Game Usagi plays has been on a bit of a hiatus in the last couple of months over frustration with Nintendo’s arcane and inane copyright tagging policies involving Wii U games. Recently we decided that this is probably not going to change in the near future, even though they’ve recently made some steps in the right direction allowing certain Let’s Play videos on NicoNico Japan. So, let Nintendo have their pennies of ad money on our videos and we’ll continue to play some cool and funny video games for you (often in 60fps now) as long as we can. See after the jump for a few of our most recent videos, and be sure to subscribe to the Game Usagi Plays YouTube channel if you’d like to keep up to date on our releases.
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Developer: Lucid Games
Publisher: Sierra Entertainment
Console: PC (reviewed), Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4
Hours Played: ~5.5 hours
Progress: Completed about 40% of the Single Player and Co-Op Adventure modes. Played a smattering of Arcade and the other sundry modes.
It’s been six years since the official second entry in the Geometry Wars series and an unfortunate three since the series’ original developer, Bizarre Creations, was dissolved by Activision. Lucid Games was luckily formed out of some of the more essential pieces of Bizarre Creations after it was blown out of the water, but as their own entity they are relatively untested having only developed a few more simple iOS-centric games since their formation. Was Lucid Games up to the task of making a brand new main-series Geometry Wars? Read on to find out if Geometry Wars 3 parallels the greatness of its predecessors.
2014 ended up being a kicking year in gaming, but as in any year one game kicked harder than the rest. Our expectations were astronomical for the often delayed, thoroughly pedigreed RPG from the evil genius minds of Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Obsidian Entertainment but South Park: The Stick of Truth managed to bust past all of them to easily become the funniest, most charming, and most entertaining game of 2014 for the Game Usagi crew.
In an interview with CVG before the game’s release, Trey Parker said “I just hope we don’t get an f-ing 4 from GameSpot.”, and he did indeed receive his wish as The Stick of Truth garnered a well deserved 85 on Metacritic. While most people deemed it impossible, the humour and spirit of South Park translated perfectly into interactive form making a game where anyone (of appropriate age) could make themselves the “new kid” in South Park and go on a far-reaching adventure with every great character that graced the series over the years.
The Stick of Truth was one of 2014’s few games that was immediately worth every penny of its launch price — the care and attention to detail that went into every aspect is apparent throughout the game. If you didn’t have the chance yet to experience this masterful RPG, be sure to check it out soon. If you hurry, you could even take advantage of Steam’s holiday sale and enjoy it all the more for your savings.
[UPDATE: Good job everyone! InnerSpace reached its funding goal, so we have a neat game in our future. Funding closes at the end of Friday, December 5th if you still want to snag some exclusive swag or a cheap copy of the game.]
PolyKnight Games’ InnerSpace has almost reached its very reasonable Kickstarter goal. If you haven’t donated yet, check out their Kickstarter page and see if it’s the kind of game you want to see made. We know we’re excited already.
We recently played through the six cool indie games that are included in the Best of Green Light Bundle. Even though we had some technical difficulties with our recording software we had a great time. Definitely check out Logan’s character voices for the 8-bit action game Oniken.
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A review copy of the Best of Green Light Bundle was provided to us by http://www.thegreenlightbundle.com/
Tic Toc Games is relaunching their Kickstarter campaign to help them complete their PC/Mac/Wii U game Adventures of Pip (that features stretch goals for Xbox One and PSN). They gave us their relaunch trailer to share with you so you can see just how far along the development is for this promising adventure game.
Check out their new Kickstarter if you’re interested in supporting the game and snagging yourself a copy and/or some swag along the way.
Current Retail Price: $39.99
Last year we reviewed 8Bitdo’s great take on a wireless Bluetooth Famicom controller, the FC30. This year, 8Bitdo has expanded its offerings to include a similar controller, but this time based on the classic NES controller. Does their NES-style controller live up to the lofty reputation they have established for themselves with the FC30 or is it a quick cash-in on their early successes? Read on to find out a bit more.
Current Retail Price: $109.99 US
These days you can’t toss an SD card in an electronics store without hitting seven or eight gaming headsets of varying prices and quality. Whether they claim to have virtual surround sound, true surround sound, or enough bass to permanently damage the hearing of three generations of your ancestors, they all have a gimmick or two between their earpads. One particular feature missing from our expansive collection of gaming headsets has been really powerful bass, so we were very interested to test out GamesterGear’s P3210s when they showed up on our doorstep. Spouting “Bass Quake” technology that is meant to let you “physically experience audio while gaming” and “feel vibrations or changes in the environment”, the P3210 headset sounded like it would perfectly fill the heavy bass void that was existing in our gaming lives. Did the P3210s rock our world? Read on to find out.