Our appearance on CJ’s show was centred almost exclusively around Pokémon - which is also a topic we covered recently on the show, in an episode with The B.
And before we got onto the episode proper, we asked CJ to describe his show to you all:
The premise is that I’ve been sucked into a virtual world and that I’m aboard a pirate ship called The Casually Meta. And the sea captain, Captain Seven-Sea Savy, uses an inter-dimensional transporter to pop me into different video game worlds and has me take people hostage and bring them aboard to interview them for arbitrary information which hold no actual relevance to the ship itself, but is just about video games.
CJ also points out that the captain in his show is an homage to Anne Bonny, a real pirate who struck fear into the Caribbean; and not just because she was a fearless female pirate. And, of source, talk of pirates lead to talking like a pirate, which reminded Jay of this golden oldie from Loading Ready Run:
Also, this happened:
So what you’re saying is that Blackbeard was a pro-wrestler
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.
CJ’s Recent Games
ARK: Survival Evolved
Although the sheer amount of time required to raise the Gigas is currently holding CJ back from playing it - which reminds us of how much real-world time is required in order to get your character trained up for EVE Online.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
And CJ has been staying away from that game too, because of the entire Blizzard/Activision
and several other companies
Call of Duty: Warzone
But there are too many hackers involved in that game
plus the Blizzard/Activision stuff
Squidge’s Recent Games
Kingdom Hearts 2
I booted it up, and that’s where my problems started
And this sparked a conversation about the recent
at the time of recording
news that the first two Kingdom Hearts games are coming to the Nintendo Switch as cloud based games. As in, “you need to be connected to the server where the game is running in order to play the game” based.
… which is bonkers. Especially for a console which is meant to be mobile, with games played on the move.
It was also CLEARLY only OKd because Nintendo wanted to put Sora - the hero from Kingdom Hearts - into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Which was the very last chance we had for a Surprise Waluigi, and we were screwed out it completely.
What they should have done is that they should have said - for that final character reveal - "Hey, it’s Rick Astley!" That’s what they should have done.
Jay’s Recent Games
Which is a wonderful mishmash of the best of Halo, Unreal Tournament, and Portal. If that previous sentence is lighting up the gaming pleasure centre of your brain, tell them that Jay of the Waffling Taylors sent you.
Final Fantasy VII (2020)
Jay had finally gotten around to playing the FF VII remake. He has made it to the plate fall
wasn’t that a song by Adele?
rescuing Wedge, and rebuilding Sector VII. But had to take a bit of a break from the feels.
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?
Wasting almost no time, CJ hit us with his choices almost before Jay had finished explaining the rules. Those choices were:
For folks who want to know, we’ve yeeted ourselves through the portal too, and our choices were:
Streets of Rage 2
Shadow Man Remastered
Resident Evil Gaiden
Get Control of Yourself
This is a segment that we like to do every so often, which is based on a tweet from SinceSpacies - who is an absolutely amazing person, by the way. Seriously, go follow him on Twitter
Due to the recent changes at Twitter, we are unable to embed tweets at this time. We apologise for the inconvenience.
The idea here is that we want to know which is the best and which is the worst controller of all time.
CJ’s Best Controller
Similarly to when we asked Maz this question back in episode 121