It has potential… but people don’t TALK like this!
On this week’s show, the team discusses falling into rivers, driving through nettles, and wallowing about in Wales, all while Laura desperately tries to simulate all the Euro trucks.
Also, we discuss Dying Light, Resident Evil‘s oft-maligned controls, and the time police dogs in Amsterdam thought an infected foot was a bunch of drugs.
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.
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.
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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!