Weekend Confirmed 126 - Darksiders 2, Sleeping Dogs, Papo & Yo

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 17, 2012 11:00am PDT

On this week's episode of Weekend Confirmed--recorded guerrilla-style in Garnett's apartment--much new gaming goodness is discussed. Jeff Cannata, Jeff Mattas, and regular guest Andrea Rene join Mr. Lee at his humble abode to give their impressions of games like Sleeping Dogs, Darksiders 2, and Papo & Yo, just to name a few. Episode 126's other topics include the successes and failures of motion-control in video games, Sony's impressive Gamescom 2012 showing, and Mistwalker's 2008 RPG, Lost Odyssey. Finishing Moves closes things out in the usual style, and includes some more new iOS game recommendations.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 126: 08/17/2012

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    Show Breakdown:

    Round 1 00:00:31 – 00:27:38

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 1 00:28:11 – 00:59:50

    Whatcha Been Playing Part 2 01:00:45 – 01:31:06

    Listener Feedback/Front Page News 01:32:05 – 02:03:00

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  • I only look at reviews if I don't know anything about the game, or whether I'm sitting on the fence about getting it. Games like Batman, Mass Effect, or Uncharted that I have waited months for I'm buying at midnight.

    When it comes to reading reviews, the first thing I do is look who is writing the review. If I don't recognize the name I really don't put much stock in the review. I listen to various podcast from different gaming sites. This is how I get to know the mind set of the person giving the review. Knowing this I can make a better informed decision if I should pick this game up.

    I don't necessarily think review scores are bad. I've been influenced to buy a game and not to buy a game based on a number. I read ign, I saw they game Deus Ex: Human Revolution something like a8 or 9. I had no interest in that game but after reading the review I bought it and loved it.
    Papo & Yo was a game I was somewhat interested in playing. When I saw the review score of a 4 out of 10. My desire to play that game was gone. Whether is right or wrong, I don't know. Since then I have gone a read the review. It scored so low for numerous game breaking bugs. I think there are so many opinions on what a review should or shouldn't be you'll never please everybody.