Author: Daniel Weissenberger

Dead Rising 2 (PS4) Review

Where Are My Bookends?

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HIGH Chainsaw + Kayak Paddle = the most fun you’ll ever have navigating a horde of zombies.

LOW That last boss fight somehow manages to be a worse version of Dead Rising‘s worst boss fight.

WTF Chuck, you’ve been framed for mass murder, so stop telling people who you are. And lose the jacket.


Dead Rising (PS4) Review

Fresh Paint On Rust

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HIGH Wading into a horde of zombies with a chainsaw and watching the limbs fly in all directions.

LOW Watching an injured survivor spend five minutes trying to climb up a ledge.

WTF No, Dead Rising, I don’t find zombies wearing lingerie ‘EROTIC’.


Dishonored 2 Review

Revenge: The Cause Of (And Solution To) All Life’s Problems

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GOOD The. Clockwork. Mansion.

BAD How long do I have to wait for the DLC?

WTF Wait, I can skip a level by figuring out a logic problem? Okay, let’s get a pen and paper!


Lost Castle Review

Only Pairs Need Apply

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HIGH Teaching that boss a thing or two about projectile weapons.

LOW Trying to fight literally any boss without a ranged weapon.

WTF Why is my alternate attack throwing a piece of bai- SHARK!


HOGuru Plays Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom

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I just  can’t get enough of Alchemy-themed games, it would seem. In addition to my well-established love of the Atelier series of games – JRPGs in which an alchemist has to create her way out of troublesome situations – I’ve enjoyed every one of the botany/alchemy games that Artifex Mundi has put out.


Dragon Quest Builders Review

It Takes a Village

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HIGH Any of the overwhelming boss fights against huge foes.

LOW A glitch that left me unable to drop the person I was carrying.

WTF No, I’m the idiot for not realizing I was supposed to make a battleaxe at the loom.


Weeping Doll Review

Cor Blimey, It’s a Japanese Ghost!

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HIGH When the doll puzzle added item interaction to the game.

LOW Spending ten minutes looking for a key because it wasn’t clear that I’d completed a puzzle.

WTF Okay, I’m ready for the big finale! Or… the credits, I guess?


HOGuru Plays – Haunted Hotel: Eternity

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I’m now six games – halfway through, as of the release of Silent Waters – into the Haunted Hotel franchise, and I still don’t have a sense of exactly what the franchise is yet. Obviously the first trilogy tells a relatively coherent story, while Charles Dexter Ward is just the brand name being slapped on a Lovecraft adaptation for marketing purposes.


HOGuru Plays – Eventide 2: The Sorcerer’s Mirror

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After the Botanist hero’s success in saving the Slavic theme park and saving a rare plant in Eventide, it’s time for a mountain-climbing vacation with her niece. Her mistake – going mountain climbing in the same region where the first game took place, an area she knows full well is packed with goblins, imps, and villainous magic.