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State of Decay: Lifeline Review

Taking the Fight to 'Em

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HIGH Watching an airstrike wipe out dozens of zombies in an orgy of carnage.

LOW Having no idea where my molotov is going to land after I've thrown it.

WTF No, be my guest and charge that juggernaut, Mr. Injured Accountant Armed With A Letter Opener.

Deception IV: Blood Ties Review

Deceptively shallow

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HIGH Pulling off a six-trap combo followed by a seventh gimmick hit.

LOW The obvious lack of effort put into updating the formula.

WTF Where are these high-tech assault troopers coming from?!?

Daylight Review

Procedural Constipation

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HIGH Effective sound design that leaves players shaking... before sprinting for their lives.

LOW The procedurally-generated levels all look eerily similar.

WTF I had to force myself to play this game because I'm a coward.

The Walking Dead, Season Two: In Harm's Way Review

Off The Mark

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HIGH "I'm not going anywhere"

LOW The episode is trying a little too hard to show fearsome brutality.

WTF The weird facial expressions Clem makes when "..." is her response.

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 109: Pointless

After Sinan Kubba taxed the GameCritics brains in a Big Red Potion quiz, he's back in the hotseat to chuck another assortment of strange rules and horrible questions at Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard Naik and Chi "Sea Breeze" Kong Lui.

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The Walking Dead, Season Two: A House Divided Review

Welcome back!

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HIGH The big reveal was something I predicted during season one.

LOW Getting stuck on the hammer mini-game because the interface was unclear.

WTF What the hell is the deal with the peach cans?

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 107: Bravely Default, Thief, Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2, Inazuma Eleven, and Listener Qs

Sinan Kubba is joined by Chi Kong Lui, Mike Bracken, and Brad "Gilligan" Gallaway for a round-up of some of the early big-hitters of 2014, including Bravely Default, Thief, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, and, er, Inazuma Eleven. Then it's a quick-fire edition of listener's questions, followed closely by the ever-stalking Thumbs Up Thumbs Down"

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State of Decay Second Opinion

The Forever Dead

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HIGH The desperate thrill of running out of bullets and finishing off a zombie horde with a wrench.

LOW All of my hard-gathered resources disappearing because the game was broken for a week.

WTF Ah, a dynamite suicide vest. That'll teach those zombies for tearing my guts out!

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?

Dead Rising 3 Second Opinion

It's the End of the World as We Know It

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HIGH Wading into a sea of zombies and slaughtering them all with one of the game's ridiculous combo weapons.

LOW Traveling all the way across the map to complete a quest, then being told I need to travel back again to get back to the quest-giver.

WTF Who makes zombie porn during the apocalypse?

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