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Shovel Knight Review

The best of the past, without the worst

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HIGH Clearing that part of Propeller Knight's stage.

LOW Accidentally pogo jumping and destroying the floor underneath me.

WTF The AI companion's behavior during the final boss is hilariously videogamey.

1001 Spikes Review

The Pursuit Of Perfection

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HIGH The feeling of finally completing a stage. Any stage!

LOW Repeating 4-3 exactly 152 times before finally nailing it.

WTF Why are the late-game spikes so difficult to read, visually?

LEGO The Hobbit Review

The Desolation of LEGO Games

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HIGH Seeing the films' dramatic scenes reenacted with LEGOs, as usual.

LOW Going from my Dark Souls binge to this shallow, lightweight fare.

WTF A LEGO game on PS4 and they still can't get it running higher than 30fps?

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

Amazing? No, pretty much as expected.

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HIGH Swinging smoothly in a maze of skyscrapers.

LOW Repeated failures when rescuing people from burning buildings.

WTF Do we really need to cover Uncle Ben's death again?!?

Batman: Arkham Origins — Blackgate Second Opinion

Batroidvania!

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HIGH I just killed two guys and Batman isn't whining about it! Amazing!

LOW I kept dying from environmental damage during the Joker's 'defeated' cut-scene.

WTF Is this whole thing just an ad for Suicide Squad?

Senran Kagura Burst Review

The boob jokes just write themselves

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HIGH Look at that hit counter go!

LOW Try playing this game in public

WTF I've never met any girls this interested in one another's boobs

Conception II: Children Of The Seven Stars Review

Boring anime girls talking about boobs

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HIGH The premise is pleasantly bizarre.

LOW The dungeons put me to sleep (literally!) more than once.

WTF Putting newborns on the front lines is terrible parenting.

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 110: TWAU Episode 3 and Listener Qs

The latest Wolf Among Us episode is out and we can't wait to talk about who we did and did not murder. Also featuring a fresh round of listener questions and some good old fashioned watcha been playin. With Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Sinan Kubba, and Richard Naik

0:00-0:02-Intros

0:02-0:48-Watcha Been Playin

0:48-1:15-The Wolf Among Us Episode 3 (spoilers)

1:17-1:38-Listener Questions

1:38-close-Thumbs

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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 109: Pointless

After Sinan Kubba taxed the GameCritics brains in a Big Red Potion quiz, he's back in the hotseat to chuck another assortment of strange rules and horrible questions at Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard Naik and Chi "Sea Breeze" Kong Lui.

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Bravely Default Review

Glossy but Cracked

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HIGH The way the game integrates its social aspects into the final boss fight.

LOW The four chapters leading up to that boss fight.

WTF Every time the smooth jazz started up after a special attack.

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