021:  Roguelike and Roguelike Hybrid Games

Listen now (38min) | Our heroes successfully escape the asteroid field but find themselves on the precipice of a new challenge… the Roguelike-Like star system! Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • 02:32 Rogue
  • 04:57 King’s Quest
  • 10:50 Hades
  • 12:07 Binding of Isaac
  • 14:04 Faster Than Light
  • 19:36 Crypt of the Necrodancer
  • 19:48 Tomb of Horrors
  • 20:19 BIT.TRIP RUNNER
  • 22:41 Cadence of Hyrule
  • 24:29 Cuphead
  • 27:53 Mass Effect
  • 29:29 Moonlighter

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017: N7 – The Holy Day of Mass Effect

Listen now (43 min) | Upon entering the castle our heroes are instantly transported to a universe of advanced technologies, odd alien species, and sentient artificial beings. Could this be home to the most usable game? Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • 0:50 Mass Effect
  • 7:54 Until Dawn
  • 10:27 Call of Cthulhu
  • 13:20 Final Fantasy
  • 16:50 Starfinder
  • 20:42 The Witcher
  • 31:40 Mass Effect 4
  • 33:27 Pokemon
  • 34:19 Mass Effect 5e
  • 36:23 Legend of Zelda

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009: Grinding the Rewards

Listen now (35 min) | Leaving the stream behind, our heroes make a discovery about experience grinding and reward mechanics, which will help them on their quest to find the most usable game. Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • 2:02 World of Warcraft
  • 2:59 Dark Souls
  • 5:16 Mass Effect
  • 7:12 Bloodborne
  • 8:27 Cuphead
  • 15:26 Hellblade
  • 19:59 Monster Hunter
  • 26:51 Spider-Man
  • 34:16 Sea of Thieves

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008: Gaymer Pride

Listen now (26 min) | After helping the roaming NPC, our heroes take a moment to sit by a stream, appreciate a beautiful rainbow, and discuss the role of diversity in video games. Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • 2:35 Last of Us
  • 4:48 Mass Effect
  • 5:31 Last of Us 2
  • 7:24 Mass Effect: Legendary Edition
  • 9:21 Tell Me Why
  • 13:21 Sims
  • 14:39 Gone Home
  • 17:15 Cyberpunk 2077
  • 20:27 Fortnite
  • 22:21 Six Days in Fallujah
  • 25:14 Secret of Mana

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004: Narrative, the World and Everything

Listen now (31 min) | After completing their side quest, our heroes make camp in a nearby forest to discuss the interplay of narrative between characters, player alignment, and worlds. Read the transcript.

Games discussed on this episode:

  • Life is Strange series
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Mass Effect
  • Man of Medan
  • Cyberpunk
  • Guild Wars
  • Wolf Among Us
  • Medium
  • Fury of Dracula

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