Weekend Confirmed 105 - Journey, Mists of Pandaria, Mass Effect 3

By Garnett Lee, Mar 23, 2012 11:00am PDT

After a long look at Mass Effect 3 last week, Jeff, Jeff, Andrea, and Garnett turn their attentions to Journey, the upcoming Mists of Pandaria expansion for World of Warcraft, and other games. However, they cannot ignore the interesting turn the controversy over the ending of Mass Effect 3 took with BioWare co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka directly addressing fans to promise them "clarity" and "closure" through new content the team will create. We also catch up on the announcement of an Epic Mickey sequel along the way to wrapping up with Finishing Moves.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 105: 03/23/2012

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    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 00:00:30 – 00:27:20

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 1 00:27:56 – 00:56:50

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 2 00:57:50 – 01:27:58

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News 01:28:49 – 01:58:34

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  • Since it probably won't get much praise on Weekend Confirmed, I just wanted to say that Kid Icarus: Uprising is a fantastic game.

    The controls seem to be the most divisive factor, I can't promise you won't have any trouble with it, but I will say that for myself personally, it felt absolutely impossible to wrap my head around it for the first couple chapters, then it slowly started making sense. Finding a way to hold the system that didn't cause any cramping or discomfort took a little while as well, though from reading reviews, some people are having much more difficulty than others.

    The only advice I can offer in that regard is that you don't need to keep the stylus pressed on the touch screen at all times. Think of it less as a surrogate mouse and more as a surrogate track ball. Give it a flick to spin the ball, then give it a tap to stop it, and don't worry too much about precision, the game seems to be built around broad strokes.

    Also, the lefty controls work just fine. There are several configurations available, and you can jump directly into the practice arena from the options menu to try them out.

    The writing is really self aware and clever, and the voice acting is great. The combat has a great feel to it, and the more I play, the more subtlety is revealed. I thought I was getting to be pretty good at it, then I jumped into multiplayer and got completely massacred, so clearly, there's much more to learn. The weapons are all varied and interesting, and the loot whoring, while not up to the level of a Torchlight or Diablo, still makes re-playing stages on higher difficulties very enticing.

    Speaking of which, the difficulty slider in this game is excellent. The balance is absolutely perfect between how much it costs to boost the difficulty, how much greater the rewards, and the penalty for dying.

    I know, I have a reputation as a big N fanboy, so consider the source, but honestly, I was excited for this game when I saw the reveal trailer, then it'd fallen off my radar completely, to the point where I couldn't care any less, then the pre-release hype train got me back on board at the last minute, and this game did not disappoint at all. One of the best games for the system.