With cinematics and tutorials galore in modern games, it's a wonder that we ever get around to the actual gameplay. Maybe that's why Joystiq's own Kyle Orland has started Games for Lunch, a unique videogame review blog that judges games on the first hour alone.
Every weekday, Kyle sits down with one game, for one hour, and writes a play-by-play transcript of his experience and opinions. At the end of each review, Orland rates the game by deciding whether it's worth playing for more than an hour. The reviews are succinct and snappy, and they demonstrate just how much gameplay actually makes it into the first hour of the games. Already flush with pages of content, and updating daily with new reviews, Games for Lunch is worth checking out, if only for that magic hour.