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Well, trying to play Heavy Rain has been quite the experience. After initially getting the disc, my play sessions were interrupted with a few instances of skipped audio and multiple system freezes. I didn't get too far in the game before getting frustrated and taking an extended break, so when someone suggested that the day-one patch available on PlayStation Network might be causing the problem, it wasn't too painful to delete all my data and start over.

Heavy Rain... no spoilers, please!

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So, Heavy Rain. Pretty much everyone has at least heard of this game by now whether they play or not. It's been all over Twitter and the Internet, it's been featured in dozens of magazines, both game-related and otherwise, and the vast majority of people I know have either just finished it, are playing it right now, or are about to start it. Regardless of anything else, no one can deny that Heavy Rain has got some serious presence.

BioShock 2 Review

The Waves are Many, but the Sea is One

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HIGH Sloshing through the darkness at the end of Siren Alley.

LOW The unimaginative construction, storyline, and objectives in Dionysus Park.

WTF Doesn't it matter to you that I killed all those innocent men?

Between reviews

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Checking out the action on XBLA, it was a tossup between The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom and Darwinia+… Although I liked the art style and tone of Winterbottom, the demo suggested to me that I would be in for annoyance or aggravation after getting past the first few levels. Something about setting up all those clones and timing things right struck me as something that would likely be more trouble than it was worth, so I veered the other way and put my MS points towards Darwinia+ instead. After getting through the first three levels, I haven't regretted the choice.

Dark Void Review

We were Promised Jetpacks

Dark Void Screenshot

HIGH The first thirty seconds of flight.

LOW The massive gulf between production value and actual quality gaming.

WTF  The aliens are robots and slugs and shape-shifting human-creators?

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Bayonetta Review

What if God was One of Us... Specifically, Lady Gaga?

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HIGH My first 9,999,999 point combo.

LOW Space Harrier.

WTF This game teaches us that even angels engage in pedophilia.

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