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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Review

Not Enough Beyond

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Review Screenshot

HIGH Squeezing out a transcendence victory just as my main competitor starting shoveling units into the Emancipation Gate.

LOW Finishing the Exodus Gate on a map that had far too little free space to actually achieve the victory.

WTF Getting condemned as a warmonger because none of my enemies would negotiate for peace.

Costume Quest 2 Review

All Treats, No Tricks

Costume Quest Review Screenshot

HIGH Has the same charm and wit of the first Costume Quest

LOW Controls for the PC version were not well-optimized

WTF The clown's face in battle.

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?

Velocity 2X Review

Do It Quickly


Velocity

HIGH The second Glaive battle.

LOW Occasional putzing around when switching between two control schemes.

WTF Oh, her name is "Kai Tana"? Haaaaaaa.

Rogue Legacy Review

Just One More Round



HIGH Getting an endomorph barbarian with gigantism and chakram.

LOW Accidentally picking a character with vertigo and playing upside-down.

WTF What is this? A font size for ants?

 

The Swapper Review

Lights off

Swapper Review Screenshot

HIGH A non-violent, thought-provoking title is always welcome.

LOW The puzzles feel noticeably disconnected from the world.

WTF is up with all of these frigging red and blue lights?

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Review

¡Todavia fabuloso!

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Review Screenshot

HIGH The dozens of references to games and gaming culture.

LOW Not many incentives to seek out collectables.

WTF The dead wanderer from Journey on the mountaintop.

LEGO The Hobbit Review

The Desolation of LEGO Games

LEGO The Hobbit Review Screenshot

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?

Trials Fusion Review

Man. Machine. The future... Of The Series?

Trials Fusion Review Screenshot

HIGH The Pit Viper is the best Trials bike ever.

LOW Adding tricks was a bad idea that's badly done.

WTF The "Baggie"?

Octodad: Dadliest Catch Review

Nobody Suspects A Thing

Octodad Review Screenshot

HIGH The premise is comedic gold.

LOW Knocking bottles down in the arcade. Also, the hammerhead chase.

WTF Octodad only has six arms?!?

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