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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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Wolfenstein: The New Order Review

A Boot on the Face, Forever

Wolfenstein: The New Order Review Screenshot

HIGH Jimi Hendrix's last scene contains a perfect moment.

LOW So you let me play classic Wolf3D with this game's weapons, but only the first level? Why not put the whole game in there!?

WTF Oh my god, I'm on the MF-ing (spoiler)!

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Second Opinion

War Does Change

Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes Review Screenshot

HIGH The slow-mo reflex mechanic that kicked in to save my ass countless times.

LOW Hitting "Restart Checkpoint" because a guard saw me across the map.

WTF That time a guard shot me from one foot away ... with a rocket launcher.

Sixty Second Shooter Prime Review

The Continuing Adventures Of The Triangle From Asteroids

Sixty Second Shooter Prime Review Screenshot

HIGH It features The Last Starfighter's famous Death Blossom!

LOW Dropping from one level to the next, and landing on a game-ending foe.

WTF Is there seriously no way I can turn off those annoying backgrounds?

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?

Super TIME Force Review

Single-Player Co-Op

Super Time Force Review Screenshot

HIGH Grasping the nuances of rewinding to cut boss killtimes way down.

LOW Not being able to tell what the hell's happening on-screen.

WTF Are those... Poop babies?!?

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?

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?

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