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The Overseas Connection Podcast #237

The OC PodcastThe Overseas Connection, the official G4TE (Gaming For The Elderly) Community weekly podcast discusses gaming news, community feedback, new releases and the podcast teams current play lists.  Tune-in and listen to this combination U.S. and U.K. video game podcast as they discuss this weeks topics:

  • A little game called GTA V is out, and we dish on our impressions.
  • Valve gets into the announcement act with their new OS. 
  • Xbox One says its got indies coming too!
  • Microsoft wants to conquer China with the help of BesTV.
  • Sony talks details on the PS4 power and noise levels.
  • Deep Down gets the Free to Play treatment
  • And much more 

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First 10! Remember Me

The Overseas Connection gives a First 10 look and impressions for Remember Me.

  • Developer: DONTNOD
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: June 4, 2013
  • Platform: Xbox 360, PS3 & PC
  • Rating: M

Remember Me is set in the year 2084, and you take the role of Nilin, a memory hunter in a futuristic version of Paris called Neo-Paris.  There is a definite “Blade Runner” vibe to the settings and promises something unique in the manipulation of memories to affect the world.

Game play for Remember Me is a “Batman” like combat system where you are stringing together combo’s as well as parry counters.  Unique to Remember Me is the ability to actually create your own combo’s via an upgrade system.  As you earn XP you will unlock new combo combo’s and abilities that you can use in creating different systems.  The combo system feels unique but ultimately doesn’t feel impactfull enough for you to really care about manipulating the system.  Sadly the combat will feel very “button mashy” and its a shame as this could have been a real bonus to the game.  Complicating things significantly is a camera system that will work against you more than work with you.

Graphically the game looks good, not great.  Character design can feel a bit sterotypical and aethetically lacking.  Voice acting is average to bad at times.  Some of the cutscenes will have you believing you are watching something from a daytime drama more than a scifi video game.   Beyond that music and sound effects are there, but sadly nothing memorable.

Ultimately this was a game with tons of potential that just didn’t live up to it.  It certainly isn’t worth the stick price and we are hard pressed to say how much cheaper makes it worth picking up.  Look for a deal for sure… or rent but nobody should be paying full price for this game.

First 10 Impression:  2 out of 5      

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First 10 Impression Legend:
5 out of 5 – We absolutely will pick this game up, Feels like it will be a huge hit and worth our dollars.
4 out of 5
 – Initial impressions left us thinking its a really good game, maybe even great.  Asking full price doesn’t feel like too much of a stretch. 
3 out of 5 – Feels like its a bit more niche, and may only appeal to fans of the genre or subject matter of the story.  Very much on the fence about paying full price for the game.  Drop the price and surely we would give it a go. 
2 out of 5 – Based on initial reaction this is definitely niche and will be no more than a rent for us, unless we are fans of the IP in which case we might just be crazy enough to buy it.  
1 out of 5 – So bad we can’t even say we want to give it a rent.  Stay clear, you have been warned. 

The Overseas Connection Podcast #229

The OC PodcastThe Overseas Connection, the official G4TE.com Community weekly podcast discusses gaming news, community feedback, new releases and the podcast teams current play lists.  Tune-in and listen to this combination U.S. and U.K. video game podcast as they discuss this weeks topics:

  • We talk up our current play list including Mars War Logs.
  • We announce the winner of our first of two game giveaways.
  • Bioshock Infinite shoots past 4 million in sales.
  • Playstation 4 challenges you to find more than 2000 friends.
  • Australia doesn’t seem to know they created a 18+ rating…says no to Saints Row 4
  • Phil Fish blows up on Twitter…then calls it quit’s and takes Fez2 with him.
  • And much more 

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Games To Get Excited For: Ryse – Son of Rome

Title: Ryse: Son of Rome
Developer: Cyrtek
Publisher: Microsoft
Release Date: November 2013
Platforms: Xbox One

A behind the scene look at the production of Ryse: Son of Rome.

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