Plus, it's Persona 5 Tactica time!
To the guy that is gaming on a budget: GET. A. LIBRARY CARD. Bigger libraries have been branching out into video games and no one know it. My library got the new Resident Evil 4 and it mostly just sat on the shelf. If your library doesn’t have video games, your library is probably part of a library system that will get it from a neighboring library.
Gotta be persistent:
Has Frush ever been to a ska show?
Plante, it is time for you to break your silence: how do you feel about Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce???
Are you guys going to let your children inherit your Steam account? Will you leave them the password in your will?
Believe it or not, this cold open might have resolved a longstanding family mystery for me?? My great-aunt notoriously referred to local pizza place Mario's Pizzeria as "MARE-io's Pitz-AIR-ia" right up until she died, and while the Mario thing was typical for a New Yorker, the "pizzeria" pronunciation was always mystifying. However, if that really is how they were saying it in Canada back in the '50s, it makes total sense, because she spent the first 10 years of her life in Nova Scotia! So, clearly, this is the most meaningful and important Besties cold open to date.
"Has anyone ever made a murder mystery where it ends up really being ghosts?"
"I don't know, did they ever disprove or prove the existence of the soul on Scooby-Doo?"
Gentlemen, I'd like to direct both your attentions to the 2002 film Scooby-Doo
Hey Besties, I'm currently working on a university paper exploring gender representation and diversity in video games across their entire history. I'd love to hear your thoughts and recommendations on games that have stood out to you for their exceptional (or not-so-great) representation and diversity. Any suggestions on titles that have notably contributed to a positive shift in the industry would be incredibly insightful.
Pizzeria is half diarrhea. (How has no one mentioned that yet?)
When I hear the Besties theme song I feel safe
Gubbins has been pretty cool so far. If anyone wants a similar daily puzzle game check out PUZZMO. they’re currently doing daily puzzles and if you’re the first of 500 to complete it you get a key to access the main game (which is all in the browser)
Signed up just to tell Russ that Musou is pronounced "Moo-so". Sorry and thanks.
Adventure Capitalist has been my go-to idle game for probably a decade now. The prestige system is simple, and you can easily progress without giving it any thought, though paying attention to how much money each of your assets is generating and prioritizing your unlocks/upgrades will definitely speed you up.
It also has multiple "levels" (that can run concurrently after you unlock them) with varying difficulty/progression curves, and a constant rotating series of event levels in case you're tired of being idle while playing your idle game.
Oh, and there's the sequel, Adventure Communist, if you're feeling both-sidesy.
This one is for Russ and Plante, but maybe more Russ? I dunno. I finally picked up the Binding of Isaac for the Wii U (the hot new console taking the world by storm). Anyways, I wasn’t really sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised at how I got sucked into the gameplay. I’m thinking about buying Afterbirth on Switch so that I actually support the developer (my Wii U is homebrewed, gasp!) and I wanted to know if the new version is really that much better. Lastly, to all the besties, thanks for making this podcast! I look forward to listening every week.
Interesting that Justin thought A Haunting of Venice was the better of these recent Poirot films. We tried to watch it just this week and couldn't get more than half way through, it's soooooo sloooooow
Hearing that Tactica takes places during the events of P5 is good, because that means I can wait for it to be like $20 or something. The spin-offs just aren't that important to me. I loved Strikers, but Strikers was a genuine sequel which continued with the characters and built on who they'd become over the course of the first game. Dancing, which was fun, and Q2, which I was never gonna like anyway because I don't like dungeon crawlers, being set during P5 so they have to say that the characters forget the events of the game after it's over means they might as well not happen. Strikers maintained the art style, too, which helped.
Since you guys are talking about clickers: Spaceplan is an older one, but one of my favorites. And it has killer music.