The Free Cheese

This week on FourPlay: 

Dan plays Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and loves it just as much as he did before he played it. He becomes obsessed with Ice, and he still needs to unlock the rest of the roster in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Kyle revisits GTA V Online one year later only to discover that everyone is a mean and horrible person, so he finds solace in the NES classic Castlevania because digital torture is more bearable than emotional pain. He also decides on a tattoo to get put permanently on his body in the worst place imaginable.

Joe finishes EarthBound and it changes his view on life forever. The way that the game reaches its resolution and the way that the story was told has set the new standard for him in storytelling, but he'll never convince anyone because they're more interested in the sounds of farts. 

Finally, we discuss the recent Nintendo Direct that focused on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and our favorite highlights from the presentation, ultimately leading us to discuss who would make great additions to the roster outside of our previous wishes.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:23pm EDT

This week Joe & Marc are joined by Tyler to talk about Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and how this game just keeps getting better and better. Then, we talk about the demise of survival horror and what truly defines that genre (and why we aren't scared of anything anymore. Finally, we talk about Tyler's first experience with EarthBound and sing a lot of Yoshi songs. 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:35pm EDT

FourPlay Episode 42: We Cover It

In this week's episode, we hear from Marc about his final thoughts on Super Smash Bros. for 3DS just before his review is published, Dan begins his journey into Dracula's Castle in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for our monthly Game Club, while Kyle is still trying to figure out his way to the top of the castle in the original Castlevania and watching his Marill die in Pokemon Emerald. Finally, Joe isn't scared of The Evil Within but he hopes to be soon enough.

Direct download: FourPlay_Episode_42.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:25pm EDT

FourPlay Episode 41: Collector's Edition

Sometimes we say that "This is our best episode ever," but I think that seriously, this might be our best episode ever. Ever.

We begin the show by detailing what we've been playing and a lot of it is Super Smash Bros. for 3DS. We share some impressions on the game including our favorite characters and we ask why Kyle hasn't bought it yet. We learn a bit about Kyle's experiences with starting a town in Animal Crossing: New Leaf from scratch and what it's like to revisit the Game Boy Advance so long after its initial release. Joe returns to Earthbound after a little break and realizes how beautiful the game is within its smallest details.

The bulk of this week's show revolves around the question of the week, where we each take a turn sharing our most wanted "Collector's Edition" that would include the history of a game franchise compiled into one compilation. We go through painstaking detail to include what physical items would come with the set, how the games should be formatted, and just what we would spend on each one.

Direct download: FourPlay_Episode_41.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:08am EDT

This week on FourPlay Marc, Joe and Dan talk about Hyrule Warriors and how it compares to Dynasty Warriors. We discuss a little about Animal Crossing and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS. Dan likes Destiny a whole lot more, and Borderlands for PS Vita a whole lot less. Joe got fed up watching Kyle struggle in Castlevania that he had to play through the game himself to remember that it isn't that difficult. 

Direct download: FourPlay_Episode_40.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:04pm EDT