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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?

Wolfenstein: The New Order Review

A Boot on the Face, Forever

Wolfenstein: The New Order Review Screenshot

HIGH Jimi Hendrix's last scene contains a perfect moment.

LOW So you let me play classic Wolf3D with this game's weapons, but only the first level? Why not put the whole game in there!?

WTF Oh my god, I'm on the MF-ing (spoiler)!

Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches Review

More of What You like?

Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches Screenshot

HIGH It's more Dishonored.

LOW It's more Dishonored.

WTF Hard-to-differentiate friendlies and enemies result in accidental KOs. Oops.

Dishonored Third Opinion

Metal Gear Squalid

Dishonored Screenshot

HIGH The final mission in high chaos adds much-needed narrative tension.

LOW The penultimate mission seems to drag on forever.

WTF The "shocking twist" can be seen coming from orbit by a blind man with his eyes closed… Not that having his eyes closed actually matters, what with him being blind and all.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim—Hearthfire Review

Home is Where the Hearth is… Right?

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim—Hearthfire Screenshot

HIGH Hiring a steward to handle the busywork.

LOW Needing a steward to handle the busywork.

WTF The steward I hired refusing to stay on the estate!

Dishonored Second Opinion

Consider the Leviathan

Dishonored Screenshot

HIGH Ghosting Dunwall Tower in under fifteen minutes.

LOW The interminable 7th level.

WTF Sending a woman off to a life of imprisonment and rape is the positive, "low chaos" option?

Dishonored Review

The Blubberpunk Chronicles

Dishonored Screenshot

HIGH 'Porting in, stabbing a guard in the back, then porting out before his partner has any idea what happened.

LOW Why does level seven refuse to end?

WTF Rat summoning? What does that—AAAAAAAH!

Fallout: New Vegas—Lonesome Road Review

Talk about Ending with a Bang...

Fallout: New Vegas—Lonesome Road Screenshot

HIGH The beautifully blasted, teetering architectural remnants.

LOW The difficulty level is significantly increased.

WTF The creatures in Courier's Mile can survive a direct nuke hit?

Fallout: New Vegas—Old World Blues Review

= ) ZZZ = )

Fallout: New Vegas—Old World Blues Screenshot

HIGH The toaster who wants to burn the world in nuclear fire.

LOW Most missions are dishwater-dull fetchquests.

WTF Penis hands and penis feet.

Fallout: New Vegas—Honest Hearts Review

Away from Home on the Range

Fallout: New Vegas--Honest Hearts Screenshot

HIGH Chatting with Follows-Chalk.

LOW Joshua's reaction when I told him Caesar was dead.

WTF Getting high and hunting bears.

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