Cristian Popa
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Cristian Popa

This really shows what big babbis Jim, Laura & Gav are since they don’t even complain about the Fallout 2 GECK time pressure.

Remus
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Remus

I learned this urgency lesson DM’ing aswell. Don’t tell your players the world is about to explode if you want them to focus on anything else. Otherwise you loose all options for character development and side questing.

Sequoiasaur
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Sequoiasaur

Strangest combat story I have for Breath of the Wild: I woke up a moblin and bokoblin, and the moblin didn’t have a weapon, so it grabbed the bokoblin and threw it at me! I was thinking “what the hell just happened?” as i stabbed the bokoblin in midair with my spear.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

Link to the Past is one of Gavin’s favorite games eh? Wonder what he thinks about Yahtzee’s video on that game?

George
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George

Jim, the image of the water vapour rising off your asa was…delicious…mmmmmmm

😉

And I really laughed ludo narrative disco biscuits.

Chris
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Chris

Hey Jim! Do you think you’ll do a metabombed of Zelda? Or is there no comedy gold to mine from the 0/10 from people who haven’t played it and the 10/10 defenders?

Chris
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Chris

Hey Jim you forgot about the one huge criticism of Breath of the Wild… FUCKING RAIN!? RAIN!? FUCK YOU RAIN!
(Ps. I love Zelda to bits. been playing non stop. a solid 9/10 game, but i love it so much I would give it a 10 in my heart of hearts… but every time rain comes around and stops me climbing the thing I was climbing I mutter “fuck you” every time)

Geebun
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Geebun

I find it kind of unfair to dismiss Nier : Automata as an “anime butt” game while it is the second highest rated game this year after Zelda with superb gameplay that rivals Bayonetta as far as character action go, an amazing soundtrack worthy of the original and from what I’ve seen a pretty insane and interesting story.

….2B and A2 being in the game helps too…

YoDude
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YoDude

I’m so glad the narrative pacing in open world games taken up. It drives me crazy in games with tons if shit to do when the main story doesn’t have breaks in it. Morrow in had excellent pacing where you as a Blade plant needed to leverage a reputation whereas in sat Skyrim or Fallout 4 you had to DO THE MAIN THINGS. Especially in Fallout 4! I had to head canon that my character had pretty much given up hope on finding her son but kept trying anyways out if desperation which allowed me to enjoy quests and exploration… Read more »

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Actually my favorite armor mod in Fallout 4 was the one that gives you a full suit of Powered Armor that looks like a Big Daddy(both variants) from Bioshock, complete with a new power fist that looks like a drill, and a rivet gun.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

The Joycon sounds like a real pain in the ass, I have big hands like Jim and I can see it being uncomfortable to hold, so looks like if I ever do get a Switch in a year or two i’ll also have to get a Pro Controller.

diamond
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diamond

It does seem like we’re getting an avalanche of open-world games, fortunately it’s not so bad for me since I have zero interest in Zelda or Persona(not too sure about Nier Automata, as I agreed with Jim’s not-so-positive review of the first game and i’m concerned this game will have the same problems)

Wildlands is the game that’s really sucking up my free time lately.

I personally like trophies and achievements.

Autotune is a perfectly valid technology, it’s not inherently bad.

There are widespread issues with the Switch as this video shows:
https://www(DOT)youtube(DOT)com/watch?v=Cb-srOfRqNc

diamond
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diamond

It does seem like we’re getting an avalanche of open-world games, fortunately it’s not so bad for me since I have zero interest in Zelda or Persona(not too sure about Nier Automata, as I agreed with Jim’s not-so-positive review of the first game and i’m concerned this game will have the same problems)

Wildlands is the game that’s really sucking up my free time lately.

I personally like trophies and achievements.

Autotune is a perfectly valid technology, it’s not inherently bad.

There are widespread issues with the Switch as this video shows:
https://www(DOT)youtube(DOT)com/watch?v=Cb-srOfRqNc

diamond
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diamond

Xbox One is not “dead” Gavin, far from it LOL

Neto
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Neto

We all know that Gav’s only waifu is the Dancer of the Boreal Valley. 😉

GhostUrsa
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GhostUrsa

I can relate to Gav’s issue with feeling rushed in a game that doesn’t actually have time, though in this case the story does a good job of giving good canon as to why Link isn’t quite in a rush. The game treats Link like a new player in a way where he also has to discover ‘why’ things didn’t work and Zelda is fighting solo. Ganon’s threat feels is more like a mild dread that something sinister is coming than a massive sense of urgency.

Dave
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Dave

I might be in the minority here but I actually appreciate the weapon degradation system in Breath of the Wild. The reason why is because it encourages me to do the following:
1. Experiment with different weapons
2. Be smart with how I approach combat, and look to see if there’s an alternative to a direct approach. For example in one case I was able to use the magnet ability to swing a metal box around a camp to take out the enemies in the area.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

I’m hearing an echo on all of Jim’s dialogue. Not that I mind. Double dip Jim is best Jim.

FERN.H.W.
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FERN.H.W.

Headcannon.

Link has brain Damage from the regeneration, he can’t talk anymore.

Anton
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Anton

NCR Ranger Armor is uber-cool, second only to the T51B, and the Vault jumpsuit with leather armor over it.

In general, though, I love any and all armors Fallout games tend to have.

GhostUrsa
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GhostUrsa

I find that with monster attacks I can’t dodge, either blocking with the shield or performing a parry helps there. (If you push A when the shield is up, you will do a parry motion much like Dark Souls.) Much like Dark Souls, it doesn’t work with every attack but it’s another option that really helps.

Spurious K
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Spurious K

Is there anything in this week’s episode that isn’t about the Switch/Zelda?

Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh

I disagree with there being a disconnect between the narrative sense of urgency in Mass Effect 3 & the gather resources bit. Yes the Reapers had just attacked Earth, but the entire reason you weren’t on Earth fighting them was a gather resources and allies to fight them. Every bit of metal I discovered or special ops team I came across while planet scanning were extra resources for the Crucible or the Citadel Fleet. The more resources gathered the more help I had in taking back Earth. Even the parts of the game that where downtime, like the Citadel DLC… Read more »

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I started this when they said that Nintendo copied Sony: For the record, Nintendo has been doing “Handheld on TV” since the late 80’s/early 90’s. There was a GameBoy adapter for the NES, SNES, N64, and GCN (2 here, in fact). Wii had download play for the DS (which had limited main screen uses in certain games and apps, not system-wide like the other examples) and the Virtual Console had handheld games. WiiU carried this tradition from the Wii instead of the previous Gen where you could play your whole library on the TV. Switch is the first system with… Read more »

Jamesworkshop
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Jamesworkshop

download for later listening