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Octodad: Dadliest Catch Review

Nobody Suspects A Thing

Octodad Review Screenshot

HIGH The premise is comedic gold.

LOW Knocking bottles down in the arcade. Also, the hammerhead chase.

WTF Octodad only has six arms?!?

Bound By Flame Review

Hot Mess

Bound by Flame Review Screenshot

HIGH The first two chats with the demon, and a nifty skillset for Vulcan.

LOW Having my partner glitch out and disappear when I needed backup.

WTF I gotta collect crystals? What is this, a joke?

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Review

Seeds of Destruction

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare

HIGH Planting my sunflower and wiping out three enemies in a single beam of light.

LOW Trying to stop any boss in the single-player mode.

WTF Oh, so Disco Zombie is back? I was kind of hoping that it's been long enough that... no, I get it.

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?

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.

Full Bore Review

A Full Chore

Full Bore Review Screenshot

HIGH Watching Frederick repeatedly bash his face against blocks he can't break

LOW Stepping a space too far, falling to the bottom of the area and having to climb all the way back up.

WTF The story is only made possible because the main character walks into what is clearly a minefield

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