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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.


Thumper Review

Rave On a Rail

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HIGH: The sense of speed in VR is amazing to behold.

LOW: Playing it for more than an hour gives me a headache.

WTF: The bug looks like it came from Roger Dean’s terrarium.


Battlezone Review

Space Paranoids!

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HIGH Watching a salvo of missiles arc across the sky and drop three enemy planes simultaneously.

LOW Dying on the final boss due to a lack of ammo drops.

WTF Are you absolutely sure this isn’t taking place inside a computer? Tanks drop data when they explode.


Viking Squad review

Valhalla’s Still A Ways Off

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HIGH There’s some neat Golden Axe references throughout.

LOW The combat system is too shallow to remain entertaining.

WTF What were these underpants doing stowed away in a training dummy?


Aragami Review

Mork of the Ninja

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HIGH Old-school stealth with gorgeous modern art

LOW Old-school pacing issues/mission design with modern finicky controls/incoherence

WTF For a shadow ghost ninja, this guy runs awfully slowly…