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Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden Review

Aquatic Deja Vu

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HIGH Finding out which familiar face was responsible for all the terror...

LOW That spinning-dial puzzle drove me near-mad.

WTF Love HOGs but hate finding Hidden Objects? This is the game for you!

Life Goes On Review

Well, it does for some

Life Goes On Review Screenshot

HIGH The momentum puzzle and joke of "Companionship."

LOW Any level where jumping or cannon trajectories interact with gravity fields.

WTF Why can't the knights swing their swords?

Escape Goat 2 Review

Not inspired by Dark Souls or Roguelikes

Escape Goat 2 Review Screenshot

HIGH Gradually filling in the stage select screen's beautiful stained glass window.

LOW Doing secret rooms out of order creates an inconsistent difficulty curve.

WTF Die enough times in a room, and the "Quit" option turns into "Rage Quit"

Margrave: Curse of the Severed Heart Review

Curse of the Far-Too-Mysterious Object

Margrave: Curse of the Severed Heart Review Screenshot

HIGH The opening song made me think of Deadly Premonition.

LOW The lack of a map really slows things down.

WTF "Now you have the strength of a dozen mechanical birds!"

Full Bore Review

A Full Chore

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HIGH Watching Frederick repeatedly bash his face against blocks he can't break

LOW Stepping a space too far, falling to the bottom of the area and having to climb all the way back up.

WTF The story is only made possible because the main character walks into what is clearly a minefield

Adam's Venture Chronicles Review

Adam and Eve are looking for a few good gamers.

Adam's Venture Chronicles Review Screenshot

HIGH The sense of satisfaction in besting a challenging puzzle...

LOW ...solving the same puzzle type three times over in an hour's time.

WTF Graphical clipping headaches and level design problems galore.

Destructamundo Preview

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The best puzzle games are ones that are easy to learn but difficult to master. Sure, anyone can beat a level of Peggle, but can they do it with only four balls? How about just one? Angry Birds allows progress by popping all the pigs, but those who really want to show the world their skills need to do it with the least amount of resources used.

UFO Dad Review

Grilling me softly with his song.

UFO Dad Review Screenshots

HIGH When the whole thing finally ‘clicks.'

LOW Dying out of nowhere for seemingly no reason during a solid run.

WTF This entire experience. Alien invasion thwarted by grilled meats...?

Montague's Mount Review

Monty, this seems strange to me

Montague's Mount Review Screenshot

HIGH A puzzle where a turbine the player can't turn is rotated by the air currents rising off a few candles. Hey, at least I got a laugh out of it.

LOW The incredibly irritating stagger affecting the main character's walk at the start of the game.

WTF So the combination to this safe is just written on a note in the drawer underneath the safe?

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review

When is a remake not a remake?

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review Screenshot

HIGH I AM LINK, LORD OF SAND *uses sand rod*

LOW Not being able to use the 3D for more than a few minutes at a time

WTF The ending presents an interesting ethical dilemma.

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