Unlucky for some: the 13th Mario Party game is one of the worst 3DS games of the year. Some would say Mario Party has been in a tailspin since its second instalment on N64. In truth, the downward trajectory of Nintendo's minigame mainstay began in the GameCube era, with the late Hudson Soft called upon to trot out four games in four years, to increasingly diminishing returns.
Crytek's new epic knows how to look like a classic, but comes off as berserk and brainless. There is a scene in Ryse: Son Of Rome which must rank among the dumbest moments to occur in a video game this year.
Turn 10's Xbox One debut title doesn't match the thrill of its predecessors. After days spent with Xbox One's demonstrably beautiful racer, we loaded up its Xbox 360 predecessor and realised what's missing from Forza Motorsport 5: Vitality, speed and exhilaration.