Game Crunch – 167 – Blinded By The Light

This week on Game Crunch: Nick offers up his final thoughts on I Am Setsuna before heading into his new games Danganrompa and Final Fantasy V.  Both Nick and Brandon took up the opportunity to try out Titanfall 2 during it’s testing.  Brandon follows that up with indie game Okhlos.  He also goes a bit old school with Worms W.M.D and takes on the new Square-Enix release Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.  Rounding out what they’ve been playing Mike talks about his night at Dave & Busters and he suits up for Metroid Prime Federation Force.  Does the new not-Metroid game deserve all of the hate? All this and more in the latest Game Crunch! Until next week – Game On!

Game Crunch – 166 – Also Pink

This week on Game Crunch: Brandon brings No Man’s Sky to the table for discussion.  Is it worth a shot?  Nick takes a trip to Otakon 2016. He talks cosplay, panels and swag!  Meanwhile, as Mike adjusts to life back in the west he finds comfort, not in games, but in Stranger Things.  Things are interesting on the news front though with a Final Fantasy XV delay, Overwatch updates and THQ Nordic promising many games.  All this and more on the latest Game Crunch!  Until next week – Game On!

Game Crunch – 165 – Top Ten Jokers

This week on Game Crunch: It’s time for a normal(ish) episode again!  Mike returns from Japan and South Korea and opens the table up for discussion about his trip.  What did he see?  Where did he go?  What did he learn?  Before that though, Brandon and Nick catch up on the games that they have been playing.  Brandon has been playing Battleborn, We Happy Few, and Abzu.  Nick has been back to conquer Final Fantasy IV.  Both have been able to get some time in for I Am Setsuna.

*Bonus* After the episode stay tuned for Mike’s Travel Blog that he recorded while on the road!

Game Crunch – 164 – He Glued It

This week on Game Crunch:  The year is halfway over! Mike, Brandon and Nick decide to take the opportunity to talk about their favorite games thus far.  It’s like Game of the Year in August!  The crew talk about their favorite games that they’ve played and released through the end of the June.  Will their current favorites hold up through the end of the year?  Afterward, they take a look to the future!  What games coming out through the end of the year look exciting?  Will they hold up on release?  Can a game be built that takes up the throne of Game of the Year 2016?  All this and more on this week’s Game Crunch! Until next week – Game On!

Game Crunch – 163 – Konichiwa Bitches!

This week on Game Crunch: Game Debate, Activate! With Mike on his way to Japan the Game Crunch crew decide to talk about Japan! They try and answer burning questions like: Why did you become interested in Japan? What games do you associate with Japan?  If you were going to Japan where would you like to go?  Also, importantly, Mike: How do you plan to navigate the country with no Japanese language skills?  The episode culminates in a prediction game with Brandon and Nick competing to see who can guess top selling games in Japan for the first decade of the century.  Who will come on top?  Do you think Mike will plan to navigate Japan will work?  All this and more on this week’s Game Crunch! Until next week – Game On!

Game Crunch – 162 – Spanish October

This week on Game Crunch:  Mike, Brandon and Nick are still stuck playing Pokemon Go!  How long can this craze last?  It’s not stopping them from playing some new games though!  Brandon decides to attempt the figure out the Kingdom Hearts story starting with Kingdom Hearts 1.5.  He also takes on The World Ends of You and Evolve Stage 2 one of those went better than the other.  Nick, meanwhile, continues with Diablo 2 and returns to a refreshed version of Fallout Shelter now on PC.  Rounding out the episode the team takes on a question about their dream game.  Who would make it?  What would it be?  Hilarity ensues!  All this and more on the latest Game Crunch!  Until next week – Game On!

Game Mix – 004 – Rhythm Dance Thief Music Heaven

It’s time for a new Game Crunch: Game Mix!  This episode is taking on music from the music game genre!  Have a listen and jam on!

Pajama Party – Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Composers: Tsunku, Shinji Ushiroda, Asuka Ito, Yumi Takahashi, Megumi Inoue

V for Extreme – Dance Dance Revolution Extreme
Composer: dj TAKA

Trepak – Donkey Konga 2
Composer: Junko Ozawa, Jesahm

Donkey Konga 2 Theme – Donkey Konga 2
Composer: Junko Ozawa, Jesahm

Phantom R Theme – Rhythm Thief & The Emperor’s Treasure
Composer: Tomoya Ohtani, Naofumi Hataya, Takahito Eguchi
Available on iTunes

Vamos a Carnaval! – Samba de Amigo
Composer: Naofumi Hataya & Tomoko Sasaki
Available on iTunes

Crypteque 1-2 with Shopkeeper – Crypt of the Necrodancer
Composer: Danny Baranowsky
Available on Bandcamp

Perfect Brain – Amplitude (2016)
Composer: Harmonix

Chop Chop Master Onion Rap – Parappa the Rappa
Composer: Masaya Matsuura.

Sumo Brothers – Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Composers: Tsunku, Shinji Ushiroda, Asuka Ito, Yumi Takahashi, Megumi Inoue

Dreams of Our Generation – Rhythm Heaven Fever
Composer: TSUNKU♂, Masami Yone,  Shinji Ushiroda, Asuka Ito

Game Crunch – 161 – Craze Spanning The Nation

This week on Game Crunch: Mike, Brandon and Nick have all found themselves trying to catch them all with Pokemon Go!  The new trainers share their stories and tips about their Pokemon adventures.  When he isn’t out catching Pokemon though, Nick has returned to an old favorite: Diablo 2.  Brandon takes the new Overwatch character, Ana, for a spin. In news, Nintendo announces a new console!  It’s not the one you’d expect though it’s a new version of the NES, the NES Classic Edition or NES Classic Mini.  Does it leave the Game Crunch crew pining for nostalgia or is this something else entirely?  All this and more on the latest Game Crunch!  Until next week – Game On!

Game Crunch – 160 – You’re Banned Forever

This week on Game Crunch: Brandon takes on some new releases like Inside and Furi.  Nick is over the moon with Final Fantasy IV, but Pokemon Go is having some issues.  Mike returns to one of his guilty pleasure games, Hyrule Warriors Legends, to try out the new Link’s Awakening DLC.  While there isn’t a lot of news topics this week, there is a lot to discuss as the group talks about the unfolding CSGO Lottery drama and the ramifications to PC gaming from Blizzard suing a cheat maker.  All this and more on the latest Game Crunch!  Until next week – Game On!

Game Crunch – 159 – Firecracker In A Can of SpaghettiOs

This week on Game Crunch: Nick finally has a chance to play the long awaited Mighty Number 9!  Was it worth the wait?  In his usual fashion Brandon takes on the Steam Sale in a big way!  He may not have brought down the servers refreshing this year, but he did bring home plenty to talk about including Hyper Light Drifter.  All those new games doesn’t mean he has pulled away from Overwatch though.  The new competitive mode release may have him playing more, but everything isn’t so rosy yet.  Meanwhile, Mike takes on Tokyo Mirage Sessions and explores the Japan where Fire Emblem crosses with Shim Megami Tensei.   Will the turn based RPG get the best of him?  All of this and more on the latest and greatest Game Crunch!  Until next week – Game On