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An editor for more than 20 years, Susan has written for a diverse array of gaming publications including 1up, Wired, and Crispy Gamer. Formerly Editor in Chief of The Escapist, she's passionate about bringing positivity to the gaming space, as well as mentoring the next generation of game journalists.

Susan Arendt's Latest Posts

Little Big Planet 3 lets you swoop, toggle, and odd your way through levels

Sackboy is back, and he's brought some chums with him for LittleBigPlanet3, due out this November on PS4. Three new types of hand-stitched creatures, each with their own special abilities, will make the journey to the planet of Bunkum to save it from the evil Newton. The first of the new sackp...

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Murdered: Soul Suspect review: Good cop, dead cop

Murdered: Soul Suspect makes a bold choice right from the start by favoring information over action. It's unusual to play as a street-smart detective and not have to worry about aiming, reloading, or even how to throw a punch, instead focusing your efforts on stepping back and thinking about your e...

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The Wolf Among Us 'In Sheep's Clothing' review: Wild and woolly

This is a review of the fourth episode of The Wolf Among Us, and as such it contains spoilers for previous episodes. Doors are pretty symbolic things, when you think about it. Part of a structure, but not really of the structure, they separate different states of being as well as different rooms. ...

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The Wolf Among Us 'In Sheep's Clothing' (secret) review

Congratulations, you found Joystiq's secret review of The Wolf Among Us Episode 4: In Sheep's Clothing (not that we hid it very well or anything). If you wandered in here by accident, you'll find our more traditional review right here. The following excerpt is taken from the personal journal of Sn...

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Child of Light review: Roses are red, violets are blue, this game is okay

It took me several hours to realize what was troubling me about Child of Light. It's a stunning game, with lovely music, endearing characters and complex combat mechanics - in short, a laundry list of RPG aspects that I adore. And yet something was off. I flew, I slew, searched the landscape throug...

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Conception 2: Children of the Seven Stars review: If you love a baby, set it free

A game doesn't need to be perfect in order for you to keep playing it, so long as there's some kind of tradeoff that provides something good in exchange for the bad. Maybe the voice acting is iffy, but you can deal because the combat is fast-paced and exhilarating. Perhaps the level design is pedes...

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The Wolf Among Us 'A Crooked Mile' review: Workhorse

The middle part of a story is always the toughest. Lacking the oomph of the intro or the satisfaction of the conclusion, it must nevertheless keep events moving forward, stalwartly fulfilling its duty as the lynchpin keeping the entire narrative together. "A Crooked Mile," Episode 3 of Telltale's e...

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Titanfall State of Service: Week One

This is State of Service, an ongoing review of the online service of a recently launched game. See our scored review of Titanfall here. Tuesday, March 18 | T-minus 23 days until final verdict Current State of Service: Good Summary: Launch day problems resolved. PC experiencing limited issues. Au...

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Yoshi's New Island review: Not quite dino-might

Mario games, the good ones, anyway, are a gestalt, rising above their sundry components to become something truly special. Yoshi's New Island is no such beast. It is exactly the sum of its expertly-hewn parts, offering a platforming experience that is impressive in its intricacy, nonetheless feelin...

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Austin Wintory takes inspiration from Banner Saga's exhausted warriors

Austin Wintory doesn't like manipulating people. He could, pretty easily, if he wanted to, because he's a gifted musician with a knack for creating evocative music, but he doesn't have any interest in forcing you to feel a certain way. His approach to scoring a game like The Banner Saga is less abo...

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