RadioRadar podcast 85: Trial by Conception

This week we talk about unrealistic games and spend way too long discussing medieval weapons. Want to know who on staff can apparently kill you with a nunchaku? Why did Ryan throw a stick at a kid? Your answers await.

Hosts: Hollander Cooper, Lorenzo Veloria, Tom Magrino, Henry Gilbert, Ryan Taljonick
Question of the week: Have you ever gotten so stuck in a game that you quit? Answer and we'll read the best responses on next week's show?
Intro song by Danny Baranowsky


  • thombilous - April 24, 2014 11:34 p.m.

    I must have played Vagrant Story at least 20 times, on both the Playstation and the PS3, and every time I reach the same point, and then get stuck. The Snowfly forest, and a bloody massive dragon keep on slowing me down. Each time I play it I find a guide, focus on levelling up weapons and practicing chain attacks. None of it helps. I really enjoy the game too, each time I play it I remember how awesome and unique it is. And then...dragon.
  • pedobearclaw - April 24, 2014 1:12 a.m.

    Old school game that was so hard it made me quit, Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure for NES. I rented it and it didn't have the instruction manual. Which you needed to play the game. Current game, FTL. Just too much going on at once for my pathetic brain.
  • shawksta - April 23, 2014 4:23 p.m.

    My brother agree's with you Henry regarding Rhythm Heaven, but his major reason was because the touch screen controls were much harder for a rhythm gaming that demands precision, elite beat agents was all about things shown on the screen that you follow, but Rhythm Heaven is much different as your supposed to only do it by the music and visual cues. Fever on Wii when the button pressing route which was better and thank god didnt use Motion. Since were talking about Rhythm Heaven, im gonna pull a Henry and tell you guys a DID YOU KNOW tidbit. Did you know in Exhibition Match, the homerun hitting Baseball game in Rhythm Heaven fever, the batter charatcer you use is actually a homage to an original concept art by Miyamoto back in his young days when he was supposedly making a baseball game, it was scrapped but the character was given a big redesign to the more famous King Hippo in Punch Out. QOTW: Back in N64 days i had a major problem with one of my favorite games, Donkey Kong 64, and that was my TV in the day was just so damn dark, i didnt know anything about brightness settings and i had massive troubles with Creepy Castle, Frantic factory and especially Crystal Caves, i had to stop playing because i would just run around in darkness with no progression. It was only until i got a new TV was i able to actually continue and see well.
  • shane-erin-elvis - April 23, 2014 3:21 a.m.

    While playing resident evil 5 with an ex girl friend we got stuck on the last battle with wesker. There's a part were you have to spilt up as Chris I dealt with my end but he jumps over to attack shiva. And for the life of us we couldn't do it. We had a heated argument and she rage quit right out of the relationship. Needless to say I finished the game first try with NPC shiva. So who's laughing now and definitely not crying himself to sleep
  • PoisonWar - April 21, 2014 4:25 p.m.

    QOTW: Inquisitor, much like the mentioned situation with Papers Please, I love the game, i think it's amazing, it's well written, engaging and emmits an extremely heavy and dark atmosphere, quite an achievement for an isometric indie RPG. But the heavy atmosphere and the absolute lack of humour of anykind was too much for me, all that paired with a rather frustrating combat system and dungeons with hundreds upon hundreds of orcs, and the dungeons drag on and on and on... not to mention that each of those enemies has at least 5 potions on them. In order to deal with this you have to fill your inventory with potions of your own. And these enemies are almost certain to kick your ass. After completing the first of three acts taking place in a small town, the game takes you to a city, significantly mangifying the scale. My brother and I started the game almost simoutaniously, he completed act 2, only to complain about warewolves that are practically immune to any kind of damage, and following a rumour that there was a silver sword somewhere in the fucking warewolf cave..... yeah... sounds great.... Regardless of all this, it's a great game and i would recomend to ti any CRPG fan out there.
  • rainn'sgaydar - April 21, 2014 2:14 p.m.

    Correction: In your discussion of game characters magically understanding all other languages, you guys missed a few things in your Star Wars talk. For one, Luke can understand R2 via the X-Wing's interpreter. He always looked at a screen to understand the beeps and bloops. Secondly, in KotOR, they magically explained away the language barrier thanks to a sonic imprinter or some bogus sci-fi tech. The idea being that it magically interpreted everyone else, and even more absurdly, interpreted what you spoke to other people. KotOR also did a couple of other cool things with language. The language barrier between humans and Tuskan Raiders is the reason we have the glorious HK-47. And when you land on the planet beneath the Star Forge at the end of KotOR 1, you understand that indigenous race because when you were there the first time as Darth Revan, Revan ripped the language from their minds, which is completely awesome and the best explanation for why you understand a foreign language ever.
  • cubeenigma - April 21, 2014 8:54 a.m.

    QOTW: Legit had to quit: Metroid Fusion- I got stuck after speed boosting into a part in the game where I couldn't get to I till I had a later upgrade. The room I got into also wasn't long enough to run long enough to speed boost out so I had to restart that game. Quit due to difficulty: Last level of Super Meat Boy. Still looking at that game and sad since that was one of my favorite 360 games but the number if times I almost threw my controller on the ground is way to high. And I still need to beat the dark world levels too :(
  • mbavalo - April 21, 2014 7:57 a.m.

    The Italian Job video game on the PS1. Towards the end of the game, there is the level right after you guys steal the gold and are in the mini coopers. The cops are after you and your car could take damage. I kept on failing the mission because I would always lose my wheels just before getting into the getaway train. I ended up breaking my controller due to the frustration (and I generally take care of my gaming equipment) and up to date, I have no memory of what ever happened to the game
  • RecessiveGeneSimmons - April 20, 2014 5:46 p.m.

    I Wanna Be The Guy! *Plays for an hour* Yeah... I'm cool not being the guy.
  • GamesRadarCollanderCooper - April 20, 2014 3:19 p.m.

    Conception 2 sounds like my type of game, giggity giggity. Can't wait for your Akiba's Trip review
  • DragonLord23 - April 20, 2014 1:57 p.m.

    No game I quit, but I played all the way through Too Human (bad idea) after dying at least one hundred times. The game looked pretty though.
  • JohnDagger - April 19, 2014 9:07 p.m.

    QOTW: Persona 4. Don't get me wrong, Persona 4 is one of the few JRPGs that I actually love, but I couldn't finish the game and it's entirely my fault. I'm one of those single save file morons. Doesn't matter what game it is, I only ever use one save file. I save over it... over and over again. After playing Persona 4 for about 70 hours I eventually got to a point where I realized I only had one more day to defeat a boss before game over. The problem was that in my hubris I saved over my file, leaving myself only one day to beat a boss I wasn't ready for. I hadn't leveled up enough because I was too busy trying to get a video game girlfriend. I wasn't able to to beat the boss no matter how many times I tried. I kept trying every now and then...for two years. Finally, with a heavy heart and broken will...I turned of my PS2 for the last time and put the console away. I couldn't bring myself to play for another 70 hours...I'm so sorry Persona...remember often....*tear*
  • winner2 - April 20, 2014 4:11 p.m.

    Oh my god, this is a really sad story...get a vita someday and get golden, there's extra stuff that will make it better anyway
  • PoisonWar - April 21, 2014 3:30 p.m.

    Funny you should mention Persona 4, i bought the game last week and been glued to it since.. And yeah i kinda ran into a similar situation during the second dungeon, but ended up doing floors 3-11 in one in-game day. Quite proud of that, cause i though I was screwed. Using 6 slots ever since xD
  • TaserLime - April 19, 2014 7:23 p.m.

    Yeah I often get really stuck in Tetris and quit as a result "Tetris is a flat circle" - tetris detective
  • GLuna46 - April 19, 2014 6:23 p.m.

    i was going to say ninja gaiden 1 but some one already beat me to it. but ill go with armed and dangerous for the first xbox, funny and fun ass game until the part where, i'm guessing is around the end, when you are charging at a castle, all i remember is dude shooting arrows at you from every direction as soon as my team mates were dead, i was like NOPE fuck this lol.
  • punishment - April 19, 2014 6:01 p.m.

    This happened to me countless times as a kid when leaving a game unfinished didn't feel like a massive failure and waste of money to me. In the current days where I have to complete everything I play, Twisted Metal remains my one game that I angrily shelved. Girlfriend told me she hated watching me play that game anyways, so that made it a little easier. BTW, the killer was the two Juggernauts battle.
  • AngelsandDemons1 - April 19, 2014 5:44 p.m.

    Freaking Ninja Gaiden for the XBOX...that level 7 boss...the pink demon whore...I still have my XBOX so that one day I can finish that damn game.
  • khfan2003 - April 19, 2014 3:22 p.m.

    I played through all of Outlast except for the final boss. I loved the game, but could not beat those two blue/red sister final bosses. I tried for about an hour and thought, I could be playing another game now, so I stopped and I don't intend to ever go back to it.
  • khfan2003 - April 19, 2014 3:22 p.m.

    I meant Outland not Outlast

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