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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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True to life: IL-2 Sturmovik Preview

by Steven Brown

IL-2 Sturmovik Preview

Flight games often trend toward one of two different styles. On one side are the fast-action, arcade-like mainstays such as Afterburner or Ace Combat where the impossibility of carrying over sixty missiles at once is shoved aside in favor of letting people blast enemies from the skies with impunity. On the other end are entries like Microsoft Flight Simulator. Seemingly overwhelming in their attention to detail, these types of games take pride in making sure every single aspect of piloting is covered.

Battle Princess of Arcadias Review

Polish on a Dated Formula

Battle Princess of Arcadias Review Screenshot

High The visuals are gorgeous.

Low The gameplay is boring.

WTF The king is a goose, I guess?

Gods Will Be Watching Second Opinion

If Solipsism Was a Game...

Gods Will Be Watching Review Screenshot

HIGH The reveal of exactly what's going on is very well handled.

LOW The boss fight that's only winnable if the boss chooses not to do a certain move.

WTF Nothing you do matters? What!?

Destiny of Spirits Review

The Most Boring Game I Can't Stop Playing

Destiny of Spirits Review Screenshot

HIGH Getting a super-rare spirit from my free daily team-up.

LOW It can't be played without an active internet connection.

WTF Why does the game never overtly explain Limit Breaking?

A Story About My Uncle Review

Scale Fail

A Story About My Uncle Review Screenshot

HIGH Jumping from windmill to windmill in Star Haven.

LOW Crossing a room full of floating blocks, then immediately turning around and crossing the same room of falling blocks.

WTF We can't give this main character a name?

Z-Run Review

Didn't Reach The Finish(ed) Line

Z-Run Review Screenshot

HIGH Great concept!

LOW Trying to plow through pathless, over-clogged streets.

WTF That horrifically abrupt non-ending. Seriously?

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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The Walking Dead, Season Two: Amid The Ruins Review

Come Alive

The Walking Dead Season 2: Amid the Ruins Review Screenshot

HIGH The extended chats with Jane.

LOW You seriously aren't going to check for walkers before going in?

WTF Why weren't the earlier episodes this good?

Gods Will Be Watching Review

But will they pay heed?

Gods Will Be Watching Review Screenshot

HIGH Getting all that help from the dog.

LOW Getting the last Xenolifer to give up his part of a four-part password, only for it to be a duplicate of a part I already had.

WTF This dead guy just popped up as a hologram for one line of dialogue?

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