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Killer is Dead Review

Abstract Assassination

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HIGH Pulling off a long combo string, ending in a flashy execution.

LOW The gigolo missions, the level design… most of it, really.

WTF How does Suda keep getting to make games?

Black Knight Sword Review

Nothing Inside the Armor

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HIGH The first four levels have style for miles.

LOW The final level is boring, and the last boss is infuriating.

WTF The dry-humping piggybacker.

Sine Mora (Vita) Review

You got Your Bullet-hell in My Side-scroller!

Sine Mora (Vita) Screenshot

HIGH It's… so… damned… pretty…

LOW Flying through the debris chute and failing to avoid the lasers.

WTF Why are the other powers not in story mode?

Lollipop Chainsaw Review

Rusted Sour

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HIGH The soundtrack.

LOW Almost everything else.

WTF Ditto.

Sine Mora Review

Friends in Time

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HIGH You can't beat the feeling of imminent death suddenly giving way to absolute victory.

LOW Your friends don't like it when you curse the television so.

WTF Who's the wife when a bison fathers a wolverine?

Shadows of the Damned Third Opinion

So... Dream Team, eh?

Shadows of the Damned Screenshot

HIGH The Moor Pu Dekcuf.

LOW The "Big Boner" and chase sequences.

WTF Justine looks like a reject from the Metal Gear Solid series.

Shadows of the Damned Second Opinion

Magnifico, Indeed

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HIGH Killing six demons with a single Hot Boner.

LOW The boring switch puzzles right before the final boss.

WTF If I had to pick one, it'd be the discovery that strawberries are made of ground up tongues. Really, the entire game is a giant WTF.

Shadows of the Damned: The road course

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I must begin with a disclaimer that I didn't like Shadows of the Damned very much, and I'm not sure if I'll bother finishing it (this coming from a man who didn't even give up on Flower, Sun, and Rain). The gameplay is standard, if unusually finicky, third-person shooting that borrows a stun mechanic from Alan Wake, the art direction is not particularly interesting, and the humor is something I'm about 20 years too old to appreciate.

Shadows of the Damned Review

More Boner Jokes than You Can Shake a Dick At

Shadows of the Damned Screenshot

HIGH The interplay between Garcia and Johnson is often quite hilarious. I loved these characters, despite their inherent cheesiness. Oh, and the Evil Dead homage level.

LOW Avoiding a recurring enemy who instantly kills you when she touches you. The game's controls make that far more challenging than it should be at certain points.

WTF Seriously, this whole game is one giant WTF?!? moment.

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Review

The Cash-in

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Screenshot

HIGH Taking a long, lonely journey to fight a lost cosmonaut.

LOW The dumbbell-punching minigame you play to build up strength.

WTF I'm fighting a giant balloon?

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