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Proteus Review

Take a Trip

Proteus Review Screenshot

HIGH The transcendental surprise of phasing to a completely new island.

LOW The lack of interaction with the world.

WTF The trippy sound effects, pixelated graphics, and environmental transitions makes this feel like an 'I'm high' simulator.

Alex Hunter: Lord of the Mind Review

A Mad Scientist Jamboree

Alex Hunter: Lord of the Mind Review Screenshot

HIGH Finally figuring out what all that coal was for.

LOW A rotating block puzzle? Have we not evolved past the need for these?

WTF Where did that submarine come from?

Hidden Files: Echoes of JFK Review

Oliver Stone is Rolling Over in his Grave

Hidden Files Echoes of JFK

HIGH Fingerprinting and file cracking feels like real policework.

LOW Literally nothing else does.

WTF Wait, (SPOILER) is in on the coverup? That seems like a pretty extreme accusation, guys.

Toukiden: Age of Demons Second Opinion

Out for a limb

Toukiden: Age of Demons

HIGH Perfectly timing a super attack to cleave filthy Oni limbs.

LOW As good as the combat is, it eventually grows stale through repetition.

WTF I need a tail from this Oni. Now that it’s dead, I can’t chop it off.

Watch Dogs Third Opinion

Design By Committee

Watch Dogs

HIGH Infiltrating an enemy hideout, hacking files and escaping without ever entering the hideout itself.

LOW Snipers perched in moving helicopters with perfect aim.

WTF No dedicated crouch button?

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 120: Hyrule Warriors, Alien Isolation, Dragon Age Inquisition, and the Souls Odyssey

First timer Mike Suskie joins us to discuss Alien: Isolation and Hyrule Warriors, then Brad and Richard give their first impressions of Dragon Age: Inqusition. Also we talk about pigeons a lot. Featuring Richard Naik, Brad Gallaway, Anne Lee, and Mike Suskie.

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Assassin's Creed: Unity Review

Iconic Performance Issues


Assissin's Creed Unity

HIGH 22fps.

LOW 3fps.

WTF The recurring quirk of hitting the map button and going to the IE app.

The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter Review

Weird Tales Inspire a Wonderful Game

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

HIGH: Maintains a nearly constant atmosphere of fear and uncertainty.

LOW: Lengthy backtracking after completing a previously missed puzzle.

WTF: The summoning of the sea-thing Gnaiih.

Freedom Wars Review

A thorny rose


Freedom Wars

HIGH Taking down an Abductor, seizing the citizen within and sprinting to a safe zone as gunshots and explosions rain down all around.

LOW The downtime between missions is handled terribly with tons of lifeless text and loading screens.

WTF Hearing 'Hey! Hand back my robot waifu!' during a heated multiplayer session was kinda surprising...

Preview: Silence-The Whispered World 2 (PC, XBO)


It's all in his mind?

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