Game Crunch – 192 – Lot of Ledybas

This week on Game Crunch: With the Switch so close to release the crew is figuring out how best to manage their time.  Mike is on a new game freeze trying to finish up what he is playing, Dragon Quest VIII, before the onslaught of Zelda.  Nick is mostly following suit as he continues to dig into his Overwatch experience on PC.  Brandon though is out to try something new with For Honor.  It was a game he didn’t initially think had a chance of being good during the prerelease time he spent with it… Does it make the cut? Rounding out the podcast on news is a huge amount of Switch information all starting to hit the fan.  Does it sway any of our heroes opinions on Nintendo’s newest system? All this and more on the latest Game Crunch!  Until next week – Game On!

Game Crunch – 191 – Boy Toy

This week on Game Crunch: Nick takes the lead from Brandon and picks up Yakuza 0 for a good time.  Mike finds Fire Emblem Heroes’ hooks in him are strong while still putting attempting to put more time into Dragon Quest VIII.  Will either Mike or Nick clear up their backlogs before the eminent release of the Nintendo Switch?  Brandon shares his newest Game of the Year of 2017: Nioh.  He also talks about his time with Final Fantasy Explorers.  Rounding out the episode the news machine starts cranking again with the death of Steam Greenlight, E3 open to the public, Castlevania coming to Netflix and others.  All this more on the latest Game Crunch! Until next week – Game On!

Game Crunch – 190 – Double Hitler

This week on Game Crunch: Game of the Year is over.  Mike has returned from Australia.  There is a lot to catch up on! The crew is back for a regular episode for the first time in what seems like forever.  Mike starts off by sharing some moments from his trip down under.  He also checks in with his progress on Dragon Quest VIII.  Mike, Nick and Brandon also find they had some common ground in the new mobile release Fire Emblem Heroes.  Nick double dips on Overwatch and starts anew on the PC.  Brandon, despite having played everything, brings a few new games to the table: Yakuza 0, Disgaea 2, Tales of Berseria and Resident Evil VII.  Stay tuned after the episode for Mike’s audio blog from his trip.  All this and more on the latest Game Crunch!  Until next time – Game On!

Game Crunch – Game of the Year 2016 – Final Day

It’s the final day of our Game of the Year 2016 episodes!  In this episode Mike, Brandon and Nick create an overall list of the top 2016 games, share their personal top ten lists and honorable mentions.  It all comes down to this moment!  Which game will be the best?  All this and more on the latest Game Crunch! Until next week – Game On!

Game Crunch – Game of the Year 2016 – Day 3

It’s the third day of our Game of the Year 2016 episodes!  Stay tuned for new Game of the Year content every few days until we name our our overall top picks for Game of the Year!

Categories:

Hot Mess

Most Creative Art Style

Game Moment More Painful Than Torture – Contains Spoilers!

Best Moment or Sequence – Contains Spoilers!

Best Story – Contains Spoilers!

Game Crunch – Game of the Year 2016 – Day 2

It’s the second day of our Game of the Year 2016 episodes!  Stay tuned for new Game of the Year content every few days until we name our our overall top picks for Game of the Year!

Categories:

Best Surprise

Best Multiplayer

Best Platform Console Exclusive

Gaming Trends That Need To Stop

Best Character – Contains Spoilers!

Game Mix – Soundtrack Of The Year 2016

As we are discussing our Game of the Year categories we knew that the best way to discuss the best soundtrack of the year was with a Game Mix episode. Stay tuned for new Game of the Year content every few days until we name our our overall top picks for Game of the Year!

Doom – Rip and Tear – Mick Gordon

Civilization VI – Sogno di Volare – Christopher Tin

Amplitude – Break For Me – James Landino

Thumper – Beetle – Brian Gibson

Fire Emblem Fates – End of All (Sky) – Takeru Kanazaki, Hiroki Morishita, Rei Kondoh, Masato Kouda, Yasuhisa Baba

Rez Infinite – Area X – Hydelic

Paper Mario Color Splash – Wendy Battle Theme – Takeru Kanazaki, Shigemitsu Goto, Fumihiro Isobe

Rhythm Heaven Megamix – Pajama Party – Tsunku, Shinji Ushiroda, Asuka Ito, Yumi Takahashi

Tokyo Mirage Sessions – Dream Catcher – Yoshiaki Fujisawa

Please support these games by purchasing their awesome soundtracks!

Game Crunch – Game of the Year 2016 – Day 1

It’s the first day of our Game of the Year 2016 episodes!  Stay tuned for new Game of the Year content every few days until we name our our overall top picks for Game of the Year!

Categories:

Best Use of Motion, Camera or Touch Controls

Games You Want To See Made Into A Franchise

Best Remake or Re-Release

Biggest Disappointment

Best New Series Entry

Game Crunch – 187 – Showers On The Plane

This week on Game Crunch: Mike, Brandon and Nick have a lot going on, but not necessarily on the gaming front. Brandon talks H1Z1 and Killing Floor 2. Nick returns from MAGFest 2016 and spins tales of his travels.  Meanwhile, Mike is bogged down preparing to travel to Australia and prepping Game of the Year content.  The first part of the episode the crew talks news and makes final predictions for the Nintendo Switch presentation.  Then prepare yourself for a live commentary of the Nintendo Switch reveal.  Are the Game Crunchers prepared for what they are to witness? Does it live up to expectations?  All this and more on the latest Game Crunch! Until next week – Game On!

Game Crunch – 186 – Tricky Nicky

This week on Game Crunch: With the first weeks of January being slow on news and releases the Game Crunch crew pushes on with finishing up their games to prepare for Game of the Year discussions.  Mike, now finished with Titanfall 2, opens up the discussion to the well received first person shooter.  Does he think it lives up to the accolades? Brandon takes his Secret Santa games for a spin and plays ICEY, Owlboy, Shadow Warrior 2 and Dead by Daylight finding out that he has gotten few gems.  Nick is getting ready for MAGFest but takes some time to play Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. There may be no news, but can Nick stump Mike and Brandon in 20 Questions?  All this and more on the latest Game Crunch!  Until next week – Game On!