Episode 71 – This Like

Episode 71 – This Like

SPOILER ALERT: This week’s episode thoroughly discuss the endings of the Mass Effect series, Red Dead Redemption, and Braid. Listen at your own risk.

Week in Geek: Andrew starts playing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain while a piece of fanart Dan drew for Crimson Peak went mildly viral for the first time in his life and it freaked him out a little. 

Metroid – The Sky Calls: Dan and Andrew talk about the recently released short film by Rainfall Films and how it works not only as a fan film, but as a Metroid story.

Game Over: Andrew and Dan sit down to ponder the nature of endings in video games. What are they for? What do gamers deserve? How do they serve the gameplay and/or the story?

Braid: Dan and Andrew sit down to discuss a really controversial, poignant, and impactful ending in recent history, that of Jonathan Blow’s Braid.

Next Week: Video Game Movies. Are there any good video game movies? What are the worst of the worst? Let us know! 

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For all intents and purposes, that was an episode recap.

Featured Music:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio

-“Brinstar (from Metroid)” by Isac Saleh (from Game Themes Cover Mix Vol. 1)

-“The End (Reprise)” by Jack Wall & Sam Hulick (from Mass Effect)

-“Downstream” by Shira Kammen (from Braid)

-“It’s All Over Now” by Willie Dixon

-“A One-Winged Angel” by Nobuo Uematsu (from Final Fantasy VII).

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