Weekend Confirmed 189 - Assassin's Creed 4, Batman: Arkham Origins

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 01, 2013 11:00am PDT

Weekend Confirmed has finally reached the month of November and with next-gen console arrivals imminent, hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata invite Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and "Indie" Jeff Mattas to discuss the week's next-gen console stories, including the rumored different in resolution and the hardware announcements from Sony. After that, it's time to discuss games, as the crew breaks down Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and Batman: Arkham Origins before Jeff professes further love for Path of Exile. The show wraps up with "Indie" Jeff revisiting The Stanley Parable over two years after first discussing the original mod, a brief talk about the strange Device 6, and everyone's rapidly-increasing Piles of Shame before going into some post-Halloween Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 189: 11/01/2013

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    Round 1 - 00:00:35 - 00:28:06

    Round 2 - 00:28:44 - 00:56:49

    Round 3 - 00:58:02 - 01:29:31

    Round 4/Finishing Moves - 01:30:18 - 02:05:24

    Tailgate - 02:05:38 - 02:19:21

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  • I'm not sure if anyone still reads this... I always listen to the show over the weekend so I reply a little late.

    On Path of Exile; I tried it after hearing Jeff talk about it. But I'm not sure I like it that much. I like these types of games, but I truly think Torchlight II is still the best at it. Path of Exile has some of the same problems Diablo III had for me. For instance, your inventory is full after about 10 minutes of play. I refuse to go back to town to sell it and I'm certainly missing the pet Torchlight II had to take care of that for me.

    What I'm left with is just seeing loot on the ground after every battle and not picking any of it up because it will waste space. Only occasionally did I come across something that was actually better than the gear I already had. I pick it up, swap it and in no time my inventory is full again; having to compare what's on the ground with what I have in my inventory and so on.

    I'm kind of wondering if Jeff likes loot so much, why he likes Path of Exile, because it certainly isn't the type of game where you pick up loot constantly. You let it be constantly more like. That said, I'm only 3 or 4 hours in I think. I should give it more of a chance I guess.

    But man... all this game makes me think about is Torchlight. I really think TII is still the best dungeon crawler out there. I do really like the idea of that sphere grid in PoE though.