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Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey - Reborn Review

The best playable infant sequence of 2014

Dreamfall Chapters

HIGH One of the most unique settings in gaming makes a comeback.

LOW Adventure game logic can slow the otherwise-tight narrative.

WTF Surely an on-screen map would be better than a talking crow cowboy?

The Deer God Review

Lost in the Wilderness

The Deer God

HIGH: Provides (sometimes unintentionally) challenging gameplay

LOW: Progress is frequently impeded by bugs.

WTF: Those monkeys had better not be flinging what I think they are.

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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Marvin's Mittens Review

Double-jumping in a winter wonderland

Marvin's Mittens

HIGH Evolving gameplay mechanics make progress visible and rewarding.

LOW Collectable snowflakes often blend-in with the background art.

WTF Very limited options and no way to play the game in full-screen.

Gabriel Knight: Sins Of The Fathers, 20th Anniversary Edition Review

The welcome return of a genuine classic

Gabriel Knight: Sins Of The Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition Review Screenshot

HIGH Still one of the best adventure games ever made.

LOW Janky animations destroy what looks beautiful in a screenshot.

WTF How does Gabriel's 1993 phone not have a "redial" button?

The Old City: Leviathan Review

Pretentious, Prosaic, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

The Old City: Leviathan Review Screenshot

HIGH Some genuinely tense, unnerving moments in the first chapter.

LOW Everything after the first chapter

WTF An entire novella's worth of backstory is included as optional collectibles.

Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate Review

Doodle Gets It Done

Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate Review Screenshot

HIGH A new Monster Hunter! And it's the biggest one ever!

LOW Why do the cats' names start repeating so soon?

WTF Where's my WiiU version and the Data Transfer tool?!?

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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