Garnett on Games
Episode 9

Lightning Returned

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After a second strike for Lightning Returns and an interesting interview US Gamer posted with the Final Fantasy developers, Garnett stops to break down the design of the Japanese role playing game. Your fantasy developer crossover projects come up with several intriguing ideas, more than a couple of which were for Zelda. And a full slate of calls including the call of the week and next week's question on expections for next-gen storytelling coming at you. Get your calls in on the Garnett on Games Speakpipe page.

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  • John Williams

    Hello, Garnett. I am still petitioning you to talk about Titanfall since no one else in the press is. EA and Respawn will not discuss how the game sold, and when you consider some analysts were expecting the game to sell 6-10 million copies, it's not looking good.

    This was the game Microsoft had hinged their entire year on, and it did not help them. But that's not the whole story... the other elephant in the room that no one is talking about is that Titanfall had no single player campaign, and I wonder if the development community's insistence on focusing on the same five multiplayer modes that have been shuffled and reshuffled for three decades now is a sound one. Perhaps people WANT single-player experiences in their $60 games, no? It's a topic worth pondering, my friend.

    This is a VERY interesting topic, because it raises questions about how Microsoft is going fare, the industry's reliance on ill-informed previews, and Metacritic ratings, and whether single-player is as "dead" as everyone has made it out to be.

  • Ben Monro

    Hey there Garnett I've rang into the show in the past but didn't wanna take up the airwaves with this one!

    Some interesting thoughts as to the future of the Wii U in this episode. I'm yet to jump into the next-gen console cycle preferring to mainly gaim on my PC I;m still considering as your listener mentioned though using a Wii U as a side system top play those few nintendo titles, wel one title really and that's Metroid! But there still doesn't seem to be any word on another Metroid game.

    I'm afraid now that Nintendo as simply backed out of the competition with both Sony and Microsoft, they no longer see the need to have AAA first person shooter to please the harcore market, perfering to markley their games to word families, Do you think the future is doomed for Metroid?

    Loving the show! It's quickly becoming one of my favourite podcasts of the week! So keep up the good work, cheers man!

    Ben Monro

  • John Smith

    So Garnett, you go ballistic on Blizzard when they put up their auction house. Fair enough.
    However, now that the people behind the new Unreal Tournament are basically doing the same type of thing, it's "good for gamers, will be a lot of fun" etc.

    I don't understand the disparity between the two.
    Letting people buy things to win unbalances the game. It doesn't matter whether you pay for the game or the game is free.
    It's pretty hypocritical of you to slam one auction house and be a cheerleader for the other.