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Drakengard 3 Review

It's called Drag-On Dragoon in Japan...

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HIGH The Nier team made this!

LOW It's... terrible. Like, all of it.

WTF The dragon is nearly invulnerable and flies, so why is the main character on foot so much?

Mind Zero Review

Is ‘Personalike' a genre yet?

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HIGH The combat system is fresh and fantastic.

LOW High encounter rates turn it into a grind too quickly.

WTF Why is there no quick and easy way out of a dungeon?

Of Orcs And Men Review

The Oddest Couple

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HIGH The ‘odd couple' character dynamic and fantastic writing.

LOW The rushed, unnecessary origin/dream sequence.

WTF Psychic rape? Really? It couldn't have been called anything else?

Demon Gaze Review

It's like Pokémon....with demons!

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HIGH Using a captured demon for a perfect win in battle.

LOW Dying for the umpteenth time to lose everything at the hands of a stupid goblin.

WTF Everyone's near-naked. Always.

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 112: The Xbox Diskinected

The Xbox 180 is now truly complete. With Microsoft's announcement that they are dropping the Kinect requirement for the Xbox One, early adopters have been perturbed in droves. We happen to have three such fellows on the show to talk about their reactions, and if this was really a necessary move. Featuring Richard Naik, Mike Bracken, Ashley King, and special guest Aaron from the Gameenthus podcast. Special thanks to RushJet1 for the intermission music!

NOTE: this episode was recorded on May 17th, so it's a bit out of date. Apologies!

Intros 0:00-0:12

Xbox Kinect 0:12-0:52

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Ragnarok Odyssey ACE Second Opinion

Monster Disappointment

Ragnarok Odyssey ACE Review Screenshot

HIGH I don't know... the giant bird fight?

LOW Oh, good, another magically-sealed area where I have to kill 80 monsters to proceed.

WTF "These monsters are just too cute to kill! Here, player, you do it."

Bound By Flame Review

Hot Mess

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HIGH The first two chats with the demon, and a nifty skillset for Vulcan.

LOW Having my partner glitch out and disappear when I needed backup.

WTF I gotta collect crystals? What is this, a joke?

Diablo III Second Opinion

Stay awhile and loot things

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HIGH Beating Diablo without using any Health Globes

LOW Getting my Hardcore Wizard to level 10...and dying.

WTF This is a game about keeping demons from overrunning Earth. I'd be disappointed if it weren't firmly in WTF territory.

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 111: The podcast with Soul...s

Only 5 years late to the Souls party, Richard assembles four of our favorite guests and an old friend to talk about Demons, Darkness, Death, more Death, and Determination in From Software's Souls series, preceded by a brief watcha been playin. Featuring Richard Naik, Tim "Lego" Spaeth, Michael "Easy Street" Cunningham, Kristin "Covenant" Taylor, and Samantha "Tell Me Everything You Know" Allen.

0:00-0:07 Intro

0:07-0:23 Watcha been playin

0:23-0:50 At what point did you "get" your first Souls game?

0:50-1:15 What makes Souls challenging for you personally?

1:15-1:27 Invading-have you ever done it?

1:27-1:39 The future of Souls

1:39-1:43 Pitch a Souls game to someone unfamiliar with the series

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Conception II: Children Of The Seven Stars Review

Boring anime girls talking about boobs

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HIGH The premise is pleasantly bizarre.

LOW The dungeons put me to sleep (literally!) more than once.

WTF Putting newborns on the front lines is terrible parenting.

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