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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 109: Pointless

After Sinan Kubba taxed the GameCritics brains in a Big Red Potion quiz, he's back in the hotseat to chuck another assortment of strange rules and horrible questions at Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard Naik and Chi "Sea Breeze" Kong Lui.

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Bravely Default Review

Glossy but Cracked

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HIGH The way the game integrates its social aspects into the final boss fight.

LOW The four chapters leading up to that boss fight.

WTF Every time the smooth jazz started up after a special attack.

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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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 107: Bravely Default, Thief, Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2, Inazuma Eleven, and Listener Qs

Sinan Kubba is joined by Chi Kong Lui, Mike Bracken, and Brad "Gilligan" Gallaway for a round-up of some of the early big-hitters of 2014, including Bravely Default, Thief, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, and, er, Inazuma Eleven. Then it's a quick-fire edition of listener's questions, followed closely by the ever-stalking Thumbs Up Thumbs Down"

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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 106: Play to the End

How many games actually need to be played to completion in order to be truly experienced? That is the question we attempt to tackle in this episode, along with a healthy dose of watcha been playing. Featuring Richard Naik, Brad Gallaway, Ashley King, and first-timer Rowan Kaiser. That rhymes! Also, as you may have heard Rowan is writing a book about Mass Effect. Go give it a looksee.

0:00-0:04 Intros

0:04-0:29-Watcha been playin

0:31-1:53-Games that need to be played to completion

1:53-close-Thumbs

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Batman: Arkham Origins - Blackgate Review

Bats & Cats

Batman Origins Black Gate Review Screenshots

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?

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Second Opinion

This is your father's Zelda -- and that's okay

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review Screenshot

HIGH Dropping right into the action without a lengthy preamble at the start of the game.

LOW The final boss fight is a bit vague when it comes to what the player needs to do.

WTF I can actually get all of the tools in the first hour of the game? Amazing.

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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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review

When is a remake not a remake?

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review Screenshot

HIGH I AM LINK, LORD OF SAND *uses sand rod*

LOW Not being able to use the 3D for more than a few minutes at a time

WTF The ending presents an interesting ethical dilemma.

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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