We’ve arrived in 2019 to tell you about our favorite Yakuza and non-Yakuza games from 2018.
Eight quick songs for your listening enjoyment.
Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: To explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no one has gone before.
We take a look back at 2018 in game music and everything was Ben Prunty or Yakuza.
We dive into Life Is Strange 2 and find out just how strange life… is? On an even stranger note, we’re thoroughly confused by The Haunted Island: A Frog Detective Game. Also, D.J. makes some questionable modifications to his Switch.
D.J. takes a day trip to the most fantastical of video game realms: Watch Dogs 2‘s San Francisco. Randy grapples with his perfectionist urges in Spyro the Dragon. Also, Cthulhu and the Third Reich: A classic combination?
Paul causes all kinds of gruesome dismemberment in Mortal Kombat XL and Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise. D.J. experiences the five stages of grief during the latest Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival. And, finally, Randy plays Spyro.
Extra Life is a wrap! Laser League reveals Randy’s true calling as an eSports pro, Paul flirts with a side career in voice acting thanks to Doki Doki Literature Club, and D.J. attempts to make sense of 14 hours of Kingdom Hearts.
We’re taking a quick break from our 24 hours of Extra Life to tell you about some of the games we played, like Tetris Effect, We Happy Few, Business Clicker, Castlevania II, and… Guilty Summer Kiss 2: Bloody Secret? OK, sure.
Even with Extra Life right around the corner, we find ourselves distracted and wondering what it’s like to play the Cowboy Game. Also, the thrilling deaths of Spider-Man and his lady friends, returning to New Donk City, and — why not? — Dragalia Lost.
We’re getting spooOOooOoky this week with Slayaway Camp, Detention, and… Soulcalibur VI? Also, Konami rises from the dead.
We wrap up both Spider-Man and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, then bust ghosts like it’s 2001 in the Luigi’s Mansion remake. Also, getting raidy in Dragalia Lost, and self-dismemberment for fun and donuts in The Missing.
Randy does some minor time traveling in The Gardens Between. D.J. survives the latest Monster Hunter World festival, only to find himself surrounded by dragons in Dragalia Lost. Paul sets everyone straight on what is a sword and what is an axe.
Randy advances his chicken liberation agenda by implanting one with deadly explosives in Bomb Chicken, then spends some time in the slightly less volatile world of Hob. D.J. re-enters the Stage of History in Soulcalibur VI. Also, Fortnite for adults.
Paul’s thrilling 14859024-part Yakuza segment comes to a close as he wraps up Yakuza Kiwami 2. Also, Forza Horizon 4 vs. The Crew vs. a pleasant Hawaiian vacation, and a nearly endless buffet of exploding heads in Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise.
We’re continuing to murder people indiscriminately as Spider-Man but occasionally tagging in Lara Croft to show us how it’s really done. Also, full-contact lawyering in the Yakuza studio’s upcoming Judge Eyes.
We’ve got Spider-Man fever, although we can’t seem to remember all the words to his theme song. Also, a return to World War II via the Battlefield V beta, and follow-up thoughts on Pokémon Go and Dragon Quest XI.
After a Pokemon-infested detour around Seattle, we’re back to our old tricks: Gushing about the latest Yakuza game and arguing about donut semantics. Also: A tiny bit of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate.
We’re putting a wrap on this year’s Summer Backlog Attack with the offensively relaxing Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, the extremely old Elder Scrolls: Arena, and the original Dragon Quest alla giapponese.
Randy continues his trip deep down the Holedown hole. Paul remembers what it’s like to Uncharted. D.J. is completely baffled by Street Fighter 1. Also, Life Is Strange hot takes.