Triple Ones! Oh yeah!
We enjoyed the quick-hit headlines bit we did last week, so we’re making it a regular feature. This week, the uncomfortably expensive collector’s edition of Steel Battalion, and Free-to-Play makes its first appearance on a portable console. Can home consoles be far behind?
Alex has gotten his grubby hands on Armored Core V early, and he’s in for the multiplayer but has reservations recommending it as a single-player experience. Draw Something also invades the podcast via Alex, though OMGPOP hadn’t been bought by Zynga when this episode was recorded, if that’s of any importance to you. Finally, Assassin’s Creed Recollection has sunk its hidden blades deep into Alex’s psyche, and it doesn’t look to let go anytime soon.
Sam’s been playing more Binary Domain and more Mass Effect 2. Along those lines, he also inflicts upon us an audio-unboxing worse than any that has come before it. And, assuming he can ever break himself free from Mass Effect 3, Shadows of the Damned and Kingdoms of Amalur may make a moose-like appearance in a future episode.
Jonathan only has one game this week, thatgamecompany’s Journey, but it’s a doozy of a game. In fact, in just one short week alone with the game, Journey has set itself up as the expression of everything that video games are capable of as an artistic medium. Yeah, it’s like that.
We close out the episode with a topic which we touched on briefly in Episode 109: Would gaming benefit by separating multiplayer and single-player into standalone products? The hosts all have fairly different takes on what that would mean.
Next week: is Metacritic a valid method of handing out bonuses?