Tag: Open World

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 145: GOTY 2015

You are not prepared. Our celebration of the year in games starts calmly and concludes with sheer, unadulterated madness. Felipe will never be the same. Starring Brad Gallaway, Richard Naik, Daniel Weissenberger, Jeffrey Matulef, Tim Spaeth, and a surprise guest tasked with a burden so great, it makes Frodo’s journey to Mordor look like a Target run. You are NOT prepared. Also, here is the video Dan references about helmets. Yes, you’re reading that right.

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Yakuza 5 Review

Don't mess with that Yakuza. He'll Kiryu.

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HIGH Some of the action sequences are outstanding. If only more games paid this much attention to their martial arts direction.

LOW There's too much filler in the main story. Oh, and anything to do with "following one's dreams."

WTF The 'Stalker' revelation. Or maybe the one with the snowball.

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 144: Xenoblade Chronicles X and Hand of Fate

Our first threesome in a long while has us diving into the wild world of Xenoblade Chronicles X, also known as JRPG Skyrim. Plus we take on the Hand of Fate in the latest installment of Oprah’s Game Exchange. Featuring Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, and Brad Gallaway.

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Just Cause 3 Review

Screwing around on an epic scale

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HIGH Grappling hook + parachute + wingsuit = awesome

LOW The game design is identical to what it was five years ago.

WTF Fast travel in a world this huge is… a limited resource?

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 143: Bloodborne The Old Hunters and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

And old school four-man affair as we punish ourselves in Bloodborne: The Old Hunters. After that the unspeakable terror continues with Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, followed by a sweet reprieve with Felipe’s Mailbag. Featuring Tim Spaeth, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, and Richard Naik.

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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 142: Fallout 4 and Transformers Devastation

Fallout 4! It’s……there, I guess. Plus Chi gets to talk about his favorite subject, Transformers, for six hours. Featuring Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Michael “Mac” Cunningham, and Mike Suskie.

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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 141: Beginner’s Guide, SOMA, Steam Box, and Suskie’s Top 10

Brad loves PC gaming now! (Sort of) Beginner’s Guide is amazing! (Not really) Mike Suskie’s top 10 list exhibits very fine taste! (Mostly) Tim Spaeth is here! (That one’s 100% true) Featuring Richard Naik, Brad Gallaway, Tim Spaeth, Mike Suskie, and Corey Motley.

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Fallout 4 Second Opinion

Fallout. Fallout never changes.

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HIGH Detective Valentine is charming and entertaining

LOW Shooting mechanics too weak to be a proper shooter, RPG mechanics too shallow to be a proper RPG

WTF Oh, it's the same "tracing through disconnected memories" scene that we've played in Dishonored, Assassin's Creed, Life Is Strange

Fallout 4 Review

An A-Bomb for Effort

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HIGH Primary colors.

LOW The eleventh-hour plot twist that's supposed to tie all the threads together.

WTF An NPC calling my character "Mike" with full voice acting.

Rebel Galaxy Review

The Real Endless Space

Rebel Galaxy Review Screenshot

HIGH Purchasing a dreadnaught.

LOW Escorting a friendly flying through clear airspace in a zigzag for no reason.

WTF Getting stuck when moving on a third axis would've gotten me out.