Would You Believe Me if I Said RDR2 was a Masterpiece?: The OrNERDnary Podcast #80

So about two weeks ago I was finally able to finish the epic experience that is Red Dead Redemption 2.

I’ve wanted to do this episode ever since then but I’ve had a handful of roadblocks pop up that required detours around what I wanted to do.

This week that ends and I finally get to do the podcast I’ve wanted to do for two weeks…a honest discussion of one of 2018’s greatest games, including a bit of spoiler discussion.

Well sort of.

I have to work an extended shift on my usual recording day and have family holiday stuff going on during the weekend so I have slightly less time to discuss the game than I would like BUT I am happy with what I was able to put out there.

Also in this episode I talk about:
-Lots of fresh content at PolyNerdic.com
-Battlefield V
-More CoD: Blackout
-Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
-Ashen
-Awesome trailers for Brightburn, Godzilla and Avengers
-A new book I’m reading

All. Great. Stuff.

 

-Shad (@PolyNerdic)

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Forza’ing Around on Friday

I was looking at my games this morning and it occurred to me that I haven’t played much Forza Horizon 4 since the launch of that spectacular cowboy game came out about a month or so ago.

Realizing this is a grave injustice to one of the best racing games out there I decided to spend a little time f’ing around with Forza on a live stream before bed today.

Nothing super spectacular here, just me driving around doing some races, including a fresh attempt at the amazing race known as The Titan (even though I had previously won the race I wanted to do it again).

I suggest you watch this with some music of your own since I was playing it with the in game music off as much as possible and with my own playlist blaring in my ears because frankly it’s the only way to play this game.

-Shad (@PolyNerdic)

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Let’s Blackout for the First Time in Ages

It’s been what feels like ages since we last danced the Blackout dance…and it certainly shows here as I place no higher than 9th in the 6 matches shown here.

Blackout is a lot of fun regardless of the lack of victories though so please enjoy some of what I consider to be the best battle royale available.

-Shad (@PolyNerdic)

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PolyNerdic Play Test: Ashen

Do you like the way the Dark Souls games play?

Do you wish those games were set in a world where people have no facial features?

Would you mind if the games weren’t quite as punishingly difficult in the opening moments?

Ashen might be your game then because my experience so far says this game is just what I said above.

It’s an open world RPG with Souls-like combat and play style but it isn’t immediately as punishingly difficult.

Granted I’ve played less than an hour (including the 20 minutes shown here) but that’s my read on the game so far and as such I think it has appeal for a certain group of folks, maybe you’re in that group, maybe not.

-Shad (@PolyNerdic)

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PolyNerdic Play Test: Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise

Fist of the North Star is a hyper-violent anime from the late 80s about a man named Kenshiro who can strike you in a pressure point and make your head, chest or entire body explode in a shower of blood and gore.

In other words it’s tailor made for a video game adaptation and who better to do it than the folks at Sega responsible for the Yakuza series.

Join me as I take a look at chapter 1 of this fantastically over the top game.

-Shad (@PolyNerdic)

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PolyNerdic Play Test: Battlefield V (Multiplayer)

While it may seem like EA and DICE have no idea when it comes to assigning numbers to the franchise, Battlefield V (5 not the letter V) proves they know what they are doing with their team based WW2 shooters.

Join me as I bumble through a couple of matches of conquest in what is one of this year’s least/most surprising shooters (depending on who you talk to).

-Shad (@PolyNerdic)

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A Day Late and a Dollar Short I Guess: The OrNERDnary Podcast #79

Coming in hot after missing my Saturday morning deadline and not getting to sit down in front of the mic until Sunday evening, here is a very brief episode of The OrNERDnary Podcast.

After apologizing for the lateness I talk about the 2018 Game Awards, touching briefly on the winners but focusing most of the show on the reveals and premieres, what I liked and what I didn’t.

It’s a short show this week but it’s a show…I guess.

See you next week at our normal time.

-Shad (@PolyNerdic)

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