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20 Comments on "Podquisition Episode 163: Heavy Metal Lighthouse Siren"

FlapJack
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FlapJack

I know it’s inevitable that not every major/good game is going to be mentioned in your 2017 round up episodes, but I just thought I’d point out a few notable omissions!

Yakuza 0
Splatoon 2
Crash Bandicoot: The N Sane Trilogy
Metroid: Samus Returns
Yakuza Kiwami
Sonic Mania
Injustice 2
Tekken 7
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
Danganronpa V3
Fire Emblem Heroes
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
Ghost Recon Wildlands
Thimbleweed Park
Life Is Strange: Before the Storm
A Hat In Time
Hand of Fate 2
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions
Pokémon Ultra Sun/Moon
Dragon Quest XI
Guardians of the Galaxy

OK, wow, there were way too many games this year…

And I haven’t even mentioned my personal GOTY,

KNACK 2

JesterMaddy
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JesterMaddy

Regarding Battle Chef Brigade:
Do you have a crush on Thrash yet?

propain
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propain

I think Divinity Original Sin 2 deserves a shout-out, it’s a damn good old-school RPG that rewards experimenting, it’s amazing how many ways you can complete a quest(even killing the quest-giver won’t necessarily lock you out of it), though I get why nobody on PQ played it-it’s a REALLY long game that requires quite a sizable time investment.

Speaking of long games i’m surprised Jim didn’t talk at all about Xenoblade 2 this episode.

Nitrium
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Nitrium

Agreed, but given that none of the Podquisition crew played the game, it’s not remotely surprising they’re not talking about it. It is indeed a MASSIVE time suck – took me 120 hrs for one playthrough with most side-quests completed. Another noteworthy indy everyone seems to have missed was ECHO. Similar to games like SOMA (altho not quite as polished), it’s a sci-fi game that imo deserved more attention.

Pwndhearts
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Pwndhearts

You guys really dropped the ball on this one by forgetting to mention the song “I want to marry a lighthouse keeper” … c’mon it was in the original run of the Maxx cartoon and Clockwork Orange.

Aotrs Commander
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Aotrs Commander
With one exception none of the games on the Podquisition folk’s top favourite lists appeal to me personally as they just aren’t my sort of games (which are RPGs, strats and (specifically humorous) adventure games). The exception is Torment, which would feature in my own top list of the year. That said, my own top list would more have to be “games I’ve PLAYED for the first time this year” rather than “new this year,” since a lot of my stuff comes from Steam sales (or what was new was expansions for Paradox grand strats!) I will say, as Gav… Read more »
Angel Knight
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Angel Knight

Cuphead is one of those games that prove having zealous fans doesn’t work in the game’s favor. I don’t think I’ll ever play it simply because I can’t disassociate it from the awful people that made their little tent village around it.
Unfair to the game, yes, but I can’t help it.

propain
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propain
So I went to True-achievements to see how many people finished Heavy Armor and holy crap Jim was actually right, LESS then 100 tracked gamers finished that game, and I was one of them. It’s definitely a frustrating game for sure, it does a poor job of explaining what you need to do a lot of the time(if it wasn’t for Youtube and gamefaqs I never would’ve finished it). I know exactly what level Laura was talking about, and that’s the one level where the game royally screwed up the most in hinting at what you need to do, I… Read more »
drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

No, because Steel Battalion was fundamentally broken and actual non-working defective product. In comparison, while Bethesda games feature a lot of bugs, many of which are present at launch they are still playable at launch. New Vegas was playable at launch. Steel Battalion has never been a playable working product.

So how many people were it was game made by From Software?

Polishfury5000
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I think it’s more that the Kinect was kind of a defective product. I had a friend who picked it up and man those movement controls were so unresponsive. Also had a friend with the massive controller for the original Steel Battalion, which, while inscrutable for teenage me, was such a more fun experience with that series. I agree with Drowned on New Vegas at launch too, calling it unplayable is a bit hyperbolic. That was one of the more stable Bethesda experiences I had. Mostly because it wasn’t a Bethesda game, it was an Obsidian game. Never experienced a… Read more »
propain
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propain
Right, I blame the Kinect as opposed to the game itself, i’m sure a developer as hard working as Fromsoft wouldn’t just shove out an unfinished product like that, and for all of Capcom’s faults, their games usually aren’t filled with glitches and whatnot upon release, so it makes more sense to blame the hardware as opposed to the software. Also for the one playthrough of Heavy Armor on Youtube, the guy playing the game didn’t appear to encounter any serious Kinect issues. The problem is Kinect is utterly random and inconsistent on how well it performs, some people who… Read more »
Kings Rook
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Kings Rook

When I think of Lighthouses and music, I always think of the band.

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
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Gonna try and work backwards from the podcast with the points in my head here; – PDP singled out our beloved lady fam, Laura in a callout video?? Pew…you squeaky little SHIT, you are in no bloody position to criticise others for their gaming style. Go back to entertaining prepubescent tit-nibblers and leave the adults in this industry alone to do the actual constructive work. – Lawbreakers has an average of about 40 players theses days. – Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is definitely my fave also. Chloe is way more charming than Nathan. (And she exclaims “bollocks” just… perfectly, something… Read more »
Angel Knight
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Angel Knight

Danny O’Dwyer, formally of gamespot. Not the actor. Just search noclip on youtube and watch the DOOM and Final Fantasy 14 documentaries while you’re at it, really fine work.

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
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Ahh, that makes a fair bit more sense now, hah!

Galactix100
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Galactix100
Although Horizon was fun enough I’ve never understood why people are so enamoured with it. I found Aloy to be a boring character that interesting things happened to rather than being interesting herself, mainly because the devs clearly couldn’t decided whether they wanted to go the Mass Effect route of the player choosing the character’s responses or having a fully written, scripted character and so the character is just caught in the bland limbo in between. The side characters like Sylens and Nil were far more interesting because they actually had personalities beyond determination. As for the gameplay, it got… Read more »
drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Plus Sylens was played Lance Reddick which clearly elevates him above all other characters in the game.

Galactix100
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Galactix100

Yes, Lance Reddick make a character at least 40% better. Seriously though, Sylens is a great character and it’s frustrating that there’s so little of him and other characters like Nil.

IntronEx
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IntronEx
I can see how that would be the case, as far as enjoying everything except the actual process of playing. Having said that, I loved it, but I’ve long had the habit of playing Far Cry types with some good audiobooks on. To me, it’s the perfect blend, and the game becomes a pleasantly mindless activity while I focus on the book. To be fair, I was also thrilled by the story, which while riddled with technical holes, was so well executed that I didn’t think about that until after the end credits rolled. Bottom line, I’m not an impartial… Read more »
Galactix100
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Galactix100

I tend to have background stuff on to. Either a youtube playlist or podcasts so I get what you mean.

I did enjoy the story, at least up to the point where the big mystery is solved, after which it became a bit of a dull rush to the finale.