Jumping the Shark Podcast #79


No High Scores
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It’s the usual crew back at work in this week’s Jumping the Shark. This week Bill brings us the word from the front in Fear 3. I tie a bow around Dungeon Siege III (review to be posted at the mothership soon) and relate some 4th of July camping exploits. (Hint: I would not survive in the wild if left to my own devices.) Brandon goes on a bug hunt with Earth Defense Force. And Danielle gets herself a shiny new Kinect in order to play UFC Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System. She also gets funky with Dance Central and you can’t put a price on that. Speaking of Kinect and pricing things, this week’s topic is about buyer’s remorse after having purchased a new console or system; this one comes with a free side order of kids and gaming as I fret about how much time my son’s been putting into Lego Batman.

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6 Responses to “Jumping the Shark Podcast #79”

  1. Michael Barnes July 11, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    I’m going to write us up a review for it here…but to quote the email I sent Bill Abner on it- “WTF, this game rules!”

    Whodathunkit…11th-hour, unanticipated sequel with low prospects turns out to be one of the best shooters of the year. Horrible story, bad graphics…but f#@king ace gameplay.

    Does Kinect recognize jazz hands? Can you do a little soft shoe in front of it?

  2. Bill Abner July 11, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

    ‘Does Kinect recognize jazz hands? Can you do a little soft shoe in front of it?’

    I would totally buy that

  3. Mengtzu July 11, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    Todd – you need to learn to love the boss fight more :) While the string of encounters at the end of DS3 wasn’t exactly Ulduar, there was some good stuff in there. I felt like the boss fights (with the need to actually use your different abilities and manage your limited health resources) were the points where the game surpassed its Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance ancestors.

  4. Todd Brakke July 11, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

    Well, like I said, it may have been reviewer’s rush just wanting the game to be over…. nah, it was just annoying. ;)

  5. Gormongous July 11, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    Direct download links to last week’s episode.

  6. Todd Brakke July 11, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

    Fixed. My bad!

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