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Citizens Of Earth Review

Falls Short in the Polls

Citizens of Earth

HIGH: Several genuinely humorous jokes and references.

LOW: Combat quickly becomes tedious.

WTF: "Pop quiz today: cheaters will be electrocuted on sight."

Fantasy Life Review

Samey variety

Fantasy Life

HIGH Toppling a ferocious dragon with a massive, exhilarating combo.

LOW Long-winded conversations.

WTF Each song that plays when a job is mastered.

Criminal Girls: Invite Only Review

Spare the Cattle Prod...

Criminal Girls

HIGH Utterly solid mechanics married to an old-school dungeon crawl.

LOW Backtracking, and lots of it in the second half.

WTF A third of the game (or more!) is hidden behind false endings and a cryptic unlock code.

Rollers of the Realm Review

Tilted

Rollers of the Realm

HIGH It's a great concept ripe for hybridization.

LOW The physics and tables need work.

WTF Am I really supposed to read text this small?

Life Is Strange: Episode 1 - Chrysalis Review

Supernatural High School Drama

Life Is Strange

HIGH: Rewind feature adds depth to choice making, lovely art style

LOW: Minor audio issues, gameplay is a bit flat

WTF: The random Ferris Bueller's Day Off reference

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 125: Club Nintendo and Generation 8 Year In Review

We've had over a year with the new generation of consoles, and we take a look at who is providing the best playing experience for our hard earned money. Spoiler: it's not Ubisoft. Plus we talk a little bit about the closing of Club Nintendo and revisit one of our favorite topics from yesteryear in the Games that Made Us, this time focused two of our best friends. Featuring Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Suskie, and Aaron "the Iron Man."

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The "Denpa" Men 3: The Rise Of Digitoll Review

The third time's not quite the charm.

Denpa Men

HIGH: Exhilarating, fast-paced battles.

LOW: Unfortunately, the battles pop up a bit too frequently.

WTF: Let's just say that some of the "Denpa" men aren't going to win any beauty contests...

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 124: Review Scores and The Hook

The crew talks about the recent decision by Joystiq to ditch review scores (note: this episode was recorded BEFORE the unfortunate announcement of Joystiq's closure), plus we tackle an old question: how long should one give a game to get good, i.e. the "hook" moment? Featuring Sinan Kubba, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Richard Naik, and Anne Lee.

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Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star Review

Is Nofun: Tribute to a Visual Hovel

Ar Nosurge

HIGH Silent Green, the delicious, healthy snack.

LOW Reams and reams of uninteresting, awkwardly translated exposition.

WTF An empress. In public. With a visible butt crack.

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment Review

The word "Hollow" applies to more than the title

Sword Art Online

HIGH: Stays true to the anime.

LOW: Repetitive combat, horrible translation, lack of online multiplayer, terrible camera

WTF: Why does everyone want to sleep with Kirito?

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