By Sparky Clarkson on February 10, 2013 - 3:31pm.
The Easy Way Out
HIGH Taking out an entire encampment of privateers at close range without being detected.
LOW The final mission in the "Buck" sideplot is just gross.
WTF Can I please face one major boss I don't kill in an apparent hallucination?
By Daniel Weissenberger on February 10, 2013 - 3:27pm.
HIGH Leaping off a zipline and driving a machete into one pirate, then slashing his friend's throat before he realizes what's happening.
LOW Being asked to make one of the stupidest endgame choices in history.
WTF Okay, that's a lot of Komodo Dragons all in one place.
By Dylan Collins on January 25, 2013 - 9:13am.
We are reaching into the listener mail bag again! We learn Brad's favorite food, and what game is like Amelie...if Amelie could fly! Also, Special guest Christopher Floyd stops by to talk in his Irish accent. Oh yeah, we also talk about what we've been playing and have a lively discussion about the Steam Box! With Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard "Sexiest Thumbs Alive" Naik, Special Guest Christopher Floyd and Dylan Collins.
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By Sparky Clarkson on January 24, 2013 - 5:15pm.
Cogs Keep on Turning
HIGH "I have free will and a maglev unit. And I... am a floating bomb."
LOW Hunting for the right pixel to let me find the power source in the scrap heap.
WTF Why doesn't the portable sensor help me find this power source?
By Guest Critic on January 24, 2013 - 4:51pm.
If Agent 47 and Sam Fisher had a Lovechild, Absolution Would be its Name
HIGH Absolution has the most realistic living world I've experienced in a game.
LOW The checkpoint system is totally broken.
WTF Who casts badass Vivica A. Fox just to give her a tiny bit of dialogue?
By Brad Gallaway on January 19, 2013 - 11:00pm.
It feels like it's been a while since I've done a proper blog post, and there's a lot of stuff to catch up on, so let's get right to it...
By Darren Forman on January 18, 2013 - 1:37pm.
Fanboys May Cry
HIGH Comboing through a group of enemies like a tidal wave, leaving nothing but their shattered remains in Dante's wake.
LOW The penultimate boss fight is disappointingly pedestrian compared to the rest of the game.
WTF The battle against Bob Barbas is... is... it's...
By Christopher Floyd on January 18, 2013 - 1:01pm.
When did the Dream Become a Nightmare?
HIGH The blistering SID-metal half of the soundtrack, courtesy of Machinae Supremacy.
LOW Puzzles that try, stretch, and ruin your patience time and again.
WTF How many precious stones can you fit in one game?!
By Christopher Floyd on January 18, 2013 - 10:39am.
The Worst of Both Worlds
HIGH That first time Fernando Alonso enthusiastically shouted "Alonso!," like an F1 Mario.
LOW When Fernando Alonso kept enthusiastically shouting his name, like an F1 Mario.
WTF "Release and then hold RT to charge KERS!"
By Dale Weir on January 18, 2013 - 10:38am.
There is a surprising downside to video game demos. With fewer and fewer options available for those that might want to try a game before buying it, demos are the default option. But demos have the adverse effect of underselling a good game or demonstrating how bad a bad game really is. Understandably, many developers and publishers aren't willing to take that chance. Where does that leave us? The guys at Extra Credits take a look.
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