By Sparky Clarkson on December 5, 2012 - 5:09pm.
Everything is True. Nothing is Permitted.
HIGH Swimming around a pier, climbing a ship, and using a rope dart to hang a target from a yardarm.
LOW As I walk past two men on a bench, I get notified that I have my first pursuer. The whisper noise starts just as one of them gets up and stabs me for 700 points.
WTF Approaching a fort, I found I could no longer hide in shrubs even though I wasn't observed. When I reached the captain, I found only an indicator hanging in the air, without a body to stab beneath it.
By Brad Gallaway on December 4, 2012 - 6:32am.
HIGH A handful of missions have the genuine "Hitman" feel.
LOW The ill-conceived "Shaving Lenny" level.
WTF What numerically-impaired person numbered these chapters?
By Brad Gallaway on November 28, 2012 - 6:16am.
GameFly sent me Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale the other day, and while I haven't had a whole lotta time to get into it, I did play a few multiplayer sessions with my youngest son. The time we spent on it basically amounts to me standing still while he beats on me with a variety of different characters, but he enjoys it and that's good enough for us.
By Brandon Bales on November 18, 2012 - 6:10pm.
Vampires are traditionally lithe, powerful, and disquieting entities. I recently had the opportunity to play a new action game featuring said creatures, and sadly, it only managed to convince me that it was the last of those things.
By Sparky Clarkson on November 18, 2012 - 3:07pm.
Consider the Leviathan
HIGH Ghosting Dunwall Tower in under fifteen minutes.
LOW The interminable 7th level.
WTF Sending a woman off to a life of imprisonment and rape is the positive, "low chaos" option?
By Brad Gallaway on October 29, 2012 - 8:22pm.
Speaking of games which weren't quite home runs, I have to admit that I'm shocked to say that Dishonored isn't floating my boat. I loved the demo at PAX and it has all of the elements that should appeal to me, but now that I've been sitting down with the full version... it's just not clicking. It's just not coming together. It started well, but it's gone... cold.
By Dylan Collins on October 17, 2012 - 11:57am.
Have you ever bought a system for one game? That's the question we discuss this episode. We also hear about Brad's trip to the Retro Games Expo, and talk about Torchlight 2, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Tokyo Jungle and more. Also, Richard contemplates putting on water skiis. With Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard "Shark Man" Naik, and Dylan Collins
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By Daniel Weissenberger on October 11, 2012 - 9:18am.
The Blubberpunk Chronicles
HIGH 'Porting in, stabbing a guard in the back, then porting out before his partner has any idea what happened.
LOW Why does level seven refuse to end?
WTF Rat summoning? What does that—AAAAAAAH!
By Brad Gallaway on October 10, 2012 - 10:01am.
Welcome back to a semi-regular feature here at GameCritics.com: TouchTalk. While this series was inspired by one of my old features, the Bargain Basement, I've got an all-new focus for an all-new phase in gaming. Instead of highlighting discounted gems in the used section of a retail shop, I'll be reviewing downloadable mobile games and apps that you might want to check out… and maybe some that you'll want to avoid.
By Brad Gallaway on September 15, 2012 - 8:00pm.
After playing Hitman: Absolution at PAX Prime, I felt a lot more confident about it and decided to put $5 down at Gamestop in order to play the Sniper Challenge demo level.
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