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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 136: Long Games and Chi's Top 10

The gang returns to talk about Monster Hunter, Persona 4, and what makes a game worth hundreds of hours of our time. Plus we get to hear Founder & Owner Chi Kong Lui's Top 10 Games of All Time. Featuring Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Dan Weissenberger, and Mac Cunningham.

0:00-1:10 - What we've been playing/long games

1:10-close - Chi's Top 10

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Mega Man Legacy Collection Review

Beginning Nostalgia Download

Mega Man Legacy Collection Review Screenshot

HIGH Finding out I'm still able to cheat my way through Yellow Devil and the first Wily Tank.

LOW The Alien. Maybe the most annoying boss fight in the series.

WTF Top Spin? I'm supposed to attack by fiercely pirouetting?

Smite Review

Titans Clash Endlessly

Smite Review Screenshot

HIGH Tossing a frost giant into the air with an earthquake, then hammering him with a club as he landed.

LOW Having two thirds of my team quit because a match was going south. Not an uncommon occurrence, actually.

WTF A schoolgirl with serpents for legs? This is a very broad interpretation of the Scylla and Charybdis myth.

The Talos Principle: Road To Gehenna Review

Like Portal for Supergeniuses!

The Talos Principle: Road To Gehenna Review Screenshot

HIGH Beautiful production values, strong writing.

LOW The difficulty curve.

WTF Why have these writers not yet done a proper text-adventure game?

The Legend Of Kay: Anniversary Review

Buttbrains

The Legend Of Kay: Anniversary Review Screenshot

HIGH More choices for kids are always welcome.

LOW The main character is a jerk.

WTF Did that boar have a heart attack and die immediately after the race?

High Strangeness Review

Low Gimmickry

High Strangeness Review Screenshot

HIGH The final battle, which put together Boyd's powers in an interesting way.

LOW The perfunctory final dungeon.

WTF Wait, so I'm the cat now?

Lifeless Planet Premier Edition Review

Burning Out His Fuel

Lifeless Planet Premier Edition Review Screenshot

HIGH Quietly taking in the alien scenery.

LOW Having to walk on high-tension wires in a spacesuit. How would that even work?

WTF Let's pause a moment for our national anthem!

Galak-Z Review

Repetition Engine Engaged

Galak-Z Review Screenshot

HIGH The fantastic anime style.

LOW Having to replay an entire season due to a bug.

WTF Where did season 5 go?

Dying Light: The Bozak Horde Review

Beat the clock... with a sledgehammer.

Dying Light: The Bozak Horde Review Screenshot

HIGH Playing what amounts to first-person Prince of Persia.

LOW Trying to accurately throw something heavy without the benefit of a predictive arc. This is stuff we need, developers.

WTF "So you've managed to kill all my zombies, have you? Maybe it's time to start killing each other! No, I don't have any idea why you would do that."

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Second Opinion

This Course Is Heavy

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Review Screenshot

HIGH Drawing blueprints on real paper to solve a puzzle.

LOW The voice acting is disappointing for a narrative-focused game.

WTF Puzzles that hinge on a single object, but no clues given as to where they are.

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