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Spacejacked Review

By the power of METAL!

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HIGH Readable UI and snappy control options.

LOW The sound effects are constant and grating.

WTF The team's mineral probe has an arcade title screen?

Fortified Review

Duck and Cover Time!

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HIGH Watching my flaming machine gun turrets tear a boss to pieces.

LOW Trying to handle multiple annihilators simultaneously in single player.

WTF Seeing "You will respawn at the end of the round" in a one-round map. Thanks.

Project X Zone 2 Review

The first triple-A title to use the word "underboob"

Project X Zone 2 Review Screenshot

HIGH Clever localization gives charm to an otherwise inaccessible script.

LOW
Silly and easily-solvable UI problems in the combat maps.

WTF Just how many 90s anime references is the average 2016 player gonna get?

XCOM 2 Review

XCOM-municated

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HIGH Dashing across the map to chop up alien scumbags with the Ranger's Reaper ability.

LOW The current PC build is a technical horror show.

WTF My entire squad missing every shot during a perfectly-planned ambush.

This War Of Mine: The Little Ones Review

War is hell? No, it's mostly crafting.

This War Of Mine: The Little Ones Review Screenshot

HIGH Stumbling across the elderly couple.

LOW Constantly running out of basic materials.

WTF Where's the humanity in this game?

The Banner Saga Second Opinion

Where is this going?

Banner Saga PS4 Review Screenshot

HIGH The art style is beautifully distinct.

LOW An emotion-free popup box telling me that someone died.

WTF Who are you, again? Wait, who am I?

Tharsis Review

The Coldest Calculations

Tharsis Review Screenshot

HIGH Landing my last crewman on Mars with one HP, in a ship with one HP.

LOW Being rewarded for rolling double sixes by being killed instantly.

WTF You guys are resorting to cannibalism awfully quickly. You know there's a greenhouse on board, right?

SteamWorld Heist Review

Throwing a boarding party

SteamWorld Heist Review Screenshot

HIGH Rocking the endgame weapons and cleaning house.

LOW The bomb-making robots are a complete pain in the ass.

WTF Is nobody gonna ask about the fleshy bodies in those tubes?

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires Review

Its reach exceeds its grasp

Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires Review Screenshot

HIGH The thrill of watching the kill-count rack up over a thousand.

LOW Roaming endlessly through nondescript maps and menus.

WTF Picking off enemies running alongside you... to nowhere.

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