Just finished listening to Episode 8, really liked the discussion on control. Control is always something difficult to balance in all games IMO. I for one always felt in control of my team in FFXIII and very much enjoyed the game, but like ME2 that game has been talked to death. For me TWEWY wasn't hard to control, I played on both screens mostly, but it could get hectic so I eventually did just take control of the bottom screen. Maybe I'm just good with a stylus? Phantom Hour Glass would disagree. The problem for me was that it didn't really grab me. I played for a few hours and never picked it back up, the fate of too many games unfortunately.
I've gotta say that the Postcasts were the reason I joined, I used to check RPGfan every few months and read your reviews, but now I have a reason to stay. What I really like is that you guys host a very fun Podcast, I really like the idea of Podcasts, but normally the people don't appeal to me and I rarely continut to listen to them after one episode. Thumbs Up to Rob on getting this thing rolling.
I am kind of dissapointed with the level of discussion in regards to each podcast though. Together we can bring the level of activity up! On the PS3 front, that sucks balls. Bad customer service can kill a company in some peoples eyes and I'm not surprised that you're mad. I've only had good goings with Sony so I can't help much. I hope that you get your problem sorted out, they really don't make 'em lihe they used too.
Oh! And since I've been going through each of Episodes have to give props to I believe it was Neal for mentioning Blind Guardian. Hail the Bards! or I misheard you.