How many games actually need to be played to completion in order to be truly experienced? That is the question we attempt to tackle in this episode, along with a healthy dose of watcha been playing. Featuring Richard Naik, Brad Gallaway, Ashley King, and first-timer Rowan Kaiser. That rhymes! Also, as you may have heard Rowan is writing a book about Mass Effect. Go give it a looksee.

0:00-0:04 Intros

0:04-0:29-Watcha been playin

0:31-1:53-Games that need to be played to completion


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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 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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4 Comments on " Podcast Episode 106: Play to the End"

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I really enjoyed the story synopsis/game reviews in this podcast. There are just way too many games out there to play them all, so it’s cool to hear the story lines for games that I’ll never get to. The bite sized chunks of time for a few games in one podcast instead of 1 podcast dedicated to in-depth analysis of 1 game is perfect for my short attention span. Maybe future consideration could go to focusing on a few games in certain genres? Keep up the great work guys!

Richard Naik

Yes, there are super major spoilers in there. I list all the games we spoil at the beginning.

Brad Gallaway

Mega spoilers.


Great, a new podcast.

But I have a question: is the second part full of spoilers? I tend to skip any discussion of the ending of a game I intend to play later (even if that never actually happens), just like with movies or TV shows.