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inFamous 2 Review

Now with Chain-link Fence Climbing Action

inFamous 2 Screenshot

HIGH Navigating the city is still extremely enjoyable.

LOW Vehicle escort missions still suck.

WTF Evil Cole + Kessler skin = Disturbing cut-scenes.

Dead or Alive: Dimensions Review

Wanted: Dead, not Alive

Dead or Alive: Dimensions Screenshot

HIGH The responsive combat controls.

LOW The haphazard and awful excuse for a story mode.

WTF The sheer number of women getting backhanded.

Dungeon Siege III Review

Meh

Dungeon Siege III Screenshot

HIGH Reinheart Manx. Just... Reinheart Manx.

LOW: Almost everything and everyone else.

WTF Lucas Montbarron, your father has been murdered. Shouldn’t you have feelings about that?

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Second Opinion

Story. Gaming on the Side

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Screenshot

HIGH The character animation on-display here is phenomenal.

LOW Me: "Oh great, is that the 30th character or the 40th?"

WTF The only way to the truth is with the help of a dead Pomeranian.

Ms. 'Splosion Man Review

Puttin' a Bow on it

Ms. 'Splosion Man Screenshot

HIGH Captures the insanity that made the first game so great.

LOW Checkpoints are generally too far apart.

WTF That's a "curse"? More like a blessing if you ask me...

Hyperdimension Neptunia Review

The Console Wars Get Literal

Hyperdimension Neptunia Screenshot

HIGH The satirical cameos by unnamed game stars.

LOW Waiting for a minute for my hammer to recharge.

WTF Seeing the bruised heroine treated with "bondages" (not a typo!)

The First Templar Review

A Comfort Game

The First Templar Screenshot

HIGH Siccing the Templars on the Inquisition at Montsegur.

LOW Fighting the game's few single-player duels.

WTF Did the medieval Catholic church have some kind of breeding program to produce these giants?

Brink Review

Me Shoot Now

Brink Screenshot

HIGH Seeing the credits roll came as a nice relief.

LOW Certain game-types can last fifteen agonizing minutes, regardless of the win conditions.

WTF "New Audio Log Unlocked!" AWESOME!!

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Review

Familiarity Breeds Contempt

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Screenshot

HIGH Configuring my Orbment to get access to a powerful area-effect spell in the first chapter of the game.

LOW At least half of the game's playtime is spent with only two party members of a potential four.

WTF The budding relationship between Estelle and her adopted brother Joshua is weird enough, but was it necessary for nearly every NPC to peer-pressure them into it?

Swarm Review

Lost in a Crowd

Swarm Screenshot

HIGH Making a tower of shoulder-standin' buddies is as cute as a kitten sandwich.

LOW Dealing with the scoring system saps a lot of joy from the game.

WTF The "Mama" character is pretty amazing.  Why can't more mothers be enormous, gelatinous blobs who spew bipedal underlings?

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