Will and Drew are continuing separate gaming adventures together – Will finally has his copy of Ghost of Tsushima, while Drew is still working his way through The Last of Us Part II. The two check in with their progress so far and provide updates.
Plus, a look into the Mailbag, and a chat about the recent changes to Xbox Live and available Xbox hardware.
I have a complicated relationship with Doom Eternal.
In Episode 079 of WDGRPodcast, I spoke at length about the game, and listeners may notice that I was constantly conflicted – for everything it did that I loved, it did something I hated. It’s this duality and confusion that frustrates me to this day.
When Doom Eternal is good, it is great. It is unspeakably amazing. You feel like a complete badass. You use the biggest guns. You throw the strongest punches. You jump the highest jumps. And Hell is so scared of you that they send every demon possible at you every chance they get.
When Doom Eternal is bad, it is infuriating. The word frustrating does not do it justice. The game made me so angry on so many occasions that by the end I was beating it out of spite. I wanted to literally say to the game “Fuck you!” just like the Doom Slayer says to every Imp he stomps on.
After a decent amount of peer pressure from the Discord chat, Will decided to pick up a copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for the PS4. How has his experience been so far? And what kept him from playing right away?
Plus, Drew’s been playing Dead Cells in his limited free time. What does he think of the acclaimed Metroidvania?
All this, plus updates on the beard situation, Drew’s PS4 might be fried, and much more!
Does VR make you sick? Because it made Drew sick. Thankfully, he didn’t throw up all over Will, but it was a close one! The two chat about the negatives of VR and how those negatives can be dealt with.
Also, Will’s thoroughly enjoying Skyrim right now, Drew just bought Dandara, and he spent a little time with Ori and the Blind Forest. Spoiler Alert: He’s hooked on both.
Plus, Drew is a handyman, talk about rum and whiskey, and much much more.
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.