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Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk Review

Low-Quality Synthesis

Atelier Ayesha Review Screenshot

HIGH Finally getting into a duel with that dragon.

LOW High level alchemy makes no sense.

WTF That's the most adorable funeral I've ever attended!

Atelier Escha & Logy Review

Perfect Blend!

Atelier Escha and Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky Review Screenshot

HIGH Realizing that I'd become a good enough alchemist to craft the most powerful equipment in the game.

LOW Okay, I know that secret boss is a giant wolf with cosmic abilities, but he's still a little overpowered.

WTF Did the game just take time out for a competitive eating subplot?

Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland Review

Now, Go Bravely

Atelier Meruru Plus Review Screenshot

HIGH Forging ridiculously awesome equipment and putting it to use.

LOW The game is eternally marching towards an ill-advised cutoff point.

WTF Phonetically speaking, Esty Dee is quite possibly the most unfortunate name ever.

Toukiden: The Age Of Demons Review

Great seasoning, but short on steak

Toukiden Review Screenshot

HIGH Fixes some issues that Monster Hunter fails to address.

LOW Not nearly enough variety in all aspects.

WTF How can Hatsuho possibly walk in those shoes?

Atelier Totori Plus: The Adventurer of Arland Review

Moe as Can Be

Atelier Totori Plus: The Adventurer of Arland Screenshot

HIGH It's beautiful and charming.

LOW The rigidly enforced time limit for getting things done is way too harsh.

WTF Barrel!

Dead or Alive 5 Review

Staying Alive

Dead or Alive 5 Screenshot

HIGH Landing a well timed Power Blow that destroys the opponent—not to mention everyone and everything around them.

LOW Inconsistent netcode often leads to irritating online matches.

WTF Virtua Fighter characters made it into the series before Rachel and Momiji did? Seriously?

Ninja Gaiden 3 Review

Taking a Stab at a New Audience

Ninja Gaiden 3 Screenshot

HIGH Swooping down onto an enemy battleship before destroying the entire fleet.

LOW The versus multiplayer is intolerably bad.

WTF "Hello Canna, I'm Ryu. It means 'Dragon.' Now, shake this scabby corrupted hand of mine. I said shake it!"

Dead or Alive: Dimensions Review

Wanted: Dead, not Alive

Dead or Alive: Dimensions Screenshot

HIGH The responsive combat controls.

LOW The haphazard and awful excuse for a story mode.

WTF The sheer number of women getting backhanded.

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