Dying Light: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 185

Dying Light had all the signs of being a steamy turd; a delayed release, late review copies for gaming media, and delayed physical versions of the game in some parts of the world.  The red flags were too much for Dan, who ended up cancelling his pre-order for a digital copy on PC.  Luckily plenty of people were playing on Twitch, and trusted personalities in gaming culture were all seemingly enjoying their time with Dying Light, alleviating any fears of a crummy game and allowing Dan to purchase it without waiting for the reviews to slowly filter in.  Find out what Dan and Corey thought of Dying Light on the PC, and Eric on the PS4.

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Episode 137: South Park: The Stick of Truth

Episode 137: South Park: The Stick of Truth

It has finally arrived.  The frequently delayed South Park RPG that even survived the closing of original publisher THQ, rose from the the ashes like a phoenix to hit our consoles and PCs last week.  From developer Obsidian and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, The Stick of Truth had extremely high expectations to live up to among our hosts, so we delve right into our expectations and whether or not South Park met, exceeded, or failed to live up to said expectations.  After a rundown of the mechanics we talk about the feel of the game and the age old question of whether or not South Park: The Stick of Truth would appeal to those unfamiliar with South Park or even those that dislike it and want to play an RPG.

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Episode 136: 2014 Four in February Finale

For this year's Four in February we went a slightly different route and selected games for each other from the ole backlog.  The final game was voted on from among three choices by the community, and the result couldn't possibly be more varied.  We had one that barely even started their games, one that beat one and played most of his others briefly, one that cut it really close, finishing with under an hour left in February, and one that finished with relative ease.  You could probably guess from the handy graphic (within) which is which, but listen on to find out the how and why of our decisions, as well as thoughts on these games.  

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Episode 135: Bravely Default

Episode 135: Bravely Default

Now that all of the Athletes own a 3DS, it makes it much easier to cover our bases when it comes to new releases on the handheld.  Bravely Default is a game that would have been covered even if only one of us had played it, as it targets fans of the older Final Fantasy games.  It blends the old school feel of turn based combat and excellent Final Fantasy-esque job system, with more modern amenities like auto saves, great graphics, and street pass integration; throw in the Brave and Default system to add another level of strategy to combat, and you have the makings of a great RPG.

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