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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

Amazing? No, pretty much as expected.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review Screenshot

HIGH Swinging smoothly in a maze of skyscrapers.

LOW Repeated failures when rescuing people from burning buildings.

WTF Do we really need to cover Uncle Ben's death again?!?

Daylight Review

Procedural Constipation

Daylight Review Screenshot

HIGH Effective sound design that leaves players shaking... before sprinting for their lives.

LOW The procedurally-generated levels all look eerily similar.

WTF I had to force myself to play this game because I'm a coward.

Life Goes On Review

Well, it does for some

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HIGH The momentum puzzle and joke of "Companionship."

LOW Any level where jumping or cannon trajectories interact with gravity fields.

WTF Why can't the knights swing their swords?

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 112: The Xbox Diskinected

The Xbox 180 is now truly complete. With Microsoft's announcement that they are dropping the Kinect requirement for the Xbox One, early adopters have been perturbed in droves. We happen to have three such fellows on the show to talk about their reactions, and if this was really a necessary move. Featuring Richard Naik, Mike Bracken, Ashley King, and special guest Aaron from the Gameenthus podcast. Special thanks to RushJet1 for the intermission music!

NOTE: this episode was recorded on May 17th, so it's a bit out of date. Apologies!

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Transistor Review

Electric Angel

Transistor Review Screenshot

HIGH Imagining Red unleashing a furious battle cry as she fires six Sparks to finish off the Spine.

LOW Being spawned right on top of an invisible enemy.

WTF The final boss's voice is a dead ringer for Bob Newhart

Escape Goat 2 Review

Not inspired by Dark Souls or Roguelikes

Escape Goat 2 Review Screenshot

HIGH Gradually filling in the stage select screen's beautiful stained glass window.

LOW Doing secret rooms out of order creates an inconsistent difficulty curve.

WTF Die enough times in a room, and the "Quit" option turns into "Rage Quit"

The Walking Dead, Season Two: In Harm's Way Review

Off The Mark

The Walking Dead, Season Two: In Harm's Way Review Screenshot

HIGH "I'm not going anywhere"

LOW The episode is trying a little too hard to show fearsome brutality.

WTF The weird facial expressions Clem makes when "..." is her response.

Margrave: Curse of the Severed Heart Review

Curse of the Far-Too-Mysterious Object

Margrave: Curse of the Severed Heart Review Screenshot

HIGH The opening song made me think of Deadly Premonition.

LOW The lack of a map really slows things down.

WTF "Now you have the strength of a dozen mechanical birds!"

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