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 146: Child of Light

Episode 146: Child of Light

We talk about the very anticipated Child of Light for this week's episode.  For the first time in awhile we all played the game our episode subject is on, so you get to hear the perspective of all of us.  Child of Light is the $15 JRPG (sort of a JRPG anyway) from Ubisoft with stunning art style and music that is amazing and a perfect compliment to it's subject.  We get into whether or  not we think Child of Light is more than it's pretty face as well as respond to some the criticisms levied against it. 

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