PolyNerdic Plays: Resident Evil 2

As you may know I’ve been working my way through Resident Evil 2 the last few weeks.

I’m still late in the game and thought it was worth posting the latest session here for your viewing pleasure.

Claire is in the lab, looking to create the herbicide necessary to kill the massive Plant 42 in order to make her way to where she can grab the remedy to the parasite plaguing young Sherry Birkin.

Of course lots of repulsive monsters stand in her way since she is in the secret Umbrella lab beneath Raccoon City.

-Shad (@PolyNerdic)

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PolyNerdic Play Test: Crackdown 3

Full disclosure, I have no real love for the Crackdown series.

The first game was years old before I tried it out and did not really enjoy it as dated as it was and I missed the 2nd game entirely.

Truth be told I wasn’t waiting for Crackdown 3 with bated breath. Each time it was delayed I didn’t feel the slightest bit of disappointment and frankly I continually expected to hear that it would ultimately get cancelled like so many of Xbox’s exclusives.

But that didn’t happen and at the end of last week the game came out.

Join me as I take a good long look at what the game has to offer and while I start out unsure of how I feel I ultimately come to the conclusion that the game is a bit mediocre if not fine.

It’s not the greatest thing ever but it’s also not horrible.

Simply fine, continuing the theme of the week here at PolyNerdic.

-Shad (@PolyNerdic)

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PolyNerdic ProWrestling: Rebirth

I started preparing for this show months ago but time got away from me as I tried to work out a number of things and now on the 17th of February the time has finally arrived.

This show was planned as a follow-up to a number of cards, from the 2018 PNPW Global Tag Cup Tournament to the show entitled Road to Rebirth.  The delay steals some of momentum I was working with, as these streams always do better than nearly anything else I do on Twitch, but nothing can be done about that.

Rebirth came from my desire to stop using the IWGP belts that came with the game as part of the licensing deal with New Japan Pro Wrestling and to start using my own PNPW branded titles.

The main event, dubbed an 8 Man Eliminator is one part Elimination Chamber (sans massive cage structure) and one part Championship Scramble.

Two men start, at “5 minute” intervals a new competitor joins, eliminations can happen at any point and once all competitors have joined it’s last man standing wins.

The full card is listed below the video if you’re looking for something specific.

Match #1:
PNPW Tag Titles
IWGP Tag Team Champs Hansen & Rowe v 2018 PNPW Global Tag Cup Winners Hirooki Goto & Masato Tanaka

Match #2:
PNPW Jr Tag Titles
IWGP Jr Tag Champs Taiji Ishimori & Robbie Eagles v Imperial Ambition (Jordan Devlin & Buddy Murphy)

Match #3
PNPW TV Title
Kazuchika Okada (c) v Kassius Ohno

Match #4
PNPW Trios Tag Titles
NEVER 6-Man Tag Champs Minoru Suzuki, ZSJ, Shelton Benjamin v OvE (Sami Callihan, Dave Crist & Jake Crist)

Match #5
PNPW Junior Heavyweight Title
IWGP Junior Heavy Weight Champ KUSHIDA v Mustafa Ali v Mark Andrews

Match #6
PNPW Hardcore Title
Giant Bernard (c) v Taz

Match #7
PNPW Women’s Tag Titles
Mia Yim & Gail Kim (c) v Sasha Banks & Bayley

Match#8
PNPW IC Title:
IWGP IC Champ Tomohiro Ishii v Doug Williams

Match #9:
PNPW Women’s Title:
Io Shirai (c) v Millie McKenzie

Match #10
PNPW Mixed Tag Team Titles
Killian Dain & Nikki Cross (c) v Cody & Brandi Rhodes

Match #11
8 Man Eliminator for the PNPW World Title
1. Samoa Joe
2. Trent Seven
3. Finn Balor
4. Goldust
5. Walter
6. Matt Riddle
7. AJ Styles
8. IWGP Heavyweight Champion Andrade Cien Almas

-Shad (@PolyNerdic)

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Everything is Fine: The OrNERDnary Podcast #89

Experienced a lot of things this week folks and I kept coming back to one, four letter word that begins with the letter “F”.

No not that one.

Fine.

Most of what I experienced in the last week was not stuff that blew my mind with how awesome it was or crushed me with how disappointing it was. Almost everything I touched, read, watched or played this week was merely fine.

Everything was fine except for that nonsense at Activision but we’ll discuss that in due time, towards the end of the show.

Discussed in this episode:
-Valentine’s Day plans.
-The Lego Movie 2: The 2nd Part
-Crackdown 3 first hour impressions
-What I liked and didn’t like about Alita: Battle Angel
-My excitement about the changes coming to the DC Film universe (and one large retraction via a link to an article that dropped less than 24 hours after recording)
-Activision disgustingly firing 800 people while bragging about record revenue for 2018.
-Finally got around to watching 2015’s Hardcore Henry.
-Loads of new games released on the 15th
-And more

Here’s the link to the article that makes one of the things I was so happy with no longer factually correct: Harley Quinn to Appear in Suicide Squad 2 After All

-Shad (@PolyNerdic)

 

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Annihilation, Apex, Anthem and Words that Don’t Begin with A: The OrNERDnary Podcast #88

This week’s episode is rather short and to the point thanks to one last 12 hour shift with my current “day job”.

Since the last episode I found myself dabbling in a few things including:
-The Anthem public demo.
-I finally watched Annihilation and have some thoughts.
-Respawn announced and dropped a new game in the Battle Royale genre.
-Resident Evil 2 continues to impress/frighten.

Also within this episode I talk about:
-Respawn’s plans for Titanfall
-EA not being happy with Battlefield’s sales despite ranking in the top 20 for the year in sales.

-Shad (@PolyNerdic)

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PolyNerdic Play Test: Apex Legends

Respawn, the makers of my favorite overall game from 2016 Titanfall 2, are back.

Unfortunately they are not back with Titanfall 3 but they are back with something Titanfall adjacent.

Apex Legends is a squad based (I know, I know), hero based (I know, I know, I know) battle royale (yes one of those) games but hear me out….it actually looks like it has a lot of potential.

Yes the forced squads thing is annoying if you’re a solo gamer like I traditionally am.

Yes the hero stuff can be bad if done incorrectly.

Yes battle royale continues to be the flavor of the moment (but a flavor I enjoy the taste of personally).

But the thing is, Respawn makes great shooters and it shows here despite those “issues” above.

All in all I’ve enjoyed my first hour or so with the game.  The micro transactions mean nothing to me as I don’t care about skins for characters or guns and won’t be shelling out any money any time soon for them.  I enjoy what the different “Legends” bring to the game and am loving the feel of learning each one of them.  Ultimately the game feels good, looks good and plays well and that’s what matters most to me.

Plus the damn game is free, if you try it and don’t like it you’re out nothing but a few minutes of your time.

Check it out.

-Shad (@PolyNerdic)

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Play-Through in Progress: Resident Evil 2 (2019)

Just a friendly reminder that I’ve been live streaming my exploits in Raccoon City.

I’ve been archiving the streams on the PolyNerdic YouTube channel and have collected them all right here for your viewing pleasure.

As I add fresh installments to the playlist this embedded video will include them as well so if you’re interested in following the progress of this fantastic game check back often.

Enjoy.

 

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