From the streets to the skies, it was a week of Kotaku reviews that had a historical streak, with games set in medieval, Old West and feudal Japanese periods, as well as one very modern beanbag.
3D Dot Game Heroes Review: Connecting The Dots To The Past In which Mike Fahey enjoys the many links to legendary games of the past.
After Burner Climax Review: You Will Do A Barrel Roll In which I write checks that my body can't cash (and a lighting fast review of the game).
Super Street Fighter IV Review: Rebirth of a Gaming Nation In which Brian Crecente finds the sequel to Street Fighter IV more of a Hakan than a Hakan't.
Lead & Gold Review: Fool's Gold In which Luke Plunkett lists what's wrong and what's pyrite about this wild west shooter.
Sumosac Gigantor Bean Bag Chair Review: It's Nothing Like Standing Up In which Mike Fahey announces Kotaku's first candidate for Cat Launching Furniture of the Year.
Mikado Defenders Micro-Review: Sold For The iPhone, Made For The iPad In which Stephen Totilo thinks "Aren't you a little short for a tower defence game?"
Chaos Rings Review: Ring Around The iPhone In which Mike Fahey completes his second role-playing game of the week, this time an iPhone game that would've felt right on the PlayStation.