Side note: Twitter colleague @passthemstickss, with whom I braved the glitch casserole that is Splinter Cell: Blacklist's cooperative mode, actually noted a couple of times how nigh-unbeatable my Crimson Dragon high scores were, which weirdly makes me feel significantly more justified in more or less tearing it apart in my review. I'm awesome at it! And I still hate it! So there!
By the way, shout-out to Brad Gallaway for hosting the article - this is the second review that I've written for GameCritics, and a third is in the pipeline. As much as I love HonestGamers (my usual critical outlet), it's awfully satisfying to broaden my reach a bit. I took a couple of important steps forward as a writer in 2013; here's to hoping I'll take a few more this year.