Saturday, September 27, 2014

Dawn of War II - Session 2

So, a couple weeks ago, we decided we'd had enough of Dungeon Keeper for the time being. There's not a lot of story there—just more quips from the narrator about how awful these happy places are, and how much better it is after we've razed them.

Instead, John suggested we start playing Dawn of War II, with its cooperative story mode. I gotta say, having only played the first game in the series, with its massive-scale tactical battles, I was surprised by the major change of gameplay in this one. Rather than a typical RTS, it's more like a squad-based Diablo. As such, I can't really directly compare the two games, but I am quite enjoying it.

I, uh...I forget what happened in the game last time. One place was getting overrun by orks, and then we went to another planet, and back to the first one. Anyway, we'll be continuing from there, should be a good time. Tune in tonight at 9pm ET as we continue into the grim darkness of the future!

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Quest for the Throne - King's Quest IV - Session 1.5

The Quest goes on! Tonight, we continue King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella.

Immediately following the events of King's Quest III — the return of long lost Prince Alexander and the rescue of Princess Rosella — King Graham suffers a heart attack. Though not dead, he's fading fast. Unable to bear the sight, Rosella flees her father's chambers to be by herself in the throne room. While there, the fairy Genesta contacts her through the magic mirror, offering a cure for her father if she'll help her in return. Seeing little other hope, Rosella accepts Genesta's offer, and is transported to the land of Tamir.

Last time on Quest for the Throne, it didn't take us long to finish King's Quest III, and so we began The Perils of Rosella. The land of Tamir, like much of the world of King's Quest, is full of fairy tales and enchantment. Though captured by the evil fairy Lolotte, her son is quite taken with Rosella, allowing us to avoid death and work our way closer to her to take back Genesta's talisman. Lolotte puts us to task after task, however, with no end in sight.

Will we be able to take back the talisman, so Genesta can return Rosella to Daventry? Will we be able to find the magical fruit that will restore King Graham to health? How much more stuff will we have to do to accomplish either of those things? Tune in tonight at 9pm ET and find out!

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Not Dungeon Keeper

Tonight at 9pm ET.

[EDIT] Wait, nevermind, we're playing something else tonight.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance

That's a bit of advice I should listen to right there.

I did not properly plan for this week — time completely got away from me — so tonight's show is a mystery. If my cohosts read my mind or kept track of weeks themselves, then we'll be playing Dungeon Keeper tonight. If, however, they took my silence to mean they would not be needed this week, it'll be Final Fantasy II. Probably won't know which it'll be until showtime is upon us, though.

...Sure, that works.

So tune in tonight at 9pm ET, find out what game we're playing, and hang out with us while we do! Talking with y'all while we stream is half the fun.

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