Video games

Posts regarding video games based on comic book characters.

Podicus Wrecks #35 – Marveling at Marvels

In this week’s episode of Podicus Wrecks, we’re discussing Marvels, by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross.  Why would we discuss a 23 year-old mini-series, you ask?  Well, because Anthony has never read it, and we felt strongly that this was a must-read series.  It is just a fantastic look at the beginnings of the Marvel Universe through the eyes of a photographer.  Also included in this episode, Jacob attempts to convince us to play Persona 5 and Changeling is featured in this week’s “Better Know an X-Man.”

Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer

Even though I really suck at multiplayer shooters, I bought Star Wars Battlefront because it was Star Wars.  I had a little bit of fun with it for a couple months after release, but I haven’t played it at all since then.  Hoping to finish somewhere in the middle of your team is only fun for so long.  Also, I didn’t want to spend the extra money on all of the DLC maps, and quickly lost a desire to continue.  I told myself that there was no way that I would entertain the notion of buying the inevitable sequel.  And then this trailer was released.

The thought of a single player campaign that focuses on an Imperial special forces group after the Battle of Endor really intrigues me.  I love side stories like that.  I love opportunities to play as the villain.  But again, I still have the knowledge that I still suck at multiplayer shooters.  The big question for me is how big is the campaign?  If it’s 5-6 hours, then for myself, it is not worth the $60 at launch, but we’ll see.  Only time will tell if I have the strength and will power to resist getting this game come November, and am able to wait for a price drop so I can play the single player campaign.  Or if I see it in a store and impulse buy it.

Podicus Wrecks #31 – A Mutant Named Xorn

In this episode, we have a follow-up to how terrible Anthony and J.R.’s brackets have turned out, we discuss writers being duly credited for the stories they write (2:09), this week’s “Better Know an X-Man” features Husk (7:32), Jacob gives us a lesson on the convoluted history of Xorn (12:47), and we wrap out by talking about some video games we have been playing (43:28).

Podicus Wrecks #18 – I Wanna Play Video Games

It’s another video game focused episode. J. R. goes into his first thoughts on Pokemon Sun and Final Fantasy XV. Anthony talks about his experiences with the Baulder’s Gate series and Darkest Dungeon. There are also brief discussions about gameplay vs. story, if they have ever bought a console because of a single game, and a go to game for when they just need a distraction.