Top Down Perspective

Top Down Perspective 14/10/21

Sean is away but it's getting Dreadful this week as Metroid Dread hits Jon and Paul hard. Jon has finished it, Paul is nearing the end. We talk pretty deep about the game in a non-spoilery way but, if you don't want to know anything, skip to 24:21Paul has also been playing Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, Back 4 Blood, The Riftbreaker and Monster Hunter Rise on... the PC?!

In news, Yakuza creator leaves Sega, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl gets some details and Call of Duty: Warzone gets kernal-level anti-cheat.

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Top Down Perspective 07/10/21

It's Metroid Dread-eve and we're all excited to play it after the show!

Sean beats Tales of Arise and also discusses Sable and The Procession to Calvary. Paul continues with New World and Jon tries out Hot Wheels Unleashed.

In news we discuss Sora being announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Xbox adding some good accessibility features to its store, and Twitch getting hacked.

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Top Down Perspective 30/09/21

We start the show by announcing the completed funding for our new venture: TVP.

In terms of what we are playing, you'll hear discussions about New World, Tales of Arise, and Monster Hunter Rise.

In news we discuss The Game Awards air date, Bluepoint being purchased by PlayStation, and some really bizarre statements from David Jaffe.

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Top Down Perspective 23/09/21

It's all about technical difficulties this week, apologies for that in advance.

Jon comes with stories of Lost Judgement and how paid streams work behind the scenes. Paul finishes Psychonauts 2 and starts into Deathloop and Kena: Bridge of Spirits. Sean continues with Tales of Arise and gets disappointed with I am Fish and Skatebird.

We begin the news segment with a rundown of the latest Nintendo Direct (of course we discuss the Mario movie casting), as well as updates to Activision Blizzard, Apple vs. Epic, and Quantic Dream possibly working on a Star Wars game.

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Top Down Perspective 16/09/21

The flood of games has begun and we are thriving.

Jon starts into Deathloop and plays through WarioWare Get it Together. Paul continues with Psychonauts 2 and tries out Eastward. Sean plays through Life is Strange True Colors and starts Tales of Arise.

We begin the news segment talking about the PS5's September update, we also discuss a live action Twisted Metal series, the Switch getting bluetooth headphone support, and the results from Apple vs. Epic.

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Top Down Perspective 09/09/21

We're back and talking about Sean's trip to The Last Blockbuster. Jon gets invested in Mario and Zelda randomizers. Paul checks out Psychonauts 2 and the Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut.

We start news off with a rundown of an exciting PlayStation livestream. We also discuss Horizon Forbidden West changing course and allowing free upgrades, and No Man's Sky finally reaches a new review milestone on Steam.

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Top Down Perspective 02/09/21

Jon finally completes Final Fantasy X this week and we all couldn't be happier. Paul gets into Tormented Souls and continues Final Fantasy XIV. Sean plays a bunch of the second Borderlands 3 season pass and tries out Spaceplan.

In news we discuss the Windows 11 launch date, Midnight Suns shows off its first gameplay, and China limited gaming time for minors.

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TDP Spoilin’ Games: Twelve Minutes

DO NOT LISTEN IF YOU DON'T WANT TWELVE MINUTES SPOILED.

Paul and Sean are joined by a special guest for this special Twelve Minutes focused episode. We run through the entire story. Discussions include what we enjoyed, William Defoe's performance, and knife stunts.

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Top Down Perspective 26/08/21

It's Final Fantasy week as Jon continues his way through FFX and Paul reaches Heavensward in FFXIV. Sean plays through Twelve Minutes and starts into Psychonauts 2.

News is packed this week since Gamescom is on. We run down the various livestreams but also discuss the Tim Hortons x esports concept, the Frogger TV show, and a bizarre Fortnite event.

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Top Down Perspective 19/08/21

We're keeping things chill this week and starting off with a discussion about 12 Minutes from Paul. Jon talks about his time with Axiom Verge 2. Sean tries out Maquette and Splitgate.

News this week includes discussion about several Quake games being remastered and released, we run through the recent Pokemon livestream, Skyrim is coming out yet again.

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Top Down Perspective 12/08/21

Everyone's on camera this week and Jon is continuing through Picross S Sega Genesis and Master System. Paul tries out Back 4 Blood, Blaster Master Zero 3, and Boyfriend Dungeon. Sean discusses Dodgeball Academia, Art of Rally, and Dirt 4.

The biggest news this week is Idris Elba being cast as the voice of Knuckles, we also chat about a heavily rumored GTA trilogy popping up, and PAX Australia switches to an online event.

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Top Down Perspective 05/08/21

Sean returns to us this week with tales of his incredible injury (skip to around 7:50 if you don't want to hear about it). While away he played through Last Stop, Raji: An Ancient Epic, and Omno, as well as finished Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart and started into The Great Ace Attorney. Paul has been playing The Ascent and Grime. Jon starts into Picross S Genesis & Master System.

News is another continuation of the on going ActivisionBlizzard nonsense, Fullbright loses its creative director, and Horizon Forbidden West gets delayed into 2022.

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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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