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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 40: In Defense of Too Human and Dynasty Warriors

It's all led up to this. Tim defends Too Human. Chi defends Dynasty Warriors. Who will live? Who will die? Find out in this, the second half of our "Out Of Our Comfort Zone" extravaganza. With Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard Naik, and Tim "No Singing This Time" Spaeth.

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Limbo Review

Lost (and Found) in Shadows

Limbo Screenshot

HIGH Seeing the game in motion and realizing it's not a cutscene.

LOW The post-zipline area at the end is the game's only "cheap" puzzle.

WTF With that ending...

This is not a Puzzle Agent review

Puzzle  Agent Screenshot

Unlike many gamers with disabilities, there aren't many barriers in games that make them completely inaccessible to me. Sure, there are games I don't like and usually avoid (first-person shooters: I navigate much better in the third-person than the first), and games that mesh with my pattern of skills (the grind-heavy role-playing game [RPG]), but I can count on one hand games that are unplayable because they force me to do something I'm incapable of.

Disgaea Infinite Review

Once more, with Feeling

Disgaea  Infinite Screenshot

HIGH Lots of the classic Disgaea LOL humor fans love.

LOW Watching and re-watching the same scenes looking for the hotspot.

WTF "Your big boobs are giving me a headache."

Disgaea Infinite

Game Description: Disgaea Infinite is a single player game set in the Digaea universe in which players must travel through time to catch a suspect in a potentially heinous crime. Unlike earlier Digaea games, Disgaea Infinite is not a strategic RPG, instead it is created as a "visual novel," in which players have full control of the story, taking full control of characters, choosing how they will act in order to get to the bottom of the mystery at hand.

Monster Hunter Tri Review

The Third Time is (Kind of) the Charm

Monster Hunter Tri Screenshot

HIGH Getting saved a split-second before death by my AI sidekick.

LOW Getting helplessly pinned by bosses while the camera goes crazy.

WTF Why does this feel like it hasn't advanced in years?

Interview with Ron McDowell, CTO of Magrathean Technologies

Interview  with Ron McDowell, CTO of Magrathean Technologies creators of Incognito

Recently I had the pleasure to review Incognito: Episode One, an intriguing title from developer Magrathean Technologies. The game, as the name so aptly implies, is the first in a series of Their CTO, Ron McDowell, was kind enough to answer a few questions for me.

Incognito Episode One Review

A Man is Old when his Regrets have Taken the Place of his Dreams

Incognito Episode One Screenshot

HIGH The first conversation with HEIDI.

LOW Not being able to save my game in certain areas.

WTF That something like this exists.

Incognito

Game Description: John Smith (generic name, you can choose your own) is a man in trouble. He’s lost everything he has in the Stock Market, his house is in danger of being washed away due to erosion. All he has is a life insurance policy. Depressed and despondent, he decides to end it all. Climbing to the top of his office building. A split second before he hits the ground, a wormhole opens up, and he vanishes! John awakens in a strange place. It’s clearly a high-tech world, but he can’t read any of the writing or understand the language he’s hearing. What’s going on; is he dead and in Hell? Incognito is meant to deliver simplified versions of gameplay from different genres and bring them together into a game that's epic in scale and requires different genre skills but is easy for the average hardcore gamer to jump into and play from beginning to end.

What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? 2 Review

You may as well ask, Poor Overlord

What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? 2 Screenshot

High: Ha! You walked right into my den of Lizardmen! In your mauled face, hero!

Low: I got a Game Over in stage 3-3. I have to retry from stage 3-1. Again.

WTF?: I'm not sure if the cannibalism is a good thing or a bad thing.

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