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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 113: Shovel Knight, Watch Dogs, TWAU Episode 5

Back from our lengthy hiatus with a lengthy rundown of what we've been playing lately. The gang dishes on The Wolf Among Us Episode 5, Watch Dogs, Shovel Knight, Dark Souls, 1001 Spikes, and so much more. Our Watch Dogs analysis will shock and amaze you! (no it actually won't)

Featuring Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, and Mike "your enjoyment must be approved by me" Bracken.

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Murdered: Soul Suspect Review

Spirited

Murdered Soul Suspect Review Screenshot

HIGH Being a ghost who mostly observes is... pretty cool, actually!

LOW The dialogue after the museum felt bizarrely out of character.

WTF Why are so many people trying to hook up in the graveyard?

Entwined Review

Wrapped around nothing

Entwined Review Screenshot

HIGH It's a cool concept.

LOW There's nothing else to it.

WTF They're not really apart. I mean, the two can, like, touch at will...

1001 Spikes Review

The Pursuit Of Perfection

1001 Spikes Review Screenshot

HIGH The feeling of finally completing a stage. Any stage!

LOW Repeating 4-3 exactly 152 times before finally nailing it.

WTF Why are the late-game spikes so difficult to read, visually?

Watch Dogs Second Opinion

Feature Creep

Watch Dogs Review Screenshot

HIGH "Tailing" a target by jumping from camera to camera.

LOW The pointless sideplot with Defalt.

WTF Why did we even have that bit with Jordi in the finale?

Watch Dogs Review

Hacking Into My Heart

Watch Dogs Review Screenshot

HIGH Remote-triggering a guard's grenade and watching him accidentally throw it at another guard.

LOW The game's story is a total afterthought.

WTF Was this really the best licensed soundtrack Ubisoft could throw together?

Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut Review

Bullets In A Void

Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut Review Screenshot

HIGH I'm always up for any vehicle that transforms.

LOW Struggling (and failing) to keep up with missiles hitting friendly ships.

WTF Where's the rest of the content?

Infamous: Second Son Review

The Paint Washes Off

Infamous Second Son Review Screenshot

HIGH Crossing the city by gliding and jumping through satellite dishes without ever touching the ground.

LOW The overlong pattern fights against Augustine.

WTF The feds let Augustine destroy all these bridges? Do they have any idea how much a bridge costs?

LEGO The Hobbit Review

The Desolation of LEGO Games

LEGO The Hobbit Review Screenshot

HIGH Seeing the films' dramatic scenes reenacted with LEGOs, as usual.

LOW Going from my Dark Souls binge to this shallow, lightweight fare.

WTF A LEGO game on PS4 and they still can't get it running higher than 30fps?

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

Amazing? No, pretty much as expected.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review Screenshot

HIGH Swinging smoothly in a maze of skyscrapers.

LOW Repeated failures when rescuing people from burning buildings.

WTF Do we really need to cover Uncle Ben's death again?!?

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