I don’t know how we became so JRPG-centric here, but we take a look at Gamasutra’s list of 20 essential JPRGs. Ajguy takes to the stars in Sins of a Solar Empire, while Mike talks of his triumphs over Hades in God of War: Chains of Olympus. Sonic Unleashed more or may not be coming, so we celebrate with a Worst Ever this week as we discuss the most disappointing game releases.
The EBP Studios (I just made that up) have gotten a new cable modem, so our network woes should be no more! It doesn’t affect us too much though, since we can’t stop playing Smash Bros. Mike did take some time to play God of War: Chains of Olympus, while Ajguy engaged in some more traditional gaming with the Settlers of Catan. Watch as Ajguy deftly comes up with a Best Ever on the spot! It’s the best game cinematic ever!
We’re a day late so we can give you the lowdown on the recently released Super Smash Bros. Brawl. You may have heard us talk about the game before. There’s some news and such, but let’s face it. We just want to talk about Brawl. Well, we want to play it, but we would never neglect you.
We swear it seemed longer as we recorded, but it’s a short show this week. We’re still playing the same games (Lost Odyssey and Ace Attorney), and still reporting the news (of which there was plenty). The pre-Brawl excitement begins to hit, so expect a long and exciting show next week! Not to discount this week or anything.
Rejoice, for Ajguy has a new Xbox (thanks to the much appreciated efforts of Mike, Chris, and Katherine). Excitedly, he tears into Lost Odyssey. Meanwhile, Mike has been engaging in courtroom drama thanks to Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney. The Games Developer Conference consumes much of the news. And for whatever reason, we talk about the best ever worst Sega system. Good times!
Now that Ajguy is over the stomach flu, we come back in full force with one of our best shows yet. Smash Bros. is out in Japan, and Ajguy and Mike go through all the juicy details. Unrelated to the fact that we watched Family Guy’s Blue Harvest, we discuss the best Star Wars game ever. Tales of Advanced Wars, Rez HD, and the enjoyment thereof round out Our Week in Gaming.
Another month, another round of NPD analysis. Guess who won. The best ever goes randomly retro as we discuss the best NES game ever. Tragedy befalls Ajguy when his Xbox 360 and PS3 are literally stolen from his new house. Hear the exciting details in this week’s show!
Ok, we’ll be honest. This is a short show this week. Not a lot to talk about as the January game drought continues. But what we lack in quantity, we make up for in quality. We discuss the games of 2008 that have us most excited, and dip into some CES related stories. Good times!
This week is a Final Fantasy spectacular! Mike prevents to much anticipated First (and Last) Annual Final Fantasy Awards. Ajguy joins in the fun too as the brothers Minotti venture into the world of Final Fantasy XI. Gaming news and the 411 on 411 round out the first Exploding Barrel of 2008!
At long last, the Best Ever this Year comes to an exciting conclusion as Mike and Ajguy reveal their games of the year. Leading up to the pulse quickening conclusion, our heroes take a fond look at back at some highs (and lows) of the games of 2007. With little news and practically no new releases, it’s over an hour of the games that we all love to play.