Dear Backlog: 09/28/19

Dear Backlog,

I didn’t get a ton of gaming in these past two days, but I did put some work into Control. It’s one of my favorite games this year, but I’ve been sidetracked with a few other games since I bought it.

I love the way the game encourages exploration, and despite being third person, feels like a Metroidvania in a ton of ways. As you go through the game, there are areas that are inaccessible to you at first, but later, once you have different powers or accomplish different tasks, you can circle back to them and reach them. Usually there is a reward in a chest – some type of upgrade to your weapons or your personal stats. Unfortunately, the frequency that you find these upgrades does make these rewards feel a little uninspired.

The game’s is massive, so it’s a good thing fast travel is available at certain checkpoints. It makes getting around a little bit easier, but not completely simple.

I’m also really digging the game play. It makes me feel like a complete and total badass. I get to shoot dudes and then use their corpses as weapons and use mind control to take over other dudes and have them fight on my side.

It’s just fun.

That’s all for now.

WDGRPodcast Episode 043: Sudsy Pink Loofah

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 Will and Drew have put the nail in the coffin on their Bastion playthrough. What did they think of the game? Does it meet the hype in 2019? Is it worth playing again today?

Also, Drew dives a bit more in-detail with Control and Will chats about the 2014 release of Strider. Plus, thoughts on the newest PT hack, Drew’s backlog spreadsheet, and does Drew want the Genesis Mini?

** Due to a technical issue, this episode uses an audio backup recording of lesser quality. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

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“Cyborg Ninja” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Welcome to WDGRPodcast!

Welcome to Will and Drew’s Gaming Retrospective! We are a weekly podcast about loving video games as an adult. We are available everywhere you get your podcasts, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Tune In, and Google Podcasts. This site will be our hub for content, and brings the best of everything together: shows, social media and blogs. Thank you for being a part of our adventure!

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WDGRPodcast Episode 042: Happy Birthday Dreamcast!

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The Dreamcast turned 20 years old on 09/09/19, and Will and Drew wanted to take a moment to wish one of their most beloved systems a very happy birthday! They talk about the system and all the cool peripherals, plus how it paved the way for online gaming, and their top 5 favorite games on the system.

All this plus listener mail talking about love for the Dreamcast, and much more!

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WDGRPodcast Episode 041: Miniature Milky Way Midnight

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In this episode, Will and Drew talk about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Bastion, Control, and Ni No Kuni, plus SNES games and Doom 64 on the Switch!

Plus, a dive into the mailbag and much much more!

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“Cyborg Ninja” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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WDGRPodcast Episode 040: Gris Lightning

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It’s an action-packed episode this week, as Will and Drew talk about games they’ve beaten and games they want to beat. Will is itching to play Final Fantasy Tactics, but he’s knee-deep in Octopath Traveler, and just purchased Astral Chain. And Drew is figuring out how to hide the bodies in Serial Cleaner, but he just beat Gris, and has a full review.

All this, plus a deep dive on dolphin notebooks and much, much more!

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“Cyborg Ninja” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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WDGRPodcast Episode 039: Peanut Butter Breath

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Drew finally has a Switch! Rejoyce! But what were the first games he played? And how is he enjoying the system?

Will beat two games! Which two games? Did he like them both?

The answers to these questions and much more, all in this episode! Download and listen now!

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“Cyborg Ninja” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Two guys with no time to game, talk about gaming.

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