So, all my free time recently has been hijacked by The Binding Of Issac: Rebirth and Telltale’s two new serial adventure games, Tales From The Borderlands and Game Of Thrones. I bought Shadow Of Mordor and The Evil Within for Black Friday. I would like to play them… but nope! Just more Binding Of Issac, please. I’ve definitely scratched the surface of the game but there’s still a boatload of stuff left to do. And McMillan and Nicolis are apparently going to work on a new expansion. So that will be at least another 100 hours of my time spoken for, I imagine.
Considering that the Borderlands franchise doesn’t have much story, I had zero expectations for Tales From The Borderlands but it turned out to be a lot of fun. Considering the emotionally fraught survival of The Walking Dead, the neo-noir of Fables and now the grim fantasy world of Game Of Thrones, it was nice to play a Telltale game that was just… fun. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who hasn’t played a Borderlands game before but it is a much needed expansion of that universe into something other than a series of jokes and pop culture references.
Meanwhile, Game Of Thrones does a great job wedging it’s story into the events of the third book and has the kind of shocking cliffhanger we’ve grown to expect from the series but it also feels lighter on non-conversation related content. Other than a couple basic QTC’s, it’s all conversation. TFtB did a much better job at balancing story with doing stuff. It’s still very engrossing but easily the least game-y Telltale game I’ve played thus far.
If nothing else, at least it proves that Peter Dinklage’s VO work in Destiny stinks because they mostly just gave him gibberish to try and make sense of. He’s perfectly on point here as Tyrion.
Anyway. On with the games! The Defenestrator
Welcome to the Playstation side of Friday Night Fights! Every Friday, members of the community get together online to play games and all you need to join is a user account. Down below, you'll find a list of games that we'll play tonight along with the times they'll start, the people that you should hit up for invites, and any other information that you may need.
If you want to play, leave a comment with the games from the schedule you want to play and your PSN name. You should also send a PSN friend request to the host and mention your username here in the message so they know you're one of the cool people and not just some random friend request.
If your favorite game isn't on the schedule, host it yourself! You just need to give us the game, start time, and your PSN name so people know what, when and who. It's also wise to list DLC requirements, game or server names, and anything else people might need to join just so you don't need to message it to everyone individually. Last minute additions in the comments here are fine, but games can also be added earlier in the week by visiting the forums and finding the thread with the coming Friday's date. Adding a game there ensures it's on the blog from the moment it goes up.
The Last Of Us: Remastered The Defenestrator 8:00pm ThDefenestrator It’s been a couple months… let’s see how bad I suck!
Killzone: Shadow Fall Nanners 9:00pm Nanashi707 Co-operative or competitive!
Secret Ponchos Trev 9:00 ElZilcho Free with PS+. Grab it!
Destiny The Defenestrator 10:00pm ThDefenestrator Crucible and/or Vault Of Glass. Prepping for the expansion on Tuesday!
Little Big Planet 3 Nanners 10:00pm Nanashi707
Warframe Cornflake Justice 12:00am-ish CornflakeJustice LIIIIIIMBOOOOOOOO!