Top Down Perspective

Top Down Perspective 25/11/22

Happy Thanksgiving! Sean is away on assignment to eat a bunch of turkey but makes some time to play Pokemon Violet and work through Pentiment a bunch. Paul also has been playing Violet and we all have some opinions on that. Jon got Astlibra working on the Steam Deck and has been poking on that in between some Picross and Guilty Gear Strive/DNF Duel.

No real news this week so we just take a bunch of questions and do episode titles.

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Top Down Perspective 17/11/22

Jon returns to talk to us about all the games he played and watched at IndieLand. Paul continues with God of War Ragnarok and Sonic Frontiers. Sean tries out the Atari 50th Anniversary Collection, Somerville, and Pentiment.

During news we obviously run through our predictions for the upcoming Game Awards, we also discuss the ongoing Mick Goron/id Software drama, and we mention how Call of Duty is making a Rocket League mode called CODball.

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Top Down Perspective 10/11/22

We're joined by Nathan this week as Jon flies down to LA for an event. He's been playing Vampire Survivors, I Expect You to Die, and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. Sean and Paul having been playing God of War Ragnarok. Paul also finishes Signalis and tries out Sonic Frontiers.

We start news off with the Nintendo indie livestream from this week, we then dive into the ongoing id Software/Mick Gordon drama, and of course we continue to follow what's happening with the Prince of Persia Sand of Time remaster.

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Top Down Perspective 03/11/22

This week we recap how the Halloween's we had and the spooky games we played. Paul plays through Resident Evil 8's new DLC as well as Signalis. Sean is joining the masses in Marvel Snap as well as checking out Shatter Remastered Deluxe.

We start news off with info about the release date and price for PSVR2, we also get some interesting PS+ and Xbox sales numbers, as hopefully put this Bayonetta VO drama to bed.

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Top Down Perspective 27/10/22

Everyone is here! After several globe trotting adventures, the boys are back! Come here about Sean's horrible nightmarish airlines issues. He's also been playing Frog Detective, Mario and Rabbids Sparks of Hope, and A Plague Tale Requiem. Jon has been playing Dragon Ball The Breakers and Picross S8.

In news we discuss the ongoing Bayonetta voice actor drama, the recent Silent Hill news, and Phil Spencer's latest interview.

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Top Down Perspective 13/10/22

The crew is gone so the pinch-hitter Nathan is brought in to hit some dingers. First we answer the question of if Return to Monkey Island is any good from one of the biggest adventure game fans in the crew. Next, Splatoon fever has hit Nathan and he visits a bunch of Nintendo stuff like Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, Yoshi's Woolly World and Pikmin 3 before jumping into a terrible game called Aero Porter. Paul has started revisiting the Dead Space series.

In news, Far Cry 6 GOTY Edition is double the price, Game Pass makes a bunch of money and Google is releasing Cloud Gaming Chromebooks.

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Top Down Perspective 06/10/22

Since Sean and Jon can legally never be in the same place at the same time, we sent Sean across the world and brought Jon back from the eye of the storm to talk about his trip and some of his more interesting games he's been playing for stream and while travelling. Paul has been Boning up on Trombone Champ and throwing in some time in Grounded now that it's hit version 1.0.

Little news as important as the voice of Mario but Overwatch 2 is pissing people off and a bunch of beloved websites like Gamespot and Giant Bomb have been sold to Fandom.

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Top Down Perspective 29/09/22

It's the night before Sean travels across the globe and he's here talking about Overwatch 2 and Beacon Pines. He and Paul have also been playing Moonscars.

Stadia is shutting down for good! We also discuss E3 announcing it's return dates for next year, Skull & Bones getting yet another delay, and Shatter Remastered will finally be free.

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Top Down Perspective 22/09/22

The big game this week is Metal Hellsinger that Paul and Sean are playing. He's also been enjoying No Place for Bravery, Desta: The Memories Between, and Spider Heck.

We start news off with the giant GTA6 leak that happened, we also discuss PSVR1 games not working up the upcoming PSVR2 and Twitch implementing new revenue split metrics.

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Top Down Perspective 15/09/22

All together again to talk about some video games. Paul plays through Asura's Wrath again and finishes The Ascent and Vampire Survivors (again). Jon continues to struggle through Conker's Bad Fur Day. Sean is playing The Big Con and Outriders: Worldslayer.

News is pretty much dominated by livestreams this week as we run through what Ubisoft, Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft had to show.

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Top Down Perspective- PAX West ’22 Edition

We trade Paul for Sean this week as he returns from his trip to Seattle. Sean talks about a number of game's he enjoyed on the show floor and what interviewing Reggie Fils-Aime was like. Jon's been playing Anno Mutationem.

In news we discuss some new features already out on the PS5, a cheaper Xbox Elite controller being announced, and some possible Ubisoft leaks ahead of their Forward event this weekend.

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Top Down Perspective 01/09/22

Sean is gone to PAX this week so Paul and Jon hold down the fort. Jon has been playing Rolling Thunder 3 from the Genesis days in his spare time and showing off Demon Throttle (the last physical-only release in this day and age) and a cool tower defense game called ORX while Paul finishes Cult of the Lamb and plays a bunch of Fortnite.

Paul reached out to the audience this week to send him all the news they wanted and we run down a bunch of stuff, including a new Assassin's Creed is going to be shown soon, Shovel Knight Dig is out in a month and Ubisoft is trying to keep people happy, amongst many, many, many, many other topics.

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Top Down Perspective 25/08/22

We start this weeks off with some exciting news from Sean. Following that Cursed to Golf and Signs of the Sojourner are discussed.

In news we start off with Sega announcing some curious new games-to-movies projects they're working on. We also run through Gamescom's Opening Night Live presentation, the PS5 getting a price increase, and Twitch allowing partners to stream on other platforms.

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Top Down Perspective 18/08/22

Cult of the Lamb is the big game this week and we're all playing it. Paul also checks out Rumbleverse and Kirby's Dream Buffet. Sean is playing Rollerdrome and Multiversus's first season.

With news we get some interesting Xbox/Game Pass sales numbers revealed, Death Stranding might be coming to PC Game Pass, more unfortunately allegations about Nintendo, and Dead Island 2 pops up again somehow.

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Top Down Perspective 11/08/22

Evo happened this weekend and we quickly chat about some of the highlights we heard and saw. After, Sean gets angry at Multiversus players, and also checks out Eiyuden Chronicle and Citizen Sleepers new DLC. Paul is diving back into Dead by Daylight. Jon tries out Rogue Legacy 2 on his Steam Deck as well as Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth: Record of Lodoss War.

We start news off with the reveal of a multiplayer mode for Super Punch-Out, Microsoft says Sony is paying to block titles from entering Game Pass, and a live action Pac-Man movie might be on the way.

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Top Down Perspective 04/08/22

This week we dive into a big conversation about MultiVersus. Sean's also been playing through Road 96 while Paul checks out Super Dungeon Maker, Ex-Zodiac, and Hooked on You: A Dead by Daylight Dating Sim.

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Top Down Perspective 28/07/22

Pretty tame week as Jon plays The Adventures of Star Saver on the Game Boy, Paul does Neon White clean up and Sean jumps into As Dusk Falls and The Quarry with a friend.

Mario Kart 8 adds maps, Meta Quest adds price, Annapurna adds games and GTA 6 adds women while destroying bad work conditions. Also Papers, Please is getting released on mobile devices. 

You have phones, don't you?!

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Top Down Perspective 21/07/22

Jon starts us off this week by talking about Forza Horizon 5's Hot Wheels DLC. Paul has been playing Last Call BBS and PowerWash Simulator. Sean is going through Green Day Rock Band, Mothmen 1966, Stray, and Escape Academy.
 
Mario Strikers is getting some new DLC, Tennocon happened and Digital Extremes announced a bunch of stuff, and Ubisoft made some delays and previews for what's to come.
 
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Top Down Perspective 14/07/22

Sean has fallen down a rabbit hole this week that he may never escape. Jon has held his Steam Deck and is playing Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series. Paul tries out Witch Stranding and Little Noah Scion of Paradise.

The Sega Genesis Mini 2 gets announced, the new Skate reboot has some more details, and we get a release date on Bayonetta 3.

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Top Down Perspective 07/07/22

A Steam Deck has finally graced one of our doorsteps with another on its way! Sean talks about his order process and what he's already installed on it. Paul is playing through Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak and Cuphead The Delicious Last Course. Jon is playing Little Noah: Scion of Paradise and ElecHead.
 
Pokemon Puzzle League coming to the Nintendo Switch Online service starts off our news portion. We also discuss new Robocop and Terminator games, God of War Ragnarok getting a release date and Blizzard purchasing the Spellbreak developer.
 
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