The Geek Cave Podcast, Episode 37: Halloween Hijinks ~ Chad picks a rather unexpected movie to review just in time for Halloween, Darrin reviews Batman: Arkham Origins, and Justin gives his picks for some of the spookiest comics you can find!
Here’s your first look at The Walking Dead: Season Two from Telltale Games. Yes, Clementine is playable.
The Walking Dead Season Two Info Coming Tuesday By: Darrin Wright — http://ift.tt/1bv5ff1
One of next year’s biggest games will be out sooner than you think: Titanfall hits Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC on March 11, 2014 in North America. (March 13 in Europe.)
The bad news is the Wii U version of Batman: Arkham Origins won’t come with the multiplayer mode that the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC versions will.
The good news is it’ll cost $10 less than the PS3/Xbox 360 versions.
Geek Cave Podcast #35: Power Rangers, Parenthood, and Batfleck
Guest starring Steve Cardenas of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers!
When Activision announced they were doing a number of games based on Nickelodeon’s surprisingly good new TMNT animated series, hopes were high. Then we saw the character models for the turtles themselves (see above), and we were not so excited.
Luckily, the turtles look a lot better in motion, and the game itself is - while not as great as games like Turtles in Time or the original arcade game - certainly worth your time if you’re a TMNT fan.
The Good: Combat feels like a modified version of the Batman: Arkham Asylum control scheme. There’s a button each for weapon attacks, kicks, counters, evasions, and items. Counters work practically identically to the Batman games. The character models, while taking some getting used to, end up working as they seem to be an amalgamation of the live action movies and the new animated series. Playing online or with a buddy on the couch is fun, and more experienced gamers will be able to chain together combos with your fellow shellheads in no time. There’s even an arcade mode where you can play through a set of levels designed like they’d be if this were a legit arcade game.
The Bad: The game’s difficulty can spike, as the final boss (The Shredder, duh) is guilty of being among one of the most difficult and frustrating videogame enemies in recent history. Glitches pop up here and there, such as characters getting stuck in walls and objects, enemies who have been defeated remaining on their feet, and one instance where my Donatello literally fell through the floor into the nightmare realm of stretched polygons. If you’re playing local co-op, you’re going to need a big TV. A REALLY big one. That’s because the game’s camera doesn’t zoom out much, and it can be especially hard to see what you’re doing or where you need to go.
Verdict: While TMNT: OOTS does have a few problems, and it’s far from perfect, the question remains: is it good enough for $15, and is it good enough for TMNT fans? I think the answer is yes, but just barely.
Available on Xbox 360 and PC now, available in late September for PS3. A PC review copy was provided upon release.