Plus, Super Mario Bros. Wonder is a modern masterpiece
I'm in the camp of people who loved Death Stranding and are looking forward to the sequel. The desolate world and lonely atmosphere of the game combined with the strange sense of community from seeing all the other Porters' buildings and messages was a delightful juxtaposition. The credits of the game even have a section that lists the names of all of the other players who you helped and who helped you.
As a Canadian, I resented the implication stated that we also mangle the pronunciation of Mario
Definitely off topic, but have any of you played Shadow of Doubt yet? It's a procedurally generated detective mystery with an insane amount of detail and the sort of emergent stories you might see in an immersive sim or something like that. I have a feeling that some of you would have a super fun time with it
Also play Dwarf Fortress you cowards
Re: SMB Wonder
I'm in the "Best 2D Mario since SMW" camp. I didn't think it would grasp me like it has; the other modern 2D Mario games have not. They really go zero to singing piranha plants and it never loses the pace.
In my experience some levels are really not fun for multiple players. My wife and I were getting frustrated so we just started separate saves. I do love the online integration though.
Re: Sea of Stars
I just finished it (the good ending) last week. My sentiments match Griffin's. I loved the combat and never got tired of it, the story is pretty boilerplate but I personally prefer that for JRPG's, and I 100% want a full game just for Wheels.
Yall need to do a top 5 best or worse halloween candies for tuesday
Question about/around next weeks game, Alan Wake II!
I have been so excited to play it, but I am seeing a lot of chatter online regarding the fact that it is not planned to have a physical release. Comments on press posts are often “no physical release, no purchase.”
While I for sure understand people’s preference for having a physical copy to preserve the game, this has never bothered me, as I’m more likely to lose a physical game more than anything else. I think my confusion over people’s refusal to play at all is that I don’t think this would be an issue if this was a PC only game. Do games that come out on Steam usually have a physical release?
I’d really love to know your thoughts in general or if something like this really is a dealbreaker for you!
Y'all were a bit dismissive of Marathon 😏
Its atmosphere is really unnerving, and the email-based storytelling about A.I.s is clever. I played it in recent years and... got stuck – it's an old, hard game. But I still think about it often.
Has Griffin watched "The Devil's Plan" on Netflix yet? I watched the whole thing, loved it, and then realized it was "New World" Griffin had recommended (which I'm watching now). Excellent puzzle-based competition with a metapuzzle that ties through the whole season. Appreciate the K-Reality recommendations - also loved Siren and Physical: 100!
There does exist a mod for Odyssey that enables (server-based) online multiplayer. It looks pretty sick
I still dunno how Russ can mispronounce a common name people have. Like I get mispronouncing made-up names with apostrophes in sci-fi/fantasy media, but like did you never meet an Italian man? Heck, the first place I heard of a Mario was the raceway driver from the 80s. In conclusion, go talk to some Italians until you fix it.
I just found a game called "This Bed We Made" which is mystery game that steam calls similar to Return of the Obra Dinn and Life is Strange. Really seems like it would be something y'all would like, especially Justin! :)
Really love the Wonder reviews! I get a lot out of multiplayer with young kids discussion because I run a video game club and am always looking for recs. Most of the kids I work with are older (12-15) and only want to play Arms, so if anybody knows any simple, loud, multiplayer games that can be played in a library, I'm all ears!
Thanks for suggesting the Silo series on a previous podcast. I flew threw the first book.
If anyone is looking for a good sci-fi mystery page turner, would recommend picking this one up!
For games that challenge the idea of fun, I’d submit “Papers! Please”. Love it, but it is basically just gamifying a tedious job.
Has griffin given the dragon quest tactical game a try and is it worth my idle time?
Hey Besties, I'm somebody who often has trouble getting into single player games unless the story really caries a lot of the weight. Some of my favorite games have been the Last of Us series but I've struggled to find anything that's gone beyond that high watermark. What are some of your favorite stories in games, old or new?