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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  • I wanted to touch on Journey for a second. Not only do I agree with you guys that it was a wonderful experience, and probably one of my highlights in gaming ever - not just this generation - it is simply something that must be experienced.

    One thing I noticed though:

    As much as I love the player interaction, and believe me, I love the player interaction; I find that I wish there was an option to limit or extend the possibilities of playing with people. Let me explain further. My playthrough consisted of me meeting 8 travellers along the way. While playing, I definitely didn't feel I met 8 people, but I definitely felt like I met more than 3. You can figure these moments out simply by human behaviour. At some points I noticed my companion was behaving different than normal, and after playing I am now certain that I was playing with a different player. While this idea is OK and works to the point where unless you are paying attention it is hard to notice, I find that a more powerful way to experience this game is to play with 1 person only. That way you can have a unique experience with a complete stranger; an experience that has potential to be the most emotionally powerful thing you have experienced in gaming. I find just a hint of this is taken away knowing the idea that you can be playing with handfuls of people at any one time.