Latest Podcast: Episode 171 – RPGs And Remasters
Episode 171 – RPGs And Remasters
Duration: 01:05:19 • Size: 29.91 MB

The guys continue through their backlog of game reviews this week as well as discussing more about the PS5 pre-orders. Lucas gets nostalgic with Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2, and tries something new with Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars; and Matt gets a taste of what’s to come from Xbox’s acquisition of InXile with Wasteland 3, and runs through Crystal Dynamic’s expansive new superhero game Marvel’s Avengers. Matt also gets to revisit one of his favourite games with THQ Nordic’s Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Wasteland 3 (PS4)
An excellent post-apocalyptic CRPG from InXile. The combination of classic CRPG with XCOM-style combat is really enjoyable and the dialogue, voice acting, and story-line keep it fresh throughout. Innovative RPG systems make this a really great game to experience, especially on console. Absolutely recommend.
Marvel's Avengers (PS4)
Crystal Dynamics have aimed for Destiny but landed at Anthem with this confused game which doesn't quite know what it wants to be. The classic comic book style plot and well acted characters are definitely the highlight of this game, as well as a bunch of fan service. Unfortunately a hodge podge of Games As A Service systems detract from the genuinely fun single player campaign.
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Episode 170 – 2K Sports, It’s In The Name
Duration: 01:05:00 • Size: 29.76 MB

Oh glorious day! We finally know the important details for both of the next gen consoles! On this episode Matt & Lucas discuss the pricing and release dates for the Xbox Series X and the PS5 as well as everything shown during the PS5 Showcase yesterday. Once they got all of that goodness out of the way the guys reviewed EA Sports UFC 4, Pathfinder: Kingmaker, NBA2K21, and PGA2K21. We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 169 – Wipeout with Jellybeans
Duration: 01:20:00 • Size: 36.63 MB

Gaming news has been pouring out over the past few weeks so it’s about time Matt and Lucas got caught up on it all. On this episode of the Drop Bear Gaming podcast the guys discuss news like Halo Infinite’s delay, Epic Games Vs Apple, Ghost of Tsushima multiplayer and more in between reviewing Relicta and Fall Guys. The guys also share their thoughts on the new Netflix limited series High Score. We hope you enjoy the show 🙂 Read more…

Episode 168 – Tsushima? I Hardly Know Her!
Duration: 01:31:47 • Size: 42.02 MB

Lucas and Matt are back after a short hiatus and they are joined by The Game Train Podcast’s Karl for a huge catch up on what’s been happening in the gaming world. After quick reviews of Destroy All Humans and Carrion the guys jumped into the Xbox Games Showcase before sharing their thoughts about Ghost of Tsushima in an in depth review.

We hope you enjoy the show! Read more…

Episode 167 – Forward Formula
Duration: 00:46:11 • Size: 21.15 MB

After a bit of a delay to recording this episode it’s here! This episode is predominantly about Ubisoft and all the good and bad reasons that they have been dominating the gaming news recently. Lucas and Matt open the show by discussing the first ever “Ubisoft Forward” stream which showed off the big games Ubisoft have coming out as well as discussing the sexual harrassment allegations and related resignations which have rocked the publisher. The guys close out the show with reviews of F1 2020 and Iron Man VR. We hope you enjoy the show!

Episode 166 – Tactics and Spoilers
Duration: 01:25:52 • Size: 39.31 MB

It has been two weeks since the release of The Last Of Us Part 2 and so it seems like it’s about time to have a spoiler chat!

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though because there has been other stuff happening during the last two weeks. First up on this episode Matt shares his reviews of Desperados 3 and Minecraft Dungeons then the guys have a brief chat about some of the bigger gaming news from the past fortnight as the time when E3 would have happened came and went.

Once that is all out of the way Lucas and Matt take a deep dive into The Last Of Us Part 2, expanding upon their review from the previous episode as well as sharing their spoiler-filled thoughts on the story of the game. There is a spoiler warning before that part of the podcast begins so if you haven’t played or finished the game yet and want to avoid it you need not worry about getting anything ruined!

We hope you enjoy the show and would love to hear what you guys thought of The Last Of Us Part 2 as well (via email or private message if you have spoilers :D) Read more…

Episode 165 – When Pandemics Attack
Duration: 01:53:31 • Size: 51.97 MB

The DBG podcast is back after taking a break last fortnight and we’ve got a massive episode for you all to make up for it. First up on this episode Matt shared his reviews of Shark GTA aka Maneater, remasters of Saints Row The Third and Mafia 2, and the new Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath Expansion. With that all out of the way Lucas and Matt had a chat about the PS5 reveal and which games from the showcase were their favourites. The guys close out the show with their review of the much anticipated PS4 exclusive The Last of Us Part 2! We hope you enjoy the show as much as we enjoyed making it 🙂 Read more…

Episode 164 – It’s Heating Up
Duration: 00:49:07 • Size: 22.49 MB

We are closing in on the dates when E3 2020 would have been happening if it wasn’t for that pesky coronavirus so that means developers and publishers are starting to trickle out some tasty news morsels. On this episode of the show Matt & Lucas discuss Sekiro, Assassin’s Creed 3 on Switch, a new bluetooth dongle peripheral for the switch, and then dive into some of the news and announcements from the past two weeks including remasters of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 and the Mafia Trilogy, the Unreal Engine 5 gameplay demo, Ghost Of Tsushima gameplay demo, PS5/Xbox Series X pricing and release date rumours and much much more! We hope you enjoy the show 🙂 Read more…

Episode 163 – State School Samurai
Duration: 00:48:35 • Size: 22.25 MB

Coronavirus restrictions are being eased and that means Matt and Lucas are back together recording once more! On this triumphant return to the same room the guys discuss Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, what Ubisoft are up to, The Last Of Us Part 2 news, and Lucas shares his first impressions of last year’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording this one! Read more…

Episode 162 – Bits & Pieces
Duration: 00:29:58 • Size: 27.44 MB

There isn’t much happening at the moment as society slumbers while COVID-19 runs it’s course but that isn’t going to stop Lucas & Matt from recording the podcast! On this episode the guys chat about how the coronavirus is affecting their lives, discuss the newly revealed PS5 controller the DualSense, and Matt talks about how much he loves the Assassin’s Creed Ezio Collection. We hope you are all staying safe out there and enjoy the show 🙂 Read more…

 
Wasteland 3 (PS4)
An excellent post-apocalyptic CRPG from InXile. The combination of classic CRPG with XCOM-style combat is really enjoyable and the dialogue, voice acting, and story-line keep it fresh throughout. Innovative RPG systems make this a really great game to experience, especially on console. Absolutely recommend.
Marvel's Avengers (PS4)
Crystal Dynamics have aimed for Destiny but landed at Anthem with this confused game which doesn't quite know what it wants to be. The classic comic book style plot and well acted characters are definitely the highlight of this game, as well as a bunch of fan service. Unfortunately a hodge podge of Games As A Service systems detract from the genuinely fun single player campaign.
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 (PS4)
If you haven't played this remake of the iconic skater game, get off your butt and do it now! This game nails every aspect of fun on a console. Perfect for jump in & out gaming, local and online multiplayer and park building. It's just gnarly man!
Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars (PS4)
Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars is a solid turn-based strategy game with elements of card games and empire building thrown in. Some well designed campaigns and unique environments keep it fun.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning (PS4)
THQ Nordic have revisited the ill-fated Kingdoms of Amalur. This remaster gives the game a graphical polish while tightening up some of the systems. It looks fairly dated but the amazing world created by the original developers is well worth experiencing.
UFC 4 (PS4)
Historically each release of EA Sports UFC gets a little better than the last and this is no exception. The removal of last years Ultimate Team addition is a surprisingly welcome move, while stand up fighting has been further refined. Ground work is still a little sketchy but overall this is the best MMA video game experience you will find.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker (PS4)
The curse of CRPGs on consoles strikes again with this otherwise excellent video game version of the Pathfinder tabletop RPG. The dreaded load screen mars what is otherwise a quite well rounded and fun RPG experience. The addition of the robust Kingdom Management system provides a nice challenge alongside the classic isometric RPG gameplay.
PGA2K21 (PS4)
The precision of The Golf Club franchise shines as usual in this next entry of the series. Added accessibility via expanded difficulty options opens up the game to more casual players while still satisfying the more serious golf lovers. The partnership with 2K has led to a bit more gamification of the game outside of playing actual golf but the core that makes The Golf Club games great remains, including the excellent course design system.
NBA2K21 (PS4)
NBA2K21 has returned to the days of old, with a solid, yet challenging, b-ball entry for 2021. Providing players with the option to live the NBA2K20 lifestyle (with all it's money hungry, merchandising, superfluous costumes and micro-transactions) or to just focus on playing games, training and development of your on-court player. My prayers have been answered, thank you for listening 2K.
Relicta (PS4)
Relicta is a solid first development entry by Mighty Polygon. A puzzle game that uses multiple environments and solid physics to challenge the player. The story is rather basic and limps along through minimal interactions with NPCs.
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Lucas
The Podfather/Convo Controller
Super salesman by day, Batdad and Gamersutra by night. As a self-confessed technology pacifist, he prefers to sit on the console-war fence and play games on his PC.
Matt
PlayStation Fanboy/Motormouth
Electrician by trade and yet also highly skilled at finding time to game around work and family commitments. A PlayStation fanboy with a platinum count and obvious podcast bias to prove it. Thinks DC is clearly superior to Marvel. Has been known to rant.
ABOUT DBG

Started in January 2011 by brothers Lucas and Matt, Drop Bear Gaming has been operating for over 7 years offering a fresh and relaxed perspective on the video game industry. The website is a passion project more than anything and it is our distinct pleasure to continue bringing entertainment to our listeners and viewers.

The guys release a podcast episode every two to three weeks and over the years they have welcomed guests from developers, publishers, and other gaming outlets onto the show.

Disclaimer: From time to time Drop Bear Gaming receives copies of games for review in either physical or digital format from publishers or their associated PR companies. All reviews are based on the merits of each game on their own. Whether or not we were supplied the copy is not taken into account when compiling our reviews.

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