Did you know that there’s a PC gamer out there who is currently trying to complete every game available on Steam? It’s exactly as crazy as it sounds.
In our 3rd episode, Derek and Tim cover that story as well as a bunch of other news, game announcements, and their all-time favorite game developers. They also dive into a discussion on what makes a “good” developer, so be sure to listen and send us your personal top 3!
Topics this week:
Top PSN downloads in 2015
Nintendo NX rumors
PC gamer completionist – can he do it?
Will the NCAA Football games make a comeback?
Fire Emblem: Fates hype!
New game announcements
Tim & Derek pick their personal favorite developers
Since I completely skipped out on the PS3 (listen to our opening podcast episode to find out why), I’ve been able to enjoy the Uncharted series as a completely fresh game experience. Playing through these games felt like binge-watching a show on Netflix. I didn’t have to wait until the next season to find out what happens next!
During the last generation of game consoles, I focused my time on the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. I completely skipped out on the PS3 (listen to our opening podcast episode to find out why).
Here we are in 2016, and I finally own a Sony console again. I’m thrilled with the PS4, and I’m glad to see games from last generation get another shot at life on this system. I spent some time this holiday season playing through the widely-acclaimed Uncharted series, and it exceeded my expectations in nearly every way. Since each entry is a separate experience, let’s break it down game-by-game:
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
The first question I want to answer is this: Does it still hold up today? The short answer is: Yes… mostly.
Aaru’s Awakening is a beautiful game. The developers used hand-drawn visuals to create a stunning experience. Unfortunately, the gameplay doesn’t meet the high standards set by the impressive imagery. It’s a very challenging game rendered nearly impossible by a control scheme that never feels quite right. I love the concept behind the teleport ability, and it makes for some very creative level design. As the game progresses, it demands such precise aim and movement that the controls become a hindrance. Perhaps it’s the way I’ve been trained to play games for the past 28 years, but the left shoulder button is not the ideal input for jumping.
The weak-willed need not apply.
If you have PS Plus, you can get this game for free until the end of April. If you don’t, this one is worth a look if you see it for a discounted price. Keep in mind: the difficulty is real. I was reminded of games like OlliOlli and Trials when I played this game. For those who are up for a challenging puzzle-platformer, this might be for you. For the rest of you… Just look at the pretty screen shots and then move on.