Rand(Nerds); Episode 130

Welcome to Episode 130, our first podcast of 2020, and to celebrate the new decade, we’re doing a special episode for the occasion.

TheSuffolkRam and Skazz have been picking their games of the decade 2010-2019. The rules being they must new games or series released between those years. They are allowed one cheat game that breaks those rules.

For our first games, Skazz kick off with Destiny the multiplayer shooter from Bungee, the markers of Halo and Marathon, saving the universe from Aliens. meanwhile, TheSuffolkRam has been experiencing bleak Russian Sci-fi with his first choice, the Metro series.

Moving onto our next choice Skazz has gone for a blast from the past with a game he discussed on our very first Podcast, Hyperdimension Neptunia. Ram follow suit by discussing Dishonored.

Midway through our lists Skazz relive his Armored Core fantasy with the 2019 release Daemon ex machina. Ram similarly picks a game series that finished last year with Telltales The Walking Dead adventure game series.

We then move onto our penultimate choices, Skazz picking the Souls series of games and talks about the difficulty, Ram picks out the philosophic game SOMA and discuss the idea of brain downloading.

And finally, our last choice of game Skazz is split between Steins;gate, Senran Kagura, but finally settles on Asura’s Wrath. Ram finishes off with explaining his love of the Far Cry series.

Notes:

Skazz’s choices: Destiny, Hyperdimension Neptunia, Daemon Ex Machina, Souls games, Steins;gate, Senran Kagura, Asura’s Wrath

TheSuffolkRam choices: Metro, Dishonored, Telltales: The Walking Dead, SOMA, Far cry

Thanks for Listening, Come watch our next Livestream on the 19th January 2020 at 21:30 GMT on our YouTube channel  and Twitch

Cheers

TheSuffolkRam and Skazz

Rand(Nerds); Episode 126

Welcome to Episode 126

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

Notes:

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.

Low budget but excellent design with I Am Mother

In case you through lift were terrifying enough, have a look at a machine room-less lift

Thanks for Listening, Come join us on our next podcast live stream on the 23rd November 2019 at 21:30 GMT on our YouTube channel or our Twitch Channel

Cheers

TheSuffolkRam and Skazz