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July 2, 2014 7:00 pm

Vookcast Episode #101 – VCR Tape #005: Timesplitters 2

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The team returns with a brand new VCR tape! VCR stands for Vooks Critical Review, and it means the team will be diving into a game of yesteryear (or maybe even more recent) to dissect and critique it and see how well it holds up today!

The game for this VCR tape is TimeSplitters 2, the first multi platform game from the team comprised of ex-Rare designers known as Free Radical Design. The team opens the episode by looking at a brief history of the game as well as discussing how the game establishes it’s story. Being a rather comedic game, the team looks at it’s tone and humour too.

Then we get into the real nitty gritty – discussing the game design. Everything from the fundamental gunplay to a level by level analysis is touched upon, including how multiplayer and single player hold up today. To close the episode, we obviously run over how it stands up graphically as well.

So sit back and enjoy this episode! We hope you like this new, alternate format for the episode and we’ll return with a traditional episode sometime in the near future.

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The cast can be reached for any questions or comments on their Twitter profiles: -

James – @Nemesis556
Steven – @StevenImpson
Daniel – @flamecondor

This episode was produced by Steven and features the following music in order of appearance: -

Return To Planet X (from Timesplitters 2)
by Graeme Norgate

Mexican Village (from Timesplitters 2)
by Graeme Norgate

Aztec Ruins Exterior (from Timesplitters 2)
by Graeme Norgate

Streets (from Timesplitters 2)
by Graeme Norgate

About the Author

James Mitchell
Avid gamer since I was as young as three years old when I received my first NES. Currently studying full time and consider myself a balanced gamer. Enjoy games on all systems, from all genres, on all platforms. Sometimes feels like he's too optimistic for this industry.

  1. Milo

    Ah, good memories with this game. I also forgot that they had one of Rare’s beloved composers on board (although I believe you spelled Graeme’s name wrong).

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