Welcome to the first Weekly Recap of daylight savings time. Thankfully, everything except my microwave auto-set themselves for the time change; and, honestly, I’m fine with having to do the microwave myself… if it was hooked up to the WiFi it might share how awful my diet is with anyone who cared to check. Then I’d have to defend my diet of burritos, ramen, and EasyMac to my mother… who would be horrified at the prospect of my malnutrition.
And speaking of malnutrition, the past week has been pretty slow here at GL due to the launch of Square Enix’s latest life destroying game, Final Fantasy 13. This week’s LimitCast is about it, most of the staff are playing it, and for some reason, there is even someone (*cough*JAMIE*cough*) that got it for the Xbox 360. I guess he didn’t hear that his inferior version of the game is why the PS3 version didn’t live up to it’s full potential. Or maybe he did, and just likes making horrible decisions.
Either way, Jamie should be thoroughly scolded for such a senseless waste of money. But that can wait until after the recap, can’t it?
Swallow’s suggestions for a comfortable post-apocalyptia are fantastic. Go contribute to the ongoing discussion so we can all be prepared for when the world goes to hell.
If you were interested in Star Ocean: The Last Hope International, here’s a fantastic writeup about it. And since it’s on bluray/PS3, it’s obviously the best version available. So go sell that piece of shit 360 copy you have laying around, and get the real version, asap.
Jake thinks Final Fantasy 13 Rules. I’m sure several of you instantly hate him for that statement… but read the blog to find out why before just flaming his comment section.
Curtis misses Baywatch. I’m pretty sure that “revelation” doesn’t surprise anyone.
In case you were wondering how to get fired from Activision, Michael posted a handy chart.
Swallow thinks Pets are Good in the real world and in gaming. If it weren’t so much work I’d probably have a pet… as it is, I just end up missing the family dogs. As for in games, I generally don’t care for them. Too much hassle without any soft warmness.
Nnofuneral made up for not posting last week by writing an epic piece on Casual Raiding.
If you’ve been looking at Supreme Commander 2 with lusty eyes, you should check out Carl’s impressions of the game. But, beware: it may end up in your wallet hating you.
I was gonna write something clever about Shoot 1UP, but the last picture Dylan chose distracted me.
A colorful, thumbstick shooter on the XBLI service!? That’s never happened before. But, amidst the clutter of that genre, Square Off is apparently worth a try. Or so says, Ashley.
I know what you’re thinking, “wait… didn’t they review Soul already?” And the answer is yes, but it was on the XBLI and this one is on the iPhone. It’s also by a different person, so there! I bet that shut you up, didn’t it!?
In an attempt to purge MAG from his system, Martin has clung fast to Battlefield: Bad Company 2. I’d make some snarky comment about the game, but I’m really addicted to it. So, the only thing I’ll say is that the rest of GL has it for the 360. If you have it on PS3, play with Martin; I’m sure he’s looking for others who made the same bad decision he did.
I honestly feel bad for Kevin this week… he reviewed Blood Bowl and it looks to be about as awful as the title makes it sound. Then again, I’m not a fan of blood, bowls, or football; maybe Kevin is.
Everyone knows that Dante’s Inferno ripped off God of War pretty heavily, but did you know the PSP version ripped off Chains of Olympus!? If not, you do now. And if you played CoO, you’ll know that is a very good thing. The PSP could really use more games like that.
Ever wanted to use those plastic guitars for something other than a music game? Well, Fret Nice may either make those dreams come true or shatter them completely, leaving you cold, alone, depressed, and listening to The Cure over and over again. At least it looks pretty, though… right?
If you’re one of the few people still frothing at the mouth for zombie games, Age of Zombies might help you stop grossing the rest of us out. I mean, seriously… what the hell is mouth froth anyway? Is it like having zomibe-rabies?
Tony found Mega Man 10 to be an unnecessary but fun outing for the series. I don’t know what a necessary game would look like, but I think I need to find and play it now.
With the Oscars and GDC both behind us now, Curtis’s piece on Oscar Nominated Films vs Blockbuster Video Games was very fitting for the past week. Unfortunately, I’ve only seen one of the movies and played one of the games, so I can’t really say much else. Just go read it and pretend I said something inflammatory about Heavy Rain sucking goat balls compared to Inglorious Basterds.
Ashley wrote up a fantastic piece about the five grand prize contestants and their Road to IGF 2010. Not only is there a video for each game, but she does a quick write-up about each and even gave her prediction of who would win (which turned out to be accurate). If you didn’t read it, you should. And if you watched the IGF live-stream, you should check it out to get a bit more info about the games.
Getting back into their normal schedule/groove, Limitcast Episode 34 – The Empire Strikes Back focused mainly on the recent Activision vs Infinity Ward legal rodeo. Later in the show they moved into Bad Company 2, MAG, Chase’s misplaced hope that cutting a game’s single player would mean they’d spend more time/money on the multiplayer, and what the guys have been playing recently.
And, as they’ve been doing lately, they recorded the show live. If you weren’t there, you’re a huge loser. For this week at least. Try again next Sunday.
That’s about it for the week. On a closing note… I like to imagine the following video is what got Jamie so excited for FF13 on the 360 and convinced him it was the right console to get it for.