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Hitman: Absolution Review

Duckwalk Supreme

Hitman: Absolution Screenshot

HIGH A handful of missions have the genuine "Hitman" feel.

LOW The ill-conceived "Shaving Lenny" level.

WTF What numerically-impaired person numbered these chapters?

Sleeping Dogs Second Opinion

Solid but Brings Nothing New to the Table

Sleeping Dogs Screenshot

HIGH Wei Shen's impeccably rendered muscular torso.

LOW Karaoke.

WTF Lucy Liu and Emma Stone's characters have only minutes of screen time.

Sleeping Dogs Review

Woken Up

Sleeping Dogs Screenshot

HIGH Dominating the street races with my Velocita.

LOW Flipping a mission-critical van when I was two feet away from the destination.

WTF Why did Activision cancel this game again?

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Review

A Tale of Two Time Travelers

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Screenshot

HIGH The beautiful metropolis Academia.

LOW "To Be Continued..."

WTF Why is Noel wearing parachute pants?

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Second Opinion

How Do All Those Augmentations Run Off of One AA Battery?

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Screenshot

HIGH Earning the Pacifist and Foxiest of Hounds Achievements in one run.

LOW Constantly dealing with low energy for augmentations.

WTF So I'm a corporate superspy who never... gets... supplied?

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Review

Systemic Control

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Screenshot

HIGH The game is a stealth throwback in the best way possible.

LOW The decidedly dated-looking character models.

WTF I want to punch narrative NPCs!

Dungeon Siege III Review

Meh

Dungeon Siege III Screenshot

HIGH Reinheart Manx. Just... Reinheart Manx.

LOW: Almost everything and everyone else.

WTF Lucas Montbarron, your father has been murdered. Shouldn’t you have feelings about that?

Lord of Arcana Second Opinion

Square Enix is Out Hunting Monsters

Lord of Arcana Screenshot

HIGH The Lock-on System, a simple yet essential addition to the genre.

LOW Environments really aren't all that inspiring.

WTF No Infrastructure mode, seriously?

The 3rd Birthday Review

The Greatest Enemy Lies Within Your PSP

The 3rd Birthday Screenshot

HIGH Blowing up Twisted with an orbital laser satellite.

LOW Spending five minutes waiting for a soldier to appear with the only weapon that can hurt a monster —only to watch him immediately die before you can swap to him.

WTF The entire story.

Lord of Arcana Review

A (Very) Poor Man's Monster Hunter

Lord of Arcana Screenshot

HIGH The game didn't crash once on me in 40+ hours of playtime. Hurray!

LOW Tedious boss fights that feel like they're more based on luck and memorization than any kind of skill.

WTF The game doesn't have cooperative online—it is still 2011, right?

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