Podquisition Episode 112: You Disgusting Apes

It’s the first Podquisition of 2017, and that means… there’s not much news to talk about.

Nevertheless, your intrepid crew managed to talk a load of bollocks for an hour, so that’s good!

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Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

So is talk of Bloodborne still fair game then? It wasn’t 2016!!! And I need somebody to make me feel like I’m still in with the modern cool gamers!
*Looks mournfully at unfinished Bloodborne save file*

Oh well, looks like it’s just me and you and a bottle of rum tonight again.

*Sobs quietly*

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

Cue for flood of comments correcting Laura about Ni No Kuni.

By the way, have you noticed that Tales of Symphonia, Ni No Kuni, Xenogear Chronicles and Final Fantasy XV have free-roaming in their combat encounters and party members acting on their own; and yet the 4 games manage to feel different? It’s like they are experimenting different ways to break from the traditional ATB without sacrificing its sense of strategy.

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

When Jim started talking about Twilight Princess and motion controls I was praying to Budha we didn’t have to go the Skyward Sword road once again, but of course, it’s always the cool thing to do to bash Skyward Sword. Can’t wait for Breath of The Wild to come out and *it* becomes the new reviled game while people go “You know, Skyward Sword wasn’t really that bad”.

Graham
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Graham

Reasonably new to the podcast but I felt the first ten or fifteen were pretty rough this episode, possibly due to lack of stuff going on at the moment. Definitely picked up from then though.

Contrary to Jim, I’m actually very excited about the VR stuff, hopefully we get some fleshed out experiences and superhot comes to PSVR.

And in disagreement with Gavin, I fucking hated clockwork mansion, clever as it was. Doing a stealth, non lethal run with bad guys who look both ways and can’t be shut off in the traditional manner is annoying as shit.

Daniel F.
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Daniel F.

I disagree a bit with Jim on Twilight Princess. I played the non-motion version first and I found the wii version annoying. But I see your point and I think Mario Galaxy did it far better (for the main gameplay, I know people hated the mini-games) since the motion control is for the spin attack and collecting the money bits which is quick and simple

Daniel F.
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Daniel F.

A Sting titan? I’m imagining Sting’s scene in Dune when he was in a speedo and stepping out of a steam shower.

diamond
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diamond

Yeah I couldn’t give less of a fuck about VR if I tried, just seems like a huge waste of money to me.

Watch Dogs 2 had some great moments, my favorite bit was when you got to control the Spider Tank.

Games i’m looking forward to this year:

Hitman(physical release is coming soon)

Gravity Rush 2

Resident Evil 7

Mass Effect Andromeda

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3

Spider-Man

Halo Wars 2

Sonic Mania

Dreamfall: Chapters

Days Gone

Last of Us 2

Yakuza 0

Ghost Recon Wildlands

Crackdown 3

Agents of Mayhem

Shenmue 3

Detroit: Become Human

Earth Defence Force 5

Metal Gear Survive

Prey

Project Sonic 2017

Shadow Warrior 2

Space Hulk Deathwing

State of Decay 2

Star Wars Battlefront sequel

Uncharted: the Lost Legacy

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Not that I mind, but if you have nothing to talk about, why did you bother with this week’s cast? Couldn’t you have taken the week off, done some more videos or something? Or try a three-way game instead of just raw audio?
I’d rather watch Jim, Laura and Gav play 20mins of Killing Floor 2 then listen to them talk about how they have nothing to talk about for an hour.

Baron T
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Baron T

I know it was early in the morning, but you made a grave error when talking about the Russian hacks. Whenever you talk hacking, you should really get your facts straight and consult an authority.

Which would be Hackerman.

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Jabberlove
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Jabberlove

I was about to complain that none of you mentioned anything from The Beginner’s Guide in your amazing moments of 2016 but I guess that actually came out in October 2015. Huh, that doesn’t seem possible. My sense of the passage of time has really become screwed up this year… or last year I guess…or maybe it was the year before that… OH GOD! SO MUCH TIME, SO MANY GAMES, SO MANY MOMENTS… LOST… LIKE TEARS…IN RAIN…

Landy Alexander
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Landy Alexander

Sorry Jim but Bloodstained is now q1 2018. I was looking forward to it but a significant delay doesn’t bode well.

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

Laura, your definition of turn based combat is way too broad.

GloatingSwine
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GloatingSwine

Lords of the Fallen 2 is being made just by Ci Games. Deck 13 are making The Surge which is the future/robot souls one.

Will either of them reach the lofty heights of adequacy that LotF did? We wait with bated breath to find out.

kimiyoribaka
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kimiyoribaka

I recently got a chance to go back and play the original crash bandicoot. I didn’t mind the running towards the camera bits, since those levels were kept fairly simple (they complicated them in the second game though). The parts I was most annoyed with were the ones where the trail leads directly away from the camera so that crash’s back blocks most of the view. There’s also several places where the only way I could find to move forward without getting hurt was to wait multiple minutes for the enemy patrols to line up well with the timed obstacles.… Read more »

Neto
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Neto

Can’t say I’m looking forward to any games this year so far. Not because I don’t think any of them look good, but because I’m a poor bastard who can’t afford consoles or a good gaming PC. Well, maybe there will be a good indie or two, at least. Who knows.

Andrew Barloq
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Andrew Barloq

Jim, your Eve of Destruction: Redux video was so funny that I was very tempted to buy it after watching it. More than we can say for most Steam shovelware I suppose.

kieron George
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kieron George

Ni no Kuni isn’t turn-based!

You’re doing Gavin a disservice, turning him away from it.

It’s real-time with cooldown.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

I disagree Gavin. The last good game was Repton released in 1985.

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

It may not be best to get hopes up for the crash bandicoot remaster as it’s not naughty dog or Sony doing this one, instead it’s published by Activision and developed by Vicarious visions, whom, when not porting everything including movie cash-ins to Nintendo DS, they been chained to the Skylanders property for the last few years. As good as crash was (at the time), I think it needs more than a cynical spit ‘n shine to hold up, and companies less linked cynical cash grabs in control of the IP. Anyhow, I don’t mind that non-vid-game talk, it’s the… Read more »

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000

It’s funny that we’re getting a few Dark Souls inspired games the same year we finally get a new Berserk game, which is a series that Dark Souls took a fair bit of inspiration from.

Berserk is my most anticipated this year, and I’ll be interested to see what the gang thinks of it. Granted, it’s Dynasty Warriors style gameplay (and that’s usually just Jim’s jam), it’ll still be cool to hear what they all think of the series that Dark Souls 1&3 pads themselves with references to.

BAH!
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BAH!

That first five minutes is why I listen to Podquisition. Not the only reason, obviously, but the main one. You guys are on point this episode despite (or perhaps because of) the lack of video game news.

Jamesworkshop
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Jamesworkshop
Samuari Steve
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Samuari Steve

Ive not listened to it yet, but I’d like to know where Jim got my holiday photos that he’s using for the episode picture?

George
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George

I enjoyed this episode a lot. Great idea Gavin.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

I would like to add a big note of thanks for Laura who has managed to edit this as normal while in the midst of moving house.