With Twitter abuzz with taunts and challenges and the Thrifty Nerd staff’s productivity brought to a halt by the release of Hero Academy, we decided to take a look behind the scenes at Robot Entertainment to see what went into the crafting of our latest handheld, tactical addiction. “I have always loved tactics games like …
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is the last in the Assassin’s Creed 2 Trilogy from Ubisoft. This game brings players the conclusion of the story of the protagonist, Ezio Auditore da Firenze. The one thing about this title which was jarring from the start would be that the Ezio that is playable, isn’t the Ezio that fans have remembered in the past two installments of this trilogy. The story of the Ezio shown here is that of an aged hero in his 50s. Although many years have passed, and the story now takes place in modern day Turkey, Ezio is as sharp as ever and ready to deal out just oodles of violence, but gratuitous amounts of it.
Any elder gamer can look at games today and scoff in disgust. Many gamers have been coddled their whole lives. They’ve known the luxuries of check points and regenerating health.
GameStop has a bunch of this past year’s big releases on sale for $10 to $30 off. Okay Assassin’s Creed Revelations is $30 off, and everything else is $10 to $20. There are some excellent titles to choose from though, like Batman: Arkham City, Gears of War 3 and Need for Speed: The Run all for $39.99 each.
We were all a little sad when Max Payne 3 was pushed back to May 15, 2012. Then we watched this video, about Max’s “targeting, weapons, and tactical movement”, and we became downright depressed. Look at how slow that Bullet Time™ is! It’s so slow! It is strange to think of Rockstar making a game with amazing shooting, but it isn’t strange to imagine Rockstar owning the month of May once again.
Hero Academy is a turn based strategy game. Two teams enter a nine by five grid and fight to destroy each others’ jewels while protecting their own.
Dead Island is game that is very near and dear to our hearts. It almost shuffled into our top ten list.
As what will almost certainly be one of the last first party games created for the Nintendo DS, Kirby Mass Attack is a fitting tribute. It is effortlessly charming, deceptively simple, and absolutely adorable without going into the realm of cavity-causing sweetness. It allows you to choose your own level of engagement, whether that is to romp though without a care in the world, or to take on the challenge of getting every collectable and gold medal. Which ever way you go, you are sure to have a great time with Kirby Mass Attack.
There are only a few games where buying the Collector’s Edition makes any sense, but Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is absolutely one of them. The game itself is worth $100 being that you could spend 200 hours playing it, and still have content left to burn. On top of that you get a frickin’ 12 inch dragon statue, an art book and a making of DVD. This is available for both Xbox 360 and PS3 (though you may want to hold off on the PS3 version since it has a nasty bug that still needs patching).
No one on the ThriftyNerd staff speaks Japanese. This is, admittedly, one of our greatest faults (our greatest fault is loving too much).
Drunks and Dragons is a Real-Play Dungeons and Dragons podcast. Join our heroes as they explore Drunkeros and attempt to save it from the foul clutches of Orcus.
Latest Episode:Episode 251 – A History of Heroes Part 1
Cast of Thrones are your best friends who decided to get together with a handful of beers and discuss your favorite fantasy series, Game of Thrones. Join us every week during the season for a spoiler-free discussion of the HBO Series. The off-season is full of book clubs and other nonsense to keep you entertained.
Latest Episode:Cast of Thrones: Season 7 GOTYE’s
Yer a Wizard, Harry is a weekly Harry Potter book club podcast. Join us as we work our way through each book in the series – recapping and discussing chapters, posing the important questions, and delving Hermione-level deep into the world ofHarry Potter.
Latest Episode:Yer a Wizard, Harry – Book 4, Episode 33: The Death Eaters
Brute Force is a Real Play podcast using a heavily modified version of World of Darkness. Follow our party of misunderstood monsters as they set out to save a world that barely tolerates them.
Latest Episode:Brute Force – Episode 45 – Return to Horseradish Manor
Cthulhu & Friends is a Real-Play podcast of the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game using a modified version of the D20 system. High production value and superior storytelling will keep you sleepless for many nights to come!
Latest Episode:Cthulhu & Friends Season 6 Episode 4: Hotel Mason
Transformation Sequence watches and reviews anime of all kind, action and comedy, from the magical girl genre to Nietzschean discussions on morality, all the while making as many butt jokes as humanly possible.
Latest Episode:Transformation Sequence #135 – Your Name (Part 1)
The Cast of Thrones gangs is back with a new obsession: WestWorld! Join your friends as we attempt to unravel the mystery of HBO's new hit show.
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