This week on Game Crunch: Mike, Brandon and Nick are back for a second week of Game of the Year topics! This week’s topics are mostly SPOILER filled. Tread lightly when listening to the episode if there are games you are concerned about spoiling. Categories include: Gaming Trends That Need To Stop, Best Artistic Approach, Character Of The Year, Game Moment More Painful Than Torture, Best Moment Or Sequence, and Best Story. All this and more on the latest Game Crunch! Until next week – Game On!
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 more Game of the Year content until we name our our overall top picks for Game of the Year!
Our 2017 Nominees:
Super Mario Odyssey – Steam Gardens (Wooded Kingdom)
Composers: Naoto Kubo, Shiho Fujii, Koji Kondo
Nier: Automata – Become As Gods
Composers: Keiichi Okabe, Keigo Hoashi, Kuniyuki Takahashi
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Gramr (Alternate Version)
Composers: David García, Andy LaPlegua
Cuphead – Die House (Mr. King Dice Main Theme)
Composer: Kristofer Maddigan
Persona 5 – Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There
Composer: Shoji Meguro
Xenoblade 2 – Battle!!
Composer: Yasunori Mitsuda, ACE, Kenji Hiramatsu, Manami Kiyota
Please support these games by purchasing their awesome soundtracks!
This week on Game Crunch: It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Mike, Brandon and Nick start talking categories for Game of the Year. Categories in this episode include: Best Use of Innovative Controls, Hot Mess, Gaming So Good You Should Make Another, Best Re-Release or Remake, Best New Series Entry, Best Surprise, Biggest Disappointment, Best Multiplayer Game and Best Platform Console Exclusive. This episode is mostly spoiler free with minor spoilers only. All this and more on the latest Game Crunch! Until next week – Game On!
This week on Game Crunch: Nick finally caves to Nier: Automata. He also pounds through a couple games on his backlog: Wolfenstein: The New Order and Hearthstone. Mike jumps into Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and gets into the new season of Black Mirror’s dystopian future. Brandon tries out Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Doki Doki Literature Club! All this and more on the latest Game Crunch! Until next week – Game On!
This week on Game Crunch: Mike, Brandon and Nick have some final thoughts before Game of the Year. What they want to play, what they want to finish and what they have played and want to recommend. If you are trying to plan out your gaming time for the last few days of 2017 this is an episode you don’t want to miss! All this and more on the latest Game Crunch! Until next week – Game On!
This week on Game Crunch: Brandon tries out a bunch of new Switch indie titles: Enter the Gungeon, One More Dungeon and Hammerwatch. Nick keeps to cleaning up his backlog with topping off Uncharted: Lost Legacy. Mike and Brandon wrap up the podcast with talk of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. All this and more on the latest Game Crunch! Until next week – Game On!
This week on Game Crunch: Brandon tries out Capcom’s experiment in making Monster Hunter more appealing to the western audience. Is the Monster Hunter World beta a knock out of the park? Brandon, glutton for punishment, also speaks of his recent woes in the final release of Hello Neighbor. Nick finally gets to try out the artistic masterpiece Cuphead, but does it live up to his expectations? News is where it’s at this week though, folks! With the Video Game Awards, PSX, new game announcements there is a lot to be excited about. All this and more on the latest Game Crunch! Until next week – Game On!
This week on Game Crunch: Brandon carries the gaming torch this week with Sonic Forces and Resident Evil Revelations 2. Nick talks about his Extra Life stream. Mike sees John Wick, but makes a great mistake in the process. On the news side of things Mega Man is everywhere, a new Civilization VI expansion is release (goodbye forever Mike!) and Mario is getting a new cereal. All this and more on the latest Game Crunch! Until next week – Game On!
This week on Game Crunch: Brandon fights for freedom in a galaxy far far away with Star Wars Battlefront 2. Is it really as bad as people expected it to be? Mike and Nick try out Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Nintendo’s latest mobile excursion. There are also some indie releases to talk about this week like: Battle Chef Brigade, Heat Signature, Grim Dawn and Hidden Agenda. This week in news: Destiny finds itself in hot water over some behind the scenes calculations and Marvel Heroes shuts down. All this and more on the latest Game Crunch! Until next week – Game On!
This week on Game Crunch: Josh returns to talk about how his life is going and his new Roomba! Mike gives his (more or less) final thoughts on South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Brandon goes all in on new games from DOOM for the Switch, to The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim for VR to Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon. But is he able to defend all of his purchases this time? Nick tries out AnimeNYC and Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap. Meanwhile, as Josh catches us up on what he is playing (South Park, Prey, Super Mario Odyssey) he may have accidentally committed one of the greatest Game Crunch sins. All this and more on the latest Game Crunch! Until next week – Game On!