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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    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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  • So who's got Sleeping Dogs?

    What do you think of it?

    I would never had taken a second look at this game is it wasn't in this game releaase slump but I was SO ravenous for a new game I picked up a copy. So far it's pretty solid. The things I like are the brawling and storyline. They're both a cut above what I'm accustomed to in open world games. I'm also digging the setting, having a vacation from America is nice. And, as an Aussie that drives on the left side of the road I feel right at home in Hong Kong (I still, to this day, jump into the passenger seat of the Warthog in Halo and wonder why it doesn't drive).

    The thins that are underwhelming me is the driving. I like the driving in other open world games like GTA and Just Cause a lot more. It doesn't feel as natural for some reason. And I dislike the shaky effect when you reach a considerable speed. But I LOVE the ramming mechanic. It's really satisfying to dash from left to right and slam cars.

    To come back to the brawling, I find it really enjoyable and voilent. It's clear a lot of effort has gone into it. You could almost have a debate about this game being an open world game that happens to have good brawling, or a brawler that happens to have an open world.

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