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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 120: Hyrule Warriors, Alien Isolation, Dragon Age Inquisition, and the Souls Odyssey

First timer Mike Suskie joins us to discuss Alien: Isolation and Hyrule Warriors, then Brad and Richard give their first impressions of Dragon Age: Inqusition. Also we talk about pigeons a lot. Featuring Richard Naik, Brad Gallaway, Anne Lee, and Mike Suskie.

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Neverending Nightmares Review

Welcome To My Nightmare.

Neverending Nightmares

HIGH: Creates a surreal, frightening atmosphere through minimalist design.

LOW: Later chapters tend to drag on and throw off the pacing.

WTF: Did that monstrous infant call me "Papa"?

Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!! Review

The Power of Love is a Punch to the Face

Arcana Heart 3

HIGH Pulling off Heart’s most powerful move.

LOW The Bad Ending in story mode. Which I got over and over and over again.

WTF Is that Dr. Robotnik?

Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition Review

Back to the Lost

Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition Review Screenshot

HIGH Spending another 20 hours in the finest zombie-killing simulator ever.

LOW Even at low detail settings on a good PC, the framerate chugs during heavy action.

WTF The SmartGlass features were removed and replaced with... nothing!

Proteus Review

Take a Trip

Proteus Review Screenshot

HIGH The transcendental surprise of phasing to a completely new island.

LOW The lack of interaction with the world.

WTF The trippy sound effects, pixelated graphics, and environmental transitions makes this feel like an 'I'm high' simulator.

Alex Hunter: Lord of the Mind Review

A Mad Scientist Jamboree

Alex Hunter: Lord of the Mind Review Screenshot

HIGH Finally figuring out what all that coal was for.

LOW A rotating block puzzle? Have we not evolved past the need for these?

WTF Where did that submarine come from?

Hidden Files: Echoes of JFK Review

Oliver Stone is Rolling Over in his Grave

Hidden Files Echoes of JFK

HIGH Fingerprinting and file cracking feels like real policework.

LOW Literally nothing else does.

WTF Wait, (SPOILER) is in on the coverup? That seems like a pretty extreme accusation, guys.

Toukiden: Age of Demons Second Opinion

Out for a limb

Toukiden: Age of Demons

HIGH Perfectly timing a super attack to cleave filthy Oni limbs.

LOW As good as the combat is, it eventually grows stale through repetition.

WTF I need a tail from this Oni. Now that it’s dead, I can’t chop it off.

Watch Dogs Third Opinion

Design By Committee

Watch Dogs

HIGH Infiltrating an enemy hideout, hacking files and escaping without ever entering the hideout itself.

LOW Snipers perched in moving helicopters with perfect aim.

WTF No dedicated crouch button?

Assassin's Creed: Unity Review

Iconic Performance Issues


Assissin's Creed Unity

HIGH 22fps.

LOW 3fps.

WTF The recurring quirk of hitting the map button and going to the IE app.

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