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‘Castlevania’ Meanders Through an Uneven Second Season

Mike Worby
The first season of Castlevania moved along at a deft clip. The storytelling was epic, the action was fast and frenetic, and there always seemed to be something happening. In fact one of the main criticisms of Netflix's first stab at Konami's vampire slaying saga was that it was too brief.
Reviews 9.0

‘The Walking Dead: The Final Season’ Ep. 2, “Suffer the Children” — A Bittersweet Return

Mike Worby
When Telltale premiered its new engine last month with the stellar first episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season, it was to much fanfare. One of the central criticisms of Telltale's games for years has been staleness of their engine, and how samey this made gameplay feel in the majority
Reviews Spotlight 8.0

‘Life is Strange 2’ Episode 1 – “Roads” — A Sketch of Troubled Times

Mike Worby
Life is Strange 2 has arrived at last, a full 3 years after the premiere of the original series. Though it might appear very familiar with its faux youth dialogue and counter-culture influences, fans will probably find at least a few shocks along their way through the first episode: "Whatever Doesn't
Podcasts The Fire Keepers

The Fire Keepers, Ep. 21: Ashes to Ashes

Mike Worby
This week on The Fire Keepers we head for the Kiln of the First Flame to take down Gwyn, Lord of Cinder, at last! Before that, however, we talk about the other sections we haven't explored yet, including the Painted World of Ariamis and Return to Undead Asylum.
Podcasts The Fire Keepers

The Fire Keepers: A Dark Souls Podcast — Ep. 20: Too Many Eyes!

Mike Worby
The abyss beckons on this week's episode of The Fire Keepers. From the sunny lake of the Sanctuary Guardian, all the way down to the deepest recesses of Oolacile, we tackle Artorias of the Abyss in all of its terrifying glory.
Podcasts Warp Pipe

Warp Pipe, Ep. 5: Hotline Miami

Mike Worby
On this week’s blood-soaked episode of Warp Pipe, Goomba Stomp writer Carston Carasella joins us to discuss the faux-retro masterwork: Hotline Miami. With its addictive soundtrack, twisted gameplay, and utterly unforgiving difficulty, Hotline Miami changed the indie landscape for good when it launched all the way back in 2011, and we chop it