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Soul Sacrifice Review

Can We Offer This Up for a Better Game?

Soul Sacrifice Screenshot

HIGH Great concept and wonderfully dark tone.

LOW Grinding, grinding, grinding, grinding.

WTF Why are so many weapons painfully laggy and slow?

Interview with Chris McQuinn, of DrinkBox Studios

Interview with Chris McQuinn, of DrinkBox Studios

Chris McQuinn talks of his studio's latest game in simple terms. "At a high level, Guacamelee is a platform brawler that's in a Metroidvania world. Oh, and also, it's Mexican themed. It's based in an imaginary land within Mexico. We borrow a lot of style, culture, and folklore references that we've put into the game. Have you played before? There's co-op…"

Guacamelee! Review

¡Fabuloso!

Guacamelee! Screenshot

HIGH Super-tight combat and platforming.

LOW Trying to correctly identify the chicken thief.

WTF Why isn't Tostada available at the beginning?

Clan of Champions Second Opinion

A Shadow of Its Former Glory

Clan of Champions Screenshot

HIGH I never expected another game of this type from these developers.

LOW It's awful! How could it possibly be so awful?!?

WTF how anyone could consider this fit for sale.

King of Chinatown Review

King of Chinatown Image

King of Chinatown follows professional Street Fighter IV player Justin Wong as he competes both worldwide and in his local Chinatown arcade. In about an hour, the film features Justin and his then-manager Isaiah Triforce Johnson (his actual legal name) attempting to make Justin the best Street Fighter IV player in the world. At the same time, they try elevating Triforce's fighting guild "Empire Arcadia" to the next level.

Clan of Champions Review

Gladiator Ends

Clan of Champions Screenshot

HIGH Knocking the sword out of a skeleton's hand, then crushing its skull with a mace a moment later.

LOW Oh good. Let's fight three guys in the crumbling courtyard for the sixth time. That never gets old.

WTF Why does this boss obey none of the game's rules? Why am I fighting him twice?

Dead or Alive 5 Review

Staying Alive

Dead or Alive 5 Screenshot

HIGH Landing a well timed Power Blow that destroys the opponent—not to mention everyone and everything around them.

LOW Inconsistent netcode often leads to irritating online matches.

WTF Virtua Fighter characters made it into the series before Rachel and Momiji did? Seriously?

Video: Realistic Fighting Game

This is why the fighting game genre will never go away. The real thing just winds up making you look like a useless wimp.

Caution: Crude language

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection Review

Still Shamelessly Crushing on Future Trunks

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection Screenshot

HIGH Seeing all of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai's story mode in bright, shiny HD; Reversible cover art!

LOW Seeing Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3's boring story mode in flat, static HD; Cheap AI.

WTF The AI abuses the crap out of the fact that combat starts when "FIGHT" appears, not when it fades like most other fighters—cheap first hits for everyone!

Anarchy Reigns Review

Goes to 11? More like 14.

Anarchy Reigns Screenshot

HIGH Sasha. Also, Sasha.

LOW Not realizing there was an elevator behind the tentacle.

WTF The "red eyes" are never sufficiently explained.

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