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Dark Souls II Review

Victory through death

Dark Souls II Review Screenshot

HIGH The tiny details, like how my character slouches when tired and out of breath after a harrowing fight

LOW Trying for the umpteenth time to lead an NPC to a boss fight, only to watch her charge off and kill a monster halfway across the zone.

WTF 50 hours played online, and not a single invader trying to kill me?

Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk Review

Low-Quality Synthesis

Atelier Ayesha Review Screenshot

HIGH Finally getting into a duel with that dragon.

LOW High level alchemy makes no sense.

WTF That's the most adorable funeral I've ever attended!

Air Conflicts: Vietnam Review

Air War is Also Hell

Air Conflicts: Vietnam Review Screenshot

HIGH Finding out what happened to the main character post-game.

LOW Why are there rail shooter segments?

WTF Am I seriously spraying Agent Orange over rural Vietnam?

Atelier Escha & Logy Review

Perfect Blend!

Atelier Escha and Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky Review Screenshot

HIGH Realizing that I'd become a good enough alchemist to craft the most powerful equipment in the game.

LOW Okay, I know that secret boss is a giant wolf with cosmic abilities, but he's still a little overpowered.

WTF Did the game just take time out for a competitive eating subplot?

Dragon Ball Z: The Battle of Z Review

The Crowded Budokai

Dragon Ball Z: The Battle of Z Review Screenshot

HIGH All 4 Freizas vs All 4 Cells. Finally.

LOW Getting punched out of my Spirit Bomb for the eighth time in a row.

WTF Saibamen? They're a joke enemy, right? Wait, why are there fifty of them?

Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland Review

Now, Go Bravely

Atelier Meruru Plus Review Screenshot

HIGH Forging ridiculously awesome equipment and putting it to use.

LOW The game is eternally marching towards an ill-advised cutoff point.

WTF Phonetically speaking, Esty Dee is quite possibly the most unfortunate name ever.

Toukiden: The Age Of Demons Review

Great seasoning, but short on steak

Toukiden Review Screenshot

HIGH Fixes some issues that Monster Hunter fails to address.

LOW Not nearly enough variety in all aspects.

WTF How can Hatsuho possibly walk in those shoes?

Batman: Arkham Origins Second Opinion

When Firefly is the highlight of your Batman game, you have a serious problem

Batman Arkham Origins Review Screenshot

HIGH Everything involving Firefly, minus his dialogue.

LOW Everything involving Bane, including his dialogue.

WTF If I need to sneak into the police station without drawing attention, why am I fistfighting the entire Gotham Police Department?

Aquapazza: Aqua Plus Dream Match Review

Don't drink the water

Aquapazza Review Screenshot

HIGH Hey, that’s Karura from Utawarerumono!

LOW Irritating end bosses, we meet again.

WTF An interdimensional clash of titans resulting from the search for ‘hot guys’?

Ys: Memories of Celceta Review

A Passing Philanthropist

Ys: Memories of Celceta Review Screenshot

HIGH Mastering the combat engine and watching enemies explode into piles of loot under a blinding storm of attacks.

LOW The momentum-killing final dungeon.

WTF Some of Adol's dialogue choices are unexpectedly insane.

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