinny - Synzer - 9 / 10 stars (XB1)
The negativity around the game baffles me, because I have had an overwhelmingly positive experience with it. I guess that's why they're called opinions. If you are a fan of Mass Effect, RPGs, or open-world games, this is one to pick up.
Push Square - Robert Ramsey - 6 / 10 (PS4)
Mass Effect deserves better than Andromeda. The series has stumbled into a new generation, weighed down by tedious open world tropes and a catalogue of performance issues on the PS4. That said, it's not quite the disaster that some would have you believe. There really is a good Mass Effect game here, complete with endearing characters and great combat, but it's buried beneath a mountain of unnecessary clutter. In time, patches may sort many of its problems out, but until then, we can only recommend Andromeda to the BioWare faithful.
PCGamesN - Kirk McKeand - 8 / 10 (PC)
If you look at it as a reboot, a starting point for the series, there's lots of promise in that future. The first Mass Effect had countless problems, far more than here, but that will always be remembered as a classic, despite leaving similar threads hanging. Ultimately, this is a story about laying the foundations of a civilization, and it feels like BioWare were doing the same for the future of the franchise. In that way, these RPG developers have become Pathfinders themselves.
GameCrate - Nicholas Scibetta - 7.4 / 10 (PC)
Mass Effect: Andromeda manages to feel both overloaded with content and spread too thin. There are great battles to be won, puzzles to solve, and satisfying social interactions, but they're hidden behind layers of presentation problems and tedious travel times.
SA Gamer - Garth Holden - 8 / 10 (XB1)
Get ready for a whole new galaxy and more problems than you can shake a soap opera at.
EGM - Ray Carsillo - 6 / 10 (XB1)
There is a strong core of characters and story bedrock laid down in Mass Effect: Andromeda, but between questionable design choices, boring missions, and glitches galore, it’s hard not to view BioWare’s journey to a brand new galaxy as anything less than mission failure.
NZGamer - Keith Milburn - 7 / 10 (PC)
Exhilarating combat, marred by awkward interactions and pervasive bugs.
Guardian - Jordan Erica Webber - 3 / 5 stars
Problems are inevitable in a game of such epic proportions but there is a lot here that will make you want to keep playing
GBATemp - Austin Trujillo - 5.9 / 10 (PC)
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In Andromeda, I was beholden to beautiful environments and robust gameplay, yet marred by inhuman animations and a story more loose than spare change in a long woolen sock. Andromeda is a galaxy of empty promises and one I could not find enjoyment in.
The Escapist - Ron Whitaker - 3.5 / 5 stars (PC)
Mass Effect: Andromeda is a game that takes few risks and pushes few boundaries. It's a Mass Effect game designed to make fans of the series feel at home, but technical issues and lackluster writing leave it feeling like a missed opportunity to regain the prestige the franchise once enjoyed.
Azralynn - Azralynn - 79 / 100 Written (PC)
Andromeda builds on most of the things I liked in the earlier Mass Effect games and exceeds at creating more satisfying gameplay mechanics. It's a real shame that the game didn't get more polish in the character animation department, but if you can look past all these issues there's still plenty of fun to be had with it.
VGChartz - Brandon J. Wysocki - Unscored (XB1)
Mass Effect: Andromeda is like a good book that you don’t want to put down, nor do you want it to end. The litany of complaints and problems are little typos or creases in the pages. You’d be hard pressed to miss them, but you gladly look past them to continue the stellar experience.
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German - 7.5 / 10 (PS4)
Mass Effect: Andromeda is an action-packed parody of the previous titles. Besides countless technical issues it feels like the developers really don't know where to take the series. If you're looking for a thrilling story or thoughtful dialogues, you'll probably be disappointed. Action-Fans will still get some carefully thought out Gameplay-mechanics and a fun multiplayer-part.
Worth Playing - Chris "Atom" DeAngelus - 7 / 10 (PS4)
At the end of the day, Mass Effect: Andromeda isn't bad so much as it is disappointing. The core gameplay has been improved from Mass Effect 3, and the multiplayer is almost worth the price of admission on its own. Alas, it's dragged down by a weak presentation, poor plot, and a general lack of ambition.
Gamerheadquarters - Jason Stettner - 7 / 10 (XB1)
I look forward to the next entry, but there are steps needed to bring Mass Effect back to its proper form.
ZTGD - Ken McKown - 8 / 10 (XB1)
Mass Effect Andromeda is a great game with some serious side effects.
IBTimes UK - Holly Nielsen - 3 / 5 stars (XB1)
To the credit of BioWare, despite Andromeda's many flaws I still wanted to visit the planets with my teammates, to progress and colonise new worlds. It is a solid game, but one with issues that appear worse than they are due to high expectations the developers have earned from a stellar history of better RPGs. Would I be thrilled about the prospect of another game set in the Andromeda galaxy? Probably not. However, if future games can push past the familiar and embrace ideas of the "unknown" that Andromeda aspires to, but never realises, then I do think the series still has something to offer.
Game Rant - Denny Connolly - 4 / 5 stars (XB1)
Mass Effect: Andromeda starts out just a bit too slow, but is sure win over fans of sci-fi action RPGs once the real open-world space exploration begins.
Gadgets 360 - Pranay Parab - 8 / 10 (PS4)
There are several annoyances with the game, but, overall, BioWare has delivered yet another stellar role-playing experience with a fascinating story to boot.
TotalBiscuit - John Bain - Unscored Multiplayer (PC)
Pause Resume - Craig Shields - 3 / 5 (PS4)
Andromeda isn’t the return to form for Mass Effect that we were hoping for. Its issues are obvious from the opening few hours and if you can manage to accept them, Andromeda is capable of providing an interesting and combat heavy RPG.
Use A Potion - Daryl Leach - 8 / 10 (PS4)
I have no doubt that it’ll probably be one of the most divisive titles released this generation, but for me it certainly delivered on its promise of providing a compelling, action-packed adventure.
Brash Games - DjMMT - 8 / 10 (PS4)
It is not the best the franchise has to offer but it’s definitely a great start to a whole new trilogy and I highly recommend it to both veteran players and those who have never played Mass Effect before.
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave - 7 / 10 (XB1)
Once you get over the fact that it’s not quite as polished as its predecessors nor does it further the series in any meaningful way though, you can still appreciate what it is: a Mass Effect game through and through.
Giant Bomb - Brad Shoemaker - 2 / 5 stars (PS4)
Andromeda largely feels like a shoddily assembled facsimile of the previous Mass Effect games.
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  1. Paul Walker Shares His Dream in Last ET Interview - YouTube
  2. Paul Walker Funeral Latest Video - Private funeral held ...
  3. JORDANA BREWSTER breaks down (ON SET) after PAUL WALKER'S ...
  4. Vin Diesel Gets Emotional at Paul Walker Crash Site - YouTube
  5. Paul Walker Crash 3D - YouTube
  6. Paul walker is NOT dead, REAL PROOF!!! - YouTube
  7. Paul walker meme - YouTube
  8. Paul Walker's Daughter 2019 [Meadow Walker] - YouTube
  9. Top 10 Paul Walker Movies - YouTube
  10. Watch Paul Walker and His Daughter in Heartwarming, Never ...

In the wake of the devastating news of Paul Walker's death in a car crash at age 40, ET flashes back to our final interview with the Fast & Furious actor. Jordana Brewster talks about her first meeting with Paul Walker and what it was like watching the movie after he had passed. COME WITH ME TO HOLLYWOOD Please... Paul Walker was finally laid to rest at a private ceremony at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills. :) The actor’s daughter, Meadow Walker, posted a heartwarming video of her late father to Instagram on Tuesday. Exclusives from #ETonline : https://www.youtube.... We compiled a bunch of videos together to give you the Top Ten Paul Walker movies. We do not own any rights to any of these movies. We are just fans of Paul ... Paul Walker's Fast & Furious co-stars are struggling to cope with the death of their friend and colleague. After attending a private memorial service Monday ... ╔═╦╗╔╦╗╔═╦═╦╦╦╦╗╔═╗ ║╚╣║║║╚╣╚╣╔╣╔╣║╚╣═╣ ╠╗║╚╝║║╠╗║╚╣║║║║║═╣ ╚═╩══╩═� ... Rapid '3D' reconstruction/news report of the fateful last journey that Roger Rodas and Paul 'Brian' Walker took on November 30th 2013 by James Williams of Dy... Paul Walker's Daughter 2019 [Meadow Walker] This video is for entertainment purpose and this video is created on the bases of net articles. Some images use...