I think it's telling that Chewbacca was never portrayed as a dumb savage but the various semiofficial books and games surrounding the films often lapse into lazy stereotypes. Something to consider , no? Well KoToR 2 does exactly that, tearing to sheds the idea of the wookie life debt and depicting it as akin to slavery.When people ask me what separates criticism sites, from the straight news and reviews outlets, in future I think I'm going to have to point at this Wot I think piece for the game Torchlight by Rock, Paper, Shotgun s John Walker. it's ostensibly RPS intimation of the review format, but it says next to nothing positive. It discusses all the places where the game doesn t live up to it's potential, where it's a bit iffy and doesn t quite reach the pinnacles of greatness. But somehow , somewhere in there it's also clear that he really, really enjoyed the game. Walker says he s spent the past week playing it. You don't spend a week playing a game if you don't want to. Walker writes about all the things Torchlight can be criticized for, because he cares enough to want them to not be bad. To my mind, that s the crux of criticism.Hopping on the Uncharted 2 bandwagon, the latest episode of the out of the game podcast features Shawn Elliott, Robert Ashley and N Gai Croal going into a little bit of detail about why Uncharted 2 rocks so many people s socks , and Mitch Krpata in his post the minimalism of Uncharted 2 argues that it comes down to what isn't in the game. Another thorough treatment of the game is Brinstar s lengthy discussion which makes a bunch of interesting observations. Oh, and here s another piece by Daniel Purvis on Uncharted 2.