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The Cursed Crusade Review

A Good Metaphor Spoiled

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HIGH Wow, this history is really accurate!

LOW One terrible boss fight is bad—but the exact same boss four times in a row?

WTF Um... where's the ending?

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 Innocent Sin Review

The Holy Grail of JRPGs Finally Comes to America

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HIGH The game's story and characters are engaging and sure to hold players' interest.

LOW Battles can be very slow.

WTF How did they ever get away with calling the villain Joker? I guess no one told DC Comics...

Catherine Review

He's Dreaming of Electric Sheep

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HIGH: How Vincent finds out the antagonist's identity.

LOW: The cathedral bell won't stop ringing. EVER.

WTF: What the heck is the Stage 3 boss supposed to represent? No, wait, don't tell me.

Radiant Historia Review

Chrono Trigger's Spiritual Successor?

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HIGH Figuring out how to change a timeline in order to save one of your allies from permanent death.

LOW Skipping through the same story scenes for the fifth time.

WTF The main character was originally supposed to be a sword...thank God they changed that.

3D Dot Game Heroes Second Opinion

Pull Out of Console, Blow onto Connectors

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HIGH My face lit up at the prospect of appointing the Saving of The World to a walking taco.

LOW Replaying four hours of progress after a freeze really hurt.  (Save your game!)

WTF Just because an old game once had an invisible warp point doesn't mean a game released this decade needs an invisible warp point!

Demon's Souls Third Opinion

The Sirens are Calling

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HIGH Clinging to the tiny sphere of light surrounding my character, squinting in a futile effort to penetrate the blackness that threatened to swallow me whole.

LOW Being one-shotted by a demon's sword that clipped through a pillar and being forced to replay the entire stage.

WTF That dragon just sat there and let me shoot it with 250 arrows.

Knights in the Nightmare Second Opinion

Something Old, Something New

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HIGH The first time I dominated an encounter after fully comprehending the battle system.

LOW Another last boss? Why can't this game just be over!

WTF Japanese developers really love their quasi-Christian bad guys.

Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City Review

Don't Knock the Farmer

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High Wiping the floor with enemies who wiped the floor with you earlier.

Low Adding a new class mid-game can mean a lot of painful leveling-up.

WTF Would it really kill the game to have the experience accrue just a bit faster?

Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Game Description: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City is a turn-based role-playing game (RPG) for DS and DSi that places the player in command of a band of adventurers on an ongoing quest to return their city to its once great status. The third release in the Etrian Odyssey franchise, the game features five character party combat, 5-player local wireless multiplayer support, a large number of character classes, the ability to explore and battle from sea vessels, customizable maps and three possible game endings.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Review

Shameful Voyage

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HIGH A new Shin Megami Tensei title!

LOW Too bad it's terrible.

WTF A poop demon came out of the ship's toilet. I guess that's not all that WTF for Shin Megami Tensei.

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