The recent Kinect marathon has taken its toll on Ryan Davis so he is sitting out this weeks Bombcast. Jeff takes over hosting duties while Alex Navarro joins the rest of the regular crew to make up the numbers. Brad kicks the game talk off this week with Red Dead Redemption‘s recent zombie themed DLC; Undead Nightmare. Alex wonders if, having not played Red Dead proper, he’d be able to jump in and just play Undead Nightmare. Brad thinks so but isn’t too sure, alot of the game plays on characters and locations from the main game and gives them a spooky coat.
Vinny finished Fable 3 and he agrees with Brads earlier comments that there is a specific moment in the game which ruins it for the player. He did still really enjoy the game for the most part but the ending section does seem to have soured him on it slightly.
Alex played the Wii remake of Goldeneye and was pleasantly surprised by how well executed it is. It’s just the right combination of a modern shooter with some old school sensibilities and as a result he had alot of fun with it. He also played a bunch of Kinect stuff, this leads onto a discussion of all the Kinect stuff the guys played last week. They don’t seem particularly impressed, Alex feels like he’s waiting till next year to see what games people may make once they’ve had the time.
Jeff reviewed Call of Duty: Black Ops and really enjoyed it, he thinks Treyarch made the game feeling they had something to prove and as a result it is incredibly feature packed. The campaign is mixed, he notes it suffers from some cliched moments that somewhat temper the more unique and otherwise cool parts. He’s also unsure if the changes to multiplayer are for the best as they seem to make it run its course quicker than past games.
With Ryan on the IR list, we lure Alex Navarro out of his van with some candy to talk about zombie reproduction, Fable III’s wrinkle in time, the highs and lows of the Kinect launch, Call of Duty: Black Ops, the cancellation of NBA Elite 11, and more!
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