VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast

VG247’s The Best Games Ever Podcast

VG247's The Best Games Ever PodcastThe VG247 crew chats about the best games ever, with a special guest appearance from Jim Trinca. In each episode we’ll pick out our favourite game of all time, and play it together live on air. We’re joined by some of the most talented writers and critics you’ve never heard of, including Jim Trinca, Richard Cobbett, Tom Bramwell, Kieron Gillen, Dan Whitehead, Andy Kelly, Joe Donnelly and more. You won’t want to miss it!

Best game with a wedding in it

I’ve been working on my latest piece about games that are perfect for weddings. This week, we’re looking at “The Wedding Day,” a puzzle adventure game developed by Polish studio Zygote Games. In the game, you play as a bride who wants to make her wedding day special – even though she doesn’t know what she’s doing. You must find out how to tie your shoelaces, put together a bouquet, and use a cake knife without cutting yourself. And while there are plenty of puzzles to solve, the story is just as important to the overall experience.

Best game with a wedding in it I’ll come clean. I’m writing this well in advance of publication as I’m going on holiday. I usually spend literal minutes coming up with a brilliant way to segue into the topic of the week’s podcast. It is often very brilliant and hilarious.

The relationship between me and the podcast article is complicated. It’s not easy. It requires work for it to be the best it can be. You can’t just turn up and hope to have a great podcast article without trying your hardest.

Sometimes I even hold a little ceremony before I write the article, just to show how serious I am about writing it. It’s a big deal, so I have to make sure I’ve thought it through properly. But I’m not doing that today, because of the holiday reason I mentioned above – a holiday I’m taking after writing the article, which is in no way related to the topic of the podcast.

Welcome to the VG247 Best Games Ever Podcast, Episode 15: Best game with a wedding in it.

Please do let us know what you think of the show – and if this is your first time listening, do go back to listen to the previous episodes. If you’ve got suggestions for topics, we’d love to hear them. If we don’t come up with some new ideas soon we’ll have to create some kind of device for Jim’s cat to use that converts cat thoughts into concepts humans can understand.

“What is VG247’s Best Games Ever Podcast?” you ask while wondering what that intro was all about. Marriage, weddings, OK?! Get it now? It wasn’t labored at all. Anyway, this podcast, which is why you’re on this page, is essentially a 30-minute panel show where people (me and some others on VG247) decide on the best game in a specific category. That’s it. It’s good. Listen to it.

We’ve got some details on the show’s content below (if you want to get a refresher before heading to the comments to make a wonderful, considered post or don’t want to listen but do want to know what games we picked), so if you want to avoid spoilers, don’t scroll past this warning.

The Best game with a wedding in it This is the topic of Episode fifteen of VG247’s Best Games Ever Podcast. Here’s a rundown of who picked what.

The best wedding scene in a video game, in my opinion, is the one in Super Mario Odyssey, for reasons other than the journey to it on the Moon, as well as the action sequences that follow and Peach’s decision at the end. It is absolutely brilliant, and anyone who would choose this game over a farming game would be mistaken.

Here’s Alex, resident JRPG nerd and fan of Final Fantasy IX. There is no way Tom is pretending to be Alex in this picture. The Final Fantasy series is the best! Due to its wedding sequence, Final Fantasy IX is one of the best JRPGs ever made. There’s nothing better than a turn-based wedding!

With Stardew Valley, you can combine aspects of Harvest Moon, Rune Factory, and more in a stylised farming simulation. But harvesting crops and working endlessly in mines aren’t the only things you can do in this sim. There are also 12 marriage candidates to choose from, get to know, and live happily ever after alongside until you divorce them and marry someone else. Serial wedders aren’t just farmers, they can also be farmers.

The Best Games Ever Podcast will be back in a week.

To prove the Earth is not worth saving, you’d fire this game into space

The best game you’d fire into outer space to prove the earth wasn’t worth saving is probably a no brainer. We’ve all played it. You know what I mean – it’s a classic arcade game where you are trying to shoot down asteroids to save the planet.

I remember playing it when I was younger and thinking “how cool would it be if this was actually real?” Well, now it is. And here’s how:

In 2016, NASA launched the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE). LADEE orbited the moon for four months collecting data on the atmosphere and dust around the lunar surface. Now, scientists have used information collected by LADEE to develop a model of the Moon’s exosphere – the region outside the atmosphere where particles exist.

This model is being used to predict the effects of future missions to the Moon and beyond. So far, the researchers have found that the Moon has very little atmosphere. However, they believe that the Moon does have a thin layer of ionized gas surrounding the entire globe.

Cloned game with the best graphics

A few weeks ago my daughter came home with a box full of Squishmallows. She’d been given them as part of her birthday present. They were round, like balls, and she loved them. So we put them away in a cupboard.

Then, a couple of days later, I found myself browsing the internet looking for information about Squishmallows. And guess what? There were a lot of sites out there explaining why Squishmallows aren’t real animals, and why they don’t really eat each other.

I thought it might be interesting to find out just how many Squishmallows were being sold around the world. So I did some research.

And here’s what I discovered – Squishmallows are big business. In fact, they’re bigger than most people think.

According to the latest figures from market research firm Euromonitor International, global sales of squishy toys reached $4.3 billion in 2017.

That makes Squishmallows the third biggest selling category of soft toys behind plush toys and teddy bears.

The report says that Squishmallows are growing fast, especially in China where they’ve become hugely popular among children.

An extremely specific reason why you hated a game

There are games we love, games we hate, and games we just don’t understand. Sometimes, though, there are games that come along and make no sense whatsoever. They might seem like fun, but really, what’s the point? In this video, we look at five games that had us scratching our heads.

When you were a teenager, what was the most hyped game?

Teenage independence brought with it a chance to shape our own future. We could choose what we wanted to do, where we wanted to go, and how much we wanted to work. For many teenagers, though, it meant being able to make their own way in the world without adult supervision.

For some young people, this freedom came with a price – the chance to escape from home and family life, and the responsibility that went with it. Many teens found themselves living away from home, working long hours, and making decisions about their lives that might affect others around them.

In recent years, however, the situation has begun to change. More young people are choosing to remain close to home, and many families are providing support for their children while still allowing them to find their feet in the wider world.

What is the worst game ever?

Video games are no different to us humans. They’re fun, addictive and sometimes downright terrible. But it doesn’t matter how much we love our favourite franchises, there’s always some game out there that isn’t quite up to scratch.

VG247’s The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.2: Best game that nobody cares about

Best game nobody cares about

Episode one of our Best Games Ever podcast focused on the most controversial games ever made. We spent some time talking about controversy, why it exists, and how we think it affects us as consumers. In episode two, we’re focusing on the topic of “best game nobody cares about.”

We’ve chosen 12 games that are widely considered to be among the best games ever made. They range from classics like Super Mario Bros., to modern masterpieces such as Journey and Gone Home. But none of those games are particularly well known. None of them are big sellers. And none of them are really even discussed much anymore. So what do you think makes a great game? Does it have to sell millions of copies? Or does it just have to be good? What defines a classic? Is there anything wrong with being unknown?

And remember, this isn’t meant to be a list of the worst games ever made. These aren’t terrible games. Some of them are excellent, and others are just fun. But they don’t necessarily deserve to be called “the best game ever made.”

What do you think makes a game great? Let us know in the comments section below.

Tom – Quantum Break

The Xbox One was in a pretty bad state in 2016. Microsoft hadn’t been able to come up with much of anything interesting since the original Xbox 360, and the company was struggling to compete against the PlayStation 4. There was talk of a next-generation Xbox being built around the cloud, but nothing ever came of it. And while the Xbox One X was supposed to be a big step forward, it still lacked many features found on competing systems like the PS4 Pro and Nintendo Switch. In short, the Xbox One was just plain old boring.

Quantum Break changed everything. Not only did it bring back some of the most beloved gaming franchises of yesteryear, but it also brought something completely different to the table. A live-action shooter set in the same world as Max Payne 3, Alan Wake, and Remedy’s previous work, Control. But unlike those games, Quantum Break was actually fun to play.

Dom – Pokemon Conquest

Pokemon Conquest is a crossover video game developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS handheld console. It is based on the popular Pokémon franchise, and features characters and creatures from the original Pocket Monsters games. Initially announced in 2013, the game was released worldwide on February 27, 2016.

The story follows Ash Ketchum, the protagonist of the main series, as he travels across Feudal Japan to become the region’s greatest ruler. Along his journey, he encounters many rival leaders, including the legendary nobleman Nobunaga Oda. In addition to battling rivals, players must battle against powerful monsters known as “Legendary Beasts”, and use their captured Legendary beasts to fight alongside one another.

While it shares similar gameplay elements with the core Pokémon series, such as trading, leveling up, and capturing wild Pokémon, Conquest introduces several unique mechanics. These include the ability to capture and train Legendary Beasts, using items called “Gems” to power up certain abilities, and evolving Pokémon into stronger forms. The player can also choose to follow one of three different storylines, each set in a different era of Japanese history. Players are able to switch freely between the stories at any time during gameplay.

Alex – Disaster: Day of Crisis

Disaster: Day of Crisis is an arcade shooter developed by Japanese developer Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo for the Wii console in 2009. In the game, players assume control of a character named “Raiden”, who must save his girlfriend and fellow soldiers from a terrorist attack. Players use the Wii Remote to aim weapons such as machine guns, rocket launchers, and grenades, while also controlling Raiden’s movement. During gameplay, players are required to solve puzzles by manipulating objects within the environment.

The game received mixed reviews upon release; some reviewers praised its presentation and level design, while others criticized its difficulty and lack of innovation. However, it became a cult classic among fans of the genre.

VG247’s The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.4: Best game with a pub in it

We’re kicking off our fourth edition of the VG247 podcast with a discussion of the best game ever played in a pub. We’ve got some great suggestions for you, including Super Mario Bros., Pac Man, Tetris, Frogger, Donkey Kong, and even Pong. You’ll hear us argue over whether there are any better games than those listed above, and why each of them is special.

We’ve also got some questions for you. What do you think is the best game ever played with a pub in it? Do you agree with our list? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Best game with a pub

This one came out of nowhere, but it’s still my favorite game ever. I’ve played it over and over again since I got it, and it never gets old.

The gameplay is simple, but very addictive. You play as a bartender trying to keep up with the customers in the bar. You can mix drinks, serve them, make food, clean tables, etc. There are some really creative levels where you have to take care of multiple customers at once, and there are even some mini games thrown into the mix.

I love how the customer types change depending on the drink they’re ordering. If you’re serving beer, they’ll type “Beer!” If you’re making cocktails, they’ll say things like “Gin and tonic,” “Vodka martini.” It’s just great fun, and it has a lot of replay value because the customer types change every time you play.

What makes this game stand out is the fact that it doesn’t require much skill. Sure, you’ll miss a few times here and there, but it’s easy enough to pick up quickly. Plus, the controls are pretty intuitive. You don’t have to spend hours learning how to use the controller, and the keyboard works fine too.

There’s no story mode, but there are achievements to unlock. And while the game isn’t perfect, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Tom – Prey 2006

The original Prey, developed by Human Head Studios and published by Interplay Entertainment, came out in September 2006. It was a third-person action game set in the future where humans have colonized space. Players could play either male or female protagonist Tom, who was sent into space aboard a spaceship called Talos I. During his mission, he discovered a secret lab full of alien creatures and experimented upon, including turning one into a cyborg. When the ship crashed, Tom awoke inside a high-security prison, where he found himself being hunted down by a mysterious figure named “the Overseer.”

In 2007, Bethesda Softworks announced it was developing a remake of Prey. In 2011, Arkane Studio was hired to develop the project. The studio took over development duties from Bethesda in 2013, and the game was renamed Prey.

Alex – The Secret of Monkey Island

The Secret of Monkey Island is one of my favorite video games ever made. Its humor is sharp, witty, and dark; its puzzles are clever and challenging; and its voice acting is exceptional. But what makes it special isn’t just the quality of its writing and design, though those things certainly help. What really sets it apart is the fact that it takes place in a fictional pub.

In the game, Guybrush Threepwood is a young man looking for adventure. He wants to find out who killed his father, and he believes that doing so will lead him to the treasure map that will allow him to reclaim his family’s fortune. To do this, he must solve puzzles, overcome obstacles, and navigate treacherous situations.

But while solving puzzles is fun, it doesn’t make up for the fact that Guybrush spends most of his time in a tavern. In fact, the entire game takes place in a tavern. There are no cities, towns, castles, dungeons, or anything else you’d normally associate with classic fantasy fiction. Instead, there’s just a tavern. And a lot of drinking.

Guybrush walks around the tavern, talking to people and occasionally getting into fights. At some points, he’ll talk to someone in the corner, and they’ll tell him something important. Other times, he’ll overhear conversations between patrons and learn something useful. Sometimes, he’ll go outside to investigate a noise and discover that he needs to sneak past a guard. Once in a while, he’ll stumble upon a secret door leading somewhere interesting.

And throughout all of this, the tavern plays music. A lot of music. This is probably the biggest selling point of The Secret of Monkey Island, and it’s part of why it works so well. Because the tavern is such a crucial component of the story, it feels natural and authentic. You’re playing in a tavern, listening to the music, and having a good time.

Of course, it helps that the soundtrack is fantastic. From the opening theme song (“Monkey Island Theme”) to the closing credits (“Happy Ending”), the music perfectly captures the mood of each scene. And because the game is set in the 1980s, the songs are appropriate too. They fit the era and the setting.

I’m not sure how many other games take place in bars, but I hope that more developers start experimenting with locations like this. It adds a unique dimension to the experience, and it’s something that we don’t often see anymore.

Connor – Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

I’m Connor, and I love games. I play them, I write about them, and I make videos about them too. My favourite genres are action adventure, stealth, and horror. I love playing on my Xbox One X because I don’t want to miss anything.

In my spare time I like to read, draw, and write stories. I used to do a lot more drawing, but I found that writing was just easier. I hope you enjoy watching my videos where I talk about everything I mentioned above. If you enjoyed this video, please give it a thumbs up, subscribe, and let me know what else you want to see.

VG247’s The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.6: Best game someone not in the know would think you’d made up

This week we’re joined by our old friend, Chris Bratt, to talk about his recent trip to E3 2018. He tells us why he loves it, how he survived it, and what he thinks of Sony’s strategy for VR gaming. We also chat about the best games he played, including Superhot VR, Firewall Zero Hour, and Battlezone.

We also take a look at the history of video games, and how they’ve evolved over the decades. And finally, we ask the question: What are the best games ever?

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Best Game Someone Not In The Know Would Think You’d Made Up

Episode five of our Best Games Ever podcast saw us discuss games we thought others had made up about how great they are. We wanted to see if anyone else out there could come up with something similar. So, we asked you guys to tell us what game you think someone not in the know would think you made up about it being awesome.

We got some really funny responses, so here’s a list of those games, along with the people who nominated them. Enjoy!

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild – Matt, Andy, Chris

Super Mario Odyssey – Daniele, Mike, Ben, Paul

Dark Souls III – Tom, Rich, James

Final Fantasy VII Remake – David, John, Sam, Andrew

Dragon Quest XI S – Dave, Nick, Alex, George

Tom – Mount Your Friends

The original Kinect Party was one of those games where you could play with friends without having to actually meet them. You’d just use voice commands to communicate with them, and they’d do the same thing. But there was no way to see what they were doing, unless you had a second player sitting next to you. So Tom – Mount Your Friends changed things up. It turned the whole experience into a party game, where you’d try to climb over each others’ bodies to reach the highest score possible. And while it wasn’t perfect, it was certainly a fun experience, even if it didn’t quite match up to some of the best party games out there.

Alex – Katamari Damacy

Katamari Damacy is a game about rolling up things. You start out with a small ball and you’re tasked with collecting everything in sight — trees, buildings, cars and people. Each object you collect gets rolled into the big ball, making it bigger and bigger. Eventually, you’ll fill up the entire world.

The game’s core gameplay loop is easy enough to understand, but there are plenty of ways to customize how you experience it. For example, you can choose whether to use real-time physics or turn off gravity entirely. You can also tweak the controls to suit your preferences. Some players prefer to hold down the A button to accelerate while others want to tap it multiple times to slow down.

You can even change the soundtrack to something else entirely. There are over 200 songs included in the original release, and fans have been able to add to the collection since 2004.

Connor – Dong Dong Never Die

Right, Connor isn’t here today to explain this to me. So I’m just going to let him do it himself.

In case you missed it, he did a video explaining why we’re doing this episode. And now, without further ado, here’s Connor.

So, yeah, it’s a fighting game that’s unlike anything you’ve ever played before. You’ll play as Connor McReynolds, who is trying to stop his arch nemesis, Jim Sterling, from destroying everything.

You’ll fight against Jim in three different modes: Story Mode, Arcade Mode, and Time Attack Mode. There are four classes to choose from. Each class features a unique set of combos and special moves. These special moves come in handy for escaping certain situations.

Each character has a specific role in combat. For example, one character might focus on offense while another focuses on defense. As you progress through the story mode, you’ll unlock more characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.

The controls are simple. Your left thumbstick is used to move around the screen, and your right thumbstick is used to attack. A button allows you to perform a combo. Pressing down triggers a kick, pressing up triggers a punch, and pressing both buttons together performs a super.

VG247’s The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.8: Best game that journos love but most people think is a bit naff

The best game ever reviewed in our podcast is Sonic 3. We’re talking about it here because we’re still playing it today. But there are many great games we’ve played over the years, including Mega Man X7, Castlevania 4 and Super Mario World 2. And we talk about how much fun those games are too.

We’re also talking about the fact that you’ll probably find yourself enjoying a lot of the same games as us. So what do we play now? Well, we play a lot of Nintendo stuff. Our favourite games include Zelda II, Metroid Fusion, Yoshi’s Island DS, Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door and Animal Crossing New Leaf… plus lots of Wii Sports Resort.

And we’re always looking forward to what’s coming next. We recently got the chance to play Splatoon 2 and Fire Emblem Warriors. We’re excited about both of those. Plus, we’re hoping that we’ll see something good come along soon from Konami. They’ve been working hard lately.

So join us every week for another episode of VG247’s The Best Games Every Ever podcast.

The Best Game that journos love but most people think is a bit naff

Episode seven of our Best Games Ever podcast features some of the best games journalists around talking about their favourite games. From classics like Super Mario Bros 3, Sonic 2 and Final Fantasy VII to modern day hits such as Uncharted 4, The Last Guardian and God Of War, we asked each journalist to pick one game that he loves and explains why it is his favourite.

You can listen to the episode here or read the transcript below. If you want to know how we did in picking the games, check out the full list of picks here.

Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep 7 Transcript

Randy Pitchford: “I’m Randy Pitchford, CEO of Gearbox Software. I’ve been making video games since 1984, and I still am today.”

Chris Watters: “My name is Chris Watters. I’ve been writing about videogames for over 10 years now. I’m a huge fan of the medium and I love playing games. So, I’d like to play them too!”

Jenna Pitcher: “Hi everyone! My name is Jenna Pitcher. I’m a writer for I’ve been covering gaming news for almost ten years now. And I just love playing games. I don’t really care where my hands are. I’ll play anything.”

Tom – Yakuza 6 (or just any Yakuza game)

I’ve been thinking about what it is that makes journalists like games so much. They’re often seen as cynical, snarky and self-obsessed, but there are some who genuinely seem to enjoy playing games. And even though I don’t play many games myself, I still find myself drawn to them. But why do we care about what happens in video games? Why does it matter whether the protagonist kills his enemies or saves them? How did we come to care about the fate of fictional characters?

In my view, it’s because we’re wired to feel empathy towards others. We want to identify with our fellow humans, and we want to see ourselves reflected in fiction. Games allow us to explore this idea of identification, and to experience vicariously the feelings of another person.

But while gaming might offer a way of exploring empathy, it doesn’t necessarily make us better human beings. In fact, I think that sometimes it can actually distract us from real life, and lead us away from being good people.

Alex – Quantum Break

I’ve been trying to think about what games I played over the weekend. I had a very busy few days. My son turned three, I went to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we did some Christmas shopping and I watched Quantum Break.

Quantum Break is a brilliant piece of work. It’s a TV show, it’s an interactive experience, it’s a video game. And it’s a really good one too.

The story begins in 2027. A mysterious disease called “the Flare” has wiped out almost half the world’s population. In response, governments around the globe set up a task force known as “Decision Point”. This group is charged with finding a cure for the Flare and preventing another worldwide catastrophe. But there are those who believe that the virus was caused deliberately, and that the government is covering it up.

In the midst of all this chaos, you play as Jack Joyce, a man who is being hunted across America by agents of the FBI. You’re given 24 hours to find evidence against him. If you fail, he dies.

This is where the story gets interesting. As you progress through the game, you discover that Jack isn’t just a criminal. He’s part of something much bigger. Something sinister. Something terrifying.

And it’s up to you to stop it.

Sherif – Deathloop

Everyone in games media has been talking about Deathloop since it launched last month. But I’m still not sure why. Is it because it’s a great looking game? Because it’s got some neat mechanics? Or maybe it’s just a matter of hype? Whatever the reason, I’ve been hearing people talk about it for months, but I didn’t really understand what they were saying. So I finally gave in and bought one, and played it over Christmas. And here are my thoughts…

Deathloop is a time travel game where players control a character called Sherif, who travels through different eras of history. You start off in the present day, and each level takes place in a different era, starting with Ancient Egypt and moving forward through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Industrial Revolution, World War II, and beyond. Each level contains three “time loops,” which are essentially short sequences of gameplay in which Sherif must make decisions. After completing a time loop, Sherif wakes up in the next era, ready to begin another round.

VG247’s The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.9: Best game with balls that isn’t a sports game

The best games ever are often those you play alone. They’re the ones where you just want to escape reality and lose yourself. You don’t care about winning or losing – it doesn’t matter because there is no scoreboard. In fact, the score might even be irrelevant. What matters most is that you enjoyed every second of it.

In our latest episode we look at some of the best games ever played. We start off with a classic, Pong. Then we take a trip down memory lane with Super Mario Bros., and finish up with a look at one of the greatest games ever made, Tetris. All three games are available on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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The Best Game with balls that isn’t a sports game

Episode eight of our best games ever podcast features a discussion about the best games with balls that aren’t sports games. We play and discuss the following games: Super Mario Galaxy 2, Star Wars Battlefront II, Grand Theft Auto V, Metal Gear Solid 5, Fallout 4, Bioshock Infinite, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Call of Duty Black Ops 3, Battlefield 1, Destiny 2, Halo 5: Guardians, Uncharted 4, Hitman, Skyrim, Dark Souls III, Final Fantasy VII, Monster Hunter World, Diablo III, Borderlands 2, XCOM 2, Titanfall 2, The Witcher 3, Fallout New Vegas, Gears of War 4, Tomb Raider, Shadow of Mordor, Dragon Age Inquisition, Mass Effect Andromeda, Far Cry Primal, Rise of the Tomb Raider, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, Bloodborne, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Yakuza 0, Persona 5, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Fire Emblem Fates, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Horizon Zero Dawn, Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy, Doom 2016, Divinity Original Sin II, Dishonored 2, Journey, Super Smash Bros., The Elder Scrolls Online, Batman Arkham Knight, Killer Instinct, Star Wars Rogue Squadron, Overwatch, Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat 11, The Last Guardian, Minecraft, Lego Dimensions, The Walking Dead, The Division, The Order 1886, The Crew, The Witness, The Last Tinkerbell, The Surge, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, The Stanley Parable, The Room, The Binding of Isaac, The Last Of Us Remastered, The Last Guardian, The Legend of Zelda A Link Between Worlds, The Last of Us Remastered, The Last of Us Part II, The Last of Us PS4 Edition, The Last of Us: Left Behind, The Last of Us DLC, The Last of Us 2, The Last of Us Multiplayer, The Last of Us Prequel, The Last of Us Remaster, The Last of Us Collection, The Last of Us – Remastered, The Last of US – Remastered, The Last Of Us Part II, The last of us collection, The Last of Us part II, The Last of us remastered, The Last of Us prequel, The Last of us ps4 edition, The Last of us left behind, The Last of us dlc, The Last of us multiplayer, The Last of us online, The Last of us original sin ii, The Last of us remake, The Last of us the walking dead, The Last of us walkthrough, The Last of us xbox one, The Last of us zombi eps1, The Last of us zombie ep2, The Last of us zombies ep3, The Last of us survivor mode, The Last of us survival mode, The Last of Us sequel, The Last of us part two, The Last of us collection, The last of us remake, The last of us original sin ii, The last of us remake, The last of us zombie ep 1, The last of us zombie episode 2, The last of us zombies episode 3, The last of us survivor mode,The last of us survivor mode walkthrough, The last of us walkthrough,The last of us zombie ep1, The last of us game, The last of us gameplay, The last of us ps4, The last of us freeplay, The last of us xbox 360, The last of us review, The last of us story, The last of us reviews, The last of us trailer, The last of us download, The last of us on pc, The last of us for mac.

Tom – Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is now out and it looks great. If you haven’t played the original, here are some tips to help you get into the action.

The game features balls. These are used to catch fish in the water. You can use them to throw rocks at enemies. They’re also useful for breaking down doors.

Rockstar modelled those horses exactly how they looked in the original game. This is because they wanted to make sure the horses look just like they did in the previous version of the game.

Alex – Conker’s Bad Fur Day

I’ve been playing video games since I was about five years old. I’m now 31, and have played every single game console ever produced. I love retro gaming, especially Nintendo 64 stuff like Conker’s Bad Fur Days. So it makes sense that I’d want to talk about all the great things that are in that game. But I don’t know how many people out there have heard of it, let alone played it. So I figured I’d start a little Conker podcast to discuss some of the best parts of that game.

If you’re looking for something else entirely, I’ll try to keep it lighthearted, but I might slip into a few serious topics here and there. For instance, I’m planning to talk about how much I hate the current state of politics, and why the world needs more games like Conker’s Bad Furry Day.

Connor – Lethal League

The latest entry into the popular fighting genre sees Connor McLeod, a young man who struggles to fit in with his peers, take up karate to help him deal with bullies. But when he stumbles upon a mysterious artifact known as the “Lethal Ball”, he finds himself thrust into a world of deadly martial arts battles and unearthly powers. Can he master his newfound abilities? Or will he become just another victim of the evil forces lurking within the Mortal World?

VG247’s The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.10: Best game that is really bad

In our tenth episode of VG247’s The Best Games ever podcast we discuss some of the best games that are actually terrible. We start off discussing a few games that we love that aren’t very good. From there we move onto some real stinkers. There’s plenty here that’ll make you want to throw something away.

We’ve got:

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild – Nintendo Switch

Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo Switch

Splatoon 2 – Nintendo Switch

Far Cry 5 – PC/PS4/XBOX One

Call Of Duty WW2 – PS4/Xbox One/PC

The Best Game that is really bad

This week we’re talking about some of our favorite games that are really bad. We start off with Super Mario Bros 3, one of gaming’s most iconic franchises. Then we move onto Sonic the Hedgehog 2, another classic franchise that never quite lived up to expectations. Next up is Crash Bandicoot, a game that was always good enough to make us feel like kids again. Finally, we wrap things up with Starfox 64, a game that tried too hard to be cool and failed miserably.

Tom – Operation Wolf

Operation Wolf was one of those games you remember playing as a kid. It was the arcade version of Doom, and while it wasn’t quite as popular as Doom, it was still a big hit throughout the 1990s. In fact, it was such a huge success that Sega wanted to bring it over to home consoles. They even planned to release it on the Game Gear, but it never happened. Instead, they released the Genesis/Mega Drive version. And it was awesome.

The controls were simple, and the graphics looked great. But there was one problem…the difficulty level was too high. So Sega took out some of the harder levels, making it easier to play. This didn’t sit well with fans, because they loved how tough the original was. Eventually, Sega changed the name of the game to “Operation Wolf 2”, and added a few extra levels. But the damage had been done. People had already lost interest, and the game was never really the same again.

But now we’re getting a chance to relive the glory days of Operation Wolf. Thanks to a fan project called Tom – Operation Wolf, you’ll be able to play the classic arcade game on modern systems like the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile devices. And it looks absolutely amazing.

Alex – Deadly Premonition

The original Deadly Premonition is one of those games you either love or hate. You know what I mean. If you loved it, then there are probably very few games out there that could make you feel better about yourself. But if you hated it… well, let me just say this: Alex – Deadly Premonition is the perfect game for you. And no, I don’t mean that because it’s a horror game. There are plenty of horror games out there that are actually pretty good. What makes this game special is that it’s just plain bad. And that’s why I think it’s one of the best games of all time.

Deadly Premonition 2 is coming soon.

Sherif – EDF

Earth Defense Force 5 is out now. This is the latest iteration of the popular franchise. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where humanity lives underground in cities protected by huge robots called “Eden.” A group of elite soldiers known as the Eden Corps travel around the world protecting mankind. They’re basically the good guys.

The problem is that there’s always some sort of evil force trying to destroy the human race, and every once in awhile those forces invade our world. In the case of Earth Defense Force 5, the invasion happens in the form of giant alien insects called “Giant Ants.” You play as Sherif, a member of the Eden Corps. Your job is to protect the people of Earth from these Giant Ants.

You’ll fight against hordes of Giant Ants, giant robot bugs, and even giant mutant spiders. There’s no shortage of enemies here. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Every mission requires teamwork, strategy, and skill. If you want to survive, you’ll have to work together.

VG247’s The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.11: Best game that you were ridiculously hyped for as a teen

The best games that we were insanely hyped about as teens are being played again today. We talk about how much fun they are, why they’re still great, and what makes them special.

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The Best Game that you were ridiculously hyped for as a teen

Episode 11 of our Best Games Ever podcast features a discussion about games we played as teens, including some of the most famous titles of all time. We talk about how each game came out, why it resonated with us, and whether it still holds up today.

We discuss the following games:

* Super Mario Bros. 3

* Final Fantasy VII

* Metal Gear Solid 2

* Silent Hill 2

* Tomb Raider

* Resident Evil 4

* Diablo II

* Mass Effect

* Gears of War

* Halo

* Call of Duty

Tom – Formula 1 (1996)

F1 was just a thing. I didn’t even know what it was called. But I knew it was something special. And I loved watching it on TV. Every week, my dad would take me down to his local pub where he worked and we’d eat our Sunday lunch while watching it.

I remember being really excited about the first ever video games console launch. There was a big build up. We had loads of hype around it. I couldn’t wait to play it. But when it came out, I thought it was pretty rubbish. It seemed like a lot of work for nothing.

But over the next few years, I got better at it. I became obsessed with it. And I’m still obsessed with it today.

Alex – Dead Rising

The Xbox 360 launched in 2005 with a number of great exclusives, including Halo 2, Gears of War, Fable, Perfect Dark Zero, and Dead Rising. This fourth installment in the popular franchise took place in Willamette, Colorado, and it did not disappoint. With a huge open world filled with tons of zombies and weapons, players could do whatever they wanted to the hordes of flesh-eaters. There were even multiple endings depending on how many survivors you saved.

Dead Rising 4 is now out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Kelsey – Resident Evil 7

Resident Evil 6 was a massive success for Capcom, selling over 9 million copies worldwide and being named Game of the Year by numerous publications. But despite the positive reception, there was one glaring issue.

The story was terrible.

In fact, it wasn’t just bad; it was downright awful. The plot was convoluted, the dialogue stilted, and the writing was atrocious. Even worse, the game was plagued by technical issues. Players reported bugs such as zombies spawning too early, glitches preventing players from progressing forward, and even major crashes. Worst of all, however, was the ending. In true Resident Evil fashion, the final chapter left fans hanging.

Capcom knew they needed to make changes. So they did, and now, in Resident Evil 7, they’re making sure the stories are better written and the gameplay is tighter. This isn’t just a case of “better late than never,” either. Resident Evil 7 is actually the best entry in the entire series, and it’s easy to see why.

VG247’s The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.13: Best game that was called a clone of another game

In episode 13 of our podcast we discuss the best games ever. We talk about what makes a great game and why some games just don’t work out. This week we’re talking about the best game that was called a copy of another game.

We start off discussing the original Castlevania games, and then move onto Super Mario Bros. 3. Then we look at the evolution of the genre over the years and finally finish up with the latest release, Metroid Prime 4.

The Best Game that was once called a clone of another game

Axiom Verge is one of those games where you play as a futuristic bounty hunter named Tom. He travels through space and time, fighting enemies, solving puzzles, finding secrets, and collecting weapons along the way. You use the tools he gives you to solve environmental puzzles, fight off hordes of monsters, and blast your way through enemy bases. And you do it all while searching for the truth about what happened to his missing girlfriend, Nola.

The story is told through a series of journal entries, letters, and audio logs scattered around each level. Some are written by Tom himself, some come from people he meets along the journey, and some are just recordings of events he witnesses. As you explore, you’ll find notes left behind by previous explorers, including an old man who calls himself “the Professor.”

Tom – Axiom Verge

Mortal Kombat is a franchise known for its violent gameplay, outlandish plot lines, and iconic characters like Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Reptile. But what about the origins of the series? Where did it come from, and why did one company decide to make a sequel to another? In Alex – Mortal Kombat, we take a look at how the two franchises came together, and explore the reasons behind the creation of a game that helped define the genre.

Alex – Mortal Kombat

The story goes like this: In 1994, Nintendo licensed developer Midway Games to make a fighting game based on its popular Super Mario Bros. franchise. The resulting game was Mortal Kombat, which went on to become one of the most successful games ever released.

But what if we told you that the game’s creators had no idea about the existence of Super Mario Bros.? Or that the game drew heavily from another much earlier arcade fighter called Astro City? And that the game’s name came from a comic book character named Alex?

Well, here’s the real story behind Mortal Kombat.

James – Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade

Diablo III is one of those games that everyone knows about, but few people actually play. It’s a shame too because it’s such a great game. I mean, look at it. There are monsters to kill, lots of loot to collect, and there are even bosses to fight. So why aren’t we playing it? Well, most likely it’s because the game is just plain boring. You run around killing monsters, collecting stuff, and fighting bosses. What else is there to do?

Well, there’s plenty of side quests to complete, but let’s face it, nobody wants to do that. Then there’s crafting. Crafting items requires materials, which you find randomly throughout the levels. But what fun is that? And then there’s PvP. Oh boy, PvP. This is where players battle each other online. Why bother doing that though? Because it’s fun. And finally there’s exploration. Exploring levels gives you access to secret areas, treasure chests, and sometimes even boss fights. But again, what fun is that?

So there you have it. Most of the fun in Diablo 3 is either boring, pointless, or both. Luckily, there’s a way to make the game a lot more interesting. Enter, Untold Legends: Brotherhood

VG247’s The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.14: Best game you’d fire into space to prove the Earth isn’t worth saving

In our latest episode of VG247’s The Best Games Ever podcast, we discuss the best games ever made. We talk about the best FPS, RPG, strategy and action games. We even take a look at the best racing game, shooter, puzzle game and sports game. And we do it all while trying to avoid spoilers.

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The Best game you’d fire into space to prove the Earth isn’t worth saving

For our fifteenth episode of the Best Game Ever podcast we asked each member of the team to pick one game that he would take with him into outer space to demonstrate how important life on Earth really is. We’re calling it “Best games ever.”

We’ve got some great choices here – including the original Halo trilogy, Fallout 3, Super Mario 64 DS, Call of Duty 4, Grand Theft Auto IV, Portal 2, Uncharted 2, Metal Gear Solid 4, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Mass Effect 3, Gears of War 3, Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Assassin’s Creed III, Final Fantasy VII, World of Warcraft, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, Red Dead Redemption, Dragon Quest IX, Resident Evil 5, Batman Arkham City, Splinter Cell Conviction, Shadow Complex, Half Life 2, Deus Ex Human Revolution, Metroid Prime Trilogy, God of War II, Star Wars Battlefront, The Last Of Us, BioShock, and many more.

Tom – Most Roblox games

I’ve been playing Roblox since I was about 5 years old and I’m now 16. My favorite game is Tom – Most Roblox Games. There’s no real story behind it, just me sitting around trying to make money. When you start playing, there’s nothing else to do except press “A”. You’ll eventually unlock some achievements, but none of them really matter because you’re still doing the same thing over and over again. Sure, you might earn some money, but it doesn’t feel like much of anything.

The worst part is that most of the games are mindless and repetitive. They’re designed to encourage in-app purchases, which are basically paywalls. If you want to play a game, you’ll have to spend $1.99 every 30 minutes. After a while, you’ll run out of money and won’t be able to buy anything. This makes it even worse because you’ll never actually finish the game. You’re just wasting your time.

Alex – Gal Gun

The Gal Gadot movie is coming out soon, and we’ve got some exclusive information about what you can expect from the film. In fact, we’re actually hosting a live stream event where we’ll be talking about it, and you won’t want to miss it. So make sure you tune into our YouTube channel starting at 10 AM PT / 3 PM ET on Thursday, February 27th. We hope to see you there!

Connor – Detroit: Become Human

Detroit: Become Human is a video game developed by Quantic Dream and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was released worldwide for PlayStation 4 on April 25, 2018. Set in a dystopian near future, players control android protagonist Connor as he attempts to uncover his true purpose while exploring a cityscape shaped by human-robot relationships. The game received critical acclaim upon release, with praise directed towards its story, gameplay, graphics, soundtrack, and voice acting.

The game follows Connor, a “human” android whose artificial intelligence has been upgraded to the point where he is capable of independent thought. After being rescued from a lab following a violent uprising, Connor is taken into custody and interrogated by police officers. He escapes and finds himself alone in the streets of Detroit, searching for clues about his identity and purpose. During his travels, Connor meets three female companions; Kara, a waitress robot who assists him during his escape; Linda, an AI scientist working on self-awareness for robots; and Markus, a factory worker who helps Connor find his way home.

VG247’s The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.15: Best game with a wedding in it

I’ve been working on this episode for months. In fact, I’ve been working on it since the beginning of 2018. And now, here we are. This is Episode 15 of VG247’s The Best Games ever podcast. We’re talking about best games with weddings in them.

The list is long, and it’s growing. There are some really great ones out there. Some of them are just plain weird. But you know what? They’re all good.

We’ve got:

– Wedding Simulator 2016

– World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

– Super Mario Galaxy 2

– Super Smash Bros Melee

– Final Fantasy X/X2

– Mass Effect 1 & 2

– Fallout 3

– Diablo III

– Borderlands 2

– Portal 2

– World of Goo

– Journey

– Bioshock Infinite

– Assassin’s Creed Revelations

– Grand Theft Auto IV

– BioShock

– Half Life 2

– Gears of War

– Halo Reach

– Call of Duty

The Best game with a wedding in it

Episode 15 of the Best Game Ever podcast features the best games ever made with weddings in them. We discuss some of our favorite games that include weddings, like Grand Theft Auto V, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros., and many others.

Tom – Super Mario Odyssey

The most beautiful thing about this video is how much effort went into creating something like this. There are many things that make this such a great experience, including the soundtrack, the level design, the gameplay, the graphics, the story, the character designs, the dialogue, the voice acting, etc. But what really makes this stand out is the fact that it took people three years to complete.

This is a side project of sorts, one that was put together by a team of artists, programmers, writers, musicians, designers, animators, texture artists, and modders. They worked on this for roughly 3 years and it shows. Not just in the quality of the work itself, but in the passion that they had for it. This is what makes it special, and why it’s so hard to find anything else like it.

Alex – Final Fantasy IX

The world of Final Fantasy is filled with interesting characters, colorful environments, and epic battles. But one of my favorite parts of every Final Fantasy game is the wedding scene. I love how it takes place during a battle, and I love how it ends up being a turn-based mini-game. In Final Fantasy IX, we find out what happens when you marry someone while fighting monsters.

I’m sure many of us remember playing Final Fantasy IX around our mid-teens, and this wedding sequence is something that stuck with me ever since. So when I heard about Square Enix bringing the wedding scene back for Final Fantasy XV, I had to see it happen.

So here we go! Let’s take a look at Final Fantasy IX’s wedding sequence, and let’s talk about why it’s such a great moment in video games.

Kelsey – Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is the stylized farming simulator that combines all the best bits from games such as Harvest Moon, Rune Factory and more. In this game, though, it doesn’t just stop there. There are also dungeons to explore, towns to save, and plenty of opportunities to fall in love and get married.

There’s even a village idiot who needs to be rescued from the local pig farm. He’ll help you along the way, but he might not make much sense.

If you’re looking for something a little different, something that takes you away from the busy life of modern society, Stardew Valley is definitely worth giving a try.


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