Level 2 – The Phat Loot Show

Posted by mixmoff On September - 11 - 2009
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We’re back with Level 2 of Fall Damage, with your hosts Mixmoff and Aevan. Listen to hear how you can win a free copy of Trine!

Crit or Quit:
Battlefield 1943, Sacred 2, Nation Red, Quantz, Osmos, and Time Gentlemen, Please

Patch Notes:
Starcraft 2 pay to play? Left2Dead DLC, Website news, This week’s release calendar

Level Builder
This week we break down “character creation” and discuss what games have done it well, which have done it poorly, and what developers can do to improve them in the future.

End Game:
Mixmoff and Aevan give their picks for what retro games should get remade on modern consoles.

Fall Damage: Level 2 – The Phat Loot Show

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3 Responses to “Level 2 – The Phat Loot Show”

  1. avatar eneg says:

    Down loaded the podcast to my Iphone left my five stars and a good comment not that you don’t deserve it. Great podcast can’t wate for the next one.

    • avatar DestinedCruz says:

      Awesome episode guys!

      Yeeaaah, the problem with Osmos was actually a little worse than that for me. It wouldn’t even load. At all. I’d get to the ‘loading sounds…’ part of the splash screen and then just quit to desktop >_>

      Also guys, Ben There, Dan That! is actually a free download from the creator’s website, http://www.zombie-cow.com/?page_id=17.
      I highly recommend the game as much as Aevan and Mixmoff have, and I also really hope you guys out there support Zombie Cow and buy Time Gentlemen, Please!

      I didn’t have as much fun with Nation Red as you guys did, but it was still fun to kill time with. I actually bought a game on XBLA recently called (and I am not making this up) ‘I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1′, which is essentially the same exact thing, just without the fancy graphics. However, it DOES have an amazing song that plays in the background. It’s on the XBLA Indie Games channel for $1, and it is well worth the money.

      I enjoyed Sacred 2 back when I played it, but I did pick up the first Sacred recently (It was only $5 on Steam last week!), and I have to say whilst it looks nowhere *near* as good as Sacred 2, I have had a lot more fun with it than the sequel. The biggest thing is probably due to it having more classes, and it just seems to offer more content in general. (and you’ve seen me play both Sacred and Sacred 2 before, Aevan… Sacred looks like D2, and Sacred 2 was freaking beautiful).

      Battlefield 1943 isn’t on PC yet, but I did enjoy Battlefield Heroes! :(

      (Psst, Mix, try D&D Online out, it’s not pay-to-play :D )

      OH GOD I CAN’T WAIT FOR SCRIBBLENAUTS. And man Mix, you couldn’t have gotten further from the point of that game D: At least Aevan gets it :D
      It’s a puzle game folks, you’re supposed to use your ingenuity and improvisation to figure out how to collect the stars on each stage by entering words in an on-screen keyboard to create those items/characters in the game world. I have it pre-ordered just to get the Rooster Hat :o

      Also, Another World (Out of This world to you damned Americans) is one of my favourite games of like, forever. It was the only game other than Tetris that my mum has ever played. in fact, me and both of my parents all played it together, helping each other get through different parts and just generally having an awesome time.
      The original creator, Eric Chahi, has actually re-released the game in high resolution on PC, and it really does look beautiful. The characters have kept their original design, but have had the resolution increased to make them look nice and sharp. The backgrounds were also re-drawn to give the game a much nicer atmosphere.
      Eric Chahi did also make a sequel on the Sega CD entitled ‘Heart of the Alien’, where you play as Lester’s alien friend from the first game. Even though I didn’t enjoy it as much as the original, it was still a wonderful game.
      There is also one more game that Eric made, a PSX and PC title called ‘Heart of Darkness’ – the story of an over-imaginative young boy who flies to a far away planet in search of his lost dog. It plays remarably similarly to Another World, and to this day I can honestly say it still looks beautiful (except for the unsightly CG cutscenes anyway).
      If you’d like to see how the high res version of Another World looks, head to Eric Chahi’s website: http://www.anotherworld.fr/anotherworld_uk/
      You can also read up on the history of the game there, along with the other projects he has worked on.

      Also, to risk sounding hypocritical here, you rambled a little on the whole ‘Kid Chameleon’ topic there, Mix :o