Podquisition Episode 176: Nintendo Switch Blight Town

We all know Dark Souls is coming to Nintendo Switch, but we also realized something this week… if Dark Souls is coming to Switch, so too is Blight Town.

In addition to that horror, we talk more Far Cry 5, chat about Minit, and give Octopath Traveler some love.

Also, Laura played Dark Souls remastered.

You can listen/download directly here and get the RSS feed here.

Also, check out Laura Kate at Kotaku UK!

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19 Comments on "Podquisition Episode 176: Nintendo Switch Blight Town"

Pilkington
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Pilkington

Octopath Traveler has a very clashing art style, like someone used a camera hack on Final Fantasy VI. It doesn’t help that the text is miniscule and that I’ve already played the Trails series which has superior writing, characters, and story. Might give it a miss considering that I have better alternatives.

FlapJack
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FlapJack
Always gets a touch confusing when people – and I include game publishers themselves in this – use “remaster” to mean “remaster or remake”. A game release which is just a port that makes some tweaks and improvements to the performance – such as Shadow of the Colossus Remastered or the many HD collections of Gen 7 – is an entirely different prospect to a 100% ground-up remake in the vein of Tomb Raider: Anniversary or Pokémon: FireRed/LeafGreen. Given that the original Spyro trilogy were PS1 games and no PS1 games have ever been deemed suitable for HD upscaling (and… Read more »
Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
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When it comes to the sandbox variety campaign, I tend to mostly beeline it to each mission if the story happens to be interesting or promise cool sounding upgrades. If however I’m mayhaps a little cognitively encumbered by something like the ole tetrahydrocans loitering in the bloodstream, then a more freeform approach to let the world happen to me instead tends to be the favoured flavour. You can take that all the way to the bank and put it in the pointless statistics of insignificant people box, Jirling!

GloatingSwine
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GloatingSwine

My whole approach to Ubisoft games is that there’s a map full of dots, and I’m going to drive around methodically tidying up dots until they run out.

They’re a sort of zen state game, the moment to moment gameplay isn’t necessarily relevant, it’s just restoring order to the chaotic mess of dots that is the minimap.

I generally play about one a year, which is enough.

Predictably, I am utterly uninterested in tidying my actual house.

Anton
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Anton

*Obligatory cooking joke about Jim being spit -roasted*

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Octopath Traveler is a PS1 throwback. A lot of Square Enix games and RPGs in general before 3D was the hottest thing after FF7 used this art conceit and subsequently a similar style. Like Xenogears, Breath of Fire 3, Suikoden only in towns and dungeons (unless I’m misremembering), and I believe a few of the SaGa games.

It’s a good thing. Style over substance, because style ages so much better.

saynotogamblingingames
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saynotogamblingingames

Apparently dark souls blight town has been 100% 30fps-60fps locked so no 5fps nonsense thank god.

Sterdustz still worth a lol

Laura rocks…just saying. More from her be nice.