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Blackguards Review

Everyone's a Villain

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HIGH Realizing at the beginning of the fourth chapter what I'd actually been doing.

LOW Every moment and battle involving Bailiff Lasca.

WTF My nimble hunter slips and falls every time she tries to cross a puddle, but nobody, not even the dwarf, stumbles while trying to run through a knee-deep swamp?

Montague's Mount Review

Monty, this seems strange to me

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HIGH A puzzle where a turbine the player can't turn is rotated by the air currents rising off a few candles. Hey, at least I got a laugh out of it.

LOW The incredibly irritating stagger affecting the main character's walk at the start of the game.

WTF So the combination to this safe is just written on a note in the drawer underneath the safe?

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Review

All dressed up with no interesting place to go

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Review Screenshot

HIGH The combat system and outfit switching are mostly great.

LOW Fetchquests and item hunts make up the bulk of playtime.

WTF Who approved all these tedious quests?

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 105: Next-Gen Report Cards

Sinan Kubba takes roll call and finds Brad Gallaway, Chi Kong Lui, and Mike "Aesthetics" Bracken in attendance for a first period of Whatcha Been Playing, followed by an extended study on the next-gen consoles.

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Saints Row IV: How The Saints Save Christmas Review

Gettin' yo' ass on the nice list

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HIGH THe film ‘A Christmas Story' gets much love.

LOW Clawz should have been more developed.

WTF Kinzie? Is that you?!?

The Walking Dead, Season Two: All That Remains Review

The longest walk goes on

Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 1 Review Screenshot

HIGH more Walking Dead!

LOW six episodes in, and it still doesn't run smoothly?

WTF the awkwardly abrupt ending.

Stick It To The Man Review

Adhesive-backed

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HIGH The writing is archly funny throughout.

LOW Repeating the ‘get past the guards' sections multiple times.

WTF The NES Silver Surfer? Really? The music's great, but...

Resident Evil 6 PC Review

Prepare for a flood... of zombies!

Resident Evil 6 PC Review Screenshot

HIGH Throwing a grenade into a crowd of 40 zombies and watching the pieces fly.

LOW They fixed almost nothing!

WTF I still don't understand how or why Ada Wong is white now.

Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign Review

Match green, Hulk smash!!!

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HIGH Taking first place in one of the rotating competitions.

LOW Getting combo'd to oblivion while my whole team was stunned.

WTF The tutorial needs a little more work...

The Banner Saga Review

Hiking with Vikings

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HIGH Setting up four enemy units to be cleared out in a single Warhawk Tempest swing.

LOW The final battle is terribly, terribly designed.

WTF ‘There must be at least 898 of them' is pretty accurate guesswork when estimating enemy numbers.

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