By Kristin Renee Taylor on August 29, 2013 - 2:18am.
Revenge Just Got Dirty
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?
By Sparky Clarkson on August 25, 2013 - 9:57am.
Fafnir, I Choose You!
HIGH Blowing away a boss well above my level in a single turn with some well-chosen elemental attacks, timely smirks, and a lucky crit.
LOW My previous try at that boss, where my ally's poor choice of elemental attack caused the boss to smirk and wipe my party with just two attacks.
WTF Is that a penis demon? I think it's a penis demon.
By Darren Forman on August 25, 2013 - 9:52am.
HIGH The Gnome village!
LOW The pause music. Man, that pause music.
WTF The Gnome village is optional?
By Brad Gallaway on August 25, 2013 - 9:49am.
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.
By Sparky Clarkson on August 25, 2013 - 9:45am.
HIGH Almost everything the crows do in the first chapter.
LOW Every moment spent with the wounded crow in my inventory making that awful noise.
WTF So this tiny sparkly thing is in some shallow water underneath a shower, but rather than grab it myself I have to flush it down a drain and catch it at the other end of the pipe with a half-rotted net?
By Darren Forman on August 23, 2013 - 11:11pm.
HIGH Giving a humanoid crustacean a piledriver. The wrestling kind.
LOW Getting locked out of certain environments after traversing them.
WTF There's a few WTF moments in here. There's... a few.
By Brad Gallaway on August 23, 2013 - 10:39pm.
In case you missed it, here's my full review of Saints Row IV and the Second Opinion from Sparky Clarkson. Personally, I had a blast with it and it more than made up for the nonsensical patchwork that SR3 was. However, I've been hearing some grumbling from others (a good number who came aboard the series with SR3) who didn't find it the same enjoyable experience that I did. Tastes certainly vary, but I think in this case it seems that a person's expectations are somewhat defined by what their first experience with SR was.
By Tera Kirk on August 23, 2013 - 10:16pm.
For Better or for Worse
HIGH The hand-drawn character designs seem straight out of an anime.
LOW The Fiance Who Wouldn't Die
WTF The Fiance Who Wouldn't Die is actually the protagonist.
By Richard Naik on August 23, 2013 - 10:14pm.
By Baseball Geeks, for Baseball Geeks
HIGH Making a choice on whether to hang onto a young, promising minor leaguer or trade in the hopes of making the playoffs.
LOW Being overwhelmed by the sheer number of options and information available.
WTF Tony Cruz is slugging .510? Really?
By Richard Naik on August 22, 2013 - 11:01am.
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