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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 113: Shovel Knight, Watch Dogs, TWAU Episode 5

Back from our lengthy hiatus with a lengthy rundown of what we've been playing lately. The gang dishes on The Wolf Among Us Episode 5, Watch Dogs, Shovel Knight, Dark Souls, 1001 Spikes, and so much more. Our Watch Dogs analysis will shock and amaze you! (no it actually won't)

Featuring Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, and Mike "your enjoyment must be approved by me" Bracken.

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Shovel Knight Review

The best of the past, without the worst

Shovel Knight Review Screenshot

HIGH Clearing that part of Propeller Knight's stage.

LOW Accidentally pogo jumping and destroying the floor underneath me.

WTF The AI companion's behavior during the final boss is hilariously videogamey.

Lifeless Planet Review

Red Planet

Lifeless Planet Review Screenshot

HIGH Awakening the portals in Ancients.

LOW Traversing the lava region.

WTF Am I really blocking mighty geysers and lava arcs with rocks I'm strong enough to move? Is this seriously happening?

The Wolf Among Us: Cry Wolf Review

He's Not As bad As They Said He Was

The Wolf Among Us: Cry Wolf Review Screenshot

HIGH A satisfying wrapup to a strong series.

LOW Long pauses between episodes don't work well for a murder mystery.

WTF Seriously, that left eye.

Secrets of Raetikon Review

Lands with a thud

Secrets of Raetikon Review Screenshot

HIGH Riding an air current over the height barrier, then diving deep into a lake.

LOW Trying to get a gold piece past three grabby birds in an area that didn't have any way to hurt them.

WTF Why is there no map?

The Wolf Among Us: In Sheep's Clothing Review

The End Is In Sight

The Wolf Among Us: In Sheep's Clothing Review Screenshot

HIGH Telling Bluebeard to f*** off, and letting loose at the pawnshop.

LOW Some of the dialogue choices didn't turn out how I expected.

WTF Sorry Tiny Tim, I didn't understand what the icons meant.

The Last Tinker: City of Colors Review

A Bright, Shiny Blandness

The Last Tinker Review Screenshot

HIGH Zipping along the cargo rails near the Windmill.

LOW The drawn-out turret battle against the giant squid.

WTF How did this suddenly turn into CSI: Colortown?

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

Amazing? No, pretty much as expected.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review Screenshot

HIGH Swinging smoothly in a maze of skyscrapers.

LOW Repeated failures when rescuing people from burning buildings.

WTF Do we really need to cover Uncle Ben's death again?!?

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 112: The Xbox Diskinected

The Xbox 180 is now truly complete. With Microsoft's announcement that they are dropping the Kinect requirement for the Xbox One, early adopters have been perturbed in droves. We happen to have three such fellows on the show to talk about their reactions, and if this was really a necessary move. Featuring Richard Naik, Mike Bracken, Ashley King, and special guest Aaron from the Gameenthus podcast. Special thanks to RushJet1 for the intermission music!

NOTE: this episode was recorded on May 17th, so it's a bit out of date. Apologies!

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Xbox Kinect 0:12-0:52

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Transistor Review

Electric Angel

Transistor Review Screenshot

HIGH Imagining Red unleashing a furious battle cry as she fires six Sparks to finish off the Spine.

LOW Being spawned right on top of an invisible enemy.

WTF The final boss's voice is a dead ringer for Bob Newhart

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