We start the episode by talking about the various catastrophes that have been plaguing Japan. Please, help out if you can. At the very least, don’t be one of those jackasses who thinks Japan deserved it.
We’d thought about doing a headline episode this time around, but game talk overrode everything else. Sam starts us off with an infuriating Dragon Age 2 bug. Before the vein in his forehead explodes, the guys move him on to talking about Chopin’s deathbed fantasy, Eternal Sonata.
Jonathan talks about Mondo Solitaire, the latest (Mac and iOS only) game from Ambrosia Software, which merits a Rent (Demo) rating. It’s light on gameplay features, but heavy of game variety and visual polish. He’s sent back What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? 2, finding that it’s just too in-depth and requires too much patience for his schedule to allow right now. He also spends more time talking about Madden 11 than he spent coming to hate the game.
Alex breaks out James Bond 007: Blood Stone and enjoys the hell out of it. He calls it Syphon Filter meets Splinter Cell, and the gimmicks help you feel like Bond, James Bond. He’s also checked out Homefront, despite the reviews and the 25% drop THQ stock took because of the game. There are scenes, settings, and storylines that will stick with him, but the gameplay isn’t exactly… revolutionary, plus unskippable, post-checkpoint, live cut scenes are… unacceptable to some of the hosts.
Finally, we finish up with Name That Game! Sam brings us some easy (well, not for Alex) and some impossible games.
Have a good week!