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Ori And The Blind Forest Review

Gliding Over All

Ori and the Blind Forest

HIGH The first ten minutes.

LOW The stomp attack is a bit wonky.

WTF It's hard not to see Naru as a furry Baymax.

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 127: A Song in our Hearts

Anne Lee fills in for Richard Naik to host a groovy episode all about music games. Featuring Brad Gallaway, Chi Kong Lui and esteemed guest Mac Cunningham, the crew talks Etrian Mystery Dungeon, Flame Over, htoL#NiQ and more before dissecting the announcement of Rock Band 4.

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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 126: Chi's Big Bag of Amiibos

Sinan Kubba is joined by Brad Gallaway, Chi Kong Lui and Richard "1815" Naik to talk Dying Light, Super Smash Bros and Persona 3. Also, the first (and last?) ever round of Sinan's Question Time.

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A Game Of Thrones: The Lost Lords Review

Slow Burn

Game of Thrones

HIGH: The dialog is top-notch and frames the upcoming episodes nicely...

LOW: ...but very little actually happens here.

WTF: Saying "I'm going to kill him" moments before a character said the same thing.

Funk of Titans Review

A Tuneless Mess

Funk of Titans

HIGH The main character can buy and wear a Jason mask. So that's good, I guess?

LOW Sometimes buttons stop working! In a 2-button game!

WTF How is the music in this music-themed game so awful?

Grand Theft Auto V Second Opinion

So Close, So Far

Grand Theft Auto V Screenshot

HIGH Flying a crop duster into a cargo plane, then riding a jeep out of it.

LOW The frustrating early mission that introduces the wonky drive-by mechanics.

WTF We're escaping a full-on military response by hopping onto a freakin' freight train?

Kalimba Review

Towering Accomplishment

Kalimba

HIGH Executing the perfect dance of leaps and switches required to kill the snake boss without losing a life.

LOW Some of the multiplayer levels straddle the line between 'fun' challenging and 'I hate life' challenging.

WTF Dear Advice Bear—I can read faster than you can speak, okay? So stop whining at me about advancing your text bubbles!

Dying Light Review

The Vaulting Dead

Dying Light

HIGH Watching a horde of zombies immolate as a molotov explodes in their midst.

LOW Falling off a zipline to my death for the tenth time in a row.

WTF Sure, I'll just toss all this medicine in a fire. No chance it'll be useful later!

Life Is Strange: Episode 1 - Chrysalis Review

Supernatural High School Drama

Life Is Strange

HIGH: Rewind feature adds depth to choice making, lovely art style

LOW: Minor audio issues, gameplay is a bit flat

WTF: The random Ferris Bueller's Day Off reference

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 125: Club Nintendo and Generation 8 Year In Review

We've had over a year with the new generation of consoles, and we take a look at who is providing the best playing experience for our hard earned money. Spoiler: it's not Ubisoft. Plus we talk a little bit about the closing of Club Nintendo and revisit one of our favorite topics from yesteryear in the Games that Made Us, this time focused two of our best friends. Featuring Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Suskie, and Aaron "the Iron Man."

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