Total War: Shogun 2

Review: let's talk about the better Total War title to date!

Rome Total War

Vintage review: can you forget your first love?

The Monthly Rant

Lots of speculation about Mass Effect 3 ending!

Mass Effect 3

Beta Review coming soon!

Mass Effect

Beta Review coming soon!


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Star Wars Episode VII: Jump of the Shark

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away... the most famous franchise in the universe had finally jumped the shark.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Metacritic is a joke!

The first time I logged to metacritic, I thought that it was a wonderful idea. A place where you could find links, datas and all kind of stuff about game's and movie's reviews. With a fancy user based score added to the mix, intended as a mean to balance the critics and a nice overall score as an economic index about the trends of the game in the critical world. I know that the metacritic score was not meant to be taken literally. I hoped that everyone would realize that the metacritic score lacked scientific value. I laughed at the fears of the people who believed that the metacritic score would have influenced creative and business decision in a negative way. I was so wrong...

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Long live the king!

If I could only travel back in time to the middle of the 90's what kind of result would I get from googling the RPG's acronym? I'm not sure off course but I guess that most hits would have been about pen & paper games: Dungeons and Dragons, World of Darkness, Call of Chtuluh and the other traditional role-playing games. Just try now and most result will be about computer and console role-playing games: for most people in the world, RPGs are just a videogame's genre.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Review - Rome: Total War

Rome: Total War (PC)

Gameplay: 18/25
Art: 15/25
Story: 20/25
Ho. Value: 18/25
Overall Score: 71/100

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Review - Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2 (PC)

Gameplay: 23/25
Art: 18/25
Story: 18/25
Ho. Value: 23/25
Overall Score: 82/100

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Let's F.A.Q. Addendum: Show your specs!

Let's F.A.Q. Part 4: Introducing you Ho.R.G.A.S.M.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lots of speculation for everyone!

If you don't live under a rock and are remotely interested in gaming you should already know everything about Mass Effect 3 ending's controversy. I've finished the game last week and there's very little to add to all the articles, blog entries and forum discussions that have covered the argument in one way or the other. So, let me just say one thing: the fans are right!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Let's F.A.Q. Part 3: The Beta Critic

Graphical Lifting!

Sorry for the short hiatus but I was busy with a graphical overhaul of the blog. Blogger's default templates are fine but they all look like some sort of diary. I wanted something more flashy and  zinelike...

Monday, March 12, 2012

Let's F.A.Q. Part 2: Life is a game

Let's F.A.Q. Part 1: Personality disorder

Let's F.A.Q.: Introduction


First post. Blank page. Do you know how it feels, don't you? Rule number one: best keep it short and simple.

Welcome to "The Beta Critic", yet another blog devoted to videogames reviews, thoughts about game design and good old fashioned rants.

More to come in the next few days: I hope you'll enjoy the stay.

The Beta Critic.