There were many great games that came out this year. This year I only felt right putting games in the list that I was obsessed with. These titles stayed in my systems for days on end. I was able to get lost in each one. Hours passed by as if they were minutes and the world outside faded away. That my friends is the mark of a great game. Not to mention the reason my mom put a time limit on how long I could play when I was growing up.
We have a long show with a good sized interview tacked on the end. Y’all get a Big Mac of a podcast; hold the special sauce because what even is that? This week, along with Tony, Shannon and myself talking about food and games, we are joined by Edward Di Geronimo Jr. from Saturnine Games. Ed talks about game development as well as Saturnine Games’ upcoming title, Turtle Tale. No Micah again this week. That guy sure seems to go to a lot of “birthday parties.”
Starring – Tony, Shannon, Ed, Shelby
Run time – 2:21:49
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I don’t know what kind of bait you were using, pal, but you landed yourself a whopper; and I don’t mean the candy or the burger. This week’s episode of the Okie cast features special guest TJ Lutz from Pwnee Studios. As expected, we talk about all our normal stuff and then a whole lot about Pwnee’s upcoming game, Cloudberry Kingdom. You should listen because this is a pretty good show. Not like those other sub-standard podcasts we normally make.
Starring – Tony, Shannon, Micah, TJ, Shelby
Run time – 2:20:56
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Review by Phil Stortzum
The Wii U saw an entire month without any kind of retail release, and without releases your console is not going to sell. Wii U owners have had nothing much except the titles that launched with the system way back in November. March has finally given the struggling system some new titles for owners to play. Arguably, one of the most anticipated is a Wii U exclusive from TT Games and Nintendo, Lego City Undercover. Not only is the title a welcomed and fresh take on the third-person, sandbox-style game, but it is one of the greatest [exclusive] reasons to own a Wii U right now.
What You Need to Know
Our protagonist Chase McCain is back on the beat and has returned to Lego City when he hears news that the man he helped put away behind bars has broken out, the villainous Rex Fury. In order to learn of his location, Chase will have to go undercover and infiltrate various gangs, and even the mafia, to gain helpful clues.
If you’ve played a Lego game in the past, especially an open world one like Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, then you should feel familiar with the gameplay of Lego City Undercover. Lego City, too, is open world, with you following along with the story (more on that later). When you’re not driving around taking in the sights and sounds of the big city, you will be in one of the game’s fifteen levels, similarly structured to past Lego games.
This is still the tried-and-true gameplay you might be accustomed to. This consists of making your way through levels, using your skills and abilities to solve environmental puzzles (which usually comes down to breaking everything in sight) and battling enemies through the admittedly simplistic combat. For instance, busting a certain car allows Chase to use the leftover pieces to build a ladder to reach an otherwise inaccessible area. These missions will have you and Chase going to all sorts of places and participating in all kinds of heists. From infiltrating a museum to steal a ride-able T-Rex skeleton, to taking out baddies in a mine, there is no shortage of interesting places to see and missions to accomplish.