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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!

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.

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 118: Destiny

Thew crew meets their Destiny. *checks off mandatory joke marker* Now that Bungie's 500 million dollar monster is out, what did we think of it? Turns out we have a podcast to express that very thing! With Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike "The Lootman" Bracken, and special guest Gene Park.

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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 117: In defense of the Vita

Recorded at the end of August 2014. Sinan Kubba is back in the hot seat, joined by Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway and returning superstar Tim "Shuhei" Spaeth to chat about the games from the first half of the year. Also, Brad presents a case for the defense of the Vita

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D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die - Season 1 Review

Is That All There Is?

D4

HIGH The main character can cosplay as York Morgan.

LOW There's a sliding tile puzzle, which is game design speak for: "We Give Up"

WTF Why are there ending credits after five minutes of gameplay?

Destiny Review

A world in progress

Destiny

HIGH The third-person sword-wielding sequence on the Moon.

LOW Having players drop out of Strikes halfway through.

WTF My character's an Awoken, so why does nobody comment on it at The Reef?

Zen Pinball 2: The Walking Dead Review

Pinball & Zombies = Chocolate & Peanut Butter

Walking Dead Pinball

HIGH Seeing Lee and Clem kicking a ball around.

LOW It's hard to get info on objectives while playing.

WTF Why can't I get the ball into the Super Jackpot?!? GET IN THERE!!!

Dead Rising 3 Second Opinion

Par for the corpse

Dead Rising 3 Review Screenshot

HIGH Killing 70 zombies in one strike with a propane tank strapped to a traffic light

LOW Forced environmental barriers that arbitrarily preserve story and difficulty integrity.

WTF Where's the jetpack

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