there has been a lot of talk and a bunch of speculation on whether or not this has ever been a good idea. in fact when you really think about it, its one of those things where, they always kind of said it. the question was, can a game critic / reviewer be a better driving force behind a game than the game developing companies who have been churning out the same old repetitive junk for the past few years. if Penny Arcade episode 1 is any proof, the answer is yes.
now we're talking about a simple XBL arcade game costing 20 bucks. compared to the average $50/$60 that most xbox games will cost you new, regardless of quality, usually based on hype alone, you're getting a deal. the game has everything you wanted from a penny-arcade game. it has, Gabe, Tycho, and funny. thats what we call win. like all up in your @$$.. thats win. fruit #^%@er robots everywhere = win. lets just be clear. the enemies array is not vast, but instead unique. the combat actually becomes fast pace and the chatter between the characters as well as background signs and object examination is worth reading. as an adult, this game moves at my pace and as someone who likes games to have a good story, i feel stimulated. it has been a long time since day of the tentacle or sam n' max hit the road, but those are the only games i can compare this to and honestly, this one has a better combat system.
this video is for Siobhan's birthday (which was yesterday):
Busta Rhymes - Woo Hah
she loves this song... but then again, who doesn't?
have a good weekend.