A Worthy Expedition
HIGH An excellent game for new dungeon-crawl RPG players.
LOW The pain-inflicting 3D effects.
WTF The amazing and ridiculous Cannon Palm!
HIGH Another super-solid Etrian game is always awesome.
LOW I'm really tired of amnesia as a plot device.
WTF happened with the character art?
HIGH It's great to see a Wanderer again, even if it's not the Wanderer.
LOW The whole thing needs a bit of a rethink.
WTF The team's going south. Why is my healer going north?
HIGH A perfect blend of two outstanding franchises.
LOW A game this good deserves better hardware than the current 3DS.
WTF Meat jelly?!?
HIGH The new Floor Jump feature is awesome!
LOW The Grimoire system seems like it still needs work.
WTF What's with all the dead ends and empty rooms?
I tweeted about this last week, but this is the first time I'm posting this news here at the blog, and it seems a little more real as I'm doing so… After many ups and downs and a ridiculously extended delay (which was totally my own fault) I'm happy to announce that my upcoming Urban Fantasy book, Speaking In Forked Tongues, will be available for purchase on March 25, 2014.
HIGH Using Deep Forest Lore the first time
LOW Getting stuck (twice) after falling for false in-game information.
WTF Four great games and this series is still largely unknown?
The last week or so has been off-the-charts crazy here at GameCritics.com West—tons of stuff going on and all of it equally important, capped off with the left front tire of my car literally falling off as I was in the middle of a busy intersection in Seattle. I don't like to go so long between updates, but there you go.
I can't say that I was a very big fan of Ninja Theory's first work, Heavenly Sword, but from what little was shown in the demo, Enslaved seems to have its head in the right place. I like the overall concept in general, and it's pretty clear that the developers are going for a big-budget slam-bang action sort of thing.