Fri, 30 January 2015
In this episode, Paul, Nathan, Ben and returning special guest current game developer and former journalist Tim Best discuss upcoming Obsidian Entertainment RPG Pillars of Eternity, and the importance of endings in video games; when mechanics are married to narrative conclusions. Games referenced in the discussion include Brothers, Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, Halo Reach, Shenmue II, Shadows of Mordor, Watch_Dogs. In our email segment we answer a listener challenge to fantasy book E3 as a WWE event. Thanks to Games Laboratory and John Paul Young.
Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep.64_From_Pillars_of_Externity_to_Happy_Endings.mp3
Category:videogames -- posted at: 10:19pm EDT
Sat, 17 January 2015
In this episode, Paul, Nathan, Ben and returning special guest current game developer and former journalist Tim Best discuss great examples of videogames which succeed in outshining the established universes on which they are based, heap praise on the doodalicious Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten, and solve puzzles while marvelling at elegant design with Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Other topics include Planescape: Torment, Rocksteady's Batman series, Starbreeze's Riddick games, and LucasArt's Star Wars games.
Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep.63_Failure_Dungeons__Riddickulously_Good_Toads.mp3
Category:videogames -- posted at: 2:49am EDT
Sun, 4 January 2015
In the first episode of 2015, Paul, Nathan and Max are joined by special guest Tim Best to talk about what should stay, start and stop in videogames this year. We scrollsideways, hacking and slashing with Code of Pricess, and trade taxes of carbon while exploding cars in Diplomacy 3.
Direct download: The_Fourth_Player_-_Ep.62_Our_Diplomatic_Start_to_2015.mp3
Category:videogames -- posted at: 12:21am EDT