Not that long ago, Jonathan promised he wouldn’t talk about another sports game, so he’s talking about EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis 2 this episode. As a bonus, though, he enjoyed this one. He also spends a bit of time griping about Sony, but not as much as he initially planned.
Alex talks about crushing fleeing troops in Shogun: Total War 2. He spends an uncomfortable amount of time comparing it to R.U.S.E., but that’s Sam’s fault. He’s also got a Story From the Game Store involving a Vita, Lumines, a missing co-worker, and a pissed off customer.
Sam finally break his vicious cycle of moving and Skyrim by finally settling down in his new place and finishing Skyrim. Also on his list this week: Rage, an RPG-shooter that’s light in the RPG bits and loose in the shootery bits; and a whole lot of Mass Effect insanity.
In the topic this week, we chat a bit about the rumored-then-leaked-then-announced setting for Assassin’s Creed 3 before jumping into a discussion about game endings. Apparently only ten percent of games are actually finished, so what implications might this have for the industry as a whole?
Finally, we wrap up with another round of Reverse Casting Call. On the table this time, we’re casting the dysfunctional family from Star Wars: Luke, Leia, and Papa Vader. As an added twist, Sam has chosen to limit our choices to animated game characters only. Be sure to drop us a comment, letting us know a) which host picks you’d have gone with, and b) which characters you’d place in behind the mask.