It’s that time again, folks! That’s right, it’s another episode of the Talking Comics podcast! You know you want it. This week on the show: Steve returns from Canadaland with tales of his time spent using the Oculus Rift, not to mention spending time with a handful of entertaining titles you can find on Steam. Additionally, Jacqui flips Diablo and his minions the bird while Rob explores the many moons of Destiny! In the mood for more, huh? How about some talk about the ridiculous PC title Mount Your Friends, the testosterone of Broforce, or the dastardly swordsmanship of Nidhogg? Okay, yes, we know that you want to find out what the heck the Falcor Simulator is, or how we even get on the topic of dick physics in gaming. Well, you’re just going to have to listen to find out!
1. Mashup game: I think it would be cool to do a team up indie game with the guy from braid and fez. Perspective shifting and rewindability? Imagine the possibilities!
2. Nostalgia: the first significant thing I remember (not necessarily the first though) was when I found out the playstation existed and had to save up and pick up extra chores so I could eventually get it. Best purchase ever!
3. Movie game: I just want a toxic avenger game, how awesome would that be?
Sorry I can't type out the questions again this week, but I think I remember them:
1. My dream game mash-up is Mario Kart and F-Zero. Let's face it: another F-Zero game is probably not happening. BUT! Mario Kart 8 with its anti-gravity components is so gosh-darned close to F-Zero that a mix between the two games would be fantastic. You would get to choose between the standard karts, bikes, or the cars from F-Zero (with their appropriate drivers of course). Tracks could be a mix of the two games or if Nintendo is feeling really creative, the tracks could start out as a standard Mario Kart track and "transform" after the second lap into something more akin to F-Zero (ala Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed).
2. The one game I remember saving up my money for was Mortal Kombat II on the SNES. I remember having to do a ton of chores on top of convincing my parents that this game that they kept hearing so many negative things about on the news was perfectly fine for an eight-year-old me. Buying that game, which I seem to remember being a staggering $80 back then (this could be me misremembering), was a real accomplishment. And Steve's depiction of the Toys R Us game buying process during the olden days was spot-on and seriously brought me back to the 90s again.
3. The movie character I want most in a video game has got to be the Pale Man from Pan's Labyrinth. I say he shows up as an easter egg in Silent Hills!
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Post by RiddleMeChris on Sept 13, 2014 16:29:25 GMT -5
1. A two-player Uncharted/Tomb Raider game where Nathan Drake and Lara Croft team up and can be played at the same time. 2. I never had a console growing up so the first game I remember buying myself was Oddworld: Abe's Odyssey for the PC. I never actually finished it. I rememeber loving the game but finding it wicked hard to play. I think I only made it about half-way through. 3. Do any of you remember the indie horror film from the '90s called Cube? I think that story has the potential to be made into a good scary puzzle-based game.
Great podcast again and thanks for ensuring the Britishness came across by allowing Jacqui to read my answers!
Oh, and as to my whereabouts in England, I'm not Northern or Southern - I'm from the East Midlands, somewhere between Nottingham and Peterborough. We don't really have an identifiable accent...
On to this week's questions:
1. As was suggested in the podcast, a Silent Hill/Resi Evil mashup would be incredible if done properly. I just don't know how they could be combined in a smart way. They are very different fom each other. Silent Hill is all about inner demons and psychological horror - it's very personal to the main character. Resident Evil, on the other hand, can be experienced by anyone really. It can be explained by the various biological virus outbreaks. I'm sure there must be a way to combine the two franchises somehow...I'm just not sure how!
2. The first game I can remember buying with my own money was either Theme Hospital for PC, or maybe Worms on PS1. Both were great!
3. For quite some time I've wanted a decent game adaptation of an 80s slasher film like Friday the 13th (let's forget about the NES version) but it seems we will be getting that with Until Dawn! So seeing as we also have an awesome looking Alien game coming out soon, how about an awesome Predator game too?