If loving jetpacks and starship dress-up is wrong, we don’t want to be right! This week, we share all the “wrong” reasons we play games. In the Hangover, Randy 100-percents Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate on the 3DS, Paul finds a satisfying sendoff in Mass Effect 3 Citadel DLC, and D.J. promises Battlefield 3: End Game will be the last mention of battles and fields… at least until BF4. Also, we’ve got your favorite classic rhythm games in Viewer Mail!
0:00 – Intro
2:39 – Viewer Mail
7:15 – Hangover (Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, Mass Effect 3: Citadel, Battlefield 3: End Game)
32:00 – Why We Play
57:45 – Last Call
1:04:03 – Outro
This Week’s Music:
“Runner2 Theme” and “Credits” from the Runner2 Original Soundtrack by Matthew Harwood of Petrified Productions
Kotaku article: There’s No Shame in Liking a Game for Your Own Stupid Reasons
Just Cause 3 teaser screenshot… or is it????
Put on some headphones and listen to the first 30 minutes of the NieR soundtrack! (Or if you’re in a hurry, try “Grandma”, “The Wretched Automatons”, and “The Lost Forest”.)
I enjoyed this episode. DJ made me cry, Randy sounded kinda hot, and your bonus scene is a commonly said phrase around my household. I think my favorite “stupid reason” for a game would be the cats in Monster Hunter (they really helped me want to play and keep playing the game), the dog in Fable II, and of course Alistair in Dragon Age, because I love him. I played it like 3 times, and I swore to marry someone else. I would be half way through a romance with someone else, and then Alistair would look at me, and I would think, no I just can’t…. I love Alistair. So I really understand what you mentioned about that article where the writer said she wanted to romance Garrus.
I’m having trouble thinking of a weird reason I played a recent game, but that might just be because I try to be somewhat more selective in recent years, since “family life” can lead to a smaller amount of gaming time. But, I thought of an older example…
I used to play Motocross Madness 2 on PC back in the day. I don’t really even remember the racing or anything, I solely remember driving around in the free mode in the big open environments. My favorite thing to do was make my way up the ridiculously steep cliffs that formed the borders of the level and drive until I hit the invisible walls, which would result in your bike and rider getting magically fired through the air like they’d been shot out of a cannon.
Instead of having your bi-annual Mario Kart play day, you should make the next one Red Faction Guerilla!?
Oh yea count me in!
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