It’s Will’s last podcast in his current office. As he preps his move to a new home, he and Drew press record one more time to discuss their video game backlogs, MLB The Show ’21, Returnal, Bioshock Infinite, CD Projekt Red’s refund rate for Cyberpunk, the Mortal Kombat movie teaser, a Ghost of Tsushima movie, and so much more.
All this, plus details of our Patreon, launching in May 1st!
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After weeks of poking and prodding, Will knuckled up and beat a game! Which game? What was his mindset? How did he manage to pull off this miracle? And how did he decide to continue with this game, rather than abandon it? When should a player decide to abandon a game?
Plus, a new Nintendo Switch model is heavily rumored (again). What is expected from the revision? What do Will and Drew expect to see?
All this plus listener mail about comfort food games.
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.