RadioRadar podcast 030: Heartbreak of the Swarm

We have a full house this week as we talk about the biggest reviews and go over the big rumors. We also go over the week's Top 7, which discusses gaming's greatest rivalries.

Hosts: Hollander Cooper, Greg Henninger, Lucas Sullivan, Henry Gilbert
Question of the week: What game do you want a prequel to? Answer to win a free game!

Intro song by Danny Baranowsky


  • Isaiahbob - March 21, 2013 5:40 p.m.

    I don't know if this counts but Halo Reach. I want a game where you play as the forerunners first discovering the flood.
  • El_Chiwawa_Loco - March 20, 2013 11:54 a.m.

    I would love a prequel to GTA 4, but not from Niko’s perspective. No, instead I want to play from the perspective of one of the pedestrians I “accidentally” ran over. I want to play through that person’s life, I want to walk in their shoes and learn life lessons that will stick with me forever. Then in the last five minutes I want to get cut in half by the car of an insane Eastern European man!
  • DonBugen - March 19, 2013 7:42 a.m.

    It’s clear to me that Capcom went in the wrong direction with the Ace Attorney series when they finished the Phoenix Wright trilogy. Let’s face it: even after a fairly solid DS game, no one can honestly admit that they really prefer Apollo and his Magical Wonder Bracelet to Phoenix Wright, and Trudy is no replacement for Maya, either. A weak reception has halted the Ace Attourney series for years, which has only been alleviated with a slight detour into the Miles Edgeworth territory. Even now, I think people are probably more excited for the Phoenix/Layton crossover than Apollo’s next waltz into the courtroom. Imagine, instead, an Ace Attorney starring Mia Fey – a smart, strong female lead, who is also learning the ropes as a rookie attorney. Pair her with Godot – I mean, Diego Armando - as a partner/sidekick, and you get a great deal of intelligent dialogue as well as a growing relationship. In addition, you have Phoenix and Maya’s budding friendship as Phoenix turns his study towards law and takes Mia on as a mentor. Because there’s only a few years’ difference between Mia’s emergence as a lawyer and the start of the first Phoenix Wright game, you can cameo almost everyone. And the clincher – if you dress Mia (slightly) more modestly, you attract the female and casual gaming crowd who got hooked on story/puzzle gameplay with the Layton series, while keeping the fans who got hooked with the original series – and more sales means the possibility of a prequel trilogy.
  • shawksta - March 22, 2013 11:23 p.m.

    You, DO know Ace Attorney 5 is focusing back on Wright right?
  • winner2 - March 18, 2013 8:31 p.m.

    I'd like a prequel to Bayonetta. Whippin' that hair back and forth back in the day before she took her 500 year nap.
  • Dadyo238 - March 18, 2013 8:18 p.m.

    I can't believe nobody's said this, but a prequel to Portal would be fupping spectacular. The story of Aperture before GlaDos took over through the eyes of an employee or even Cave Johnson himself would be the shit. Maybe even making it like Portal 2 was originally going to be, with all the style that comes with the 1950s era setting. I would buy that game immediately.
  • THETHINGABOUT - March 18, 2013 4:52 p.m.

    I would like to see a prequel to... Journey. Now, not only was Journey a compelling experience, I believe it had enough in it as an ambient story, with its own mythical lore, to warrant a pseudo-prequel of sorts. Through the inscripted heiroglyphics you see throughout the game, we see that the traveler we play as seems to be part of a kind of being that was once a thriving civilization. By unknown forces, this civilization falls. Now, what might seem like the obvious choice would be to set the prequel in that time bracket. But NO. The thing about this is, it would take place way, WAY before that. In a time when the travelers were still assuming order upon their people, constucting the desert palaces and holds that would become the barren mysteries that are found in Journey. The multiplayer component would be ramped up, of course, adding more players and features that would enable the world to be constructed by thousands of human players. Where Journey was a sparse, lonely, desperate tale, the prequel would be an epic tale of foreshadowing, depicting thousands toil at what will ultimately be ruin.
  • Dadyo238 - March 18, 2013 8:20 p.m.

    So multiplayer Minecraft Journey? The sad part is, I would play the shit out of that game.
  • thomas-agar - March 18, 2013 1:16 p.m.

    Scott Pilgrim takes place in Canada (Toronto) and you collect Loonies and Toonies!!!
  • thombilous - March 18, 2013 8:30 a.m.

    I'd be really interested to see the construction of Rapture and the civil war that has already taken place by the time Bioshock begins. It'd be pretty tight to see Rapture being built by the Big Daddies and even play on both sides of the rebellion. Playing as different types of splicer with focus on different plasmids and abilities, saving and destroying rapture, and the creation of Jack. Plus, Fontaine becoming Atlas, Ryan sacrificing his ideals, and other minor characters receiving a little more time in the spotlight.
  • codystovall - March 17, 2013 8:47 p.m.

    A prequel to Animal Crossing where animals gain sentience and campaign for equal rights and decide to build towns of their own.
  • antiAntag0nist - March 17, 2013 8:40 p.m.

    How about a prequel to Bulletstorm? The story could detail Grayson & Ishi's exploits as members of Final Echo operatives before they found out the truth about who they were really assassinating.
  • dizzzydragon - March 17, 2013 2:37 p.m.

    I want a prequel to Any Legend of zelda game! In this game it would play before the "Hero" shows up and you would play as ganondorf who is trying to manage a newly conquered Hyrule. In this game you would be designing dungeons Roller coaster/Sim city style. You would earn rupees for each failed adventurer / " reborn hero" who dies in your dungeon and then you could spend those rupees to buy more puzzles and mini bosses for your dungeons. As you manage your multiple dungeons your friends can try and play through with the hopes of stealing your rupees inside!
  • Unoriginal - March 17, 2013 2:19 p.m.

    So I want a prequel to Darksiders that follows the adventures of the Charred Council. I am really curious how a group of immobile screaming rocks came to power.
  • EAC73 - March 17, 2013 10:45 a.m.

    You were going for call on the carpet Henry, close but nice try. As for the QOTW, i think a Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic prequel would be awesome. You play as Revan alongside Darth Malak. You then make your decision of continuing your path of being a Sith or abandon it. KotOR is one of my favorite games, and the mmo does not really apeal to me, so this would be perfect, very unlikely that it would happen, but the Mass Effect series has kept me wanting more Bioware rpgs.
  • DarthEnderX - March 16, 2013 11:58 p.m.

    A prequel to the Ultima series where your playing Lord British when he first arrives in Sosaria.
  • StrayGator - March 17, 2013 1:20 a.m.

    Or the story of Lord Garriott arriving Oklahoma and being dubbed "British".
  • supergiraffe - March 16, 2013 8:14 p.m.

    I want a prequel to Arkham Asylum, done as a year one story. All the villains can be new to Batman, and you can see him inventing all of his gadgets. It would also allow the game to grow bigger since it'll be set in all of Gotham, instead of the section of it that City was set in.
  • brianofthewoods - March 16, 2013 12:51 p.m.

    i want a prequel to Mass Effect which is a stealth game involving Thane avenging his wife's murder
  • brianofthewoods - March 16, 2013 12:53 p.m.

    Dishonered style powers but with more guns and acrobatics

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