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Strider Review

Stumbler

Strider Review Screenshot

HIGH That first half hour of putting Hiryu through his paces.

LOW The next five hours doing little more than relentlessly hammering the attack button.

WTF The dialogue in Strider is... man alive. It's... bad.

The Castle Doctrine Review

An Impenetrable Wall

Castle Doctrine Review Screenshot

HIGH Collecting money from unsuccessful home invaders.

LOW Losing hard work after getting killed by a sleeping dog.

WTF This guy needs to empty his backpack to make room for the money and leaves his tools at the scene of the crime? What?

Narco Terror Review

Narco-Terrible

Narco Terror

HIGH If you blow up a truck full of soldiers, the soldiers will die.

LOW That is the only way in which an explosion can kill an enemy.

WTF Are bullets just flying through me? What's wrong with this game?

Puppeteer Review

Less than Meeeeeowgical

Puppeteer Screenshot

HIGH Great "theatrical" premise.

LOW Finding out the heads aren't good for much.

WTF Stellar voice actors are wasted on a bland, tiresome script.

Rogue Legacy Review

Try, Try Again, Again

Rogue Legacy Screenshot

HIGH Finally beating Herodotus after dodging the slimes for what felt like hours.

LOW Setting up a perfect set of runes and equipment and then forgetting to talk to the architect before entering the castle.

WTF My hero had IBS, so I ended up farting in the final boss's face right before he died.

DuckTales: Remastered Review

Not Pony Tails or Cotton Tails But...

DuckTales: Remastered Screenshot

HIGH Diving into the Money Bin!

LOW Managing to glitch the game so that I would have to exit and restart a stage manually, over and over again.

WTF How does Ms. Beakley keep getting into these hidden places before Scrooge and the gang?

Thunder Wolves Review

Blunder Wolves

Thunder Wolves Screenshot

HIGH Playing a mission that actually let me destroy everything.

LOW Successfully dodging missiles only to get pelted by more a split second later.

WTF Why does it go back to the menu screen after completing a mission?

Dragon's Crown Second Opinion

Sexy Fantasy

Dragon's Crown Screenshot

HIGH So. Many. Renaissance. Painting. References!!

LOW Being able to touch NPCs with a hand cursor (and elicit reactions) during certain story scenes.

WTF Mermaid butt. Think about it.

Dusty Revenge Review

Revenge Just Got Dirty

Dusty Revenge Screenshot

HIGH Fluid animation in nicely detailed environments.

LOW Misshapen hitboxes mean lots of hits land when they shouldn’t.

WTF 30 second load times from a solid state drive?

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara Review

Dungeon Brawler

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara Screenshot

HIGH The Gnome village!

LOW The pause music. Man, that pause music.

WTF The Gnome village is optional?

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