March 15, 2012

VGH #45: Zoo Hunter

VGH #45: Zoo Hunter

Every gamer has a story about the one that got away. Red Dead, GTA, Fable, Dead Space…

On this week’s show, we’re talking about the games that we’ve played but somehow never finished. Sometimes life gets in the way, sometimes we have to force ourselves to finish a game that just isn’t fun…and sometimes Randy just can’t get past a certain boss battle and won’t stop talking about it.

In the Hangover: Matt buys a Vita, D.J. prepares himself for Mass Effect 3 by getting his Shepard in order, and Randy gets closer to God with El Shaddai: The Ascension of the Metatron. D.J. also got his hands on the yet-to-be-released fighting game Skullgirls, and Randy and Matt keep their Journey talk 100% spoiler-free.

In Last Call: Quantic Dream follows up on Heavy Rain with something very moving, Stromkern emerges from hiding with some killer new music, and EA’s Origin service seems to be getting its act together.

Lastly, we pay tribute to some of our favorite fake radio ads from the Grand Theft Auto series in this week’s Video Game Community Theatre segments.

The Video Game Hangover podcast: it moistens your mouth and it’s mildly offensive to French people.

Mais non! Pas du tous!


Episode Timeline:

Intro: 0:00
Nexuiz Contest Winners: 2:35
Hangover: 4:12
Unfinished Games: 40:10
Last Call: 67:45
Outro: 75:30

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This Week’s Music:
“Main Theme” and “Credits” from Shane Reaction: Zombieland, by Claudio Oliveira.

Links:
Read our review of Nexuiz.
Quantic Dream’s “Kara” tech demo.
Read CNN’s article on finishing games by Blake Snow.
Listen to Stromkern’s new “Dead Letters” EP.
Shop Origin’s Spring Sale – 50% off select titles (including Battlefield 3) through 3/19.

Check out Skullgirls:
Skullgirls announcement trailer.
Skullgirls “Peacock” trailer.

  • Here’s that ‘Buy Mass Effect 3, get Batman: AC for $10’ promo I mentioned on the show: http://store.origin.com/store/ea/en_US/html/pbPage.me3?easid=Origin-ME3_Web_Hero_BuyNow

  • rage98

    Come on, Hunger Games was a decent book, give it a shot.  

    • Ha, I kept quiet, but… I bought it on my Kindle. Haven’t read it yet, but I bought it with intent to read it. Instead, my wife blazed through it and is already on to the second book.

    • randy_wrecked

      My brain tends to automatically dismiss anything that’s marketed towards the Twilight crowd. There’s obviously something about them that people respond to but they’re definitely not my cup o’ tea.

  • The game that I actually didn’t complete and haunts me till this day is Shinobi for ps2! The final boss was near impossible to beat!!! But i made a vow to myself that one day, be it that they make a HD version or if i have to go out and buy the game again for ps2, I WILL RETURN FINISH WHAT I STARTED!!!

  • I think barring my early gaming years that I’ve generally completed everything I set out to play. Notable exceptions being Shadow of the Collusus (PS2), Folklore (PS3), Fallout 3 (PS3) and I’m not going back because in most cases I don’t finish because I either (a) lose interest and/or (b) I reach an insurmountable obstacle.

    As for my most notable game I came back to …… I’d like to thank @hone02 for his perseverance in getting me to play Monster Hunter. Put 10 hours into it the first time and then said meh. Tried again months later and same old meh. I even think I played some online games. Finally on a 3rd attempt it finally clicked. Also, thanks to @metaly for extending my addiction a few more hundred hours.

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