Black and White 2 are top of their class, but they highlight as many ageing qualities as they do endearing ones. They tread an all too familiar path in a series in need of some evolutions of its own.
This will please the Professor's long-term supporters, but it's clear that the next instalment needs to bring in a fresh idea or two. Simply being Laytonesque won't cut it anymore.
The combat system is almost flawless. Bar the odd insane difficulty spike, even the dreaded grind is pleasurable. It attains that holy grail of game design: easy to learn, but hard to master.
Rest assured in the knowledge that Black and White are damn fine games; the best the series has to offer.
Ghost Trick is well worth the price of admission, but sadly the game lets itself down with its overall simplicity and the disappointment of its crucial final act.
While this latest Kingdom Hearts has its fair share of problems, long-term fans shouldn't find it too hard to forgive and forget.
Tight controls and incredibly well designed levels make Colours one of the best handheld Sonic games out there.
Despite Call of Duty: Black Ops' many successes, everyone should approach this with caution.