I’m going off the GameSpite Quarterly 2 repost schedule today, so I hope you’ll forgive me. Today’s article has been pretty much in the bag for a week, but after my 1UP review for Shadow Complex made so many people as cranky as it did, I decided it might be best to let the furor over the game die down a bit. I suspect this article is likely to rile up a certain segment of the population, and that’s really not my intent. Then Christian had to go and stir up a hornet’s nest of controversy, which made me hold off even longer. But this here’s the Internet, and in Internet time a week is more than sufficient for people to forget about the latest, greatest, hypest, I-know-it’s-perfect-before-I-even-play-it-because-it’s-an-exclusive-for-my-favorite-console hit. At this point, you might as well consider this a retrospective rather than a review.
If this text seems to overlap my 1UP review overmuch, well: When it began life, this was my 1UP review, penned in a semi-lucid rush at 3 a.m. immediately after finishing the game. After a night’s sleep, I realized that would be a terrible idea and wrote something much less feverish. However, the results of my late-night fugue state have been polished and posted as a simple curio for your amusement.