At New York Comic Con, I got to go hands-on with Dishonored 2 for the first time since it was announced. It's interesting how easily I was able to fall back into old habits from the first game despite Dishonored 2 having a number of differences. Most notably, Emily and Corvo have powersets all their own. I stuck with Emily for the duration of my playthrough this time, mostly because I spent dozens of hours with Corvo in the past, but also to see how her abilities freshened up the experience.
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It was on this day in 2009 that we entered the world of Eddie Riggs, professional roadie and legendary hero, in Brutal Legend.
The Phoenix Wright games are perhaps the most popular of all visual novel games out there and both Japan and North America received their first taste of the quirky courtroom drama on this day in 2001 and 2005 respectively with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.
It was on this day in 1992 that Mortal Kombat was released, not only bringing a new style of brutal fighting action to arcades, but also helping to create the perfect storm that would lead to the establishment of the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).
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The challenge is well executed here, but the weakness in Hitman’s episodic structure starts to show with how out of place this chapter feels in context with the previous missions.
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