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Hang on. Let me just play one more level, and I'll be right with you...

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I have no knees and I must crouch.

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Another game with zombies in it displays a surprisingly satisfying conversation system.

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The best baseball game that you can get returns for another assignment.

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In which some multiplayer is tossed on and we call it a day.

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2012

In a world where FIFA 12 exists, you have to be really good to be worth it. This is not.

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A bit ugly and a bit austere, but a heck of a lot of fun anyway

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The threat of permanent demise adds a certain zest to the proceedings, which gives the game legs that it would not have otherwise.

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More like Shadows of the Pretty Damned Good, right? Fellas? Back me up here.

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What's more freeing -- exploring a world or creating a character?

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Press X to pause gameplay for five seconds.

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One world's too open, and one world is not open enough. Is there a middle ground, and if there is, should we even use it?

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Press X to Read the Article: Tutorials and Beginning Games

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Even the fanciest pants won't make a good game.

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