Jimquisition Livestream: Evolve

An Evolve review is in the works, but here are some first Jimpressions in the meantime. Recorded live this morning, I go through some Hunter gameplay, then get my arse royally handed to me as a Goliath.

The game is… decent. Several hours in, I’m enjoying it, but I am already feeling somewhat tired of the whole thing, as nothing ever seems to change or – dare I say it – evolve. Haha. What a great bit of wordplay.

Anyway, here’s a video!

The Jimquisition: How Hyrule Warriors Does DLC Right

Downloadable content can be a great thing, when done right. Most “AAA” publishers don’t do it right. Hyrule Warriors, on the other hand, shows exactly how you can support a game in a way that respects audience investment, enhances the gameplay experience, AND makes the publisher money.

It’s a shame Nintendo is so rubbish at YouTube, because it’s been nailing stuff like this lately.

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.

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.

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.