Drunktactular 2017 is here and any topic is fair game, including: Star Trek! Madden! Sexy Spaniards! ASMR! Sega Activator! Getting it on with Kirby! Literacy rates! The Irish! Getting it on with Kate Beckinsale, but actually it’s Kirby! And Star Trek!
Put your blippers on: It’s time for our spotlight on the year’s best video game music, with selections from Super Mario Odyssey, Persona 5, Night in the Woods, Yakuza 0, Prey, Nier: Automata, Steamworld Dig 2, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, and more!
This week, it’s an all-Yakuza special episode, featuring Yakuza 3, Yakuza 0, The Flame and the Flood and the Yakuza, and Nintendo’s new mobile hit, Animal Crossing: Yakuza Camp.
After fulfilling our obligation to play games for charity, we’re back to playing games simply because we don’t know any better. Randy suffers through the new South Park and Agents of Mayhem while D.J. is Kazuma Kiryu’s vicarious drinking buddy in Yakuza 3.
We wrapped up Extra Life by getting murdered in the hot new PLAYERUNKNOWN’SBATTLEGROUNDSlike, Fortnite Battle Royale. Also, we learned how bows work in Torchlight, found (and were promptly banned from) our niche in Splatoon 2, and sneakily snuck through Horizon: Zero Dawn.
We survived Extra Life, phase 1 — now hear about everything we played! Splatoon 2, Night in the Woods, Super Mario Odyssey, Metroid II, and of course, Raft. Also, a brief stint with Superhot on PlayStation VR.
Super Mario Odyssey is here and the gang shares stories about the long journey to New Donk City. Also, Paul plays his millionth hour of Horizon: Zero Dawn, D.J. joins an after-school poetry club, and Randy would have preferred a sombrero.
Randy and D.J. learn their way around a funeral home in A Mortician’s Tale. D.J. gets disoriented in Fragments of Euclid, then his office supply empire gets out of hand in Universal Paperclips. Paul is thoroughly overwhelmed in Horizon: Zero Dawn.
Randy plays his new favorite Uncharted game, besides that other one. Paul gets lost in the mysterious Super Nintendo dark web. D.J. attempts to drive a vehicle and gets caught in a land war. Meanwhile, golf continues.
WHAT YEAR IS IT?? We take a deep dive into Star Fox and the recently unearthed Star Fox 2 and see if SuperFX games can hold their own in 2017. Also, more golf and more stories, and Paul finds himself back on the farm.
The fabled SNES Classic is here — find out which rad 90s games you should put on your Christmas list. Also: Randy enjoys the golf and story in Golf Story, we hate that we’re still playing Metroid, and Microsoft Xbox: What is it, and has anyone seen one?
Randy definitely still likes Metroid: Samus Returns but still takes a detour into Steamworld Dig 2. After an evening at the opera, D.J. gets parenting advice from an unexpected source. Paul plays that racing game he’s always playing, apparently.
Paul and D.J. try to make sense of Project Octopath Traveler. Randy ponders the murky ethical questions raised by Metroid: Samus Returns. Someone finishes a Persona game. Also, cars.
Fresh out of Mario + Rabbids boot camp, Randy explains the origin of those disgusting minion-alikes. D.J. is anxious about the hostess bars in Yakuza Kiwami and lets off steam by beating up everyone in Tokyo. Also, Final Fantasy daddy.
After a brief stint with the Destiny 2 beta, D.J. rocket slides all over the place in Vanquish and returns to his old face-stomping grounds in Yakuza Kiwami. Meanwhile, Paul plays Crawl while completely sober.
We wrap up the Backlog Attack with Wolfenstein: The Old Blood and The Stanley Parable. Plus, games that deserve a second chance, even if they include rabbids.
We’re chakkin’ out the Monster Hunter Stories demo. It’s as long as a lao-shan lung, as Grandpa Randy always says. We’re also chakkin’ on Titanfall 2 and Gunpoint, and following our Splatoon 2 teammates around to make sure they don’t get… chakked?
The gang climbs aboard the space station Tacoma in search of spooky ghosts. D.J. struggles to understand the finer points of Bayonetta. Randy puts his curmudgeon powers to use in Gunpoint. Paul operates a computer.
In the aftermath of the first Splatoon 2 Splatfest, we discuss condiment and dessert preferences. D.J. checks in to see if the Professor Layton series survived its transition to mobile, and the Backlog Attack begins with spooky Soma and creepy Cave Story.
We venture into Nintendo’s brave new vision of online multiplayer in Splatoon 2 — now with voice chat, sometimes! Also, the summer Backlog Attack begins!