Rated NA 102: Wish You Were Here!

Rated NA 102: Wish you were here!

The gang is back together again for the first regular podcast of the new Rated NA Century! We talk a little Hero Academy, Nintendo, New Xbox, Beyond: Two Souls, and Oxyana. We review Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, Adera (ft. Ali Hillis) and Oblivion. SPOILER ALERT: Bioshock Infinite spoiler talk (54:20 – 1:08:07). Finally, a great NAQOTW where you tell us what you love about where you are! Wish you were here!

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Dragon’s Dogma: Capcom Delivers A Fantastical Fantasy Feast!

Dragon’s Dogma: Capcom Delivers a Fantastical Fantasy Feast!

I had been limping through the darkness for what seemed like forever. My allies had all fallen to an ogre deep within an abandoned mine, and town was nowhere in sight. Out of potions, lamp light, and food I crept through the darkness toward a curious torch in the distance. Salvation? As I approached, squinting to see what was ahead, the blast of an unfamiliar horn made me realize that I had made a fatal mistake. Within seconds a dozen snarling goblins surrounded my wounded avatar with swords raised. Soon after that, I was dead. This is the brutal world of Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma.

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Rated NA 57: Not My Nuts

Rated NA 57: Not my nuts

Hilary is back for more podcasting adventures: We talk about a departure from G4, PAX Prime registration, The Game of Game of Thrones, and, Fringe news, a Mass Effect 3 composer featured within the Animoog iOS app. We review the first chapter of The Walking Dead game, Dragon’s Dogma demo, The Witcher 2, Cabin in the Woods, and Mass Effect Homeworlds #1. Finally, we talk about your wishlist for a next-gen console experience.

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Dragon’s Dogma: Your Upcoming Demo Character Will Live To Fight Another Day

Dragon’s Dogma: Your Upcoming Demo Character Will Live to Fight Another Day

I had the opportunity to play Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma last year at Nerd HQ really enjoyed myself. I think the problem with modern RPGs is that many new IPs are terrified to really innovate and often borrow systems and themes from other games of a similar ilk. It’s no coincidence that I felt like I was playing Fable mixed with WOW while hacking my way through the beginning of KOA: Reckoning.

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