Review by Torrey Walker:
"I grew up pumping quarters into Sega's 1989 classic side-scroller Golden Axe, which earned its arcade cred by allowing you and a friend to ride beasts while slashing foes and wielding magic. Although you do at least ride beasts in Golden Axe: Beast Rider, a numbingly unnecessary PS3/Xbox 360 sequel, you can't do so with friends. And considering that the final cut-scene alludes to a co-op enabled follow-up, why does this game exist? Why, in the end, when I've popped every blood vessel in my brain over the so-called "normal" campaign, am I told it was all for nothing, that the real challenge is forthcoming?"