RadioRadar Podcast 002: Death, the dinosaurs, and everything

We're still going strong in our second week, talking about some of the games we reviewed, including Darksiders II, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, and New Super Mario Bros. 2. We also talk to the designers of Darksiders II, and have a contest to give out some truly, truly outrageous prizes. Oh, and we wax nostalgic about '80s cartoons like Jem and Inspector Gadget while we hype up the 24-hour Marathon (FOR THE CHILDREN!). It's a riotous time!

You can download it below, or click the iTunes link to jump over to the spot where you can subscribe (note: we'll be on the old TalkRadar RSS feed, so no need to resub if you're already subscribed to that).

This Week's Hosts: Hollander Cooper, Tom Magrino, Henry Gilbert, and Lorenzo Veloria.

The Deets

Post date: August 21, 2012
Intro song by: Danny Baranowsky
The Question of the Week: What is your favorite sequel? Answer it for your chance to win a copy of the Darksiders II soundtrack!





  • TheArkitek - August 28, 2012 2:07 p.m.

    Even though it is mostly hated by the lovers of the series... Ultima IX Ascension. It was so crazy different but awesome despite its shortcomings that made me love that style of games till this day.
  • GamesRadarMakesMeFeelOLD - August 27, 2012 9:59 p.m.

    Star Wars: TIE Fighter for the PC, the sequel to Star Wars: X-Wing, and the first game of the series that puts the player on the side of the Galactic Empire.
  • classichomer - August 27, 2012 12:03 p.m.

    My favorite sequel is Dragon Quest 5 because so much of what it did was a revolution for the series and RPGs as a genre. The story is a tragedy in the Greek sense as it spans the life of this poor guy. One turn after the next his life just gets worse and worse, and even when things start looking up they go to shit again almost immediately. On top of that there's the new monster taming mechanic that allows you to recruit monsters into your team and even make a team of nothing but monsters before Poke'mon existed. I can't recommend this game enough and now people can get the DS version, a must buy if you're a DS owner whom is into RPGs.
  • superchuck1980 - August 27, 2012 7:55 a.m.

    My favorite sequel is Arkham City. One of the few times where I bought a sequel that actually built upon the original instead of changing so much stuff.
  • Nannooskeeska - August 26, 2012 4:10 p.m.

    I absolutely loved Star Wars Battlefront II. It improved upon so many different aspects of the game that it was infinitely more fun than the first one. I played it for countless hours on the original Xbox, and now I got it on Steam so I'm kind of addicted again...
  • shnazzyone - August 26, 2012 1:17 p.m.

    Favorite sequel. That's a tough one. Only because the why is a bit of an emotional point for me. For me the best sequel ever is Starfox64. Only because of when I got it in my life. Back when I was 15 my mom's house burned down with all my stuff inside. Lost my SNES, game gear, gameboy and NES. For many months I had no gaming device at all. closest thing I had was my dad's windows 95 computer. Anyhow I always loved starfox on snes. It was one of the games I cherished from my old collection. Well when I ended up getting my settlement on the contents of my room I had enough for a computer and an n64. Coincedentally right around when Starfox 64 came out. It was everything I could imagine in gaming. That and the rumble pack just felt new. I still get antsy feeling the thunder of the boss coming after you at the end of the first level. I played that game inside and out got medals and high scores in every level. In the end I really love starfox 64 because it helped me to get over losing all my stuff and starting from scratch. That simple 1 hour campaign still holds a special place in my heart because of it.
  • ConstipatedFlea - August 26, 2012 10:59 a.m.

    For me it's gotta be Persona 3. Spending over 100 hours with Japanese schoolgirls never felt better. Every aspect was improved to make it a more emotional and incredibly satisfying experience. I mean you've got a robotic schoolgirl with fingers that shoot bullets - how do you not love that? Did I mention Japanese schoolgirls? Wait, my parole officer can't see this right?
  • brianofthewoods - August 25, 2012 11:49 a.m.

    i'd say mass effect 3 for the multiplayer (24 hour gaming frosty543219) but mass effect 2 was such a huge change and improvment its more worthy of the honor of being mass effect 2, so mass effect 2
  • LordZarlon - August 24, 2012 8:26 p.m.

    My favorite sequel of all time would have to be Master of Orion 2 which debuted on the PC back in 1996. I still play it now. I know it's an old PC Strategy game and you guys don't normally care about that but it is notable because it is "The" game that the space 4X genre is STILL gauged by 16 years later. By the way, Lorenzo, I believe you were on the last T-Dar Christmas special podcast. So that was your first GamesRadar podcast.
  • GR_LorenzoVeloria - August 27, 2012 3:52 p.m.

    Ahhh, that's right! All that time in the dank dungeon clouded my memories.
  • Augers - August 23, 2012 6:42 p.m.

    Majora's Mask and Mass Effect 2 are probably up there in my top 5 games of all time but you guys managed to steal those answers away from me. I'm playing through SMT: Devil Survivor 2 right now and it really is a perfect example of how to improve upon a great game in many ways without changing the core gameplay of the original. Unfortunately I've never heard of anyone but Henry mention it
  • JohnnyApplesperm - August 23, 2012 6:26 p.m.

    One of my favorite sequels is Riven (the successor to the adventure game Myst). Riven took everything that Myst did and just brought it to another level. The graphics were pretty much photo-realistic (and despite being low-res, I maintain still look gorgeous today), the world was a lot larger, and the puzzles were so much more intricate. The entire game felt connected in a way that Myst lacked; instead of separate ages with pretty clearly placed puzzles, the challenges in Riven were so organic and well-integrated into the world. And my god was it harder. I love the entire series, but in my humble opinion, Riven is far and away the greatest game in the Myst franchise.
  • sum1ontheforum - August 23, 2012 4:16 p.m.

    My favorite sequel would probably have to be Sonic Adventure 2, just because I wasted so much time raising Chao's in the Chao Gardens.
  • somthing42 - August 23, 2012 4:03 p.m.

    My favorite sequel would be Pokemon Silver version. I love everything about that game. I remember trying to catch the only Laprus in the game (which is only appears on Friday) and telling my dad I couldn't go bed because it was my only chance to catch one for a week. It had the best end game in any Pokemon by letting you go back to the previous region. No other game in the series did anything like that! Then you fought the previous gym leaders and end up fighting Red it's just so awsome!!!! AAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!! (goes into a nostalgia coma)
  • Yokosuka046 - August 23, 2012 2:53 p.m.

    Gonna join some of the folks and say Half Life 2, with Legacy of Kain: Defiance and Max Payne 2 coming in close behind it. Half Life 2 was a game I played over and over and over and it never grew tired or boring.
  • Polarzombies - August 23, 2012 2:08 p.m.

    My favorite sequel is Kingdom Hearts 2 or Jak 3.
  • n00b - August 23, 2012 1:48 p.m.

    majora's mask

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