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Metrico Review

An infographic built on the wrong information

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HIGH A hyper art-house vibe and existential tone.

LOW World six killed every bit of good feeling I had for this game.

WTF Was it a requirement to use every possible input on the Vita?

Iron Brigade Review

Trenchalicious

Iron Brigade Review Screenshot

HIGH Surprisingly deep, satisfying mech customization for an XBLA title.

LOW Realistically, I'm never going to get a full squad of four together.

WTF Double Fine made this? Really?

The Swapper Review

Lights off

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HIGH A non-violent, thought-provoking title is always welcome.

LOW The puzzles feel noticeably disconnected from the world.

WTF is up with all of these frigging red and blue lights?

Ultra Street Fighter IV Review

The Hits Just Keep On coming!

Ultra Street Fighter 4 Review Screenshot

HIGH Trading the controller back and forth with my son, teaching him the basics.

LOW Realizing how far apart the series and I have drifted.

WTF Most of these voice actors are absolutely horrible. Are the devs deaf?

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Review

¡Todavia fabuloso!

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Review Screenshot

HIGH The dozens of references to games and gaming culture.

LOW Not many incentives to seek out collectables.

WTF The dead wanderer from Journey on the mountaintop.

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 115: Smart People plus Brad on Souls

Just when you thought we couldn't possibly bring you any more Souls discussion.......we bring you more Souls discussion, but this time with people much smarter and with more name recognition than our usual cast. Enjoy! Featuring Nels Anderson (Mark of the Ninja), Matthew Weise (MIT Game Lab), and Toups (GaymeBar podcast). Oh, and Brad Gallaway I guess.

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True to life: IL-2 Sturmovik Preview

by Steven Brown

IL-2 Sturmovik Preview

Flight games often trend toward one of two different styles. On one side are the fast-action, arcade-like mainstays such as Afterburner or Ace Combat where the impossibility of carrying over sixty missiles at once is shoved aside in favor of letting people blast enemies from the skies with impunity. On the other end are entries like Microsoft Flight Simulator. Seemingly overwhelming in their attention to detail, these types of games take pride in making sure every single aspect of piloting is covered.

Battle Princess of Arcadias Review

Polish on a Dated Formula

Battle Princess of Arcadias Review Screenshot

High The visuals are gorgeous.

Low The gameplay is boring.

WTF The king is a goose, I guess?

Gods Will Be Watching Second Opinion

If Solipsism Was a Game...

Gods Will Be Watching Review Screenshot

HIGH The reveal of exactly what's going on is very well handled.

LOW The boss fight that's only winnable if the boss chooses not to do a certain move.

WTF Nothing you do matters? What!?

Destiny of Spirits Review

The Most Boring Game I Can't Stop Playing

Destiny of Spirits Review Screenshot

HIGH Getting a super-rare spirit from my free daily team-up.

LOW It can't be played without an active internet connection.

WTF Why does the game never overtly explain Limit Breaking?

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