Top Down Perspective

Top Down Perspective 29/07/21

Sean is still out but that's OK. Paul gets super into Death's Door, refunds Idol Manager and breaks out the phone to play Contra Returns and NieR Re[in]carnation. Jon starts up Final Fantasy X again to play through for a project.

In news, lots of games get updates, a few new studios form, Tokyo Olympics play video game music and Activision Blizzard updates!

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Top Down Perspective 22/07/21

Paul and Jon hold the fort down as Sean is out with injury. Jon hasn't really been playing much but is able to now talk about Blaster Master Zero 3, which he does. Paul, on the other hand, has been continuing through FFXIV, checks out the beta for New World, gets enthralled with Cris Tales, gets disappointed in Pokemon Unite's monetization and falls in love with Death's Door.

News is a bummer. Activision Blizzard on trial for some messed up stuff, Tom Clancy gets a bunch of attitude and EA Play shows us a bunch of neat things coming up.

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Top Down Perspective 16/07/21

Jon is busy playing games on stream, but checks out Null Drifter in his spare time. Sean tries to finish CrossCode from start the end before Wednesday (and almost does it!) while Paul spends a lot of time in Final Fantasy XIV.

Valve tries to out-Nintendo Nintendo by announcing the Steam Deck while Netflix tried to out-Stadia Google by getting into video games?

 

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Top Down Perspective 08/07/21

The vaxxed boys are in the house! Yay science.

Jon has been recovering all week so he's been playing Gears 5, and Jumanji: The Video Game, as well as finishing Mario Golf: Super Rush. Sean plays through Space Jam: A New Legacy and starts into CrossCode. Paul begins Everhood and Yakuza 0.

We start news off by discussing the announcement of the Nintendo Switch OLED model, we run through Sony's latest State of Play livestream and we discuss Assassin's Creed Infinity.

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Top Down Perspective 01/07/21

It's Mario Golf Super Rush week and Sean is real disappointed, it also didn't help that the Pirates of the Caribbean/Sea of Thieves game mode also frustrated him. Paul wraps up Nier once and for all.

Lots of developer news this week including the acquisition of Housemarque, Remedy announces a new Left 4 Dead-style shooter in the Control universe, and some updates on what's coming this month at EA's summer livestream.

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Chapters

0:00:00 Intro

0:09:28 Playing

0:27:45 News

0:42:28 Questions

Top Down Perspective 25/06/21

Things have gotten more calm now as we enter the lull of post-E3. Paul talks about the disappointing Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance. Jon finishes Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart. Sean plays through Zombie Army 4 Dead War and a bunch of Knockout City.

News is scarce but we discuss Cyberpunk 2077 returning to the PSN and Microsoft ending its special refund option for the game. Sonic is being turned into a Vtuber because of course he is. We also discuss GTA Online ending this year for the 360 and PS3.

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Top Down Perspective - E3 2021 Edition

It's video game Christmas and the boys are discussing whether or not they've been good this year.

Jon starts off talking about Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. Paul dives into the first Mario + Rabbids. Sean plays through all of Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade.

The hosts then run through their personal top five games they saw during the E3 week. Afterwards we run down the news from the various major live streams.

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Top Down Perspective 10/06/21

It's Pre E3 week here and we're all excited for what's to come. Join us as we run through a number of predictions for next week.

Sean returns and talks about his new UMD of the Lost pilot. Jon has finished the Resident Evil 7 DLC and checks out Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World. Paul continues with Nier and No Toilet Paper.

News has us running through the Summer Games Fest livestream. We also discuss a number of Xbox announcements as well as some potential E3 leaks.

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Top Down Perspective 04/06/21

The heat is on! Literally, it's melting in Calgary so Paul and Jon keep it cool with some hot video games. Or something. Jon continues giving Resident Evil 7 a chance and ends up finishing the main game and most DLCs for it. The final verdict? Tune in. Paul finds a fun new podcast game loop in Necromunda: Hired Gun.

In news, news is coming soon. E3 dates are given. The news of news is news!

 

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Top Down Perspective 27/05/21

NOTE: There are a few points in the recordings where all three of our mics unalign themselves due to our recording software. Sorry in advance.

Sean is away this week but Nathan comes in to take his place. We catch up a bit on what he feels about revisiting Mass Effect and learn about Dr. Kawashima's birthday through Brain Age. Jon is trying his best to get through Resident Evil 7 while Paul gets disappointed in Biomutant.

In news, Sonic is everywhere! Even in our hospitals? Lots of games get release dates, Horizon Forbidden West looks great, Valve might get into the Switch game and, speaking of Switch... new one this fall?

 

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Top Down Perspective 20/05/21

We're joined by special guest Jake Dekker this week to talk about Mass Effect Legendary Edition, he's also been enjoying Disco Elysium Director's Cut. Sean wraps up Outriders and Outer Wilds and starts into The Wild at Heart. Paul is playing Subnautica Below Zero.

In news we discuss some of the earnings Apple has made from Fortnite alone, two new PS5 DualSense controller colors, and Super Bomberman R Online's release date from being Stadia exclusive.

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Top Down Perspective 13/05/21

Jon gives us a rundown of how his Colosseum weekend went. Paul talks to us about Resident Evil 8. Sean wraps up Eastshade and looks for more cozy gaming in Outer Wilds.

We begin news with some updates from Remedy and the numerous games they're working on. Ubisoft gives more information on what they have lined up for the year while also delaying Skull and Bones again. We also discuss Legend of the Hidden Temple returning.

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Top Down Perspective 06/05/21

With New Pokemon Snap out we discuss what's new, what's great, and what's frustrating about the sequel. Sean's also been playing the new season of Apex and Eastshade. Jon plays through Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion. Paul is anxiously waiting for Resident Evil 8 to drop while finishing Outriders.

The big news this week (and probably for the next three) is everything coming out of the Epic vs. Apple court case. We also discuss a slew of new Division properties on their way, Game Builder Garage, and Walmart possibly entering the cloud gaming space?

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Top Down Perspective 29/04/21

We start this show off by discussing the recently released Mortal Kombat movie. From there Jon tells us about Pac-in-Time. Paul wraps up Narita Boy and tries out NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... Sean plays through Wilmot's Warehouse and starts up Immortals: Fenyx Rising.

In news we talk about some new Halo Infinite information and Microsoft's latest PC gaming blog post. We also discuss Stadia getting a search function and Super Mario Party receiving online play.

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Top Down Perspective 22/04/21

Jon's wrapping up Kunai this week and talking about Say No! More. Paul dips back into some Binding of Isaac. Sean wraps up Spyro 3, Narita Boy, and Morkredd.

In news we discuss PlayStation deciding not to shut down some of it's online stores, some CD Projekt Red sales numbers, and The Great Ace Attorney is coming to the west.

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Top Down Perspective 15/04/21

This week Jon is encounter bug after bug while playing Oniken, Kunai, and Odallus: The Dark Call. Paul plays through Kaze and the Wild Masks and starts into Narita Boy. Sean finishes Bravely Default 2, Rain on your Parade, and The Complex.

In news we run through the recent Nintendo Indie World livestream, Ubisoft announces their E3 presentation date and time, and the PS5 gets its first major update.

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Top Down Perspective 08/04/21

Sean runs through his tale of getting vaccinated while also playing Outriders and Narita Boy. Jon checks out Pac-Man 99 and Paul plays some Binding of Isaac Repentance and Resident Evil RE:verse's beta.

We start news off with a great looking trailer drop for Harold Halibut then we discuss some more E3 news and MLB the Show getting scooped for a day one release on Game Pass.

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Top Down Perspective 01/04/21

This week Paul is talking about Monster Hunter Rise while Jon can't get enough sleep. Sean tries out Bowser's Fury, It Takes Two, and Genesis Noir.

In news we discuss some brief updates on 2021's E3 event, Sony confirming that they're closing older PSN stores, and Cyberpunk 2077's giant list of patch notes.

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Top Down Perspective 25/03/21

We hyper analyze just what exactly a spinched Popeye could do to a Godzilla this week.

And when we're not answering the important questions we're talking about Outer Worlds great new DLC, Fall Guys season 4, and Sean's continued frustration with Bravely Default 2.

In news we discuss a Ghost of Tsushima movie, Xbox Live becoming Xbox network, and Reggie leaving the GameStop board of directors after getting the stock price to jump 420%.

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Top Down Perspective 18/03/21

Jon is talking about Fights in Tight Spaces this week, along with Space Otter Charlie and Pixel Puzzle Makeout League. Paul tries out the new Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos DLC and Sean gets into Deep Rock Galactic and the Outriders demo.

News is loaded this week and includes the Square Enix livestream, our first images of the PSVR2's controllers, some big titles coming to Xbox Game Pass, and Sony buying EVO.

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