Dead Space: Ignition receives a little bit of confusion and a lot of criticism from the Game Scoop! crew, due to the fact that this paid downloadable game taking place between Dead Space and Dead Space 2 dodges the gameplay of the main series and instead plans to implement a “comic book action” style of play. Daemon grills this change the most, predicting that it’ll be little more than a series of quick-time events. Greg is a little more cautiously optimistic, though, as the first game earned this DLC episode a little bit of good faith.
Dragon Quest IX was reviewed by Ryan Clements and fared well with a score of 8.0. Charles “Mr. Slime” Onyett isn’t really in full agreement, though he admits that a more full-featured, console version of Dragon Quest like the eighth entry in the franchise is more appealing to him. The news segment wraps up with news of a study performed by EEDAR that suggests game reviews have a direct effect on overall sales.
The show closes out with listener mail, Knockin’ Boots, and a game code giveaway by guest Marcos Alvarez.
Welcome back to Game Scoop!, your weekly dose of gaming news and massive LOLZ. Your shepherds will be Daemon Hatfield, Greg Miller, Craig Harris, and Charles Onyett. We are joined by Game Scoop! Super Fan Marcos Alvarez, who came from Southern California to ask us a Knockin’ Boots question in person.
On tap this week:
A recent study shows that people do pay attention to professional reviews. (Whew!)
Red Undead Redemption?
This week in dragons: Dragon Quest IX reviewed and Dragon Age 2 announced.
You had a chance to see anime boobs on PSN for free, but they have since been removed. You can thank Greg Miller for that.
A Dead Space 2 prequel has been announced, and it sounds…different.
Plus we answer a bunch of listener mail about Japanese beer, the new Xbox 360, and Floradoras. Don’t forget, we’re available on iTunes. Remember to rate the show while you’re there.
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