Podquisition Episode 146: Knack Is The Bing Of Mascot Platformers

This week we talk about the big games we stuck our hands into, chiefly Destiny 2 and Knack 2.

Also, Game of Thrones, Mario isn’t a plumber, and this podcast is haunted.

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Nitrium
Member

Here in New Zealand you can still pre-order the SNES Mini (for delivery on the 30th Sept). NZ$140 (= US$100). Limit one per customer though.

Nelson
Guest
Nelson

If more Podquisition Animated happens, the opening of this episode should definitely be in the running

Epi
Guest
Epi

Why not just bring back puppeteer?

Avery
Guest
Avery

I keep getting distracted by things and haven’t been able to finish this episode.
Consequently I’ve heard about that Podcast Grudge 3 fucking times now, haha

Camilo Fernández
Guest
Camilo Fernández

Jim, I love you, but FUCK man, my fucking ears…

Anton
Guest
Anton

The marriage of Bethesda and GoT would be terrible, because the best parts of GoT are the intricately written storylines; Bethesda, however, can’t write to save their lives.

Kirk Hammer
Guest
Kirk Hammer

Personally I think that with all the assets made from Knack 1 and sequel potential planned from the start it’s less that someone at Sony was pushing for a sequel and more that the first game didn’t fail hard enough to preclude making one – much like how certain film studios have put so much work into making a “cinematic universe” that they aren’t going to let something as petty as their films being terrible get in the way.

Terry Osaurusies XI
Guest
Terry Osaurusies XI

Sorry about yet another post, I try to get everything in one, but cursed drunkenness failed me yet again. Jim’s reaction to the Mario change was so very close to an ‘OH MYYYY GAAAWWWD’ from our beloved internet puppy, Rich Evans.
So. Close. Should’ve gone for it, dude.

Alex Brown
Member

No,no. None of what you said about Mario is true. The reality is that “Mario” is a disembodied force and the character we thought was Mario is just the poor unfortunate soul who had been taken over years ago.

Nix
Guest
Nix

I actually like Bing

Riley
Guest
Riley

Is this the same ghost that haunted Podtoid?

Terry Osaurusies XI
Guest
Terry Osaurusies XI

Knack shares the publisher of God of War? How coincidental that i always feel like I should be playing GoW instead while playing Knack at a mate’s house.
(I can’t edit this into original post to appear like a more restrained person who didn’t just down a bottle of wine and comment impulsively online).

Terry Osaurusies XI
Guest
Terry Osaurusies XI

I haven’t got a PS4 pro nor a 4k TV. All my current-gen game experiences are lacking :/

Darkseid 200
Member
Darkseid 200

I’ve got Ring Brain. Cheers.

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

I was expecting Laura to mention Before The Storm.

Chris
Member

Okay, the beginning was legit spooky. How on Earth did Jim know that I, as a kid today, was listening to this on my Zune HD?

machine_dirty
Guest
machine_dirty

Never really got what the big deal about Game of Thrones was, the whole “anyone can die at any time” thing makes it impossible for me to get attached to any of the characters.

I thought the first Knack was decent, but it definitely had some serious issues, fortunately the sequel is an improvement. Both games were made by the studio SIE, who are best known for the Ape Escape games.

machine_dirty
Guest
machine_dirty

Never really got what the big deal about Game of Thrones was, the whole “anyone can die at any time” thing makes it impossible for me to get attached to any of the characters, plus I don’t really have any desire to watch any more brutal rape scenes.

I thought the first Knack was decent, but it definitely had some serious issues, fortunately the sequel is an improvement. Both games were made by the studio SIE, who are best known for the Ape Escape games.

Alex Wheatley
Member

The casual Dismal Jesters references just destroy me. Never stop.

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

The video game discussions are the off-topic points surely?

Doublep
Guest
Doublep

“Catherine was not a massive success, but it has a very dedicated audience”… So they are going to wait 15 years and then make it open world with costumizable characters?

Stephen
Guest
Stephen

Last time Mario fixed a pipe was Super Mario 3D World.

Greg m.
Guest
Greg m.

can you like not just randomly scream into the mic like that? that’d be great.