XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a bold take on a classic genre that hopefully brings new players into the fold. With a ton of depth and customization, players could easily find themselves spending hours upon hours tweaking their squads armor, colors, heads, and haircuts before sending their tiny soldiers out to face their inevitable brutal slaughter (unless you reload). But is it fun? (clicky)
We appreciate games with great writing and are happy to have author Patrick Weekes on episode 75 of the Rated NA Podcast. Mr. Weekes will be joining us tomorrow from the wilds of Canada to discuss his brand new novel “The Palace Job”, which is available September 26th on Amazon.com (or now digitally!). If you have any questions for Mr. Weekes about Mass Effect, Bioware, writing, or The Palace Job, please ask here or send us a message on Twitter @NerdAppropriate. The more questions the better.
“The most powerful man in the republic framed her, threw her in prison, and stole a priceless elven manuscript from her family. With the help of a crack team that includes an illusionist, a unicorn, a death priestess, a talking warhammer, and a lad with a prophetic birthmark, Loch must find a way into the floating fortress of Heaven’s Spire-and get past the magic-hunting golems and infernal sorcerers standing between her and the vault that holds her family’s treasure. It’d be tricky enough without the military coup and unfolding of an ancient evil prophecy-but now the determined and honourable Justicar Pyvic has been assigned to take her in. But hey, every plan has a few hitches.”