Jonathan and Alex have both been playing the Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit demo. They’re sold. Jonathan invites competition, but the demo isn’t valid anymore. Sorry about that.
Jonathan’s also finished off New Super Mario Bros. Wii. He had to abandon his wife to the whims of Bowser to pull it off, but they beat the game! And then new levels unlocked and they said, “Not a chance.” Jonathan’s also discovered that Sony’s early marketing for the PS3 was utterly insane.
Alex talks about the bugocalypse that is Medal of Honor. He’s also really enjoyed everything about Enslaved: Odyssey to the West except for the idiot-proof platforming. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow also gets thumbs up from him.
Sam plowed through nine hours of Fallout: New Vegas in one sitting. Turns out you can’t just wipe out groups willy-nilly without expecting repercussions. Sam’s opinion of the game has definitely improved, but the “Save Smart, Save Often” advice still stands. On the other hand, Sam’s lost a lot interest in Fable 3.
The conversation then wanders back and forth with a conversation about the shooter genre brought up by the (then) impending release of Call of Duty: Black Ops. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood gets a mention, and Jonathan quickly gives a “warning” about The Polynomial: Space of the Music, makes up an excuse for why he was destroyed in the Starcraft tournament, and pimps the new Blood Bowl season.
Finally, we move into Series 2 of Name That Game! Someone gets utterly dominated. Someone else rejoices. Alex is neither of those people.
See ya next week!