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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Richard Naik

Richard Naik

Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Richard received his first console (the NES) at the age of six, and from that point on games have been an integral part of his life, whether it's been frittering summers away with the likes of Mario, Mega Man, and the Zerg or partaking in marathon sessions of Halo, Team Fortress 2 or Left 4 Dead. After being a longtime reader of GameCritics, Richard joined the staff in March of 2009, and over the years Richard grew into the more prominent role of part-time podcast host.

In 2016, he spearheaded a complete rebuild of the GameCritics.com website, earning him the title of Chief Engineer.

His gaming interests are fairly eclectic, ranging from 2D platformers to old-school-style adventure games to RPGs to first-person shooters. So in other words, he’ll play pretty much anything.
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3 Comments on "GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 120: Hyrule Warriors, Alien Isolation, Dragon Age Inquisition, and the Souls Odyssey"

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TickTock
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I also feel that i have to respond to some of the criticism Richard has leveled against Demon’s Souls. First let me address upgrading the character incorrectly. In DeS equipment upgrades are much more important than stat-gains. There are several magic weapons in the game, which have very low stat requirements, but do insane damage to most non-magical enemies. One example is the Crescent Falchion, which you can find very early on in The Shrine of the Storms. Even if you do not have any points in magic to benefit of its scaling-attribute, it will still work very well. And… Read more »
OniCiel
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First, I wanted to thank you all for another great podcast. I disagree with Richard over Demon’s Souls being a game which becomes unplayable if you stat yourself wrong; at the very least, I think all the Souls games could be blamed of that, but it’s not necessarily true. With enough luck and skill, players have been found to get through most of these games at extremely low levels, even to the point of multiple playthroughs with very little equipment. Putting points in the “wrong” stats isn’t really an issue considering you can get through these games with terrible stats… Read more »
jeff h
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Thanks for the recommendation of Cause of Death, Brad, but inexpensive? A million chapters at $0.99 each adds up to almost a million dollars, no? 😛
Still listening. Thanks for the shows.

–Jeff
Castlegar, BC

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