and we waste almost no time in preparing you all for the Recent Games section with our guest Lord Nerdy Cephalopod
so here we go…
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.
Lord Nerdy Cephalopod’s Recent Games
Which is one of the best FPS games of the year in our opinions
even though Squidge hasn’t played it yet
Because who doesn’t like exploring Viking daily life and mythology.
Odin will be proud of us!
Squidge’s Recent Games
Diablo II: Resurrected
Because of course Squidge bought Diablo II again.
Kingdom Hearts 2
Even though Squidge brought this up in the previous episode
Which is the same way that Squidge beat the hell house in the Final Fantasy VII remake: bash it until it dies.
Jay’s Recent Games
Samurai Warriors 5
both of which can be played for 5-10 minutes at a time, or for hours across an afternoon. And they are both hella-fun.
I’m imagining a mod for Splitgate where all the characters are the beans from Fall Guys, running around tea bagging everyone
Talk of Quake III Arena
prompted by our conversation about Splitgate
took us on a minor diversion into Dreamcast territory - which AndrewD will be happy to hear about. And no discussion about Dreamcast would be complete without a discussion on why Seaman never had a karaoke mode:
but there’s only one song… and it has to have Shatner’s hair
After that, we have no idea what we actually talked about… seriously, it got very, very silly.
I swear, this is just for comedy. What have we done?!
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?
Lord Nerdy Cephalopod’s Choices
Why are you like this?! Why won’t you accept my gift?!
God of War
Just mindless violence, nice
Interestingly, it sounded like Lord Nerdy Cephalopod wanted to stay in the Thunder Plains. Everyone else used the games to while away the time until they are rescued, but Lord Nerdy Cephalopod took some of his favourite games with him and would not want to leave anytime soon.
Just the way I like it: nice and boring
The Game Series we Love
Jay wanted to talk about the game series that each of us love so much that we’re happy to buy almost any game from them as soon as they are released
aint no oyalty like brand loyalty
And some of Lord Nerdy Cephalopod’s games series would be:
And we all agree that it almost so badly that there hasn’t been a GOOD Silent Hill game in such a long time
Shin Megami Tensei Persona
And the mention of the Persona series brought about a discussion on how some game series have lost their way a little. We also discussed how you should never buy a console at launch:
We also have a slight tangent to discuss the fact that the Resident Evil canon (after the first few games) are linked through easter eggs and lore - not just the obvious things, too. And the discussion of Resident Evil took us in the direction of both the RE Engine
did you know: the RE in RE Engine stands for "Reach for the moon Engine"?
a) the evil which is resident within us all and our apatite for destruction; b) the evil which is resident in the house (i.e. the zombies, etc.); and c) the evil which is resident within Wesker to have intentionally lead his comrades into danger
Lord Nerdy Cephalopod brings up a valid point:
Resident Evil is one of the longest running, story-based video game series which hits almost all of the games console generations