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Ys: Memories of Celceta Review

A Passing Philanthropist

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HIGH Mastering the combat engine and watching enemies explode into piles of loot under a blinding storm of attacks.

LOW The momentum-killing final dungeon.

WTF Some of Adol's dialogue choices are unexpectedly insane.

Killzone: Mercenary Review

Cover your ears

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HIGH The escort section involving Boris is tremendous.

LOW No mid-mission saves on a handheld game?

WTF They developed a stealth droid specifically for spiking people in the ears.

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Review

Objection? No! That's wrong!

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HIGH The rapid-fire energy of the "courtroom" arguments.

LOW Giving me a dialogue choice that I can't choose? Lame.

WTF The blood is... hot pink?

Batman: Arkham Origins - Blackgate Review

Bats & Cats

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HIGH Putting Batman in a 2.5D world works wonderfully

LOW you want me to collect 5 hostages right before the end? Really?

WTF how did this map system ever get approved?

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 105: Next-Gen Report Cards

Sinan Kubba takes roll call and finds Brad Gallaway, Chi Kong Lui, and Mike "Aesthetics" Bracken in attendance for a first period of Whatcha Been Playing, followed by an extended study on the next-gen consoles.

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Stick It To The Man Review

Adhesive-backed

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HIGH The writing is archly funny throughout.

LOW Repeating the ‘get past the guards' sections multiple times.

WTF The NES Silver Surfer? Really? The music's great, but...

Tearaway Review

A ripping good time

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HIGH adorable overload! Intense whimsy!

LOW the withdrawls after the credits rolled.

WTF why did this drop on one of the most crowded weekends of the year?

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 104: Game of the Year Friends of the Show Edition

We had so much fun doing our Game of the Year show we decided to invite some of our best friends to a special supplemental episode. All the major awards are covered, including a surprise GOTY pick. Featuring Richard Naik, Tim "I'm a damn man" Spaeth, Michael "Mac" Cunningham, and Jeffrey Matulef.

00:00-00:04 - Intros

00:04-00:16 - Lee Everett Memorial Award for Best Character

00:16-00:30 - WTF Moment of the Year

00:30-00:40 - Non-2013 Game of the Year

00:40-00:56 - The Michaels

00:56-01:20 - Too Human Awards for Inexplicable Excellence

01:20-01:29 - Phil Fish Award for The Worst Thing in an Otherwise Good Game

01:29-01:35 - The Jeffreys

01:35-01:45 - The Timses

01:45-01:58 - Steaming Pile Awards for Worst Game

01:58-Close - Game of the Year

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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 103: Game of the Year 2013

Expectations are always high for our year-end festivities, and we aim to please for 2013. We run down the most notable games of the year, our own personal highlights, and as always, the spine-tingling GOTY vote. Featuring Sinan Kubba, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard Naik, Daniel Weissenberger, and special guest James Carter of Cane and Rinse fame. Also, apologies for the low quality of the audio!

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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 102: Beyond Two Souls, Arkham Origins, ZombiU, and Link Between Worlds

Now that 2013 is winding down it's time to catch up on some of the hot new holiday releases, covering the latest David Cage......thing....in Beyond Two Souls, Barkham Origins, ZombiU, and The Legend of Zelda Link to the Past 2, also known as Link Between Worlds. Featuring Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Sinan Kubba, and Tim "coitus" Spaeth.

00:00-00:03 - Intros

00:03-00:32 - Beyond: Two Souls

00:32-00:56 - Batman: Arkham Origins

00:56-01:15 - ZombiU

01:15-01:46 - Link Between Worlds

01:46-close - Thumbs

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