October 2011

If you listened to this week’s podcast, you’ll know that I wasn’t the biggest fan of Batman: Arkham City. Don’t get me wrong, the game is entirely competent and I had a good time with it. It’s a great action game, but to me it wasn’t a great Batman game.Then I realized it’s actually a great adaptation of a Batman. Just not my Batman. Whose Batman is it? Keep reading. READ MORE

Tides of Destiny, originally branded Rune Factory: Oceans in Japan, is the follow-up to the Wii-only Rune Factory: Frontier. Known for their being a more magical, fantasy take on sister series Harvest Moon’s realistic (though still often fantasy) farming simulation, this new Rune Factory looks to change things up within the series, introducing and changing core elements in the series to flesh out others, including combat, exploration, and for the first time, the ability to choose between a male and a female protagonist. READ MORE

Two years ago, Batman: Arkham Asylum redefined superhero games, licensed games, and even action games. We haven’t seen anyone attempt to recreate what Arkham Asylum did and pull it off as successfully. Thankfully, a new Batman game is here to bring us back into the bone-breaking world of the Dark Knight, complete with a new open-world and a bag full of new tricks. READ MORE

In this super-sized episode, the crew talks about favorite games to play on Halloween, discusses the now-dated Vita launch and groans when someone says they haven’t played a game they like. And also Batman.


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Hosts: Matthew Jay, Gerry Pagan, Andrew Passafiume, Graham Russell, Shawn Vermette

Music: Zombies Ate My Neighbors  ‘Neighburgers’: Ari Asulin, OverClocked ReMix (http://www.ocremix.org)

Come with us to a mystical land. A land where heroes roam, dragons fly and the undead shoot you with bone arrows. A land of heroes and villains, though the villains are also heroes. A land of blood and tears, each marked by very specifically-calculated meters. Yes, this is Might & Magic, a peculiarly-balanced realm of lush fantasy and very structured battle mechanics. READ MORE