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Max: The Curse of Brotherhood Review

Is There Really a Curse?

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HIGH Rocketing through the air over a chasm before miraculously drawing a vine to save myself from certain death.

LOW The hiding places of some collectibles are flat-out unfair.

WTF I hated that monster until I was killing him - where are these tears coming from?

Assassin's Creed Liberation HD Review

Shackled

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HIGH Exploring the cenotes to find artifacts.

LOW Ugh, a mission with Connor.

WTF So I guess I just exit this warehouse and... OH GOD A BEAR!

UFO Dad Review

Grilling me softly with his song.

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HIGH When the whole thing finally ‘clicks.'

LOW Dying out of nowhere for seemingly no reason during a solid run.

WTF This entire experience. Alien invasion thwarted by grilled meats...?

GRID 2 Review

How I tried to stop worrying and love the drift

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HIGH Lovely track environments, delicious vehicle handling, intriguing event variety.

LOW Occasionally aggressive AI behavior, unconscionable amount of grind in single-and multi-player.

WTF The single-player campaign's half-hearted mixture of social media bandwagoning and corporate celebration is truly bizarre.

Blackguards Review

Everyone's a Villain

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HIGH Realizing at the beginning of the fourth chapter what I'd actually been doing.

LOW Every moment and battle involving Bailiff Lasca.

WTF My nimble hunter slips and falls every time she tries to cross a puddle, but nobody, not even the dwarf, stumbles while trying to run through a knee-deep swamp?

Montague's Mount Review

Monty, this seems strange to me

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HIGH A puzzle where a turbine the player can't turn is rotated by the air currents rising off a few candles. Hey, at least I got a laugh out of it.

LOW The incredibly irritating stagger affecting the main character's walk at the start of the game.

WTF So the combination to this safe is just written on a note in the drawer underneath the safe?

Thief Review

Stealing Stuff In Dark Places

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HIGH Garrett is flowing, smooth, dark and deadly.

LOW Too many illogical, immersion-shattering instances of weirdness.

WTF Where the hell does Garrett carry all the stuff he swipes?!?

The Last Of Us: Left Behind Review

Perfectly bittersweet

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HIGH Too many to list here. It's all fantastic.

LOW No carousel?

WTF Why didn't we get more ‘brick throw' moments before?

Ys: Memories of Celceta Review

A Passing Philanthropist

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HIGH Mastering the combat engine and watching enemies explode into piles of loot under a blinding storm of attacks.

LOW The momentum-killing final dungeon.

WTF Some of Adol's dialogue choices are unexpectedly insane.

Killzone: Mercenary Review

Cover your ears

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HIGH The escort section involving Boris is tremendous.

LOW No mid-mission saves on a handheld game?

WTF They developed a stealth droid specifically for spiking people in the ears.

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