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XCOM 2 Review

XCOM-municated

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HIGH Dashing across the map to chop up alien scumbags with the Ranger's Reaper ability.

LOW The current PC build is a technical horror show.

WTF My entire squad missing every shot during a perfectly-planned ambush.

This War Of Mine: The Little Ones Review

War is hell? No, it's mostly crafting.

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HIGH Stumbling across the elderly couple.

LOW Constantly running out of basic materials.

WTF Where's the humanity in this game?

The Banner Saga Second Opinion

Where is this going?

Banner Saga PS4 Review Screenshot

HIGH The art style is beautifully distinct.

LOW An emotion-free popup box telling me that someone died.

WTF Who are you, again? Wait, who am I?

Tharsis Review

The Coldest Calculations

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HIGH Landing my last crewman on Mars with one HP, in a ship with one HP.

LOW Being rewarded for rolling double sixes by being killed instantly.

WTF You guys are resorting to cannibalism awfully quickly. You know there's a greenhouse on board, right?

SteamWorld Heist Review

Throwing a boarding party

SteamWorld Heist Review Screenshot

HIGH Rocking the endgame weapons and cleaning house.

LOW The bomb-making robots are a complete pain in the ass.

WTF Is nobody gonna ask about the fleshy bodies in those tubes?

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires Review

Its reach exceeds its grasp

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires Review Screenshot

HIGH The thrill of watching the kill-count rack up over a thousand.

LOW Roaming endlessly through nondescript maps and menus.

WTF Picking off enemies running alongside you... to nowhere.

Prison Architect Review

A For-Profit Panopticon

Prison Architect Review Screenshot

HIGH It's surprisingly addictive.

LOW The tacked-on escape mode.

WTF Where the hell are my prisoners hiding all this contraband?

Norn9: Var Commons Review

In Search of Commons Ground

Norn9: Var Commons Review Screenshot

HIGH A strong and lively ensemble cast

LOW Routes are too short and the romance suffers for it

WTF Everything about the epilogue

Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown Review

Bombing in Beantown

Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown Review Screenshot

HIGH The turn-based combat delivers satisfying thrills and suspense.

LOW Combines a weak Shadowrun experience with an even weaker MMO experience.

WTF Let's just stop trying Boston accents for a while.

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