On this episode of Backlog Busting Project, Wes Harrington and Randy Isbelle discuss a newer title and two older PlayStation 1 games.
Randy talks Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. Does it deserve the Game of the Year hype it received? What about the Nemesis system? Is it something other games will use in the future? And does it stick to the Lord of the Rings lore?
He also discusses the reboot of a Sony classic title that started a franchise in Twisted Metal. The guys have quite a bit to say on this one.
Finally, Wes talks about playing the Konami PlayStation 1 classic, Suikoden. Was this RPG ahead of its time in terms of how it dealt with gameplay and characters? What makes the game so memorable? And where does it stand in RPG history?
Backlog Busting Project: Suikoden 1, Twisted Metal, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
About Backlog Busting Project
This podcast, run by Wes Harrington and Randy Isbelle chronicles their ongoing battle against the forces of Bak’laag — or to put it in laymen’s terms, their video game backlogs.
So what exactly is the Backlog Busting Project? Biweekly, Wes and Randy get together to talk about some of the latest things in the gaming community, then dive right into talking about their experiences with three different games:
1. A game that Wes is playing but Randy is not
2. A game that Randy is playing but Wes is not
3. A game that both are playing.
It is a new adventure on each episode, so be sure to check out the description to see if they cover your favorite game.
Randy Isbelle is a fan of platformers and sports games mostly but enjoys games from almost every genre. He’s also a lifelong New York Jets fan as well. Randy has a history of writing reviews for various websites and has a collection of over 2,000 video games. The dude knows his stuff. When he’s not writing or playing games, he’s spending time with his girlfriend and two children.
Wes Harrington is a lifelong geek with a penchant for RPGs and a burning hatred for Hotline Miami. He’s also a lifelong Seattle sports fan, and has been since before the Seahawks were anything more than mediocre. Wes does Video Game Reviews and hosts the Backlog Busting Project