Wide World: Ryan Adams “Gimme Something Good”
Chris is on holiday again so Seth and Robin are joined by Chinny from Veteran Gamers podcast. We talk Assassin’s Creed Rogue, Evolve’s delay, Sleeping Dogs Definitive, DONTNOD’s Life Is Strange and Boss Wave’s Favorite Games of 2013. Yes 2013. Go with it. Brothers, Gone Home, Tomb Raider, Bioshock, Tearaway, Deadly Premonition and Yakuza 5 all get some mentions. Lastly we talk some 8 and 16 bit retro games with Chinny coming off our 8-bit segment last week. Tweets, shoutouts and funny anecdotes. Dig in!
Wide World: Selection from the Utopia soundtrack by Cristobal Tapia de Veer
With next gen officially upon us, we here at Boss Wave have taken a look back at the cream of the crop of the last generation. And what a generation it was, with no shortage of excellent, inspiring and outright transformative entries in the medium. Hard choices all around. Here are our lists. Let us know what you think. Continue Reading
With the impending release of both the Xbox One and the PS4, next-gen is right around the corner. The current generation has brought us no shortage of innovations, advances and altogether fantastic games. In that spirit we’ve compiled a list of the games each of us here at Boss Wave think were underrated, under-played or otherwise under-appreciated. Here you go: Continue Reading
I was a huge fan of Streets of Rage, Golden Axe and other classic side scrolling beat em ups from the 16 bit era, but always felt that the genre had much more to offer. The Behemoth’s 2008 hit Castle Crashers went some way to towards this by adding RPG elements such as leveling up and four player co-op and provided more depth and replay value. Although Castle Crashers was a fantastic game by all accounts, the art style did not appeal to me so I probably didn’t give it a fair shake. Cue Vanillaware, who following successes with their other side scrolling efforts such as Odin Sphere and Muramasa: The Demon Blade, have in Dragon’s Crown created a beautiful, finely balanced RPG brawler which is quite unlike anything I have played before. Continue Reading