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LEGO The Hobbit Review

The Desolation of LEGO Games

LEGO The Hobbit Review Screenshot

HIGH Seeing the films' dramatic scenes reenacted with LEGOs, as usual.

LOW Going from my Dark Souls binge to this shallow, lightweight fare.

WTF A LEGO game on PS4 and they still can't get it running higher than 30fps?

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

Amazing? No, pretty much as expected.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review Screenshot

HIGH Swinging smoothly in a maze of skyscrapers.

LOW Repeated failures when rescuing people from burning buildings.

WTF Do we really need to cover Uncle Ben's death again?!?

Daylight Review

Procedural Constipation

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HIGH Effective sound design that leaves players shaking... before sprinting for their lives.

LOW The procedurally-generated levels all look eerily similar.

WTF I had to force myself to play this game because I'm a coward.

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 112: The Xbox Diskinected

The Xbox 180 is now truly complete. With Microsoft's announcement that they are dropping the Kinect requirement for the Xbox One, early adopters have been perturbed in droves. We happen to have three such fellows on the show to talk about their reactions, and if this was really a necessary move. Featuring Richard Naik, Mike Bracken, Ashley King, and special guest Aaron from the Gameenthus podcast. Special thanks to RushJet1 for the intermission music!

NOTE: this episode was recorded on May 17th, so it's a bit out of date. Apologies!

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The Walking Dead, Season Two: In Harm's Way Review

Off The Mark

The Walking Dead, Season Two: In Harm's Way Review Screenshot

HIGH "I'm not going anywhere"

LOW The episode is trying a little too hard to show fearsome brutality.

WTF The weird facial expressions Clem makes when "..." is her response.

Trials Fusion Review

Man. Machine. The future... Of The Series?

Trials Fusion Review Screenshot

HIGH The Pit Viper is the best Trials bike ever.

LOW Adding tricks was a bad idea that's badly done.

WTF The "Baggie"?

Bound By Flame Review

Hot Mess

Bound by Flame Review Screenshot

HIGH The first two chats with the demon, and a nifty skillset for Vulcan.

LOW Having my partner glitch out and disappear when I needed backup.

WTF I gotta collect crystals? What is this, a joke?

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Review

Seeds of Destruction

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare

HIGH Planting my sunflower and wiping out three enemies in a single beam of light.

LOW Trying to stop any boss in the single-player mode.

WTF Oh, so Disco Zombie is back? I was kind of hoping that it's been long enough that... no, I get it.

Diablo III Second Opinion

Stay awhile and loot things

Diablo III Review Screenshot

HIGH Beating Diablo without using any Health Globes

LOW Getting my Hardcore Wizard to level 10...and dying.

WTF This is a game about keeping demons from overrunning Earth. I'd be disappointed if it weren't firmly in WTF territory.

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