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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 125: Club Nintendo and Generation 8 Year In Review

We've had over a year with the new generation of consoles, and we take a look at who is providing the best playing experience for our hard earned money. Spoiler: it's not Ubisoft. Plus we talk a little bit about the closing of Club Nintendo and revisit one of our favorite topics from yesteryear in the Games that Made Us, this time focused two of our best friends. Featuring Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Suskie, and Aaron "the Iron Man."

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Kalimba Review

Towering Accomplishment

Kalimba

HIGH Executing the perfect dance of leaps and switches required to kill the snake boss without losing a life.

LOW Some of the multiplayer levels straddle the line between 'fun' challenging and 'I hate life' challenging.

WTF Dear Advice Bear—I can read faster than you can speak, okay? So stop whining at me about advancing your text bubbles!

Dying Light Review

The Vaulting Dead

Dying Light

HIGH Watching a horde of zombies immolate as a molotov explodes in their midst.

LOW Falling off a zipline to my death for the tenth time in a row.

WTF Sure, I'll just toss all this medicine in a fire. No chance it'll be useful later!

Life Is Strange: Episode 1 - Chrysalis Review

Supernatural High School Drama

Life Is Strange

HIGH: Rewind feature adds depth to choice making, lovely art style

LOW: Minor audio issues, gameplay is a bit flat

WTF: The random Ferris Bueller's Day Off reference

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Review

Bad Memories

Halo Master Chief Collection

HIGH FMV Gravemind is scary as f***.

LOW I couldn't get the multiplayer to work even once.

WTF How do the first three Halo games still not have subtitles?

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 124: Review Scores and The Hook

The crew talks about the recent decision by Joystiq to ditch review scores (note: this episode was recorded BEFORE the unfortunate announcement of Joystiq's closure), plus we tackle an old question: how long should one give a game to get good, i.e. the "hook" moment? Featuring Sinan Kubba, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Richard Naik, and Anne Lee.

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Saints Row IV: Gat Out Of Hell Review

Poppin' A Cap In Satan's Face

Saints Row IV

HIGH The musical number is fantastic.

LOW Too much of the content feels like filler.

WTF No outfit customization options?

Sleeping Dogs: The Definitive Edition Review

Feet of Clay

Sleeping Dogs

HIGH Killing Jiang Shi by attaching spells to their heads.

LOW Losing five hours of progress to a glitchy save file.

WTF There's an achievement for beating someone up with a fish.

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