Sometimes you recognize that a video game is good, but you still don’t like it. Sometimes you recognize that a game is bad, at least in part, but you don’t care. This podcast is about two of these games.

We start with “XCOM 2,” then talk about “The Witness” (20:11). For the intermission: Why Chris is still playing Donald Rumsfeld’s “Churchill Solitaire” (17:38). And listener mail! (28:37)

NEXT WEEK, WE HOPE:

“The Walking Dead: Michonne” & “Invisible, Inc.”

SHOW NOTES:

The official ‘Braid’ walkthrough

“Defending a Video Game Designer,” the Social Q’s column by Philip Galanes in The New York Times

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