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.
You’ve been continuing to grow while I’ve been continuing not playing you.
The past few weeks have been a little hectic, and I haven’t really done much gaming at all since I returned home from my trip to Orlando. That was nearly a month ago at this point. I’ve barely touched Octopath Traveler, or Doom (2016), or anything else.
It’s kind of shameful.
In lieu of an update on my (non) gaming habits, I’ll take a look at some of the new things happening in the world of gaming.
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.
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.