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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?

SMT IV, Steamworld Dig and Orange is the New Black

Shin Megami Tensei IV Screenshot

Although I count myself a Shin Megami Tensei a fan in general, I had some hesitation about jumping into SMT IV on 3DS. I haven't been the biggest fan of the portable SMTs and nothing about the previews was really grabbing me. However, the Nintendo offer of $30 eShop credit when combined with purchase of Fire Emblem: Awakening (which I already had, and loved) was too much to resist, especially since I had a couple of games to trade in for credit.

Toki Tori 2 Review

Engage All the Learning

Toki Tori 2 Screenshot

HIGH Pulling off a complex series of environment manipulations without a hitch the first time.

LOW Knowing just enough of a puzzle solution's to solve it wrong. For hours.

WTF Some of the photographs have to be taken before the player is taught the photograph song.

Dragon's Crown Review

Finally!

Dragon's Crown Screenshot

HIGH The Amazon's jumping animation.

LOW The incredibly finicky "shield" sidequest in the Wizard's Tower.

WTF None of the playable male characters show an inch of skin. (And the Dwarf's chest hidden underneath all that beard doesn't count!)

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