Hosts: Josh, Jacob, Shamus, Chris. Episode edited by Rachel.
0:00:50: Defense Grid 2
Protip: You can turn the dialog volume all the way down and play this as a plotless tower defense game. I feel bad about doing so, but damn does that dialog drag on.
0:13:05: Naval Action
0:19:50: Rainbow Six Siege
0:27:05: Rise Of The Tomb Raider
It’s not that the story sucks, it’s that it gets too much focus. These mechanics are really strong, and I think the game should be more confident about leaving us to enjoy them for longer. Also, like I said the other day:
Dev who designed these stealth sections should have touched base with dev who decided player would wear a glowstick. pic.twitter.com/AcyzfzZMDf
— Shamus Young (@shamusyoung) January 30, 2016
Having played a few more hours now, I’m pretty sure it’s a magical glowstick that turns itself off if there are dudes in the zone. It’s still bananas, but it’s a different kind of bananas than I first assumed.
0:44:18: The Witness
0:54:06: EA is “on a Journey” to Regain PC Gamer Trust
My column this week is also on this topic. But I’m sure you guessed that already.
Marvel's Civil War
Team Cap or Team Iron Man? More importantly, what basis would you use for making that decision?
Even allegedly smart people can make life-changing blunders that seem very, very obvious in retrospect.
Skyrim Thieves Guild
The Thieves Guild quest in Skyrim is a vortex of disjointed plot-holes, contrivances, and nonsense.
Fixing Match 3
For one of the most popular casual games in existence, Match 3 is actually really broken. Until one developer fixed it.
Why I Hated Resident Evil 4
Ever wonder how seemingly sane people can hate popular games? It can happen!