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VGH #44: Too Many Ninjas Everywhere

VGH #44: Too Many Ninjas Everywhere

Opinions? We has them.

On this week’s show, we chime in on the big Mass Effect 3 DLC debacle, the rampant rumors about Valve’s “Steam Box” home console, and the recently leaked (then quickly confirmed) Assassin’s Creed III.

In the Hangover: Randy wraps up both inFAMOUS 2 and Syndicate, Paul gets a fancy-pants smartphone and finally plays Game Dev Story, and D.J. does NOT, in fact, revisit Mass Effect 2.

In Last Call: a classic fighting game gets inexplicably turned in to a board game and wonders if Dark Souls would have been better if it were only 5 hours long.

Too many ninjas? Is there really even such a thing?

Episode Timeline:
Intro: 0:00
Shank Contest Winners: 2:42
Hangover: 4:00
Gaming Headlines: 29:18
Last Call: 67:45
Outro: 74:50

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This Week’s Music:
Caught Red Handed and Yummy from the Mighty Switch Force soundtrack, composed by Jake Kaufman.

“Is a 100 hour game ever worthwhile?” from
Monopoly x Street Fighter from the Capcom Blog.


  1. Matt Kernan
    Matt Kernan March 8, 2012

    I partially agree with Randy on Syndicate. The gunplay is pretty damn fantastic; everything feels weighty and meaty, the gunfights are intense, and the way you can augment the shooting with your breaching abilities really makes everything feel dynamic and frenetic. The entire game has a really nice heft to it.

    As far as the story goes, that’s where I diverge slightly from Randy. I’ll agree that it felt fairly thin overall, but I did really like the aesthetic of the game.

    The co-op is really fun, but it’s pretty tough if you only play with two people (as Randy and I learned last night). We’ll have to convince some friends to buy it or just play with a couple randos next time. There’s a pretty impressive amount of upgrade progression stuff to do too.

    If you’re a bang-for-buck kinda person, $60 is perhaps a bit too steep considering the campaign is only 6-8 hours. If you plan to spend a reasonable amount of time in the co-op though, it’s worth it. Once it hits about $30-ish, I can whole-heartedly recommend it to anybody.

    • Erik Kubik
      Erik Kubik March 9, 2012

      At $30 I’d pick it up

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