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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 139: Metal Gear Solid V, Mad Max, and Grow Home

The latest Metal Gear is out and it's so great it apparently got Hideo Kojima fired. The crew talks about it plus Mad Max and Grow Home. Featuring Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Anne Lee, and Mike Suskie.

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Technobabylon Review



HIGH: Strong world-building and character development.

LOW: Some interactive objects are indistinguishable from the background.

WTF: A restaurant that serves cloned human meat.

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Review


Senran Kagura

HIGH The new movesets and animations are great.

LOW The enemy AI is way too aggressive.

WTF Why does this seem so sparse compared to what the Vita got?

Afro Samurai 2: Revenge Of Kuma, Vol. 1 Review

It reeks like corpses

Afro Samurai

HIGH The hip hop/feudal Japan vibe

LOW Everything else

WTF Why was this even made?

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Review

It Takes an ex-Village

Everybody's Gone to Rapture

HIGH When I descended towards the farm with the tree and there was that song.

LOW Listening to the writers flail away at pretend science.

WTF These pubs all have the exact same specials?

Persona 4: Dancing All Night Review

Pursuing My True Groove

Persona 4: Dancing All Night Review Screenshot

HIGH Dance, my pretties! Dance!

LOW So many repeating songs...

WTF Teddie. Just... Teddie.

Evoland 2 Review

Like a (Video Game) Virgin

Evoland 2 Review Screenshot

HIGH Experiencing video game history for the first time. Again.

LOW ...including the stuff I've always hated.

WTF Why aren't I out of this cave yet?

Party Hard Review

Worst. Party. Ever.

Party Hard Review Screenshot

HIGH Seeing a panda maul someone brought me to the verge of laughter.

LOW Everything. It's all terrible.

WTF There's a sharknado? Isn't that ‘joke' two years too late?

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Review

The Silent Snake

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Review Screenshot

HIGH Infiltrating a heavily guarded enemy prison for the sole purpose of retrieving a copy of A-ha's 'Take on Me'.

LOW A lack of story motivation coupled with an overload of open-world repetition.

WTF Huey's role in the game.

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