July 19, 2010

Low Score Episode 49 "One Versus 1 vs 100 "

GFOTS Campbell joins us for Persona 3 Portable, Starcraft II beta, Assassin's Creed, a discussion of sequels, news, and THE LIST.

We're glad to welcome back Good Friend of the Show Campbell to join us for another big ishdition of the Low Score podcast. Campbell's been spending time with Persona 3 Portable and wows us with tales of high school catching 'em all Personas. J spent an evening with the Starcraft II beta, and yo it's more Starcraft. Bobby dove off of a high building and into the world of Assassin's Creed—a game that's both satisfying and frustrating.

Speaking of Assassin's Creed with its sequel that takes care of a lot of the issues of the first, the gang discusses "the sequelization of mechanics" in games. There's also some news this week including Blizzard's attempt to implement Real ID on Battle.net and the forums, the retirement of 1 vs 100 on Xbox Live, and a questioning of Xbox's direction with their gold service.

This week's THE LIST asked for the five games we hope to share with our children and we got 15 different games between our three lists! We think you'll be surprised by the outcome. Share your own THE LIST here on the blog and we'll read the results on the air!

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Opening music by virt

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1 comment:

Andy said...

I know I'm late for the podcast, but here's my list for games to play with my kids.

1. Tie Fighter

There have been a few games that do a good job of emulating the experience of the Star Wars films, but Tie Fighter is clearly the best of them. It's been years since I've played it, and it probably doesn't hold up anymore, but it's still an experience I'd love to relive with someone who's also new to the Star Wars mythos.

2. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

I agree with what J said about FFIV being a good intro to console RPGs, but I think Mario RPG is an even better one. The whole experience is just polished to perfection and has an amazing story and cast of characters. Most importantly, it does it all while still staying light and kid friendly, avoiding all the wordy nonsense that tends to permeate the FF series.

3. Ms. Pac-Man

Not much to say about this one. It's pretty timeless and I'm sure will be just as fun thirty years from now as it was thirty years ago.

4. Warcraft II

Despite its extremely dated mechanics, this game remains awesome. Its cartoony but violent art style does a great job of conveying the on screen carnage. In my opinion, Orcs have never been more badass. It's also a solid introduction to the RTS genre and I'm sure would still be fun for casual matches.


GTA IV probably won't be the last landmark title in the series, but it will definitely be remembered as a cultural touchstone of the late 2000's. This game will only get more and more cool as time passes and NYC continues to evolve. Think how badass the city looks in The Warriors, then think about how cool GTA IV will look in thirty years.