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The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter Review

Weird Tales Inspire a Wonderful Game

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

HIGH: Maintains a nearly constant atmosphere of fear and uncertainty.

LOW: Lengthy backtracking after completing a previously missed puzzle.

WTF: The summoning of the sea-thing Gnaiih.

Freedom Wars Review

A thorny rose


Freedom Wars

HIGH Taking down an Abductor, seizing the citizen within and sprinting to a safe zone as gunshots and explosions rain down all around.

LOW The downtime between missions is handled terribly with tons of lifeless text and loading screens.

WTF Hearing 'Hey! Hand back my robot waifu!' during a heated multiplayer session was kinda surprising...

Preview: Silence-The Whispered World 2 (PC, XBO)


It's all in his mind?

Preview: The Talos Principle (PC)

What defines mankind?

Persona Q: Shadows of the Labyrinth Review

The Q stands for Awesome

Persona Q

HIGH A perfect blend of two outstanding franchises.

LOW A game this good deserves better hardware than the current 3DS.

WTF Meat jelly?!?

The Evil Within Review

Psycho Break

Evil Within

HIGH Tossing a grenade into the midst of four shamblers and watching the limbs fly.

LOW The awkwardly-handled boss fight against a giant dog thing.

WTF Huge black borders cropping off 30% of the screen was a good idea?

Heavy Bullets Review

A Most Dangerous Game

Heavy Bullets

HIGH The luminescent, low-poly visuals and a glitchy soundtrack create intense gunplay.

LOW The harsh economy and random shop placement lead to no-win scenarios too often.

WTF If a company gives their janitors firearms as a part of their standard equipment, what are they cleaning up?

Hellraid: The Escape Review

Escape this palette

Hellraid

HIGH Defeating an enemy by dying with it.

LOW The bizarre shooter segment halfway through.

WTF You guys do understand that an empty pot weighs just as much broken as it does intact, right?

Sunset Overdrive Review

High Caffeine Content

Sunset Overdrive Review Screenshot

HIGH Getting from one end of the city to the other without touching the ground.

LOW Tired references to Reddit, NeoGAF, and everything else culture-relevant.

WTF The villain sounds identical to Monokuma from Danganronpa.

I've got a bone to pick with Insomniac.

Lords of the Fallen Review

Soulslike

Lords of the Fallen Review Screenshot

HIGH Enchanting the Gauntlet with fire makes for a neat projectile weapon.

LOW The third boss is ten times harder than the two bosses that precede him.

WTF I stabbed you in the back. How is your shield in front blocking that?

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