Why do robots hate Swamp Thing? I don’t know what he did to make them made but they are a formidable force as we try to play Swamp Thing for the NES. I guess when you are an unstoppable freak of nature… yeah, I don’t really know where I’m going with that.
A couple of weekends ago I saw the “new” Total Recall movie. The movie itself wasn’t to interesting and I felt it needed more robots being destroyed. I found myself later purchasing a copy of Binary Domain to get my fix for robotic destruction. Binary Domain can easily be described as Sega’s attempt at combining Mass Effect with Gears of War, which are two game series I really enjoy. Much like Mass Effect, you get to decide who will join your squad from of a small selection of characters and customize a few of their stats while keeping the gameplay simple. As with Gears of War you use a cover system and can pick up enemy weapons.
What You Need To Know
Binary Domain is a third-person shooter that takes place in the year 2080 where global warming has caused world-wide flooding, leaving many of the cities uninhabitable. New cities have been built on top of the old and science has progressed in building robots to help with everyday life. In Binary Domain you play as Dan Marshall, an ex-spec ops solider, who has been assigned to an international team known as a Rust Crew, which specialize in destroying robots. Dan’s mission is to locate the person responsible for building robots indistinguishable from people — known as Hollow Children. This is in direct violation with the New Geneva Convention that banned research into robots that could pass for human.
I’ve not been a huge fan of gaming on iOS. For the most part I thought they’ve been one of two things; time wasters that you play two or three times for five minutes and then delete off your device or competent ports of games that work better on platforms like the DS or a home console. However, every once in a while a game will come along that surprises me. Epoch, from Uppercut Games, is one of those surprises. If you’re looking for a third-person, cover based shooter on your iOS device then this is the game to get.
What You Need to Know
In Epoch you play as a long dormant, robotic warrior from the future who suddenly reboots and finds himself in the midst of a civil war. Robotic soldiers have gone crazy and not only rebelled against the human population, but each other. You will use the touchscreen to get into the middle of intense firefights using your finger to swipe to and from cover and very quickly select targets to take down with the myriad of weapons you have available.
Wars are won by men; men willing to collect money dropped by the robots they shoot. War is an expensive thing. Thankfully there are Soldiers Of Fortune on the front lines paying for the fight for your freedom. And, folks, never buy wisdom you find on the battlefield.
The year is coming to a close and so is this month’s contest to win a copy of Rayman Origins for the platform of your choice. If you want to win that, or a Goomba hat, listen to this week’s show and send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. In a couple of weeks a winner could be you.
The Question Block – 46
Round 1 – Robot Music
Round 2 – Answer The Question
Round 3 – Who’s Got The Time?
Round 4 – Super Rhymes