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Batman: Arkham City Review

I'm Batman

Batman: Arkham City Screenshot

HIGH Taking down Mr. Freeze.

LOW "That crazy bitch!" "I'll make you meow bitch!" "I want you to tear that bitch apart!" "Two guns, bitch!"

WTF Who the hell thought that creating Arkham City was a good idea?

The Cursed Crusade Review

A Good Metaphor Spoiled

The Cursed Crusade Screenshot

HIGH Wow, this history is really accurate!

LOW One terrible boss fight is bad—but the exact same boss four times in a row?

WTF Um... where's the ending?

Guardian Heroes Review

Side-Scrolling in Style

Guardian Heroes Screenshot

HIGH Realizing that I was good enough to finish on Normal after my initial stumblings.

LOW I don't like straining to see my character in a sea of enemies.

WTF My first Hard Mode attempt lasted a minute—literally.

Knights Contract Third Opinion

Awful and Awesome in Equal Measure

Knights Contract Screenshot

HIGH Many of the boss fight "conclusions" are jaw-droppers.

LOW The absolutely wretched signposting in the confusing free-roam levels.

WTF Minukelsus is... a supreme bad-ass?!?

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.

Knights Contract Second Opinion

This Room Looks Familiar

Knights Contract Screenshot

HIGH Ripping through Rapunzel with Maar's Lance.

LOW Finding out I lose auto-save data when I turn off my console.

WTF Climbing a ladder and climbing vines is the same animation.

Gladiator Begins Review

Swords, Sandals and Stats

Gladiator Begins Screenshot

HIGH Improving my favorite sword and killing an opponent in two strikes.

LOW Taking humbling beatdowns from the Egyptian fighters.

WTF Why aren't there more bull, tiger and elephant battles?

Yakuza 4 Review

My Fist, Your Face

Yakuza 4 Screenshot

HIGH Hero vs. Hero & Hero.

LOW My continuing inability to find a save point in downtown Tokyo.

WTF Death Volley, the Volleyball-themed assassin!

Is Dead or Alive: Dimensions child pornography in Sweden?

Dead or Alive: Dimensions Art

Is Dead or Alive: Dimensions kiddy porn? Maybe it is, maybe it isn't.

The Dead or Alive series has never pretended to be anything but what it was. It featured nubile, scantily-clad women with entertaining breast physics that kicked and punched opponents across a fighting ring or stage. It was a game aimed squarely at young men and over the years it catered to that demographic to much success.

Mortal Kombat Review

Rebooted into Respectability

Mortal Kombat Screenshot

HIGH The story mode is one of the best ever seen in a fighter.

LOW The AI vacillates between "invincible" and "lobotomized".

WTF Shang Tsung's "Joker" fatality.

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