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Yakuza 5 Review

Don't mess with that Yakuza. He'll Kiryu.

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HIGH Some of the action sequences are outstanding. If only more games paid this much attention to their martial arts direction.

LOW There's too much filler in the main story. Oh, and anything to do with "following one's dreams."

WTF The 'Stalker' revelation. Or maybe the one with the snowball.

The Rivers of Alice: Extended Version Review

Style Over Substance

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HIGH The wonderful music, particularly the ending song.

LOW An early bug that kept freezing my game.

WTF What is Sloth? I mean, seriously, what is he?

A Fistful of Gun Review

Gun in the sun

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HIGH Chaotic shooting action ahoy!

LOW Too chaotic, actually.

WTF Pretty much the whole story mode.

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 144: Xenoblade Chronicles X and Hand of Fate

Our first threesome in a long while has us diving into the wild world of Xenoblade Chronicles X, also known as JRPG Skyrim. Plus we take on the Hand of Fate in the latest installment of Oprah's Game Exchange. Featuring Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, and Brad Gallaway.

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The Bridge Review

Sketching out a solution

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HIGH Using the gravity of a timed black whole to speed me towards a key.

LOW Crawling to the internet for help with that last puzzle.

WTF Wait, how many times do I have to get to the door?

Cross of the Dutchman Review

Bust a Crate for Frisia!

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HIGH Unleashing the sword spin move in the middle of a mob and sending them flying.

LOW A ludicrously terrible stealth mission.

WTF Oh, this was all just the prologue, huh?

Corpse of Discovery Review

Spacehog Day

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HIGH Coasting among floating islands with a jetpack.

LOW Heading towards an objective, only to repeatedly have a monster turn towards me after I couldn't turn back.

WTF Fish and Chicks!

Until Dawn Second Opinion

Actually, DO Go in There

Until Dawn Second Opinion Review Screenshot

HIGH Getting everyone out alive. Narrow second-place: getting everyone killed.

LOW Having a character die to the not-great combat QTEs.

WTF We can't make these recaps skippable?

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