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Lords of the Fallen Review

Soulslike

Lords of the Fallen Review Screenshot

HIGH Enchanting the Gauntlet with fire makes for a neat projectile weapon.

LOW The third boss is ten times harder than the two bosses that precede him.

WTF I stabbed you in the back. How is your shield in front blocking that?

Costume Quest 2 Review

All Treats, No Tricks

Costume Quest Review Screenshot

HIGH Has the same charm and wit of the first Costume Quest

LOW Controls for the PC version were not well-optimized

WTF The clown's face in battle.

The Witch And The Hundred Knight Review

Sir Loots-a-Lot

The Witch and the Hundred Knight Review Screenshot

HIGH The attack animations look cool.

LOW Suffering through some truly awful dialogue.

WTF "Your ti**ies look like a couple of big ol' turkeys!"

Preview: Blackguards 2 (PC)

 Daedalic Entertainment's turn-based strategy Blackguards released earlier this year to middling reviews. We reviewed the game ourselves and didn't find much to like about it, criticizing many of the features and stating that a myriad of problems push the game into the realm of mediocrity. Blackguards 2 is aiming to improve those problems while keeping the core of the gameplay untouched.

Dragon Age: Inquisition Preview - An Errand Girl For The Kingdom


My hope was that the developers at BioWare were getting the series back on track, and here was the perfect opportunity to get caught up on their work.

Lovely Planet Review

Do it again

Lovely Planet

HIGH Bouncing along a chain of pads and nailing an enemy.

LOW Hearing a target ball launch and having no idea where it is.

WTF Occasionally the game plays a sound of people saying "Yay!" This never occurs after anything that should be celebrated.

Frozen Synapse Prime Review

Stay Frosty

Frozen Synapse Prime

HIGH Watching a perfectly-done replay is a thing of tactical beauty.

LOW Getting shot by a machine gunner from across the map and through two windows.

WTF My shapeform is waiting for the enemy and the AI still gets the drop on him?!?

Orbital Gear Review

Has No Pull

Orbital Gear

HIGH The gun that fires health-draining orbs.

LOW The complete lack of breadth.

WTF Not being able to find opponents means that I have an excuse to not play this.

ZZT Book Review

Epic Manygames

ZZT

In 1991 a man named Tim Sweeney released an adventure game called ZZT. A charming and weird shareware game, it was successful enough to launch a new company called Epic Megagames, which would ultimately be responsible for the high-end Unreal engine and such games as Gears of War. The forces that took the creators of ZZT and Jazz Jackrabbit into making joyless games about impossibly beefy men wielding chainsaw-guns would be worthy of examination in their own right. An examination of that history, however, might miss the elements of design and community that developer and author Anna Anthropy focuses on in her fascinating book about Epic's first game.

Alien: Isolation Review

Get Out of the Room

Alien Isolation

HIGH Everything involving the alien.

LOW A lengthy midgame segment that has nothing to do with the alien.

WTF Reuniting the original cast and then walling them off for preorders.

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