Top Down Perspective

Top Down Perspective Game of the Year 2021 Edition

Welcome back to another Game of the Year celebration!

This time we're running down our favorite games from 2021, including our biggest disappointments, favorite audio and we even made some predictions about 2022.

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Top Down Perspective 06/01/22

Happy New Year and Happy Episode 600!

This week we're talking all about our holiday times and what we've been up to over the break. Jon plays a bunch of Fortnite, Paul continues with Guardians of the Galaxy, and Sean revisits Horizon Zero Dawn.

In news we discuss the PlayStation VR2, a couple of tiresome NFT stories, and an update on what's up with BioWare.

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Top Down Perspective 23/12/21

Merry Christmas Eve Eve to all! We recorded a short episode for you since not a lot is happening around these video game lands.

Jon plays through Sayonara Wild Hearts and Mcdonald's Treasure Land Adventure. Paul and Sean play through The Gunk.

In news we dive into just what exactly is going on with the new Telltale Games studio, Tencent acquires Turtle Rock, and the Hugo Awards announce their first video game winner.

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Top Down Perspective 16/12/21

We're back with tales of miserable holiday travels. Sean has been playing Rocket League Sideswipe and Loop Hero. Paul gets way into Halo Infinite. Jon is playing like five different Bomberman games plus a ton of other stuff.

We start news off by seeing how our Game Award predictions turned out, we also discuss the announcements from the show, and a couple of weird NFT related stories.

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Top Down Perspective 02/12/21

We enter the last month of the year talking about the new Hawkeye and Arcane (League of Legends) TV shows. Paul started up Guardians of the Galaxy. Sean is playing through Death's Door and Disc Room.

In news you'll hear topics such as Kingdom of Amalur getting brand new DLC, RE4 becoming the best selling VR app in Quest history, and a possible Chrono Cross remake.

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Top Down Perspective 25/11/21

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone despite whether you celebrate it or not!

On today's show Jon talk about his time with The Mummy Demastered. Paul tries out the curiously titled Pronty: Fishy Adventure. And when Sean isn't knocking hit microphone over he discusses Guardians of the Galaxy, Exo One, and Pokemon Shining Pearl.

News is short but we bring up Doug Bowser of Nintendo announcing his displeasure with Bobby Kotick, an Amazon Mass Effect series, and Harmonix being purchased by Epic Games.

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Top Down Perspective 18/11/21

We're all wearing blue this week and that foreshadows the rollercoaster of a time Jon is having. In between turmoil he founds time to play Forza Horizon 5, Guardians of the Galaxy, and a collection of arcade games. Sean tries out Halo Infinite's multiplayer, Battlefield 2042, and Returnal. Paul is playing Final Fantasy 7: The First Solider.

In news we run through the usual few delays and then deep dive into the insane Activision/Bobby Kotick nonsense, we wrap up with making some predictions around The Game Awards.

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Top Down Perspective 11/11/21

We celebrate Jon's birthday the only way we know how: by recording a podcast that mainly focuses on video games. Jon finished Hollow Knight this week. Paul plays through Unpacking and tries out Forza Horizon 5. Sean beats Inscryption and dives back into Dicey Dungeon.

In news we discuss both the Steam Deck and the Playdate getting delayed into 2022, 1 vs. 100 possibly coming back, and Ubisoft still not fixing its work place.

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Top Down Perspective 04/11/21

We're back from Halloweekend with tales of how the spooky night played out. During this time Paul bought an Oculus Quest 2 and played a bunch of VR games including Resident Evil 4. Jon continues with Hollow Knight and tries out Mario Party Superstars. Sean plays through The Forgotten City and Unpacking.

In news we discuss Amy Hennig starting work on another game, Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 getting delayed to 2023, and Nintendo's latest sales numbers.

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Top Down Perspective 28/10/21

Happy Halloween! Sean puts a hat on in celebration. He's also been playing House of Ashes, Pikmin Bloom, and Echo Generation. Jon plays through Hollow Knight again. Paul wraps up Inscryption.

In news we discuss the announcement of the GTA Trilogy remaster, WB Games making a platform fighter, and the latest Sony State of Play.

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Top Down Perspective 21/10/21

Sean returns with tales from the rainy north. He's been playing Metroid Dread and Back 4 Blood. Jon starts up No More Heroes 3. Paul revisits Alan Wake and breaks out his Kinect for Rise of Nightmares.

In news we discuss the current gen Cyberpunk 2077 update getting delayed, Elden Ring gets delayed, Sony gets a very strange patent approved, and Nintendo details the next big and paid Animal Crossing New Horizons DLC.

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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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