4PP 253: The 2012 Preview Show

Published by Nick Henderson on Jan. 6, 2012
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2012 is Finally upon us and aside from preparing for the armageddon, there is a whole lot of gaming to squeeze in. In the first hour of this epic 3-hour podcast, we take some time to talk about the Witcher 2, Crysis, and David's distaste for green olives. Of course, the focal point of this week's show is the extensive list of 2012 releases that we run through for the bulky back-end of the show. Gathered by ourselves and then fleshed out with the help of the community, we run down a comprehensive list of games that will inevitably be holding our interest and fueling our discussions for the next year. Grab a pen and paper and get ready to write because 2012 is looking to be even more jam packed than 2011!

Podcast 253 - [download]

Impressions:

- The Witcher 2 (Brad)
- Crysis (Nick)
- Modern Warfare 3 (Nick)
- Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nick)
- Payday: The Heist (David/Jack)

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    xtenext
    9 years, 7 months ago

    YES. Can't wait to listen.

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    Greg the Keg
    9 years, 7 months ago

    Aka. The STFU Kegory Show.

    Downloading now, can't wait.

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    TheRecklessFire
    9 years, 7 months ago

    I'm not only looking forward to a new year of games in 2012 as we start the new year, but also a new year of 4PP. I'm excited to see how the 4PP crew and community will grow and change along with all the gaming developments. Thanks for the extensive podcast and all the info on gaming over the years!

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    Harleycosmo
    9 years, 7 months ago

    Cheers Nick! Been waiting for this one :p

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    Big Winters
    9 years, 7 months ago

    Dragon Age 2 is an easy target, both for people saying that they played and 'appreciate' the first one, and for people to hate on the second one. I think it occupies the kind grey area between the more mainstream RPG's and the 'hardcore' ones, so you could probably pass yourself off as a 'hardcore' gamer by pretending to care about DA : O and hate on the second one. Posers!

    Also, I would also pay money to see Brad snap the Skyward Sword disc in half. Fuck that game.

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    Big Winters
    9 years, 7 months ago

    Also, to David, Doctor Lautrec doesn't get any better. In fact, I would possibly say it gets worse. The 'puzzles' range from minesweeper rip-offs, crossword rip-offs to 'spot the differences' puzzles. Every female character is in love with Lautrec for no reason, there's a girl who is essentially the same as Emmy from Professor Layton. Terrible, terrible 'stealth' sections with the worst AI I have ever seen (you can 'avoid' guards by pushing crates into them) and a battle system so frustratingly hard that it requires you get past all the stealth sections to grab items to make the battles easier.

    I've played five hours of it, and I'm essentially at a point where I am required to go back, and grind to get better pokemon rip-offs, and then go through the entire dungeon AGAIN.

    Probably the worst game of 2011, and I paid FULL PRICE FOR IT.

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    Shiro2809
    9 years, 7 months ago

    Well...that's weird, downloaded Katawa Shoujo a day or two ago. Thanks for making me feel weird Brad =/

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    lemith
    9 years, 7 months ago

    Thanks!

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    Tim
    9 years, 7 months ago

    When is the award show coming? I'm sorry, I know you guys have said it already.. I just can't wait to get the podcast. Hopefully, you guys wont sound so tired this year :)

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    JTC545
    9 years, 6 months ago

    Amazing show guys

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    DalishCassassin
    9 years, 6 months ago

    Loved this show! I'm actually listening to it again. xD
    I forgot about a lot of games coming out this year D: I'm having to save up now..
    It was really fun to hear you guys laughing & joking all the way through!
    (Also I only just watched the talking dog thing, & now its a whole lot funnier)
    AH I really can't wait for this weeks podcasts! Have fun guys.

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    J52
    9 years, 6 months ago

    Great show. I just went back and made some clips from it.

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    Aged Milk
    9 years, 6 months ago

    In regards to what Brad said about Guild Wars 2, there will be no monthly subscription. You only need to purchase the game to play it, just like it's predecessor.

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