The lights are on
This week's GI podcast features an impressive new comic book
fighting game, DLC for one of last year's best titles, and an intriguing
television show/MMO/shooter hybrid.
We kick it off with Injustice: Gods Among Us, NeatherRealm's
latest fighting game. This time, it's not a Mortal Kombat game, but an epic
battle between the greatest DC comic book characters. Reviewer Andy Reiner and
resident GI fighting game expert Jason Oestreicher join host Matt Helgeson for
a lengthy discussion of the game. Both of them love the game, which builds on
the MK formula in interesting ways, while adding a good deal of DC comic flair.
Next up, Joe Juba stops by to chat about the Knife of
Dunwall DLC for Arkane's excellent stealth title Dishonored. It's a very
substantial DLC release, and features one of Dishonored's coolest characters,
so fans are advised to check it out.
Finally, Reiner returns with Adam Biessener and Matt Miller
in tow to talk about the intriguing partnership between Trion Worlds and SyFy
Network - the MMO shooter Defiance. This has a bit of everything: co-op
shooting, MMO play, and a strong story-driven tie to the TV show of the same
name. It's one of the more interesting experiments we've seen in years, and, so
far, they've managed to pull it off.