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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 113: Shovel Knight, Watch Dogs, TWAU Episode 5

Back from our lengthy hiatus with a lengthy rundown of what we've been playing lately. The gang dishes on The Wolf Among Us Episode 5, Watch Dogs, Shovel Knight, Dark Souls, 1001 Spikes, and so much more. Our Watch Dogs analysis will shock and amaze you! (no it actually won't)

Featuring Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, and Mike "your enjoyment must be approved by me" Bracken.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order Review

A Boot on the Face, Forever

Wolfenstein: The New Order Review Screenshot

HIGH Jimi Hendrix's last scene contains a perfect moment.

LOW So you let me play classic Wolf3D with this game's weapons, but only the first level? Why not put the whole game in there!?

WTF Oh my god, I'm on the MF-ing (spoiler)!

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Second Opinion

War Does Change

Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes Review Screenshot

HIGH The slow-mo reflex mechanic that kicked in to save my ass countless times.

LOW Hitting "Restart Checkpoint" because a guard saw me across the map.

WTF That time a guard shot me from one foot away ... with a rocket launcher.

Murdered: Soul Suspect Review

Spirited

Murdered Soul Suspect Review Screenshot

HIGH Being a ghost who mostly observes is... pretty cool, actually!

LOW The dialogue after the museum felt bizarrely out of character.

WTF Why are so many people trying to hook up in the graveyard?

1001 Spikes Review

The Pursuit Of Perfection

1001 Spikes Review Screenshot

HIGH The feeling of finally completing a stage. Any stage!

LOW Repeating 4-3 exactly 152 times before finally nailing it.

WTF Why are the late-game spikes so difficult to read, visually?

The Wolf Among Us: Cry Wolf Review

He's Not As bad As They Said He Was

The Wolf Among Us: Cry Wolf Review Screenshot

HIGH A satisfying wrapup to a strong series.

LOW Long pauses between episodes don't work well for a murder mystery.

WTF Seriously, that left eye.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Review

Awkward Laughter in My Pocket

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Review Screenshot

HIGH The new, more expressive character models.

LOW Jumping through ridiculous hoops for 100% completion.

WTF The new quick recovery feature pauses the game everywhere except the Thunder Plains in FFX.

Watch Dogs Second Opinion

Feature Creep

Watch Dogs Review Screenshot

HIGH "Tailing" a target by jumping from camera to camera.

LOW The pointless sideplot with Defalt.

WTF Why did we even have that bit with Jordi in the finale?

Watch Dogs Review

Hacking Into My Heart

Watch Dogs Review Screenshot

HIGH Remote-triggering a guard's grenade and watching him accidentally throw it at another guard.

LOW The game's story is a total afterthought.

WTF Was this really the best licensed soundtrack Ubisoft could throw together?

Mugen Souls Z Review

Moe of the Same

Mugen Soul Z Review Screenshot

HIGH Overleveling to the point that I could win fights that the plot required me to lose.

LOW A terrible ending, and glitches that kept me from getting a better one!

WTF Attack of the tentacle coffin!

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