Welcome to Episode 129, our 2019 Christmas Special
Skazz has still been fighting the internet and making our favorite dictator Kim in The Sims 4. Turns out he doesn’t like Donald Trump, and has some surprising stories in his Sim Life.
TheSuffolkRam has been suffering a pretentious developer in Awkward Dimension Redux. A game that feels like the author watched some Unity tutorials, copied them and published them.
We then move onto our Christmas Activities: First starting with ‘letters’ from our ‘listeners/viewers’, plus we look at our Steam libraries and how much of our lives we need to dedicate to finishing them.
Finally, we move onto our Game of the Year, We Look through our games list from the previous year and pick out a few Honorable mentions (Skazz has a weird definition of ‘honorable mention’). We discuss our shortlist and make our final choices.
After youtube worries, we finally make a start with a beer can opening competition.
Skazz kicks us off with a lads road trip in Final Fantasy XV using google Stadia and has been stuck in technical support hell over an annoying save bug. Other then that he been having a grand old time in Top Gear meets Final Fantasy
TheSuffolkRam has been saying an emotional farewell to not just one of his favorite games series, but a character he’s been following for many years in The Walking Dead: The Final Season. When we find the end to Clementine’s story, also some reflection on the dead Telltale Studio.
We also talk about Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales new social media site WT.Social. its aims and the problems it may face.
Final Fantasy meets road trip in Final Fantasy XV, perhaps wait until Square Enix and Google has stopped arguing over has the bug
We kick off with discussing the game we played for Halloween, Outlast, we discuss how a great story can have poor execution and poor environmental storytelling, and how other games do it better. As well as some of the better animation and moments.
TheSuffolkRam starts talking about a game he didn’t end up playing with Bear With Me, an old school style point and click adventure in a Noir style with an interesting premise but some poor writing and design choices.
He then moves onto a more interesting game with Inside, an indie game with both and interesting style and story open to interpretation and some beautiful animation and lighting effects.
He then talks about I Am Monther, a sci-fi film released this year with some fantastic CGI and an old fashioned storyline
Cliche survival horror game Outlast. Plus check out our let’s play here
Very old school style point and click adventure in Bear With Me
An excellent example of environmental storytelling in Inside.
Skazz Kicks off the podcast proper talking about committing bicycle suicide and maiming his polygonal person in Lonely Mountains: Downhill.
TheSuffolkRam has been stacking bales badly and bemoaning the lack of interactions with animals in Farming Simulator 19.
Skazz has also briefly played some of We Happy Few to Ram surprise, we discuss the differences to our play-styles and where the game went wrong.
We also discuss My Little Pony, Rooms of death, lift shafts, the sea, why doors and the most dangerous thing in the world, powering future Rand(Nerd); episodes, our campaign to rename engineers to Tech Priests and Ram’s embarrassing confession.
We kick off discussing TheSuffolkRam new career as a Bass Guitarist and piss off some violinists
TheSuffolkRam kicks us off by discussing toddler simulator Among The Sleep, the beer then kicks in and we end up discussing action films, pubs, placements of washing machines, how to solve Brexit and our global warming survival plan.
Skazz has been playing a game needing a re-release in Brutal Legend saving a band by upgrading headbangers, he then moves onto the disappointing Jump Force a limited three-on-three fighting game.
With very little background knowledge we take the dangerous move to discuss the ongoing censorship of china related criticisms, featuring Blizzard censorship of the winner of a heath stone tournament and Disney deleting Winnie the pooh
We then move onto a film review of El Camino, the Breaking Bad film set directly after the final episode of the series. He also talks about listening to the audiobook Eisenhorm: Xenos by Dan Abnett
We also discuss why Skazz is banned from plugging in electrical devices.
TheSuffolkRam has returned from the muddy fields of his Land Rover show, he talks about how segregation is alive and well in car shows and the new defender and some stupid ‘features’ of his car.
Ram has finally moved on from We Happy Few and moved onto underwater survival sim Subnautica. Previously discussed by Bard many years ago, we discuss turning fish to bottles and drowning people. Also how Ram has no idea how to make a room.
Skazz gives his final thoughts on Daemon X Machina and how flying ruins everything, and what he wants from a mech game, he also talks about Astral Chain.
He then talks about the awful port of Dragonquest to the switch and the quality of the sprites compared to the original
We also discuss Jesus’s nationality and who make the tea on Elvis’s private island, region locking plus how mad divers are.
Love 4×4’s? perhaps like Ram you’ll fall in love with the new Defender
Welcome to Episode 122, Skazz is solo this time as TheSuffolkRam was an idiot and doubled booked an Land Rover event, so this podcast will be a more shorted affair
Skazz talks more in depth about Astral Chain, the game he mentioned last podcast. He then talks about Daemon X Machina an arcade mech similar to the Armored Core series and a game hes been looking forward to for some time.