Plus, Griffin's Game Boy Advance recommendations
Y'alls discussion of Chants of Sennaar reminds me a lot of Heaven's Vault which was my favorite game of 2019. Have you all covered it or played it before? It combines my literal two favorite things; archaeology and linguistics. It handles the story in such a cool way; depending on how accurate your conclusions are about the language and history explored in the game, you can successfully or unsuccessfully solve the mystery of a long-gone civilization. It mirrors a lot of the pitfalls of earlier historiography (the history of researching history) where bold claims simple aren't substantiated by facts. You *can* make guesses in the game about the alien language and the archaeology you come across, and you can be very wrong about those guesses. I am really looking forward to Chants because it seems very similar.
Basic but Stardew is my favorite game to go back to whenever I need a feelgood chill time.
This doesn't have much to do with this week's episode, but after last week's I took up Griffin's recommendation and watched through New World. I've still got the last episode to go, but gosh what a charming show. The cast members are a great mix of personalities, the challenges are constantly changing so it never feels stale, and the editing is a great mixture of cheesiness and hilarity. Definitely worth a watch. Thanks for the recommendation!
Please give Bomb Rush Cyberfunk a shot. Its a successor to Jet Set Radio and I would love at least a mention for it.
Weird vibes in this one y'all !
Are there any games that pair well with a companion piece?
Psychonauts 2 is already an amazing game but PsychOdyssey feels like an essential companion to the game. I would also say Indie Game the Movie really improves Fez overall.
I tend to find that things like production art don't do anything for me, so I'm curious if there are other games that have elements outside of the game that significantly improve/effect the game overall.
This is my fave Switch grip. Super comfy, fits in the dock and you keep the rumble 😍
Speaking of indie games. Has anyone looked at Void Stranger? Really amazing puzzle game that I think will become a huge hit in the next few months.
Has anyone tried the demo for "Slay the Princess" on Steam? Full game release is Oct. 20th but the game is looking really good (make sure to check the dev website for content warnings as there are VERY many). Voice acting is partially done by Johnathan Sims of Magnus Archives fame and the game is very unsettling and perfect for spooky season. Really cannot wait for the full launch.
On the topic of handheld Switch grips, my hands would fall asleep in a lot of positions because of how wide the Switch is. What ended up working for me was the Fixture S1, which clips on to a pro controller (you get to keep 3D rumble!) and holds the Switch above it. I loved it so much that I held off on upgrading to the SWOLED because it wouldn't fit until they released the S2.
It does look goofy as hell, though.
Another episode for Cyberpunk and no talk of CyberFUNK!! This indie should not be missed this year, hope you guys get to check it out it soon! It's a low-poly skate and graffiti game with an amazing OST and plenty of gorgeous art from up-and-coming artists. It also runs like a dream on Steam Deck and is very easy to do in bitesize chunks (if you can pull yourself away). Please check Bomb Rush Cyberfunk out before year's end, especially if you liked Hi-Fi Rush!
Gba castlevania love is always appreciate
Hey gang! listening to this on the train playing a phone game i think some of y'all might like. Peglin; its basically a cross between slay the spire and peggle
Does Return of the Obrah Dinn prove that braindance technology existed in the Romantic era?
On the theme of indies, Talos Principle 2 is coming up in November! I’ve given the demo a whirl and it seems like it might top the original; did you guys ever play it, what did you think? And would you want to check out the sequel?
Another week that Slay The Spire is brought up, another week I will highly recommend Across the Obelisk on Steam. It can be slightly overwhelming if you arent used to the genre, with all the buffs/debuffs/status effects, but it has a super handy encyclopedia for all its terms. It also takes away some of the information overload if you play with friends, so you only have to focus on one character. As unfeasible as it seems, I'd love to see all 4 of you in a run