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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 121: The Return of the King

He's back in the host chair, and Felipe's right beside him. For one night only (well, hopefully not), Tim Spaeth steps in at the last minute to take the reins. It's old-school episode all round, with Mike Bracken, Brad Gallaway and Chi Kong Lui making it an "OG panel." And, last but not least, Anne Lee returns to tell us more about the future (well, Japan)

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Slender: The Arrival Review

He's Always Watching

Slender: The Arrival Review Screenshot

HIGH Mysterious videotape #2.

LOW Slenderman's powers in action look like a Windows 95 screensaver.

WTF No, it makes perfect sense to investigate a spooky burned-down farm at dusk without bringing a flashlight. Absolutely.

Neverending Nightmares Review

Welcome To My Nightmare.

Neverending Nightmares

HIGH: Creates a surreal, frightening atmosphere through minimalist design.

LOW: Later chapters tend to drag on and throw off the pacing.

WTF: Did that monstrous infant call me "Papa"?

Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition Review

Back to the Lost

Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition Review Screenshot

HIGH Spending another 20 hours in the finest zombie-killing simulator ever.

LOW Even at low detail settings on a good PC, the framerate chugs during heavy action.

WTF The SmartGlass features were removed and replaced with... nothing!

The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter Review

Weird Tales Inspire a Wonderful Game

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

HIGH: Maintains a nearly constant atmosphere of fear and uncertainty.

LOW: Lengthy backtracking after completing a previously missed puzzle.

WTF: The summoning of the sea-thing Gnaiih.

The Evil Within Review

Psycho Break

Evil Within

HIGH Tossing a grenade into the midst of four shamblers and watching the limbs fly.

LOW The awkwardly-handled boss fight against a giant dog thing.

WTF Huge black borders cropping off 30% of the screen was a good idea?

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 119: The Host-acular

This Particular Host Sinan Kubba and Also Host Richard Naik are joined by no other GameCritics.com Podcast regulars, but thankfully Chic-Pixel's Anne Lee is here to bring her importing insight on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Danganronpa: Another Episode, while GamerNode's Eddie Inzauto talks Oculus and the end of the world as we may come to know it.

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Alien: Isolation Review

Get Out of the Room

Alien Isolation

HIGH Everything involving the alien.

LOW A lengthy midgame segment that has nothing to do with the alien.

WTF Reuniting the original cast and then walling them off for preorders.

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 117: In defense of the Vita

Recorded at the end of August 2014. Sinan Kubba is back in the hot seat, joined by Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway and returning superstar Tim "Shuhei" Spaeth to chat about the games from the first half of the year. Also, Brad presents a case for the defense of the Vita

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Dead Rising 3 Second Opinion

Par for the corpse

Dead Rising 3 Review Screenshot

HIGH Killing 70 zombies in one strike with a propane tank strapped to a traffic light

LOW Forced environmental barriers that arbitrarily preserve story and difficulty integrity.

WTF Where's the jetpack

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