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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 119: The Host-acular

This Particular Host Sinan Kubba and Also Host Richard Naik are joined by no other GameCritics.com Podcast regulars, but thankfully Chic-Pixel's Anne Lee is here to bring her importing insight on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Danganronpa: Another Episode, while GamerNode's Eddie Inzauto talks Oculus and the end of the world as we may come to know it.

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The Evil Within Review

Psycho Break

Evil Within

HIGH Tossing a grenade into the midst of four shamblers and watching the limbs fly.

LOW The awkwardly-handled boss fight against a giant dog thing.

WTF Huge black borders cropping off 30% of the screen was a good idea?

Costume Quest 2 Review

All Treats, No Tricks

Costume Quest Review Screenshot

HIGH Has the same charm and wit of the first Costume Quest

LOW Controls for the PC version were not well-optimized

WTF The clown's face in battle.

Dragon Age: Inquisition Preview - An Errand Girl For The Kingdom


My hope was that the developers at BioWare were getting the series back on track, and here was the perfect opportunity to get caught up on their work.

Frozen Synapse Prime Review

Stay Frosty

Frozen Synapse Prime

HIGH Watching a perfectly-done replay is a thing of tactical beauty.

LOW Getting shot by a machine gunner from across the map and through two windows.

WTF My shapeform is waiting for the enemy and the AI still gets the drop on him?!?

Alien: Isolation Review

Get Out of the Room

Alien Isolation

HIGH Everything involving the alien.

LOW A lengthy midgame segment that has nothing to do with the alien.

WTF Reuniting the original cast and then walling them off for preorders.

XBlaze - Code: Embryo Review

A game as meaningful as its title

XBlaze

High High production values for a visual novel

Low TOi

WTF Yet another harem of girls fawning over an unlikeable male protagonist

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments Review

Cocaine Wishes and Cadaver Dreams


Sherlock Holmes

HIGH Navigating the deduction space of Sherlock's mind

LOW Awful, unresponsive lockpicking controls

WTF Doing bumps of "sap powder" in the clubhouse of a zen garden

Fairy Fencer F Review

A Sword Is Your Best Friend

Fairy Fencer F

HIGH Literally any of the adorable monster sidekicks. They're all great.

LOW Killing twenty Earth Golems in a row to farm the gems I need.

WTF Wait, is the game almost over? It's only been 20 hours... Oh, I see what's about to happen!

Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed Review

Less interesting than it sounds

Akiba

HIGH Fantastically weird premise.

LOW Painfully insipid writing.

WTF How did something with so much promise end up so dull?

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