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Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Posted: March 18th, 2019, 5:01 pm
by KissMammal
Brothers In Arms series?

I think the series eventually ended up going off the rails, but I really liked the original Road to Hill 30 on Xbox. I much preferred its relatively sedate and restrained take on the WWII shooter genre over the likes of Call of Duty and Medal of Honor, which always seemed so over the top and bombastic, and never felt remotely realistic as you always felt like you were playing a one man army. BiA struck a good balance between fun and realism, with more emphasis on using tactics and simple squad mechanics. Imo FPS shooters tend to place too much emphasis on empowering the player when I think they could do more interesting things when making the player feel vulnerable.

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Posted: March 18th, 2019, 7:25 pm
by ratsoalbion
Road to Hill 30 is already on the list. Bear in mind itโ€™s taken us seven years to do one Medal of Honor and one Call of Duty though...
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Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Posted: March 21st, 2019, 6:20 pm
by Alex79uk
CoD 4: Modern Warfare
South Park The Stick Of Truth
The Cave
Grand Theft Auto (PS1)
XIII

(I imagine they're all already on the never ending list!)

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Posted: March 21st, 2019, 7:52 pm
by ratsoalbion
Unsurprisingly those are indeed already on there.

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Posted: March 29th, 2019, 2:36 pm
by Caligulas Horse
Quite a long thread and I'm new here so sorry if I suggest things that have been mentioned a million times.

I'd really like to hear you guys discuss the original Red Faction on PS2. I think this game gets a bit overlooked, it had an interesting story that felt really different from most console shooters at the time and the Geo-Mod tech was completely unique, I mean I think it was, it blew my mind back then either way.

The other game I'd like to see on there would be Timesplitters 2 or Future Perfect because they were awesome!

I would also say Sam & Max or Day of The Tentacle but I'm sure they've already come up many times.

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Posted: March 29th, 2019, 3:39 pm
by ratsoalbion
All the above already on the list.
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Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Posted: March 29th, 2019, 8:49 pm
by Simonsloth
Caligulas Horse wrote: โ†‘
March 29th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Quite a long thread and I'm new here so sorry if I suggest things that have been mentioned a million times.

I'd really like to hear you guys discuss the original Red Faction on PS2. I think this game gets a bit overlooked, it had an interesting story that felt really different from most console shooters at the time and the Geo-Mod tech was completely unique, I mean I think it was, it blew my mind back then either way.

The other game I'd like to see on there would be Timesplitters 2 or Future Perfect because they were awesome!

I would also say Sam & Max or Day of The Tentacle but I'm sure they've already come up many times.
All excellent excellent suggestions!

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Posted: March 31st, 2019, 4:00 am
by Bakers_12
Mario+Rabbids Kingdom battle could be an interesting to descus with the merging of two franchises and how successful if at all it manages to pull it off and the fact itโ€™s a non Nintendo Mario game

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Posted: March 31st, 2019, 7:35 am
by ratsoalbion
Itโ€™s already on the big list.
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Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Posted: April 15th, 2019, 5:38 am
by MajorGamer
After listening to the Super Ghouls 'n Ghost podcast, one game came to mind and it hasn't been mentioned in this topic. Volgarr the Viking. It is definitely inspired by it with its controls and to get the good ending you have to 1CC it but it presents a very fair challenge.

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Posted: April 15th, 2019, 6:12 am
by ratsoalbion
Volgarr does indeed share some things in common with GnG, itโ€™s actually an almost 1:1 clone of a different coin-op, Taitoโ€™s Rastan:



Rastan arrived after the original Ghosts โ€˜n Goblins so it may very well have taken some inspiration. Either way, both games are on the list for a potential 2 in 1 podcast.

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Posted: April 16th, 2019, 6:35 am
by Alex79uk
Sim City on the SNES. Probably still the best version of that game, it's just so good.

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Posted: April 16th, 2019, 12:59 pm
by Suits
Alex79uk wrote: โ†‘
April 16th, 2019, 6:35 am
Sim City on the SNES. Probably still the best version of that game, it's just so good.
This.

I love that game, the music, the seasonal graphics the massive grant cheat, Bowser abs the scenarios.

Very fond memories.

Awful to go back to.

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Posted: April 16th, 2019, 1:32 pm
by ratsoalbion
All the Sim City games are on the list, and whether we did a show on the series or a series of shows, of course the SNES version would be part of the conversation.

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Posted: April 17th, 2019, 8:17 am
by Bullus
Although I can't imagine these would be too popular with the team I wonder if anyone has nominated any of the total war games?

I both loved and hated Medieval Total War 2 - sunk what felt like weeks into it. Starting over more times than I care to admit. When I finally beat the preset conditions I uninstalled the game and gave it away.

Brilliant and infuriating.

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Posted: April 17th, 2019, 8:48 am
by ratsoalbion
I have a friend who is a big fan, but not sure that anyone among the podcast crew plays this series - I will add the rest of them (three titles already down) to the spreadsheet to find out though!

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Posted: April 17th, 2019, 9:18 am
by Bullus
It would be interesting if there were to be such an episode if each member of the panel used their country as their starting position. Some are much harder to play than others.

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Posted: April 17th, 2019, 2:14 pm
by Alex79uk
Suits wrote: โ†‘
April 16th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Alex79uk wrote: โ†‘
April 16th, 2019, 6:35 am
Sim City on the SNES. Probably still the best version of that game, it's just so good.
This.

I love that game, the music, the seasonal graphics the massive grant cheat, Bowser abs the scenarios.

Very fond memories.

Awful to go back to.
Do you think? I played it for a few hours on my brothers SNES last year and still loved it. Its aged a lot better than Sim City 2000 on the same console, I think.

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Posted: April 17th, 2019, 2:59 pm
by Suits
Alex79uk wrote: โ†‘
April 17th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Do you think? I played it for a few hours on my brothers SNES last year and still loved it. Its aged a lot better than Sim City 2000 on the same console, I think.
I went back to it a few years back and thought the UI and controls were awful - Iโ€™m confidant it was my own super high expectations and memories of it from when I was a child but I remember feeling sad about it.

I could also swear it was super detailed but looking at it now itโ€™s very simple.

I do still love it though ๐Ÿ˜„.

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Posted: May 13th, 2019, 12:45 pm
by Kez86
Would love to see a Timesplitters series. Especially with the fan development of Timesplitters: Rewind in the works. Great party game with a huge character roster, enjoyable single player and a game for completionists with multiple game modes.

Anyone who chose Robofish... :cry: