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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Review

An Iron Fist... in a Newbie's Face

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Screenshot

HIGH Finally starting to master characters and kick some ass.

LOW Losing to the final boss over and over and over again.

WTF Who approved the Easy difficulty level?

Steam Greenlight, Mark of the Ninja, and Tekken Tag 2

Mark of the Ninja Screenshot

So I've been thinking a lot about this Steam Greenlight thing for a couple of days, trying to come at it from a few different angles. I had originally written up a blog post about it, but after discussing it a little further with some (very smart) friends of mine, I decided to do something else.

Street Fighter X Tekken: New Character DLC Review

Oh, Hey. Didn't See You There. Were You Here the Whole Time?

Street Fighter X Tekken: New Character DLC Screenshot

HIGH Blanka!

LOW Lars!

WTF Mega Man!

Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Review

Gaijin Repellant

Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Screenshot

HIGH Nailing a combo with pitch-perfect timing against a similarly-skilled opponent to win a heated match.

LOW Most of the new music is... not good, and several design decisions are a step back.

WTF Coming across a customised Akira online decked out with a leather cap, a handlebar moustache and a pair of stylish red underpants. Then losing.

Persona 4: Arena Review

Old Friends Return in a Most Unexpected Fashion

Persona 4: Arena Screenshot

HIGH Labrys' elegant, touching story.

LOW The white story text can sometimes be hard to read.

WTF I forgot how much I missed these characters until Arena reminded me.

Persona 4: Arena is wow

Persona 4: Arena Screenshot

First, a disclaimer—this is NOT a review. Just saying. So, Persona 4: Arena... like, WOW. As someone who wasn't really a fan of the BlazBlue fighting games, I wasn't overly excited about the thought of those devs taking one of the best Japanese role-playing games from the last decade (if not the last... ever) and making a fighting game out of it, but I just received a review copy and I've been playing it for the last few days.

Mass Effect 3: Extended Cuts and Harada speaks!

Mass Effect 3 Screenshot

So, the Mass Effect 3 "extended cut" DLC amending the old endings came out. It's a free add-on and I'm pretty sure it provides an auto-save right near the end of the game for those who may not have a file at the appropriate point—I was positive that I didn't, but when I booted the game up, there it was. It could be my imagination, but I'm guessing the developers included this save as part of the DLC to avoid further outcry.

Bloodforge Review

Family (n) - The Spouse and Children of One Person

Bloodforge Screenshot

HIGH Crom's hilariously hammy Big No in the opening minutes of the game.

LOW The entire rest of the game.

WTF One boss is a physical manifestation of a female STD.

Street Fighter x Tekken, Lollipop Chainsaw, Mommy's Best and Snow White

Lollipop Chainsaw Screenshot

I completed Lollipop Chainsaw the other night and my review is nearly complete. This was a fairly easy writeup for me since I didn't find much to praise... I'm certainly aware that Suda51 has his fans out there, but he's one of the most overrated creators in the games industry these days if you ask me, and this title just reinforces my opinion.

Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat Review

A Digital Exercise in Theoretical Fightonomics

Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat Screenshot

HIGH Chucking a spear through an opponent's head for an instant kill.

LOW Loading... Loading... Still Loading... Now Loading... Always Loading...

WTF Spending five minutes thinking the disc was defective until I used Google.

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