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Danganronpa 1.2 Reload Review

Is Danganronpa Japanese for “This Teddy Bear Is a Douche”?

HIGH Nearly every one of the murder mysteries are spectacularly well-crafted.

LOW Some leaps of logic in puzzle solving could give bad point-and-click adventures a run for their money.

WTF Goodbye Despair‘s ending makes sense, but also reaches the shark-jumping heights of Final Fantasy XV‘s finale.


Flinthook Review

Almost Hooked

HIGH The intro is amazing, and so is the grappling hook.

LOW Entering surprise deathtrap rooms and ending a run early.

WTF Seriously, no option to remap the controls?


Slayaway Camp Review

Impalement Is Rarely This Good

HIGH The back-of-box movie synopses.

LOW The feeling of spending 100 coins to unlock a puzzle solution that was completely obvious in retrospect.

WTF There’s a Gelatinous Cube.


Full Throttle: Remastered Review

I Thank The Lo-o-ord Each Day For The Apocalypse

HIGH Attacking bikers with a chainsaw…

LOW …Only to realize that it isn’t nearly as cool as I remember it.

WTF Where’s the Sam & Max Hit The Road remaster? Let’s get to the turkey already, shall we?


Slime-San Preview

Dodging!

When one is looking for inspiration, it’s always a good idea to aim as high as possible. Whether or not one manages to equal (or even surpass) the piece of art that served as impetus, simply having something amazing to aspire to can lead to great things, especially when developers take bold new directions rather than simply copying everything that worked in the original.


The Sexy Brutale Review

Clue meets Groundhog Day

HIGH Complex, beautifully interwoven storylines featuring murder, mayhem, and lovely scenery.

LOW Map memorization is tedious at first.

WTF It can be exceptionally repetitive given the nature of the puzzle-solving.