Podcasting again. Many opinions are had, and the bloody phone keeps ringing. On the plus side, I share my experience playing Slender, James and Paul talk about some D&D Baldur’s Gate something something, Wugga tells us about DOMA, and Windows 8 will apparently be the downfall of civilisation.
Metro 2033 (Xbox 360)
Time for another Bargain Bin Breakdown. A big thanks goes to MinoXXide for his full review of Metro 2033. So, should we be dropping hard earned cash on this Russian made shooter, or should our pennies be spent elsewhere.
Bit of a mix-up this week. Podcasts are moving to Thursdays, and even though it was my idea, I forgot. So Paul and Wugga turned up at my house while I was at the pub with some mates from uni. So that was embarrassing.
In better news, here is this week’s podcast. I change my mind on some things, and act like my current opinion is the only sane choice and always has been. We talk some more about always-on DRM, the Ouya, Spartacus, some startling rumours about Activision, and a game that has zombies in it.
The Pokémon series of games has flourished for over a decade, with several diversions from the main path which have brought mixed success. Slap the name Pokémon onto a game and as long as you have adorable creatures which have both young and old chasing after them you will have a reasonable chance of selling a truckload irrespective of how the game plays.
One genre which the franchise has yet to dabble in is turn-based strategy, and the surprise here surely is how long it has taken rather than the fact that it has happened. Pokémon are a perfect pairing for a turn-based strategy game, but does Pokémon Conquest live up to the potential?
Day Z, video game films, Battlefield 3 (yes, still), ME3 DLC, things to do with Steam, Halo, Lego, and also other things.
What? Why yes, it is Buttonmasher Podcast number one hundred and eighty six.
Vanquish (Xbox 360)
Time for another Bargain Bin Breakdown. An uber-quick review of games purchased on sale for $25 or less. So, does Vanquish now offer value for money if picked up on the cheap?
I love it when a game blindsides me. I knew of Spec Ops although I had not paid much attention to it, I didn’t even know it was a third person shooter until I fired it up. That was when I got very pleasantly surprised, for once we are looking at a war based shooter with some sense of magnitude, a game that makes you think about your actions and delivers more than its fair share of sombre moments. It is also not often I feel the need to fully complete a game before committing to a review, but this time – I just had to know. Continue reading
So while the world prays for a Final Fantasy VII remake, Square Enix announces a PC version available for digital download.
No new textures. No new character models. No HD.
Instead Square Enix boasts 36 Achievements, a Character Booster (basically like a game shark), and Cloud Saves.
I don’t know how confident Square feels with this and I don’t know who they are trying to please. With its quite frankly dated graphics it’s tough to recommend this even to newcomers. As much as I love FFVII…
This week’s podcast is brought to you by Acclaim’s unforgettable classic Shadowman. And also Battlefield 3.