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Diablo III Second Opinion

Stay awhile and loot things

Diablo III Review Screenshot

HIGH Beating Diablo without using any Health Globes

LOW Getting my Hardcore Wizard to level 10...and dying.

WTF This is a game about keeping demons from overrunning Earth. I'd be disappointed if it weren't firmly in WTF territory.

Game Dev Tycoon Review

Falls A Bit Short

Game Dev Tycoon Review Screenshot

HIGH The satisfying "ding" that sounds when a game is complete.

LOW A game getting perfect review scores but barely selling.

WTF I haven't updated my physics engine since the 90s and I'm still turning a profit.

Moebius: Empire Rising Review

Moebius Slip

Moebius Review Screenshot

HIGH The air of mystery at the beginning of the game.

LOW Everything that came after the beginning.

WTF "Rape likelihood 28%"

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 111: The podcast with Soul...s

Only 5 years late to the Souls party, Richard assembles four of our favorite guests and an old friend to talk about Demons, Darkness, Death, more Death, and Determination in From Software's Souls series, preceded by a brief watcha been playin. Featuring Richard Naik, Tim "Lego" Spaeth, Michael "Easy Street" Cunningham, Kristin "Covenant" Taylor, and Samantha "Tell Me Everything You Know" Allen.

0:00-0:07 Intro

0:07-0:23 Watcha been playin

0:23-0:50 At what point did you "get" your first Souls game?

0:50-1:15 What makes Souls challenging for you personally?

1:15-1:27 Invading-have you ever done it?

1:27-1:39 The future of Souls

1:39-1:43 Pitch a Souls game to someone unfamiliar with the series

1:43-close Thumbs

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Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2 - Revelations Review

Prep Work

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2 - Revelations Review Screenshot

HIGH The idea of explaining what was happening while Dracula slept is great.

LOW Being stuck at the elevator puzzle for way too long.

WTF Why are the skeletons the toughest enemies in the game?

Earth Defense Force 2025 Review

They're Back, and Not Screwing Around This Time

Earth Defense Force 2025 Review Screenshot

HIGH "They're eating the planet!"

LOW Spiders can still fire webs through buildings.

WTF I guess I taught that battleship a thing or.... Oh my god!

Conception II: Children Of The Seven Stars Review

Boring anime girls talking about boobs

Conception II Review Screenshot

HIGH The premise is pleasantly bizarre.

LOW The dungeons put me to sleep (literally!) more than once.

WTF Putting newborns on the front lines is terrible parenting.

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 110: TWAU Episode 3 and Listener Qs

The latest Wolf Among Us episode is out and we can't wait to talk about who we did and did not murder. Also featuring a fresh round of listener questions and some good old fashioned watcha been playin. With Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Sinan Kubba, and Richard Naik

0:00-0:02-Intros

0:02-0:48-Watcha Been Playin

0:48-1:15-The Wolf Among Us Episode 3 (spoilers)

1:17-1:38-Listener Questions

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It’s Better To Make Something: In Defense of GTAV’s Story (Or Maybe A Third of It, Anyway)

GTA V Michael

Michael DeSanta is an angry, broken man.

His wife and children have deserted him. His wealth does not satisfy him. His return to a life of crime—while initially invigorating—has landed him in an interagency war between the FIB and the IAA. It's also brought Trevor Phillips back into his life, forcing him to confront the sins of his past in a way he hoped he would never have to.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Review

Do Over!

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Review Screenshot

HIGH The music during the Ultima Weapon fight.

LOW Lag death.

WTF Someone needs to give Square-Enix an intervention for their crystal addiction.

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