and a lot of amazing things have happened in his life since he was last on - including having a new little one, and her taking her first steps ON THE DAY THAT THE EPISODE WAS RECORDED! How cool is that?
Nothing in the episode will compare to that news, and it will be all downhill from that moment. So strap yourselves in, folks.
And even though G had not been on the show for a long time, he fell right back into the format without any issues
The memories may fade, but the pain remains
Less than 10 minutes into the episode, the boys started to have an existential crisis:
Surely the best way to know whether you are a Sim or not would be to look up. If you see the green crystal, then perhaps you are Sim… perhaps
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 game 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.
And this episode was no different.
G’s Recent Games
surprising no one
God of War (2018)
Sky: Children of the Light
Squidge’s Recent Games
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
Jay’s Recent Games
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
And this game reminded Jay of something that Maz said about SoR4… something which applies equally to this game:
That game has no right being that good
Jay called this "Vampire Hunters"
The Cat Game
Of course the hot topic of the month came up: The Cat Game
and the boys had a lot to say about it: from the fact that G has been playing it with his eldest, to the fact that Jay remembered being interested in it because the first ads for it played up the Kowloon Walled City based design of the game world. And when talking about mutual friend Sakura, and how she should definitely play this game
seeing as she is a rather big fan of the feline species
G had this to day:
I don’t understand why we don’t just get responses to our every message with, "Can’t talk; being a cat"
And we can all agree that it is a fantastic game, even though some people think that there’s less to it then most other games:
People are saying that it’s like a two hour walking simulator, but what more do you need? You can sort of amble about, trip robots over by getting under their feet. What more do you need?
But the craziest thing about this game is that it’s not just a game for people. Jay talks about how he had seen pictures, posts, and tweets about people playing the game whilst their pets (both cats and dogs) would sit and watch the game play out on the screen.
Here’s just one example of household pets watching and trying to interact with Stray:
Although some have said that Stay is a rather simplistic game
and they would be rather wrong, as they should dig a little deeper into the story
you might also say that it has near universal appeal.
Talk of G’s description of Stray being a “find-em-up” (a perfect description of Stray, by the way) reminded Squidge of his first time playing Resident Evil VII:
You go through the prologue and you approach the part Baker house… and you find your wife’s bag on the floor. And if you look inside it, you can find an ID card or Driver’s Licence. I hovered over it, and it said, "Mia", and I went "ah ha!" Then it said, "Achievement unlocked: ah ha!" I nearly fell out of my seat.
And the discussion on Stray and Resident Evil VII brings about a conversation on the deep levels of content that creators provide within their endeavours:
It’s like reading an appendix in a book… discovering those things is what brings me back to the game, to explore it more fully.