Author: Richard Naik

Overwatch’s Heritage

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Originally I had written parts of this article for my Overwatch review, but I couldn’t justify another 700 words of straight Team Fortress 2 comparison. Those words now go here, since I wanted to go into more detail about just how much Overwatch is a spiritual child of Team Fortress 2. The TF2 heritage goes beyond aesthetic qualities and deep into the mechanics of its characters. Thus, seasoned TF2 veterans will recognize these similarities very quickly.


Overwatch Review

Team Fortress 3?

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HIGH: Launching into the air and landing the perfect Pharah ultimate

LOW: The feeling of helplessness against a Bastion/Reinhardt combo

WTF: A Play of the Game in which Junkrat kills himself and three others by flooding a room with grenades.


Dark Souls 3 Review

All the flavors come together

Dark Souls 3

HIGH Dancer of the Boreal Valley, Pontiff Sulyvahn, and the Abyss Watchers

LOW A key NPC vanishing after I failed his quest without realizing it

WTF Getting booted when my Steam connection dropped

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 148: Street Fighter V and Far Cry Primal

Old friend Darren Forman stops by to discuss 50% of Street Fighter V. Why 50%? Because the other half apparently hasn’t been released yet. Comedy! Plus Brad embraces his inner caveman in Far Cry Primal, and Chi marvels at Chun Li’s fashion choices. Featuring Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, and Darren Forman.

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Bombshell Review

It's Not Worth the Obvious Pun

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HIGH The main character is kinda cool

LOW Everything else

WTF Grenades that roll past enemies, go in a circle, and then off a ledge

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 146: Tales from the Borderlands and other Strange Tales

Our annual GOTY afterparty gets into full swing as we talk about Tales from the Borderlands, our surprise runner-up from 2015. Also on the agenda: vibrators and near-death experiences. Featuring Richard Naik, Brad Gallaway, Mike Suskie, and Corey Motley.

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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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