Jimquisition Livestream: Raven’s Cry

Equal parts hilarious and depressing, Raven’s Cry sees Topware reproducing the amazing awfulness of Two Worlds for a new generation. It’s laughable, and saddening, and the script/acting makes it seem like it was originally a porno.

Join Cap’n Christopher Raven as he abuses and uses women, stabs men in the hand for no reason, forgets how to make sounds with his mouth, and fails at his one basic job – being a pirate. He’s the hero we all wish we could be.

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Jimquisition Livestream: Darkest Dungeon

Darkest Dungeon was one of my most anticipated 2015 games, and it’s not hard to see why. The game is officially out on Early Access, and even in its early stages, it’s more fun than a ton of “finished” major releases these days. Unforgiving, emotionally exhausting, and engrossing as hell, this is a game that chips away at my spirit, which makes eventually victory all the more incredible.

Here’s me playing over an hour of it in front of a live home audience. Come and witness the madness, share in my victories, and lament the passing of poor Amiel.

Goodnight, Amiel, may you find the peace in death that had been so cruelly denied to you in life.

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The Jimquisition: Nintendo Creator’s Program Bollocks

Nintendo’s new plans for revenue sharing with YouTubers doesn’t directly impact me much, but I hate its implications and Nintendo’s general attitude toward the new face of games media.

While it’s only in “beta,” I don’t think there’s a way this can be altered that won’t have horrible conflicts of interest at best, and see Nintendo exerting undue control over coverage at worst. Sod it.

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Jimquisition Livestream: Dying Light

If you like Far Cry but wish it had more zombies, then you’ll enjoy Dying Light, because it’s Far Cry with zombies. There are so many ZAMBIES, in fact, that you’ll think you died and went to ZAMBIE HEBBEN!

So yeah, this is that game nobody got review copies of until a day before launch. Ironically, the game reportedly worked well before release, then some genius released a patch for the PC version that broke everything. I’m doing the main review off the PS4 version, but here’s my attempted stream of the PC one. It doesn’t go fabulously.

As for the game? Eh, it’s okay. It’s pretty okay.

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The Jimquisition: We Need More Spencer Mansions

This week’s show continues some things I said in my review of the Resident Evil HD Remake Remaster Remake Remake, specifically the stuff about environmental design, and why Resident Evil‘s was so effective. We need games that aren’t afraid to employ some well-structured backtracking, games that can be small in scale but big in scope. A game world we can become familiar with, and that feels like home even if it’s trying to kill you.

We need more Spencer Mansions, basically, and a lot less of Generic Sandbox City Place.

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