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Dustforce Second Opinion

Cleaning the world, one sweep at a time.

Dustforce Review Screenshot

HIGH The elation of powering through a level with speed and elegance.

LOW Failing at jumps due to button lag, over and over again.

WTF Bears possessed by... fallen leaves?

The Wolf Among Us: A Crooked Mile Review

How's that nose doing?

Wolf Among Us Episode 3: A Crooked Mile Review Screenshot

HIGH Punching (redacted!) in the last act.

LOW Messing up a tense QTE because the controls were switched.

WTF Why are my responses to Flycatcher coming out so harshly?

Bravely Default Review

Glossy but Cracked

Bravely Default Review Screenshot

HIGH The way the game integrates its social aspects into the final boss fight.

LOW The four chapters leading up to that boss fight.

WTF Every time the smooth jazz started up after a special attack.

Strider Review

Stumbler

Strider Review Screenshot

HIGH That first half hour of putting Hiryu through his paces.

LOW The next five hours doing little more than relentlessly hammering the attack button.

WTF The dialogue in Strider is... man alive. It's... bad.

The Walking Dead, Season Two: A House Divided Review

Welcome back!

Walking Dead Season 2: A House Divided Review Screenshot

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?

Thief Second Opinion

Mired in between-gen limbo

Thief Review Screenshot

HIGH There's satisfaction to be had in completing a mission without being spotted.

LOW Constantly hitting dead ends as I tried to get from point A to point B.

WTF Garrett is a master thief who can climb walls and towers, but he can't jump over a three foot pressure plate?

Dark Souls II Review

Victory through death

Dark Souls II Review Screenshot

HIGH The tiny details, like how my character slouches when tired and out of breath after a harrowing fight

LOW Trying for the umpteenth time to lead an NPC to a boss fight, only to watch her charge off and kill a monster halfway across the zone.

WTF 50 hours played online, and not a single invader trying to kill me?

Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk Review

Low-Quality Synthesis

Atelier Ayesha Review Screenshot

HIGH Finally getting into a duel with that dragon.

LOW High level alchemy makes no sense.

WTF That's the most adorable funeral I've ever attended!

The Castle Doctrine Review

An Impenetrable Wall

Castle Doctrine Review Screenshot

HIGH Collecting money from unsuccessful home invaders.

LOW Losing hard work after getting killed by a sleeping dog.

WTF This guy needs to empty his backpack to make room for the money and leaves his tools at the scene of the crime? What?

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Review

Fall in Love With Hating Skull Face

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Review Screenshot

HIGH Grabbing one Marine by the throat and shooting his friend in the head while slo-mo rain pelts the scene.

LOW How long am I going to have to wait for the resolution to this cliffhanger?

WTF One of the side missions is longer and more intricate than the main game.

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