Episode 122: Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross excoriate Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver.

This episode isn't for the faint of heart... What started out as a well-intentioned desire to talk about a beloved action-adventure game turned into a hit piece against an entire era and genre of games. But we cite our sources, and go to great pains to remind you: Just because we don't like this game doesn't mean we don't like you.


Episode 107: Zone of the Enders

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross fly through Zone of the Enders.

It's not bad for a game to be simple, or for a game to be slight. It's bad for a game to feel incomplete. That's what we're up against with Zone of the Enders. We went in expecting satisfying, flashy combat, but what we found was a thin veneer of style covering mostly air. This is a game that's most well known for its demo, and that's a strange, historical anomaly.


Episode 105: Spider-Man 2

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross spin a yarn about Spider-Man 2.

What happens when you have one great mechanic, one okay mechanic, and a bunch of other stuff that surrounds them? You get Spider-Man 2, the first superhero game that did a great job of making you feel like a superhero. The swinging is damn near perfect, but does everything else stand up?


Episode 101: Katamari Damacy

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross heap praise on Katamari Damacy.

It's simultaneously a singular expression, and one of the most eclectic games we've covered for the show. Katamari Damacy is an extremely simple game with one goal: to instill as much joy in you as possible. And it works.


Episode 93: Jet Set Radio

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross dig through the ditches of Jet Set Radio.

It's gang warfare in its most stylish and innocent form. It's also a gleeful tribute to free expression in the face of corporate oppression. It's got one of the best soundtracks in any game, ever. Difficulty issues aside, this is a unique game that's worth playing if only to see the kinds of strange things that happened in the Dreamcast era.

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