For our video today, we’re talking role playing shooter and where Youngblood got it wrong, and the challenges of combining these two designs.
Shadow Warrior has never been a serious series; if the title character “Lo Wang” didn’t clue you in. When Flying Wild Hog took over the series, we weren’t expecting to get a dumb, but fun shooter. With Shadow Warrior 2, they have taken things further both in terms of design and humor. Even though it’s not firing on all cylinders like Doom, Shadow Warrior 2 actually elevates FPS design in a different way.
Tom Clancy’s the Division was hyped as yet another turn away from the traditional squad-based shooting that the Tom Clancy brand is known for. Taking elements from Borderlands and MMO design, the Division provides a unique mix of genres and mechanics. While it may not hit every point, if you’re looking to fill your Role Playing Shooter fix, this game has you covered.
This week on the cast, James and I welcomed game designer Michael Taylor to the cast for a discussion on several interesting topics.