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The Evil Within Review

Psycho Break

Evil Within

HIGH Tossing a grenade into the midst of four shamblers and watching the limbs fly.

LOW The awkwardly-handled boss fight against a giant dog thing.

WTF Huge black borders cropping off 30% of the screen was a good idea?

Lords of the Fallen Review

Soulslike

Lords of the Fallen Review Screenshot

HIGH Enchanting the Gauntlet with fire makes for a neat projectile weapon.

LOW The third boss is ten times harder than the two bosses that precede him.

WTF I stabbed you in the back. How is your shield in front blocking that?

Costume Quest 2 Review

All Treats, No Tricks

Costume Quest Review Screenshot

HIGH Has the same charm and wit of the first Costume Quest

LOW Controls for the PC version were not well-optimized

WTF The clown's face in battle.

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 119: The Host-acular

This Particular Host Sinan Kubba and Also Host Richard Naik are joined by no other GameCritics.com Podcast regulars, but thankfully Chic-Pixel's Anne Lee is here to bring her importing insight on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Danganronpa: Another Episode, while GamerNode's Eddie Inzauto talks Oculus and the end of the world as we may come to know it.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Preview - An Errand Girl For The Kingdom


My hope was that the developers at BioWare were getting the series back on track, and here was the perfect opportunity to get caught up on their work.

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.

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

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?

Defense Grid 2 Review

Perfection as a Dirty Word

Defense Grid 2

HIGH What a minute—is that Alan Tudyk?

LOW In multiple-path levels the game doesn't bother to mention where enemies are coming from next.

WTF You took away the enemies that missile launchers kill—so why are they still in the game?

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!

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