By Michael A. Cunn... on November 17, 2013 - 11:44am.
Beyond: Two Steps Backward
HIGH Jodie's bond with Cole is heartwarming.
LOW Ending options make Mass Effect 3's end game choices seem brilliant in comparison.
WTF Wishing it had Heavy Rain's more complex QTEs to add some depth.
By John Vanderhoef on November 17, 2013 - 11:06am.
Brick by Boring Brick
HIGH The first skydive from the Helicarrier to the New York streets below.
LOWGetting stuck in level architecture and having to re-load.
WTF Lego games don't let you be creative with Legos.
By Daniel Weissenberger on November 16, 2013 - 2:09pm.
Redoing Your Voodoo, Bitch
HIGH There's a mission entirely about shutting off Sam B's awful damn song.
LOW The nearly-immortal chainsaw maniac final boss.
WTF The developers were so sure I would use boats that water enemies don't even trigger if you walk right up to them in the canals.
By Peter Skerritt on November 15, 2013 - 11:00pm.
After more than 12 years of writing about console video games—ranging from game reviews to sales analysis—I am officially "retiring." I use quotation marks because I can't really retire from something that I didn't really do for a living… but it's been more than 25% of my life, and the time has come to hang up my keyboard and step away… for good, this time.
By Brad Gallaway on November 5, 2013 - 11:00pm.
For review, I've been playing two games at once… Not my favorite thing to do, but it is that time of the year and they aren't at all alike, so playing one is kind of like taking a break from the other. The first is Batman: Arkham Origins, as mentioned in the last post. I'm finding this is a very interesting title on many levels, but not necessarily for the reasons that you might expect.
By Darren Forman on November 5, 2013 - 9:24am.
HIGH Spider's Lair is an excellent, atmospheric piece of content.
LOW Many missions end before they really get going.
WTF I've still no idea what the deal is with Anomalies.
By Brad Gallaway on November 5, 2013 - 7:09am.
Living It up with the Undead
HIGH Testing out feathered arrows on a compound bow.
LOW The ill-conceived fetchquest at the end of the game.
WTF Zombie deer are the deadliest creatures on the islands.
By Guest Critic on November 4, 2013 - 11:04pm.
This Merc's Mouth Is His Best Feature
HIGH This is the funniest Deadpool story Daniel Way's ever written.
LOW The delayed aiming mechanic
WTF "And if any of you nerds are puffy about Rogue being able to fly in this game when she can't fly in the comics right now, take a bath, move out of your parents' basement and maybe you'll get to kiss a REAL girl." Hey game, you know what? F**********ck you.
By Sinan Kubba on November 4, 2013 - 10:10pm.
With 100 percent more GameCritics.com podcast regulars than last time, the almost significant Episode 99 delves into Pokemon X/Y, Etrian Odyssey Untold, How to Survive, and Demon's Souls. Then it's question time, covering everything from favourite Final Fantasy magic systems to the issues surrounding the Barkham Origins embargo. All of this in the allegedly capable hands of Sinan Kubba, Brad Gallaway, Richard Naik, and special guest Michael "Mac" Cunningham.
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By Brad Gallaway on October 28, 2013 - 11:00pm.
If you haven't been paying close attention it's probably been pretty easy to miss, but I would like todraw your attention to a recent Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) to release called How To Survive, from Eko Software.
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