Apr 27, 2022
Tim’s been reading Alexis Kennedy, which springboards this week’s titular discussion. Many games are enjoyable at the time of playing - which games are we glad to have played once we’ve put them down? And why?
Apr 20, 2022
We wanted to wait until we finished Norco before we talked about it, but it made such an impression that we have to talk about it here. But the bulk of the episode concerns the recent title Weird West, the extent to which it did and didn’t live up to our (admittedly unrealistic) expectations, and what its...
Apr 11, 2022
Inspired by Tim’s adventures in Microsoft Flight Simulator, we talk about gameplay mechanisms which make simulations compelling: the dramatic loop of player agency, planning, mission choice, the minutiae of the mechanical gameplay, and the way these elements cohere. We juxtapose this with games like far Cry 5 - whose...
Apr 4, 2022
After multiple delays - most notably due to the Colorado fires which burned down half of Tim's town - we return to talk video games again.
This season's format will be less focussed on specific aspects of gaming and be more general. We found that playing several iterations of the same kind of game takes something vital...