It's the thrilling third episode of the GameCritics.com Podcast!
This week's topics include:

  • Impressions of Art Style: ROTOHEX, Gears of War 2, Castlevania: Order of Ecclasia, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts demo and Tomb Raider: Underworld demo
  • The Annual Holiday Gaming Glut: Its impact on gamers and the industry.

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Brad Gallaway
Brad Gallaway
13 years ago

you’re spot-on about the awkward endgames in Cubello, but something about that robot voice saying “good game” at the end just makes me smile. ; )

Mory Buckman
13 years ago

I understood they were just impressions, and I don’t fault you for incomplete information. I tried out the cooperative Solo mode, with one of my aforementioned colorblind friends. He stuck to the few colors he could make out, I did the rest, and we very quickly beat the game. I’d say it’s easier with two players, but it’s very fun. I highly recommend trying it out (just press A on the second controller to join in), especially if you’re finding it hard on your own. As for how it stacks among the Art Style games: It’s obviously not as great… Read more »

Brad Gallaway
Brad Gallaway
13 years ago

Hey Mory, Thanks for the comments. You’re actually correct about Rotohex’s 2P mode. Sorry for the error, I should have double-checked before we recorded and Tim’s question caught me off guard. my bad for not preparing better. Also, I had just started playing the game and i did state that i hadn’t finished it at the time we recorded… a little while later i got further and figured out that i wasn’t as close to being done as i originally had thought. Anyway, the podcast game segments are really more impressions pieces than reviews, so i hope you werent left… Read more »

Mory Buckman
13 years ago

I’d like to clear up the mistakes about Art Style: Rotohex. First off, there’s a dedicated two-player mode. I don’t know how it works, because the people I’d be most likely to play with are both colorblind, but it’s there and it looks pretty cool. It’s called “VS”, so I assume it’s competitive. You can also play cooperatively, just by bringing another controller to the Solo mode. The gameplay doesn’t change- you’ve just got two players instead of one. Again, I don’t know how well that plays. Secondly, this game gets much more difficult than Brad realizes. There are eight… Read more »