Plus, Ron Funches' best games of 2023
Hey Besties. The holidays are coming up, and I would like to get my SO a steam deck for their present. Recent episodes you’ve mentioned that games like Bouldergate 3 run well on steam deck. When I started looking in the purchasing one, I quickly realized that there were three different hardware variations. What hardware set are you all running on? 64GB, 256 GB, or 516 GB? I was thinking about getting the 256 GB package, since I think having the SSD will be night and day when comparing load times of the 64GB package. I would like to ask you all though on what your opinion/experience has been
Always great when Ron is on! Also, I really want to pick up chants of Sennaar, I’m more sold on it every week when y’all bring it up.
IMO, PlateUp! is what an Overcooked 3 could & should be. Highly recommend if you're looking for a slightly headier Overcooked.
I feel vindicated in my podcast taste, now that the tide is turning a bit against Starfield. Not that I want it to be a bad game or do poorly, but it's a bit of an emporer's new clothes moment and our boys weren't fooled.
Not sure how many people have seen the Harley Quinn TV show but Ron talking about Starfield sounded like something King Shark would say!
I love Ron, but I thought you were talking about New York Giraffe.
Late to the comments, but if you're looking for more overcooked I would also suggest looking up a game called PlateUp! . It's a cooking game with a deck building element that is used to upgrade your restaurant as each day gets harder.
So funny that Griffin mentioned Pokemon TCG Live!
My brother signed us up for the provincial tournament in Toronto next weekend, but I haven’t played in years! So I have been practicing on TCG Live.
I finished reading the Silo series a few weeks ago after watching the show and I love it so much! I try to get everyone to read it but so far Justin talking about on the podcast is the closest I've gotten to nerding out about it with someone. Everyone read them, they're so fun! :]
A roguelite that you all may be interested in is coming out of early access this week! It's called World of Horror, it's a very unique art style/premise based around Japan and is inspired by Lovecraft. Check it out!
Glad the Resties will be talking about Japanese Rural Life Adventure, as it's become one of my favorite games of the year. In a well-trod genre alongside stone-cold classics like Stardew Valley, JRLA does something special: It gets fine-grained and SPECIFIC. You're not building your ideal farm, you're building THIS farm, in THIS place, and you're doing it bit by specific bit. You're laying your koi pond one stone at a time, and then waiting for the fireflies to appear around it in July. You're learning how to make an offering at the Shinto shrine and ring the New Years bell at the Buddhist temple. I won't claim to keep everything straight, but the amount of dishes, holidays, and traditions from Japanese life that I've learned from this game is incredible. And all at a leisurely pace. In fact, often you only figure something out when the time is passed, and you'll have to wait another year to put your knowledge to use! I think the game is really special and, as a game developer, I find it very inspiring.
You guys also teased another cozy game on Apple Arcade awhile back: Hello Kitty Island Adventure. I also hope you'll give it a few minutes of time in the ep, too.
Ron is amazing. The man is a force of nature. More Ron please!
Interested to see if anyone on the besties has had Witchfire on their radar. It is a Destiny/darksouls/roguelite FPS with very satisfying combat.
Hey Besties, have you guys ever thought of doing a retro series? I would love for you guys to play old games like my favorite Tron 2.0 or rollercoaster tycoon and review them as if they were made today.
On the topic of how to best hold a Switch, as someone with pretty bad wrist tendonitis I highly recommend getting a gooseneck tablet holder. It lets you play in “handheld” mode using the pro controller if you don’t want to or can’t hook it up to a tv.
Also for pc gaming and general computer use, I really recommend trying out a vertical mouse! It takes a bit getting used to but it’s saved me from a lot of pain. :)
All the talk about kind of old school stealth games made me really want to play Shadow of Mordor again. Turns out it's still good after almost ten years!