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Alien: Isolation Review

Get Out of the Room

 

Alien Isolation

 

HIGH Everything involving the alien.

LOW A lengthy midgame segment that has nothing to do with the alien.

WTF Reuniting the original cast and then walling them off for preorders.

XBlaze - Code: Embryo Review

A game as meaningful as its title

XBlaze

High High production values for a visual novel

Low TOi

WTF Yet another harem of girls fawning over an unlikeable male protagonist

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments Review

Cocaine Wishes and Cadaver Dreams


Sherlock Holmes

HIGH Navigating the deduction space of Sherlock's mind

LOW Awful, unresponsive lockpicking controls

WTF Doing bumps of "sap powder" in the clubhouse of a zen garden

Fairy Fencer F Review

A Sword Is Your Best Friend

Fairy Fencer F

HIGH Literally any of the adorable monster sidekicks. They're all great.

LOW Killing twenty Earth Golems in a row to farm the gems I need.

WTF Wait, is the game almost over? It's only been 20 hours... Oh, I see what's about to happen!

Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed Review

Less interesting than it sounds

Akiba

HIGH Fantastically weird premise.

LOW Painfully insipid writing.

WTF How did something with so much promise end up so dull?

Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax Review

Bore-sona

Persona 4 Ultimax

HIGH That intro really got me pumped to play.

LOW I have absolutely no recollection of who Marie is.

WTF It's obvious the pillars are going up, not down.

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Review

Needs no haystacks.

Shadows of Mordor

HIGH Seeing almost any of the wraith powers for the first time.

LOW Bizarre pacing kills all momentum and drags the campaign down.

WTF Why was branding introduced so late? It should be a core mechanic!

Diablo III: Ulitmate Evil Edition Review

Go To Hell

Diablo III

HIGH Finally getting that last legendary drop needed to complete a character's perfect build.

LOW Watching some guy with a hacked weapon come into my game and slaughter everything like he's doing me a favor.

WTF The random chatter heard from people is stranger than anything else in Diablo III.

Natural Doctrine Review

Doctrine, heal thyself

Natural Doctrine

HIGH The zone system and linking are great concepts.

LOW Moving one character three pixels too far over means annihilation.

WTF Why do the developers fail to explain so much?

Velocity 2X Review

Do It Quickly


Velocity

HIGH The second Glaive battle.

LOW Occasional putzing around when switching between two control schemes.

WTF Oh, her name is "Kai Tana"? Haaaaaaa.

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