Monday
Jun102013

QCF: Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Ep4

This Review was Frelanced by Johnathan Sawyer; you can find his other work here.

n 2012, Zeboyd Games picked up what was thought to be a dead series with Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, and with it, brought life back into it with the release of Episode 3. The risk seemed great into changing it into a classic console-style RPG, but it wound up being a major improvement over the two previous games. While the game itself was a blast, missing story elements and other needed improvements prompted a little to be desired.

But here we are in 2013 with the release of Episode 4. it takes every aspect of Episode 3 and either corrects or improves upon any issues that one would have seen in the last episode, and definitely leaves all of your senses smiling (you know, if they had mouths).

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Sunday
Jun092013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 73 - Kingdom Grand Prix

hippu Mahou Daisakusen (疾風魔法大作戦): Kingdom Grand Prix, otherwise translated (depending how you interpret it) as "Gale Great Battle of Magic" or "Hurricane Magic Armageddon: Kingdom Grand Prix" is a mouthful to say as well as slick racing/shmup hybrid! But how does this nifty mashup blend together? Watch to find out.

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Tuesday
Jun042013

QCF: The Night of The Rabbit

aedalic Entertainment pulls double duty as developer and publisher to bring us their game vision, The Night of the Rabbit. It’s an adventure title of the point-and-click variety that saw release on PC and Mac on May 29, 2013. Characters, story, exploration, and visuals tend to be the driving point for most point-and-click adventures, and I’m happy to report that The Night of the Rabbit delivers in all categories.

The story book scenery is flat out beautiful. From the rich warm colors of a setting sun to the aurora borealis bristling over the arctic, you can tell the art team put their very best effort into their work and had fun doing it. My wife (who doesn’t typically play video games) was immediately drawn in by the game’s presentation. That says a lot about the influence a great art team can have on a product.

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Tuesday
Jun042013

PPR 74

his is quite possibly the most ridiculous E3 predictions podcast we’ve done yet.  To start, Ser hates it, Arrested Development is fucking it up, Andrew and James get wrapped in Dungeon and Dragons Next (yeah seriously, it’s like they think they’re on that other podcast or something), and George is an asshole for buying the Super Mario Bros the movie soundtrack on Vinyl. Among all the other nonsense, the gang manages to squeeze in some games from their backlog and predict some events and releases to come out of the biggest video game conference of the year, which is debuting in less than a week. There’s plenty of PS4, Xbox One, and even Ouya talk so check it out and enjoy the show.

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Tuesday
Jun042013

PPR Presents Lime Light: Little Nemo: Dream Master

ll these review games and the upcoming releases that will be at E3 has been making us super sleepy lately, if only our trips to Slumberland were exciting like the journeys of Little Nemo. Well, we’re going to try this Friday night. In this latest installment of Limelight, we’re going to revisit one of the cast’s personal favorites and bring you all Little Nemo Dream Master for the NES; you guys enjoyed our Games Club, but now we’re bring you the classic firsthand. Tune in around Friday, June 7th, at 7:30 PM pacific time and join us in the chat on our Twitch page or settle in for the stream right here where George and the crew get down on the get down and might have a couple of brews as they use candy to skin animals alive.

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Sunday
Jun022013

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 72 - Star Soldier: Vanishing earth

ow many traditional shooters does the Nintendo 64 have in it's library? Hint: I can count them on one finger. Reviews from 1999 scathe it. Fan websites revile it. But is it honestly worth all the hate? In episode 72 of Bullet Heaven HD, we take a look at Star Soldier: Vanishing Earth on the Nintendo 64.

SPECIAL THANKS to Georgie BoysAXE for this cartridge!

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Tuesday
May282013

QCF: Game Dev Tycoon

ame Dev Tycoon is a game I've wished for since playing Game Dev Story back in 2010. I couldn’t tell you how much I played that game. In fact, it was my game of the year back then. So when picking up Game Dev Tycoon and diving in to a deeper, more fleshed-out version of that same experience, you’d think that I'd be jumping for joy the entire way through. However, what I really discovered is a game so difficult to wrap my head around that it's almost a cautionary tale about the current state of game development.

GDT starts you out as an indie developer toiling away at your computer and developing games in your garage. There's no real narrative in place, so you just start making games back in the early days of gaming before the NES even launched. Being that you're a one-person game making machine, you begin to pump a text adventure here and military strategy game there. Once you gain a little money you can invest in developing your own engine and research new types of games.

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Monday
May272013

PPR Four Year Anniversary Show

eeping things modest again this time of year, we wanted to celebrate our 4th year going with another commentary track just for you guys, and considering the choices we gave you, the most volatile one took it home. We humbly thank all of our followers for the years of support as PPR has honestly been and will continue to be one of the best gigs we do on the web. So let’s get to the matter at hand, for those of you who don’t own Super Mario Bros. the movie, it’s conveniently located on YouTube and linked here just for you . The instructions for playing the commentary will be on the podcast so you be sure to kick up a seat and keep your booze handy, these drinking rules are rough…Click the jump and get ready.

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