Scheduling conflicts this week means there’s been a lot of time since we recorded 101, and very little time until we record 103. As such, we’ve got a lot of games to talk about this episode, and we’ll have a lot of headlines to cover next episode.
Before we get into that, though, we have a correction to make. Jonathan’s not sure how he messed this up, but Ryven Cydrelle didn’t win our contest last week. Moreover, he didn’t even enter it. Rather, a listener named Joe was the proper entrant and winner in the contest, and all has been corrected. Thanks to Ryven for noticing the error and to Joe for being a good sport!
In the show proper, Alex explains why The History Channel: Great Battles – Medieval isn’t a particularly good game, a fact which should surprise no one. He also makes a case for why Asura’s Wrath needs a change of venue to the Kinect, no matter how foolish it might make you look or sound. Then his mic goes wonky, and he kind of talks about Hero Academy (which he’s been playing with Jonathan, Luke, and others).
Jonathan’s got a big list, explaining why he shipped Battlefield 3, unplayed, back to GameFly, and only gave Record of Agarest War Zero a quick pass. He’s also picked up Space Marine, and didn’t much care for the new NFL Blitz, or the older Madden Arcade.
Sam has been moving and has had Internet issues, so his list consists of his primary addiction of late, EDF, and the game everybody on the show has played this week (and which we end the show talking about), Skyrim.
Sam gets a bit of a rage-on about Skyrim’s AI system. His Lydia apparently has a fondness for geology, and flinging herself headlong into hopeless battles. Overall, though, Skyrim seems to have overcome his major gripes about Morrowind and Oblivion. Meanwhile, Alex barely got through the tutorial mission and turned the game off. He claims Everquest flashbacks, and no one really wants to see him relapse. Jonathan has spent a preposterous amount of time playing Skyrim, but he’s not really all that far into the story. Somehow it works, though. None of the hosts think it deserves all the hype it’s getting, but at least two hosts are enjoying it quite a lot.
Next week, fewer games, and more game-related headlines!