Six months in the making, the basicgamers podcast returns. Episode Six is a shorter, well planned out version of the previous shows Chad and I have done. The audio issues are fixed and we are more ready than ever to continue the basicgamers podcast. Excuse our absence.


BGP5 – The Flesh Pounder



Show Note:

This week we unveil the final form of the podcast. A hefty amount of work went into the podcast due to a lost episode and some audio issues. This week we talk about games and an enemy type called “The Flesh Pounder.”

For our topic of the week, we discuss intense gaming moments. It’s pretty awesome.

Shout out to waffles!


When FEZ originally released on XBOX Live Arcade, I stayed up the night before waiting for it to appear on my my dash. My girlfriend at the time stayed up on the phone with me and talked with me until it came out. Once it showed up I attempted to buy it but sadly failed when I realized there were no Microsoft Points on my profile. I shot over to the Albertsons down the street and bought one of the two cards left.

I redeemed my points, I downloaded FEZ and began playing.

FEZ marked the beginning of a very crucial point in my life. Shortly after the release of this game I would see the vacancy of my childhood home. I would see countless arguments breakout between friends, family and even in my own relationship. I would see myself become homeless, my dog develop a terrible rash and then finally I would see myself reach my own physical breaking point. FEZ is one of my top 5 favorite games of all time. To this day it makes me feel warm inside and so much more.

Since FEZ released on Xbox Live, the girl and I no longer speak. The only place I have ever called home is now occupied by complete strangers and my dog still has that rash.

I never saw video games as anything more than entertainment and at one point during my homeless-ness I saw it as a complete waste of time. Now I see them as landmarks in a weird way. Checkpoints. I am no longer reviewing FEZ for the Playstation Vita because of everything that game means to me. I know I would not be able to give it a fair score.

1. FEZ
2. Max Payne 3
3. Infamous 2
4.Kane and Lynch 2
5. Gears of War 3

All of these games represent that time period to me. Max Payne I was able to set aside from all of that weirdness but the rest are very much tied to that point in time.

If I did score FEZ, it would receive a 5 out of 5.

You can find me on twitter @whyleet
PSN: CaptDanceDance

Thank you.

-Wylie Dean

Thoughts on … Max Payne 3 (Minor Spoilers)

I’ll explain the title first. The title of these segments will be called “Thoughts on (game title)”

What are these?

“Thoughts on” articles are a way for us to talk about games, give a score to it (or not) and recommend or give warning. It’s really just a less structured review.

I chose Max Payne 3 for a few reasons. 1. Rockstar is my favorite developer 2. Max Payne 3 is one of my top 5 favorite games this generation 3. It’s only $4.99(US) on XBOX LIVE right now … YOU SHOULD BUY IT.

Max Payne 3 feels great. That’s how I want to start this because I feel that there are little things in games that go unnoticed. What am I talking about? F.E.A.R 3 has amazing dual wielding, but no one really talked about and I get that in reviews there is almost no room to mention these things but that’s what this is for. Little things. Max Payne 3’s little thing for me was it’s maturity. Max Payne 3 has this incredible presentation of brutal honesty while still being realistic and what makes that amazing to me is this game has Bullet Time in it but still feel realistic. There is a point in MP3 where Max is detoxing and shaves his head. That was so important to me. It showed this character who has been abusing pills since the first game and then Rockstar took it away. I got nervous. I got really scared at the same time because I was thinking “OH MAN there are going to be no more pills in the game. THIS GAME IS GOING TO GET INSANELY DIFFICULT!” and while that didn’t happen, I played the rest of game without using pills because I wanted to be honest with the story. I really could not get enough of this game. I perfected it on an old PSN account and still bought it TWICE for 360 because of how fantastic it is. I highly recommend that if you are going to get this game on 360 you buy the games on demand version instead of used. Why? You won’t have to switch discs and you’ll get all the multiplayer content for free.

Max Payne 3



Side Note: My xbox live name is SYNAPAUSE, if you ever want to play multiplayer or just chat while you play through the story, I’m up for it. I don’t care if you’re reading this 5 years late, lets do it!

Aliens Colonial Marines – The Review

So before you read this thing:

I have just got done reviewing DUKE NUKEM FOREVER and that was horrible. The game was painful to review and I did not want to finish it. I then switch to ALIENS COLONIAL MARINES for our GEARBOX review series but that was a terrible mistake. I don’t like ACM. I love the Aliens films but this game really disappointed. Instead I am just going to publish the list of notes I made while playing the review.

I realize how unprofessional this is but this is honestly better than reviewing the game.

I apologize.

My final score for this game is a 0/5.


The BasicGamers Review


-all other difficulties feel like you are just walking through

They make me feel like DR. MANHATTAN in Vietnam

-Bad health system, a full regenerative health system would have been better. This one felt half assed/like a lousy attempt to make the game harder

-Terrible checkpoints = chapters feel too lengthy because of this

-Running/walking feels really good

-Pickups should be walk bys (except collectibles) again this felt like a bad attempt to make it harder

-Aiming feels like a cheap version of MW1 (the game looks a bit worse than MW1)

+/-Shotgun is way to powerful

-Why am I able to jump?

-AI is beyond idiotic

-Aliens are not scary

Story isn’t convincing and has to many holes.

Spoiler: your buddy in the intro kills himself because an alien emerges from his chest

But then later you are confronted by face huggers and can kill them with one shot

Why didn’t we just shoot the emerging alien in the beginning instead blowing up the only walk way to safety?

Tutorials are easily missed but incredibly insightful

If you see em DO NOT PRESS A (X on PS3) READ FIRST

I am probably going to give this game a 1. Maybe a 1.5 but I highly doubt it.


Ask Chad about giving a game a 0.

By Wylie