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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 142: Beginner's Guide, SOMA, Steam Box, and Suskie's Top 10

Brad loves PC gaming now! (Sort of) Beginner's Guide is amazing! (Not really) Mike Suskie's top 10 list exhibits very fine taste! (Mostly) Tim Spaeth is here! (That one's 100% true) Featuring Richard Naik, Brad Gallaway, Tim Spaeth, Mike Suskie, and Corey Motley.

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Rebel Galaxy Review

The Real Endless Space

Rebel Galaxy Review Screenshot

HIGH Purchasing a dreadnaught.

LOW Escorting a friendly flying through clear airspace in a zigzag for no reason.

WTF Getting stuck when moving on a third axis would've gotten me out.

Wasteland 2: Director's Cut Review

The post-apocalypse is a cruel mistress

Wasteland 2: Director's Cut Review Screenshot

HIGH The satisfaction of wiping out a whole pack of raiders via tactical genius.

LOW Scroll, scroll and scroll again through disconnected menus.

WTF Continuously shooting wide of enemies, even at close range.

Beyond Eyes Review

Beyond Boring

Beyond Eyes Review Screenshot

HIGH The art is beautiful.

LOW I get that Rae is blind, but her walking speed is rage-inducing.

WTF There's literally no gameplay to be had here.

Armikrog Review

A Waste of Talent and Clay


HIGH: Beautiful claymation.

LOW: Hearing annoying cries as I do that one damned puzzle yet again.

WTF: Mike Nelson and Rob Paulsen were hired to voice the characters—and they aren't given anything funny to say.

The Beginner's Guide Review

The Second Title of This Review

The Beginner's Guide

HIGH Reaching the top of "Stairs" under my own power.

LOW The too-happy and borderline nonsensical epilogue.

WTF The reveal at the end of "Ready, Set, Fish".

Mushroom 11 Review


Mushroom 11

HIGH A charmingly downplayed epilogue sequence.

LOW The slog of a final level that precedes it.

WTF Precision platforming in a game where I have no direct control over the main character?

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 140: Destiny The Taken King, Blood Bowl 2, and remembering Dylan Collins

We share our memories about Dylan Collins and all the good things he did for us, plus Destiny has finally won Tim over and Brad now loves football. We also answer a couple of the thousands of dating and relationship questions we've received over the years. Featuring Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Tim Spaeth, and Richard Naik.

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Technobabylon Review



HIGH: Strong world-building and character development.

LOW: Some interactive objects are indistinguishable from the background.

WTF: A restaurant that serves cloned human meat.

Afro Samurai 2: Revenge Of Kuma, Vol. 1 Review

It reeks like corpses

Afro Samurai

HIGH The hip hop/feudal Japan vibe

LOW Everything else

WTF Why was this even made?

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