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Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention Review

Where High School is Literally Hell

Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention Screenshot

HIGH Performing an attack that deals over 9 million in damage.

LOW Level grinding can get tedious.

WTF The post-game abandons any pretense of sanity and slathers itself in crazy sauce.

Endless Space Review

A Spreadsheet with Great Music

Endless Space Screenshot

HIGH The soundtrack easily lulled me into the one-more-turn mentality.

LOW The tooltips and tutorials leave much to be desired.

WTF That's how I control my fleet of galactic destruction?

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Review

A Joy from Afar

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Screenshot

HIGH Blowing up an enemy capital ship as it tries to jump out of the system.

LOW Getting rocked by pirates right as I'm about to mount an attack on my main enemy's homeworld.

WTF Seriously, screw those pirates.

TouchTalk, Volume One

Zombie Parkour Runner Screenshot

Welcome to the first installment of a brand-new semi-regular feature here at GameCritics.com: TouchTalk. While this series was inspired by one of my old features, the Bargain Basement, I've got an all-new focus for an all-new phase in gaming. Rather than highlighting discounted gems in the used section of a retail shop, I'll be reviewing downloadable mobile games and apps that you might want to check out… and maybe some that you'll want to avoid.

Squids: Wild West Review

Ten-legged Tactics

Squids: Wild West Screenshot

HIGH A bigger role for gunslinger Clint.

LOW Getting stuck on a level by overlooking a very obvious switch.

WTF When's the next episode coming out?

Out of the Park Baseball 13 Review

By Baseball Geeks, for Baseball Geeks

Out of the Park Baseball 13 Screenshot

HIGH: Having to make a tough roster decision when a player came off the disabled list.

LOW: Being overwhelmed by the sheer number of options and information available.

WTF: This game loves Eduardo Sanchez.

A wild Update appears!

Tokyo Jungle Screenshot

It feels like forever since last update, but that's the way life goes sometimes. I caught a sore throat right as the week started and I've been trying to sleep it off when I haven't been grinding away at the day job, so that ate up a lot of my regular time. Toss in a wife and kids to fill up the rest, and there you go.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Review

Escape into the Cubiverse

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Screenshot

HIGH Discovering a vast cave system underneath my house.

LOW Repeated game-killing glitches.

WTF The game can often be scarier than most horror titles.

Beast Wars, Minecraft, Podcast, Plague Inc. and Super Lemonade Factory

The Last of Us Screenshot

Well, E3 is upon us again. While a tsunami of new game info is pouring out of LA, I'm not sure that anyone will have time for this little old blog, but it's still business as usual for me until PAX later this year. The convention always falls on the first week of my son's summer visit, so I haven't gone to the last few. Family > E3, but I will be watching all the press briefings!

No review for Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Screenshot

Looking forward to a Gamecritics review of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition? I'm sorry to disappoint you, but we won't be covering it anytime soon due to the game shipping in an unplayable state.

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