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.
Soundcloud is being absolutely ridiculous today, so grab this while it’s actually up… IF it’s up. At some point I may be able to add the show’s thumbnail without Soundcloud scrubbing the entire audio file. That would be nice. I hate doing anything related to audio. All the time. Urrrrgh.
Anyway, it’s a good show this week!
On this week’s splendid episode, we chat about Resident Evil: The Official Remaster Of The Official Remake, and Saints Row: Gat Out Of Jail Free Card. We also discuss Hotline Miami 2 and Hatred a little bit… again. And Laura drinks Bob Marley’s USB Cords.
Citizens of Earth is a pretty solid little RPG so far, mimicking Earthbound and not doing too terrible a job of it. The writing and voice acting is a little… uh… well. Why not watch and find out?
Hoping to have a review of this one up. Got waylaid by other tasks, and there may be yet more tasks coming in to waylay me further, but if I can get it done, I’ll get it done. That’s the Jim Sterling not-quite-guarantee!
This week, the gang talks about review scores and why they’re okay sometimes. Maybe. A bit. Most people hate The Numbers, and they hate Metacritic too, but The Jimquisition uses them because of Some Reasons.
There’s also some videogame talk, including discussion of a game that has zombies and big breasts in it. So… that’s good.
It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for another Jimquisition!
The industry is still pretty quiet in terms of content, so reviews and stuff are still pretty thin on the ground. Hopefully we can get the frontpage here hopping again soon. Later this month we’ll at least have the re-remake of Resident Evil to talk about, and hopefully I’ll be able to provide a review of Citizens of Earth. I’ve got my eye open for anything interesting and review-worthy that hits Steam, too. Most of the gibberish that comes out is only suitable for a Squirty Play on my YouTube channel, but you never know!
At any rate, I’d like to thank everyone for continuing to read and watch and listen to my stuff. I am in the midst of what I’d call unprecedented success at the moment – Podquisition is possibly the most popular podcast I’ve ever hosted, the YouTube channel subscription rate is not slowing down, and everything else in between is just fantastic fun and seems to be going over great. I’ve been a bit overwhelmed by how well it’s all going lately, and I can only keep thanking y’all for making it happen.
This week, your ol’ pal Jim manages to get superglue (and it IS glue) all over his hands. It’s very distressing and frightening for him.
Elsewhere, we talk about weird games that involve fighting terrorists as teenage girls, beating horses to death, and fapping in thirty seconds. Also, Ubisoft did something stupid again. Because Ubisoft.
This game didn’t quite make it onto my Shittiest of 2014 list, but it was definitely one of the front-running contenders. It’s a hodgepodge mess that tries to be an old school shooter, but doesn’t understand what made those old games work so well. The result is something almost unplayable.
I had an impulsive desire to try and get through it on a live show. I failed. The stream didn’t even last all that long before the whole thing crashed, but the results did turn out pretty damn funny!
I’m hoping to do a lot more live stuff in 2015, alongside other content. Be sure to follow Jimquisition on Twitch for more in future!