Video Game Hangover Posts
It’s the JRPG event of the season: Randy gives his much anticipated impressions of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne. (And a few impressions on Rise of the Slime.) Meanwhile, D.J. learns how to get away with murder on the fly in Overboard!
Randy comes to terms with the new age of critters in Biomutant. Meanwhile, D.J. appreciates the little things, like not falling off stairs, in Odallus: The Dark Call. Also, you won’t believe what Bear Grylls is eating this week!
Randy and D.J. return to that co-op espionage life in Operation: Tango. Also, the wrong Resident Evil, and Golf that is merely OK.
Randy visits some spooky neighborhood attractions in Little Nightmares II. Meanwhile, D.J. deals with a Sneaky Sasquatch and reports back from his virtual weekend at Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2021.
Randy gets all up in people’s unfinished business in Speed Dating for Ghosts. Meanwhile, D.J. explores Miitopia in a post-Mii world. Also, eating hexagonal food at a new time of day.
D.J. has an utterly baffling time with SaGa Frontier Remastered. Meanwhile, Randy gets all semiotic in The Pedestrian, then takes a detour to save the time crystals in Elli.
Randy finds himself on the run from a sketchy mayor and vegetarian snails in Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion. Meanwhile, D.J. is on the run from his own poor decisions in NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, the latest video game thing from Yoko Taro.
D.J. gets way into the throwback atmosphere of Blaster Master Zero, but at the same time isn’t quite feeling it. Meanwhile, Randy takes on a big commitment in The Longing, then explains why Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield.
Randy tears himself away from his Animal Crossing island to investigate Cozy Grove, where the animals are ghosts and also bears, somehow. Meanwhile, D.J. wonders whether he ever knew how to play Pac-Man at all after trying Pac-Man 99.
Randy gives contrarianism a try after playing Say No! More. Meanwhile, D.J. returns from the weird world of Anodyne 2 and plays More! Monster Hunter.
Monster Hunter Rise is here and we’re deep into mochi and wirebugs. Also, Randy experiences the bleak future of Outriders, and D.J. makes more raid progress in Final Fantasy XIV.
The unexplained prevalence of cats in Super Mario 3D World drives Randy to all-out cat warfare in Kitty Letter. Meanwhile, D.J. ignores his primal-slaying duties in Valheim to build a quiet forest house. Also, centipedes.
Randy enjoys some party chat (and fermentend fruit beverages) between battles in Haven while D.J. finally escapes from FFXIV raid hell. Also, the last word on Final Fantasy VII Remake. (Seriously, we don’t want to talk about it anymore.)
We live life ten minutes of a Star Trek episode at a time in The Captain Is Dead, then take a whimsical trip to Norway in Embracelet. Also, our thoughts on the latest Nintendo Direct and the questionable titles therein.
Randy gets deep into kaiju and cat costumes in the Super Mario 3D World spin-off, Bowser’s Fury. Meanwhile, D.J. struggles to adjust to the Bravely Default II demo and wonders if everyone would quiet down if he just paid them lots of money.
We played games that answer two of the Metroidvaniaverse’s biggest questions: Y can’t Metroid throw a harpoon (Olija), and y can’t Metroid be Spider-man (Mable and the Wood)? Also, Final Fantasy XIV heads to the moon in Endwalker.
Randy learns to cope with 1000 deaths in Pikmin 3 Deluxe. Meanwhile, D.J. plays Final Fantasy VII Remake and Bravely Default simultaneously and somehow still has time to see what the cast of Persona 5 is doing in Dragalia Lost.