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Secrets of Raetikon Review

Lands with a thud

Secrets of Raetikon Review Screenshot

HIGH Riding an air current over the height barrier, then diving deep into a lake.

LOW Trying to get a gold piece past three grabby birds in an area that didn't have any way to hurt them.

WTF Why is there no map?

Monster Monpiece Review

Rub a dub-dub

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HIGH Clinching a win in a hotly-contested online match when all seemed lost.

LOW The endgame of the single player campaign stretches out foreverrrrrrrrr.

WTF Unimportant NPC's haven't even been afforded the dignity of a pair of eyeballs.

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?

E3 2014 Impressions: Blockbusters, Indies, and Games from Poland

DA Inquisition

E3 2014 was all about the games for the major platform holders and publishers. However, as good as the blockbuster games for PC and home consoles looked, the show floor was also overflowing with inspiring indie games from all over the world. I spent three days wandering the crowded expo floor and attending demonstrations. Below is a breakdown of some of the most interesting games I had the opportunity to play or see demoed.

The Wolf Among Us: In Sheep's Clothing Review

The End Is In Sight

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HIGH Telling Bluebeard to f*** off, and letting loose at the pawnshop.

LOW Some of the dialogue choices didn't turn out how I expected.

WTF Sorry Tiny Tim, I didn't understand what the icons meant.

Deception IV: Blood Ties Review

Deceptively shallow

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HIGH Pulling off a six-trap combo followed by a seventh gimmick hit.

LOW The obvious lack of effort put into updating the formula.

WTF Where are these high-tech assault troopers coming from?!?

Mind Zero Review

Is ‘Personalike' a genre yet?

Mind Zero Review Screenshot

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?

Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut Review

Bullets In A Void

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HIGH I'm always up for any vehicle that transforms.

LOW Struggling (and failing) to keep up with missiles hitting friendly ships.

WTF Where's the rest of the content?

Of Orcs And Men Review

The Oddest Couple

Of Orcs And Men Review Screenshot

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?

The Last Tinker: City of Colors Review

A Bright, Shiny Blandness

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HIGH Zipping along the cargo rails near the Windmill.

LOW The drawn-out turret battle against the giant squid.

WTF How did this suddenly turn into CSI: Colortown?

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