Lego Marvel Superheroes (360): Yup. A Lego game. After our last podcast, we decided to do a comic book theme for our next show which will be recorded on April 11th. To stick to the theme Shawn thought it would be a good idea to do a segment on the Lego superhero titles. I told him that it was a great idea BUT I have never played a Lego Batman or Marvel game. Long story..uh..shorter…I picked up a copy of Marvel Superheroes at Best Buy because it was on sale (I’m cheap, what can I say?). I popped the disc in with a sigh, not really expecting all that much. I mean it’s a damn Lego game, these things are meant for kids…right? Wrong. The game is insanely fun..I expected a mindless PG rated beat’em up, but instead I found myself playing a really good puzzle game with some beat’em up segments sprinkled in. Honestly, this is the kind of game that you would want your kids to play. It tests your critical thinking skills, it’s entertaining as hell, and it’s not over-the-top violent. Despite the lack of violence and the fact that these are little Lego characters running around solving puzzles, this game can be enjoyed by gamers of all ages. I highly recommend this one.
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Afro Samurai (360): Okay, we go from a great, well-designed game, to a steaming pile of dog sh*t cooking in the hot summer sun. I really liked the Afro Samurai anime series, so I thought the game must be, at the very least, playable. Can’t win them all I guess. If I had to choose one word to best describe this game it would be repetitious. You run around hacking the crap out of a bunch of Japanese guys. That’s it. The voice acting is decent, (hot damn! A compliment!), but wears thin after awhile..(aaaaand compliment retracted). Between the wacky camera angles, the boring combat system, and fighting what looks like the same enemies over and over, this game isn’t worth the 5 bucks I paid for it.