Podquisition 213: A No Deal Christmas

It’s almost Christmas time, so enjoy that. We also talk about Gris, Below, Pokemon battlin’ and other stuff.

Special thanks to “Ned Reid” for letting us use his wonderful 8 Bit cover of “Messing With The Best”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe1M5lNe1wE

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The Hex – Simply Hexcellent (Jimpressions)

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Following Pony Island must be an intimidating prospect, but Daniel Mullins Games has managed to craft an amazing game in The Hex, a game I very nearly missed!

Combining multiple genres and examining the relationship between game and audience, The Hex is a poignant, witty, cleverly written adventure spanning six protagonists and six very different – but smartly cohesive – stories.

The Cowardly Crimes Of Dastardly Denuvo (The Jimquisition)

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The problem with piracy is the measures employed to combat it showcase utter contempt for the paying customers.

This is something Ubisoft once directly acknowledged, before tanking the performance of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey with a double layer of DRM.

Denuvo, meanwhile, is embraced by the game industry despite a laundry list of problems and failures. Let’s look at why Denuvo is rubbish.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate – Smashmouth (Jimpressions)

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It is Smash Bros. Ultimate and everyone is here! Here is what I think about it, even though you already know what YOU think about it and you’re just looking to have your thoughts confirmed.

What do you want from me? It’s Smash Bros. I like Simon and Richter Belmont best. Inkling is fun. Isabelle is quirky. Ridley is tough. K. Rool is K. Rool.

It’s all good, friends! Except when it hates you.

Just Cause 4 – The Sandbox Is Full (Jimpressions)

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Just Cause 4 is another Just Cause game, and that’s okay if you like that sort of thing. I theoretically should like that sort of thing, but the game repeats itself and lacks escalation.

Plus, it’s time for the industry to admit that maybe the open world genre is overly crowded and that if you’re not going to give a game an obscene budget, a smaller scale might work better.