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PlayStation 3 owners get to relive Zelda memories in Atlus' 3D Dot Game Heroes

Earlier today, I was able to attend an online conference put on by the good people at Atlus. The subject of the meeting? 3D Dot Game Heroes for PS3.

For those of you who might not be familiar, 3D Dot Game Heroes is essentially a loving homage to the original Legend of Zelda. Not Twilight Princess, not that new one with the train, or even anything on a 16-bit system…no, we’re talking old, old-school 8-bit Zelda. The original, groundbreaking stuff.

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 30: Mass Effect 2 and Sequels We Love/Hate

Brad's review was just the beginning; we debate the exhilarating highs and inexplicable lows of Mass Effect 2. Plus: Tim quits games, classic sequels we love, and statistics, statistics, statistics. With Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike "The Outlier" Bracken, Richard Naik, and Tim Spaeth.

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Topatoi: The Great Tree Story Review

Everything Old is... Still Old

Topatoi:  Episode One Screenshot

HIGH Blasting through the last stages with the upgraded push ability.

LOW Labyrinth taught us that rolling balls into holes with real life physics is never, ever fun so why is it still in so many games?

WTF The hero is struck mute after the opening cinematic.

Far Cry 2 Second Opinion

Violence is a Disease

Far Cry 2   Screenshot

HIGH That revelatory moment when the game's brutal message finally sinks in.

LOW The ending sadly seems to dodge that brutal message more than it should have.

WTF In a late scene set in the prison, your ability to shoot is inexplicably taken away from you.

Braid Review

This is What Happens When the Mario Brothers Study Classic Literature.

Braid Screenshot

HIGH Trying to decipher the story's meaning.

LOW Suffering self-inflicted baldness while trying to figure out how to complete World Six.

WTF The mind twister that is the game's ending.

Demon's Souls Second Opinion

The Aesthetics of Ruthlessness

Demon's  Souls Screenshot

HIGH Nightmarish art design, gameplay that feels both revolutionary and reactionary.

LOW Laying awake at night and plotting revenge.

WTF Dead enemies getting stuck to the player's shoe?

Killzone 2 Review

To be or Not to be like Everyone Else

Killzone 2 Screenshot

HIGH The multiplayer.

LOW The battery in my controller going dead while playing the multiplayer.

WTF Everything about the game other than the multiplayer.

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