Episode 154: Valiant Hearts

Episode 154: Valiant Hearts

Another UbiArt Framework game makes it's way into the hands of consumers.  Ubisoft's wonderful and artistic engine that brought to life such gems as Rayman Legends and Child of Light is put to use to tell a different type of war story.  Set during World War I, Valiant Hearts differentiates itself from other war games by showing the human cost of war, and it's toll on the friends and family of those involved.  World War I was a trans-formative conflict that shaped the modern world, but thus far has been underrepresented in videogames.  Hopefully Valiant Hearts can spark an interest in more games exploring the very unique and fascinating circumstances surrounding The Great War.

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Episode 153: Tomodachi Life

Episode 153: Tomodachi Life

"What the hell is Tomodachi Life?"  Was my first question upon hearing the name of the new 3DS title.  Coming from Nintendo, you could guess it would be something interesting at the very least.  What you get is one of the more entertaining life simulator games where your created Miis of friends and family interact in interesting and entertaining ways on a secluded island.  Though only two Athletes purchased Tomodachi Life, all were able to give it a try with some demo codes that were provided with the retail copy of the game.

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