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Payday 2

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We’ve had some technical difficulties in uploading the newest episode of the Super Budget Brother’s Podcast, so here’s a favorite of mine from a few weeks back. The subject: Payday 2. We were impressed to say the least.
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“Rob banks with friends!”

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Pros:
– Weapon, mask, and upgrade choices allow players to develop their own style
– Mixture of special enemies, missions, skill sets, and randomization of small details keep the game fresh and interesting for new players and veterans alike
– Awesome adrenaline-pumping music

Cons:
– Although Crime.net is a thematically interesting idea, it can be frustrating to wait for a desired job
– Computer-controlled partners only come in handy during firefights
– No solid tutorial to introduce new players to mechanics

Ratings, next week’s game and contact information after the jump.

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Race The Sun

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The newest episode of Super Budget Brothers has just been posted! This week we played and reviewed the game “Race The Sun.” Give it a listen!

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“Race the Sun is an intense action game that could be described as a mash-up of Star Fox and Temple Run with a community focus.”

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Pros:
– Simple runner concept plays well to a 3D environment
– Controls are smooth and responsive
– Unlocking items and powerups through challenges gives the game a natural difficulty curve

Cons:
– Price point feels a bit high
– Some of the challenges seem a bit on the ridiculous side
– Average game is average

Ratings, next week’s game and contact information after the jump.

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Super Budget Brothers Review Dirty Split

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“When a plastic surgeon is found murdered in his office the police are quick to apprehend a prime suspect. It is a textbook case – except the suspect didn’t do it. There is more to the deceased doctor than meets the eye. Much more.

You will lead private investigator Alan Baxter to the truth as an ever-increasing mystery unravels before his eyes. Follow clues to exciting locales such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York. Feel the vibrant style of the 1960s era and meet a fascinating variety of characters. Enjoy a story that will keep you guessing until the end.”

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Pros:
– Art style fits the game’s time period
– “Original smooth jazz score”
– It was only 90 minutes long

Cons:
– Every single character is either boring or stuck-up
– 3-second “puzzles” that only serve to waste your time
– It was 90 minutes I’ll never get back

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Super Budget Brothers Review Das Uberleben

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“Uberleben is a 1-7 player sky-diving survival game. Try to survive with your friends, or kick them into obstacles.”

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Pros:
– A plethora of options to tweak and fiddle with
– Having seven people huddled around a computer sounds fun
– The flat simplistic pixel art does not hinder gameplay

Cons:
– Despite the options, none of them have a large effect on gameplay
– Camera works against the players in co-op
– The monotonous sound of wind blowing through your speakers will slowly drive you to the brink of insanity Continue reading

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Super Budget Brothers Review “Perspective”

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“In Perspective, the player has two modes of control: a first person camera moving in 3D space, and an avatar that is constrained to the 2D world. In order to get the 2D avatar to the goal at the end of the level, the 3D player needs to move around in 3D space to create paths for the 2D avatar.”

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Cons:
– Moving platforms sometimes have slight collision oddities
– Compatibility issues
– Some puzzle rooms seem a bit too easy

Pros:
– EVERYTHING ELSE!
– Seriously, this game’s amazing

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Podcasts. It’s the Wave of the Future

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The Tie Attack staff spends a lot of time sitting at desks while working.  I’m sure many of you are in a similar situation.  For me, silence while staring at my computer screen could be labeled as pure torture.  Music only holds my attention so long.  Sure, that new Macklemore album is awesome, but how many times can you run through all the tracks in one sitting?  I quickly found myself needing to find a new source of entertainment to fill my ear holes while on the job.  Enter podcasts.

My coworkers and I have all fallen deeply in love with the pre-recorded radio shows, some of us listening to them for six to eight hours a day.  Each of us has different interests, and each of us has favorite podcasts.  We decided the best way to showcase them was to compile a list:  Tie Attack’s Favorite Casts! Continue reading

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Introducing, the Super Budget Brothers!

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Super Budget Brothers is a weekly podcast about gaming on a budget.  They test and review games so you can know what to spend your hard earned cash on, and what you should pass on.  The Super Budget Brothers (SBB) will be featured here on Tie Attack each week as their new episodes come out.  Here is a look at what you can expect:  Mad Father episode

“Mad Father is a freeware horror adventure game by Sen made in WOLF RPG Editor.”

Some of you saw the length of the episode and started shouting, “Are they mad? Why are they suddenly talking for over an hour?!  THIS IS RIDICULOUS!”  Chill out, you. Continue reading

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