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The Walking Dead, Season Two: A House Divided Review

Welcome back!

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HIGH The big reveal was something I predicted during season one.

LOW Getting stuck on the hammer mini-game because the interface was unclear.

WTF What the hell is the deal with the peach cans?

Thief Second Opinion

Mired in between-gen limbo

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HIGH There's satisfaction to be had in completing a mission without being spotted.

LOW Constantly hitting dead ends as I tried to get from point A to point B.

WTF Garrett is a master thief who can climb walls and towers, but he can't jump over a three foot pressure plate?

Dark Souls II Review

Victory through death

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HIGH The tiny details, like how my character slouches when tired and out of breath after a harrowing fight

LOW Trying for the umpteenth time to lead an NPC to a boss fight, only to watch her charge off and kill a monster halfway across the zone.

WTF 50 hours played online, and not a single invader trying to kill me?

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Review

Fall in Love With Hating Skull Face

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Review Screenshot

HIGH Grabbing one Marine by the throat and shooting his friend in the head while slo-mo rain pelts the scene.

LOW How long am I going to have to wait for the resolution to this cliffhanger?

WTF One of the side missions is longer and more intricate than the main game.

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2—Smoke & Mirrors Review

Doing the legwork

The Wolf Among Us Episode 2 Review Screenshot

HIGH Playing the nice guy pays off.

LOW That's the response I get for handling TJ so well?

WTF "Stupid American waif"?

South Park: The Stick of Truth Review

Never Fart on a Man's Balls

South Park Stick of Truth Review Screenshot

HIGH The game nails the feel and tone of a South Park episode perfectly, minus all the bleeping. It's hilarious.

LOW The occasional bout of slowdown can be annoying.

WTF This whole game is one giant WTF moment. From Aborted Nazi Zombie Fetuses, to a return trip up Mr. Slave's colon, Stick of Truth is batshit crazy.

Air Conflicts: Vietnam Review

Air War is Also Hell

Air Conflicts: Vietnam Review Screenshot

HIGH Finding out what happened to the main character post-game.

LOW Why are there rail shooter segments?

WTF Am I seriously spraying Agent Orange over rural Vietnam?

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 108: Dark Souls 2, The Walking Dead Season 2, and The Wolf Among Us

The only unanimous GOTY winner in the history of the podcast gets a sequel in The Walking Dead Season 2-does it live up to its predecessor? Also on the agenda is Telltale's newest licensed property in The Wolf Among Us, and we also manage squeeze in some discussion about the little-known Dark Souls 2. Featuring Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Sinan Kubba, and Matt "Mast" Hunter.

0:00-0:02-Intros

0:02-0:23-Dark Souls 2

0:24-1:00-Walking Dead Season 2

1:00-1:32-The Wolf Among Us

1:32-close-Thumbs

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Dragon Ball Z: The Battle of Z Review

The Crowded Budokai

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HIGH All 4 Freizas vs All 4 Cells. Finally.

LOW Getting punched out of my Spirit Bomb for the eighth time in a row.

WTF Saibamen? They're a joke enemy, right? Wait, why are there fifty of them?

Skydive: Proximity Flight Review

Falling out of love

Skydive: Proximity Flight Review Screenshot

HIGH BASE jumping without the risk of breaking every bone in my body.

LOW
Little challenge, repetitive music, short length.

WTF
So I guess Dracula just woke up one day and decided to go BASE jumping?

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