We’d like to thank the amazing yurricanes for working with us to create the featured image for this episode. I think you’ll agree that it’s an amazing piece of art, and you should definitely check out their work
And in traditional style, Squidge welcomed Chief back with open arms:
It is nice that you’ve brought your cannon round. I don’t know how you got it through the front door.
The Recent Games segment will not be new to listeners, but in case you’re new to the show here’s how it goes: we go round the table and discuss one or more games that we’ve been playing recently, and whether we think it’s worth the listeners checking it out. We continue to do this until we’ve run out of games to discuss.
I love to hear what everyone’s been playing, and whether they would recommend it.
Because it had been over a year since Chief’s last appearance, we didn’t want to know about every game that he’d played recently. Listing them all would take a long time, so we asked him to discuss three or four of the games that he had played most recently.
But before we got to that, we asked Chief whether he’d like to go do the Thunder Plains - without telling him what that meant
This sounds like a pyramid scheme."Just sign your name here, but we wont tell you what you’re gonna get"
To be fair, he might not be wrong. You’ll find out later in the episode…
It’s also worth noting that we record these episodes a little in advance
which you’re probably aware of anyway
In fact, here’s proof of when we recorded this episode:
Chief’s Recent Games
Final Fantasy VII (2020)
This was released just as the world started to change, and Chief wasn’t able to talk with us about this release.
Fear not, dear listener/reader. We’ve discussed this title at length on the show already. Here are each of the episodes where Squidge and Lulu have talked about the FFVII remake, in the order that we’d recommend listening to them:
but for copyright reasons, it is completely different
Imagine that you are in Final Fantasy X, and the Thunder Plains is a place that you get banished to. And what we’re going to do is we’re going to open a portal to the Thunder Plains and, very nicely and politely, boot you through it. You will get help, maybe it will be tomorrow, maybe it will be in a week, maybe it will be in an hour.
To stop you from getting bored, we’ve said that we’ll keep the portal open and we’ll throw through up to three video games and everything you need to play them - including an Internet connection. The only rules are that you can’t ask for help, because help is on the way, and you can’t tell anyone that you’re in the Thunder Plains.
So our question is: were we to do throw, boot, or yeet you through the portal, which games are we throwing through with you?
This time around, both Jay and Squidge all took part in the Thunder Plain Games
as they’ve never officially done this on the show
Streets of Rage
either the first, second, or fourth entry
Resident Evil Gaiden
The Witcher 3
Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic
Final Fantasy XV
I’m gonna take Final Fantasy XV through the Thunder Plain, to remind me how $h!* games can be, so that I can appreciate the other two more.
Subnautica and Reviewing Games
Chief wanted to tell us about the story of the person who reviewed Subnautica on Steam:
He says that he hates Subnautica so much that he says, "Take the disc out. Crap on the disc. Then let the smell filter through, and then throw up on the disc." and that’s how much he hates Subnautica.
Which… well. Wow. That’s a review and a half.
And on the back of that, Jay started a conversation about it being fine for companies to release a product that you don’t like.
If you don’t like it, then don’t buy it. It’s as simple as that folks.
Continuing on from our most recent episode with Andrew Dickinson