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HOGuru Plays Demon Hunter 3: Revelation

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Demon Hunter 3 has a proud pedigree to live up to. While the first two games in the series weren’t the best HOGs I’ve ever played, they were by far the most endearingly strange. The first game will always hold a place in my heart due to its use of a photo of Jeffrey Combs as one of its villains, as well as introducing me to my spirit animal, Scarecrow Dentist.


Gears of War 4 Review

Blown Back To Life

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HIGH The best, most enjoyable Gears since the series’ debut.

LOW The story might be too scaled back for its own good.

WTF I never thought Gears would sink deep into microtransactions. I was wrong.


HOGuru Plays – Enigmatis 2: Mists of Ravenwood (XBO Edition)

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Enigmatis ended on something of a cliffhanger – the evil Preacher escaped, leaving the detective to chase him to another town, where he would doubtless to use his hypnotic church bell to restart his serial killing. To be honest, it wasn’t a fantastic ending. Enigmatis had been primarily notable for a super solid and surprisingly dark narratives, but I didn’t see any logic or value in playing the same story over again. So i was understandably delighted to discover that Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood had something entirely different in store.


Beholder Review

Das Leben der Anderen

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HIGH Getting out of someone’s apartment just in the nick of time.

LOW Hearing the loudspeaker spewing propaganda for, like, a straight hour.

WTF That English translation.


Dead Rising 2 (PS4) Review

Where Are My Bookends?

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HIGH Chainsaw + Kayak Paddle = the most fun you’ll ever have navigating a horde of zombies.

LOW That last boss fight somehow manages to be a worse version of Dead Rising‘s worst boss fight.

WTF Chuck, you’ve been framed for mass murder, so stop telling people who you are. And lose the jacket.


Dead Rising (PS4) Review

Fresh Paint On Rust

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HIGH Wading into a horde of zombies with a chainsaw and watching the limbs fly in all directions.

LOW Watching an injured survivor spend five minutes trying to climb up a ledge.

WTF No, Dead Rising, I don’t find zombies wearing lingerie ‘EROTIC’.


This Is Not A Review: Shu

Welcome to This Is Not A Review. In these articles we discuss general impressions, ideas and thoughts on any given game, but as the title implies, it’s not a review. Instead, it’s an exercise in offering a quick recommendation (or dismissal) after spending enough time to grasp the ideas and gameplay of a thing without necessarily playing it from A to Z.

The subject of this installment: Shu, developed Coatsink Games and published by Secret Lunch.

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This Is Not A Review: Farming Simulator 17

Welcome to This Is Not A Review. In these articles we discuss general impressions, ideas and thoughts on any given game, but as the title implies, it’s not a review. Instead, it’s an exercise in offering a quick recommendation (or dismissal) after spending enough time to grasp the ideas and gameplay of a thing without necessarily playing it from A to Z.

The subject of this installment: Farming Simulator 17, developed Giants Software and published by Focus Home Interactive.

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