We take a break from playing Zelda and actually from playing video games at all to talk about real video games that don’t exist, plus a secret video game that does! Also Zelda.
Randy nearly doesn’t reach the 30-hour milestone in Persona 5. D.J. takes baby steps towards spoiling Nier: Automata. And we bid a gruesome farewell to BoxBoy or whatever his name is.
Friendship ended with ZELDA — now PERSONA is my best friend.
We take a break (mostly) from Zelda to tread very carefully around Nier: Automata spoilers, slither through Snake Pass, and tumble in a typical horse-like fashion across the world in Everything.
Entering our 100th hour of Zelda discussion, we talk how to make open worlds interesting, how to identify a suspicious leaf, and how not to get banned from international flights. Also, what’s new in Splatoon 2 and whether that even matters.
Randy and Paul tackle the burning questions of our time: Why does the Internet hate a video game they haven’t played yet? What is the best video game ever, and why is it The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? The answers might surprise you! Zeldaaaaaa
Randy voyages to the far-off land of Boston, Pennsylvania (?), to attend PAX East, play video games, eat cookies, and silently judge cosplayers. Erik Kubik (from The Gamer’s Lounge) and Zenprime (from The Internet) join in on the fun.
Hey it’s the episode where we talk about the Switch and Zelda.
D.J. finds some misallocated Nintendo hardware. Randy politely declines offers for help in the wilderness. Paul’s mistakes come back to haunt him 300 hours later.
Randy pulls rank to get his hands on that new Zelda game (give or take 13 years). Paul and D.J. continue chasing orbs in Fire Emblem Heroes, although they wonder why everyone’s clothes keep falling off. Also, swords: Are they guns?
Randy meets new friends in Watch Dogs 2 and finds ways to non-lethally kill them. D.J. knows a lot of things about Nier, since he’s been playing it. And, finally, the big ball saga concludes.
Climb aboard one of the most exclusive railways as Conductor Courtney takes us a journey to Resident Evil 7…ville? Also we offer our wallets to Fire Emblem Heroes, and Paul admires the hexes in The Castles of Burgundy.
Paul takes a break from his gaming break to play a little of the Diablos. Randy attempts to overcome his Dragon Quest fatigue with more Dragon Quest. D.J. wonders why there are suddenly so many weirdos in Final Fantasy prison.
Paul takes a break from all the gammin to build cities on an island full of sheep. Randy continues to pursue his murderous agenda on the mean streets of San Francisco. And D.J. is strong-armed into playing that game he’s always playing.
We’re gaming like it’s 2012 (or is that 1996?) by venturing into Diablo III‘s Diablo I tribute dungeon. We’re also gaming like it’s 2014 (Monument Valley), 2015 (The Witcher III), and March 3, 2017* (Nintendo Switch).
*except in certain European countries
Join us as we answer 2017’s most burning questions: What is it like owning a dragon-cat-dog-bird-thing? How not-terrible is Watch Dogs 2? Is Paul stuck in an Animal Crossing time loop? What’s your social security number? Also, D.J. attends a stage play.
We reflect back on the games of 2016: the ones we loved, the ones we were only mildly enthused about, and the ones that made is stare blankly at our phones while we wandered into traffic.
D.J. and Paul listen to how one classic Final Fantasy song has evolved over the series’ 30-year history.
**SPOILER ALERT** On this special mini episode, Paul is joined by his wife Courtney and they chat about their co-op play through of Batman: The Telltale Series. Spoilers abound!
Good riddance, 2016! We cap off the year with a mailbag full of your questions and a round or two or three or four of our beverages of choice. Who will get eaten this time??