Sam is unable to record because [REDACTED DUE TO MORALITY CLAUSE]. Alex and Jonathan go old school and record a two-man ‘cast.
We start the show by discussing the demise of LucasArts. Is it really something worth mourning or is the geekosphere reacting out of nostalgia? We hope everyone who lost their job finds new and wonderful employment elsewhere, but we haven’t actually spent much money on a LucasArts game in a long time.
We also discuss how Sega Europe was forced to acknowledge that footage used in trailers for Aliens: Colonial Marines was misleading. Alex doesn’t really care, because even the footage in the trailers failed to sell him on the game. Jonathan gets it, but does a poor job explaining why.
Alex has completed Bioshock Infinite. It’s made him forget just how much he loved Bioshock. Relic gets discussed as Alex’s non-video-game game, basically an updated take on the board game Talisman set in the 40K universe. Alex also met a younger version of himself while he was out of town last week.
Jonathan wants to know who wants to play Terraria with him. It’s on 360 and PS3 now, and he’s down to get the game if anyone else is playing. He also gets in his own non-video-game game by talking about the tabletop RPG Microscope; it’s very much a story game, but it’s a really interesting story game. Jonathan’s also played some games provided free via Playstation Plus: The Cave, which may suffer from Jonathan’s favorite recent complaint, tonal inconsistencies; and Closure, a clever puzzle game that plays with light and shadow.
Finally, we wrap up the show with the MetaGame. Defiance does not yet have a Metacritic score, and so we skip to our alternate game, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge. Jonathan does really well this week, only two points off the aggregate score of 71. Alex and Sam picked numbers close, though, and so not much has changed on the leaderboard. For the next round, we pick Injustice: Gods Among Us: Jonathan guesses 89, Alex 84, and Sam 80.
As Defiance still doesn’t have a Metacritic score as of release, let’s ask this question: do you like the Metagame? Let us know in the comments below.