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Brad Gallaway

Brad Gallaway

Brad Gallaway has been playing games since arcades were a thing and Atari was the new hotness. He's been at GameCritics since 2000. Currently, he's juggling editing duties, being a homeschooling dad, a devoted husband, and he does try to play a game once in a while.

Brad still loves Transformers, he's on Marvel Puzzle Quest when nobody's looking, and his favorite game of all time is a toss-up between the first Mass Effect and The Witcher 3. You can catch his written work here at GameCritics and you can hear him weekly on the @SoVideogames Podcast. Follow Brad on Twitter and Instagram at @BradGallaway, or contact him via email:

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Li-Ion
Li-Ion
3 years ago

Why has there been no community interaction blog post like this since October 2016?

Chi Kong Lui
Admin
3 years ago
Reply to  Li-Ion

Sorry, we’ve been slackin’. We’ll try to do better.

Pedro
Pedro
3 years ago
Reply to  Chi Kong Lui

I’m sure you could just schedule something to auto-post on the 1st of each month?

Drew Rowland
4 years ago

A friend and I have started Divinity Original Sin. Really fun Co-op. When there’s dialogue issues you disagree with on, there’s a Rock, Paper, Scissors to settle who wins. If you enjoyed Baldur’s Gate or Wasteland 2, check it out. Also, I got into Overwatch on Pc. That’s a more fun, faster paced TF2.

Li-Ion
Li-Ion
4 years ago
Reply to  Drew Rowland

Also played divinity OS in co-op with a friend. While it was good fun for a while, it got really confusing really fast. I guess we were causing the problem by not constantly sticking together, so we would start and progress various quests independently. At some point we completely lost track about who talked to whom about what and when, and needed a wiki to unravel the mess 😉

Li-Ion
Li-Ion
4 years ago

Started with Lost Planet 3, which is a bit like American Truck Simulator in space 😉 So far I’m liking it quite a bit more than I thought I would. The atmosphere is fantastic, reminds me so much on old-fashioned sci-fi movies with plenty of time to wander around base and get attached to the colorful characters. But it’s clear they didn’t have the budget they needed. It’s a bit rough around the edges (e.g. giving you sometimes just wrong button prompts on screen). If that doesn’t bother you: well worth a try. Also played more Assetto Corsa, with the… Read more »

Li-Ion
Li-Ion
4 years ago
Reply to  Li-Ion

oh, I forgot to mention: I played Hyper Light Drifter for a while. Kinda like Zelda, but so hard it will make you break your controller in frustration. I eventually ran into a wall in terms of not being able to figure out where I’m supposed to go next.

But at least I beat some bosses, like the East boss (I have no idea if that thing has an actual name):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3cj6Ri9DXc

Took me more attempts than your average Souls-Boss.

To bad the difficulty is so insane, it’s a lovely game apart from that.

Philip
Philip
4 years ago

Talewind just came out a week ago and is preatty fun.

Nicholas
4 years ago

I’ve been playing a lot of Rogue Wizards. That game is awesome right now..

Corey Motley
4 years ago

I have been playing so much stuff lately, you guys.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Hitman, Alone with You, Virginia, Outlast, Resident Evil 4 on PS4 and Dear Esther on PS4, most recently. All the games.

@playcritically
4 years ago

Downloaded Darkest Dungeon earlier this week. Been dinking around on it on the PlayStation 4, but I’m waiting until I can buy a Vita this afternoon before I really start digging into it. Slowly acclimating to its rules, particularly how its perfectly acceptable–enforced, even–that you recruit a bunch of Heroes, send them into a dungeon to loot as much as possible, quit out when they’re on the verge of death, then dismiss your now-traumatized Heroes while keeping all the loot for yourself. It’s an uncannily cruel game.

Pedro
Pedro
4 years ago

I was astonished to see Mount and Blade: Warband turn up on PS4 a couple of weeks ago. It turned out to be pretty much a direct port from PC, but it doesn’t suffer too much from it. As the best sandbox rpg of all time, I had to try it out. Unfortunately I played the PC version so much, I know all the systems inside out, so it’s not a challenge. I know plenty of people who are absolutely loving it though; highly recommend taking a gander at it if you’re a console gamer and fancy something different. Also… Read more »

@cheapbossattack
4 years ago

Chipping away at ReCore mostly. The game is fun to play around in, particularly the combat and platforming bits, but the atrocious load times and framerate dips are killing me. I knew going in that it was mediocre, but I loved Metroid Prime and most of Inafune’s earlier work, so I felt compelled to give it a shot for myself. Roughly 6 hours in and not entirely sure I’ll even finish it. It’s already repetitive, tracking down prismatic cores to unlock new dungeons and enduring these agonizing loading screens just to go back to my base to dump off crafting… Read more »

Bobby Hunter
4 years ago
Reply to  Brad Gallaway

Masquerada has a bug in the tutorial that’s annoying, but the writing and voice acting are good. Its setting–fantasy 16th (probably I think) century Venice with magic basked on masks. I think I played a demo of a sewer level at one point and it didn’t click with me. Starting from the beginning is doing a better job of setting everything up. I’m still very, very early in the game though.

Bobby Hunter
4 years ago

I just finished Tales of Zestiria the other night. It was *not* very good. Now I’m going to start Sly Cooper Thieves in Time and check out Masquerada Songs and Shadows when my key unlocks tomorrow

Drew Rowland
4 years ago
Reply to  Bobby Hunter

Did the story not pan out or something else? I’ve put about 10 hours into it and liked what I’ve seen.

Bobby Hunter
4 years ago
Reply to  Drew Rowland

There are some weird decisions with characters and who stays in your party. And the story turns into a overwrought mess, even by JRPG standards.