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D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die - Season 1 Review

Is That All There Is?

D4

HIGH The main character can cosplay as York Morgan.

LOW There's a sliding tile puzzle, which is game design speak for: "We Give Up"

WTF Why are there ending credits after five minutes of gameplay?

Risen 3 Review

The Good, The Bad, and The Janky


Risen 3

HIGH Fresh, cheeky dialogue and interesting companions make for an entertaining romp across the high seas

LOW Unavoidable naval combat missions with huge difficulty spikes and no checkpoints

WTF The boss fight vs. an enormous cave spider who spits eggs out of her giant, unnecessarily realistic spider vagina

Abyss Odyssey Review

Combo Cancel This Port

Abyss Odyssey Review Screenshot

HIGH That red skeleton violinist guy.

LOW The monstrous performance problems plaguing the Xbox 360 port.

WTF Another side-scrolling action game with no d-pad control? Seriously?

Rogue Legacy Review

Just One More Round



HIGH Getting an endomorph barbarian with gigantism and chakram.

LOW Accidentally picking a character with vertigo and playing upside-down.

WTF What is this? A font size for ants?

 

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 116: Live from PAX Prime

Live from Seattle, it's Saturday Night! Maybe. Regardless of what day it may be, you're sure to enjoy our first ever PAX on-site podcast, getting into the highlights and lowlights of this year's PAX Prime. Featuring Richard Naik, Brad Gallaway, and Matthew "Master" Hunter.

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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 115: Smart People plus Brad on Souls

Just when you thought we couldn't possibly bring you any more Souls discussion.......we bring you more Souls discussion, but this time with people much smarter and with more name recognition than our usual cast. Enjoy! Featuring Nels Anderson (Mark of the Ninja), Matthew Weise (MIT Game Lab), and Toups (GaymeBar podcast). Oh, and Brad Gallaway I guess.

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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 114: E3, Destiny Beta, Divinity: Original Sin

At long last we get to our annual E3 coverage, only about 40 days late. In addition, the crew talks on the Destiny Beta, Divinity: Original Sin, Walking Dead S2 Episode 3, The DOTA 2 International, and some weird Gundam Unicorn thing. Chi also gets excited about sex at the end. Featuring Richard Naik, Brad "Eurojanky" Gallaway, Chi Kong Lui, Sinan Kubba, and Ashley King.

0:00-0:02 Intros

0:04-0:17 Destiny Beta

0:17-0:25 Walking Dead S2 Episode 4

0:25-0:30 State of Decay: Lifeline

0:30-0:49 Divinity: Original Sin

0:49-0:53 DOTA 2/The International

0:53-0:57 Dark Souls 2 Crown of the Sunken King/Transistor

1:01-1:05 Hyrule Warriors

1:06-1:36 E3

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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.

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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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?

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