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Drop Rate - Video game reviews that'll make you think SIFTER

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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Let us be your guide to the best video games, with honest analysis and critique and reviews. Hosted by Chris Button and featuring your favourite journalists sharing their thoughts on the latest titles for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC.

    HELLDIVERS 2 is hilarious and a best in class team multiplayer shooter

    HELLDIVERS 2 is hilarious and a best in class team multiplayer shooter

    The first time is an accident, one of your fellow soldiers stands just a little bit too close to the blast zone as you call down artillery from outer space. HELLDIVERS 2 actually makes it a little bit too fun to explode your allies. Whoops.
    It's all part of the shtick which really amps up the forever war jingoistic world of Super Earth as you blast across planets in the name of 'Managed Democracy'. There has to be sacrifice in the name of freedom right? Good, well jump in this pod soldier.
    Drop Rate host Chris Button is joined by SIFTER's Adam Christou as they dig it just why everyone is playing this game.
    A copy of HELLDIVERS 2 on PlayStation 5 and PC was provided to SIFTER for the purposes of this review.
    You can support SIFTER's independent gaming journalism by
    ☕ Tipping us on KoFi https://www.ko-fi.com/sifterHQ
    👕 Wearing our merch https://sifter.store/
    💬 Talking to us on the SIFTER Discord https://www.sifter.com.au/discord
    SIFTER is produced by Kyle Pauletto, Fiona Bartholomaeus, Courtney Borrett, Daniel Ang, Adam Christou and Chris Button. Mitch Loh is Senior Producer and Gianni Di Giovanni is our Executive Producer. Thanks to
    Audio Technica Australia for their support of SIFTER.

    • 43 min
    LIKE A DRAGON INFINITE WEALTH is ludicrously packed with fun

    LIKE A DRAGON INFINITE WEALTH is ludicrously packed with fun

    Like someone made a joke then just massively committed to the bit, LIKE A DRAGON INFINITE WEALTH has just so much in it you can spend ages just chasing what you find fun.
    Charlie Kelly (Checkpoint Gaming) and Jam Walker (Kotaku Australia, GamesHub) join Chris as they visit Yokohama and Hawaii in search of madcap adventures.
    You can support SIFTER's independent gaming journalism by
    ☕ Tipping us on KoFi https://www.ko-fi.com/sifterHQ
    👕 Wearing our merch https://sifter.store/
    💬 Talking to us on the SIFTER Discord https://www.sifter.com.au/discord
    SIFTER is produced by Kyle Pauletto, Fiona Bartholomaeus, Courtney Borrett, Daniel Ang, Adam Christou and Chris Button. Mitch Loh is Senior Producer and Gianni Di Giovanni is our Executive Producer. Thanks to Audio Technica Australia for their support of SIFTER.

    • 30 min
    THE LAST OF US PART II REMASTERED is worth a revisit

    THE LAST OF US PART II REMASTERED is worth a revisit

    It's hard to match the combat and minute to minute gameplay in the THE LAST OF US PART II and the new PlayStation 5 version offers more of the excellent nailbiting gameplay and deeper insights into the developer's creative process.
    If you treat this new version as premium DLC for the game you already own, the cut content, commentary and new roguelike mode No Return makes for an enjoyable return to this series.
    Chris Button sits down with SIFTER Executive Producer Gianni Di Giovanni as they enjoy a look behind the curtain.
    A copy of THE LAST OF US PART II REMASTERED on PlayStation 5 was provided to SIFTER for the purposes of this review.
    You can support SIFTER's independent gaming journalism by
    ☕ Tipping us on KoFi https://www.ko-fi.com/sifterHQ
    👕 Wearing our merch https://sifter.store/
    💬 Talking to us on the SIFTER Discord https://www.sifter.com.au/discord
    SIFTER is produced by Kyle Pauletto, Fiona Bartholomaeus, Courtney Borrett, Daniel Ang, Adam Christou and Chris Button. Mitch Loh is Senior Producer and Gianni Di Giovanni is our Executive Producer. Thanks to Audio Technica Australia for their support of SIFTER.

    • 32 min
    SIFTER's 2023 Games of the Year - ALAN WAKE 2, BALDUR'S GATE 3 & more

    SIFTER's 2023 Games of the Year - ALAN WAKE 2, BALDUR'S GATE 3 & more

    It's been a massive year for video games, with some of the very best games ever made packed into 2023. In our annual special we've collected the entire SIFTER team like Pokémon into one massive end of year episode. We've got massive titles and smaller indies plus our honourable mentions. What ever you choose to play next from this list you'll have a great time.
    Mitch - HI-FI RUSHFiona & Kyle: - THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TEARS OF THE KINGDOMAdam - BALDUR'S GATE 3Courtney - FINAL FANTASY XVIGianni - DREDGEChris - ALAN WAKE 2What is your favourite game released this year? Let us know by leaving us a review on your favourite podcast player and we'll give you a shout out when we return in 2024.
    You can support SIFTER's independent gaming journalism by
    ☕ Tipping us on KoFi https://www.ko-fi.com/sifterHQ
    👕 Wearing our merch https://sifter.store/
    💬 Talking to us on the SIFTER Discord https://www.sifter.com.au/discord
    SIFTER is produced by Kyle Pauletto, Fiona Bartholomaeus, Courtney Borrett, Daniel Ang, Adam Christou and Chris Button. Mitch Loh is Senior Producer and Gianni Di Giovanni is our Executive Producer. Thanks to Audio Technica Australia for their support of SIFTER.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    SUPER MARIO BROS. WONDER is a such a delight, challenging and dynamic

    SUPER MARIO BROS. WONDER is a such a delight, challenging and dynamic

    Mario has been jumping on platforms now for a really long time, and SUPER MARIO BROS. WONDER takes everything you know and mixes it up, with some incredible design that'll challenge and thrill you in equal measure.
    Ruby Innes (Pocket Buds) and Adam Christou (SIFTER) join Chris for a big discussion about finding representation in Daisy, why elephant Mario is hot and the incredible sound design that wraps it all together.
    You can support SIFTER's independent gaming journalism by
    ☕ Tipping us on KoFi https://www.ko-fi.com/sifterHQ
    👕 Wearing our merch https://sifter.store/
    💬 Talking to us on the SIFTER Discord https://www.sifter.com.au/discord
    SIFTER is produced by Kyle Pauletto, Fiona Bartholomaeus, Courtney Borrett, Daniel Ang, Adam Christou and Chris Button. Mitch Loh is Senior Producer and Gianni Di Giovanni is our Executive Producer. Thanks to Audio Technica Australia for their support of SIFTER.

    • 47 min
    ALAN WAKE 2 will make you excitedly read between the metatextual lines

    ALAN WAKE 2 will make you excitedly read between the metatextual lines

    Remedy has had a great run lately, the Finnish studio have build their wild and somewhat spooky games into a shared universe which reaches it's apex in ALAN WAKE 2. If you're a fan of genre television like Twin Peaks or the metanarratives in games like IMMORTALITY you'll get a kick out of this sequel.
    James O'Connor (Kotaku, Gameshub) and Fergus Halliday (Reviews,org) join Chris for a wild ride that pushes the boundaries of video games.
     You can support SIFTER's independent gaming journalism by
    ☕ Tipping us on KoFi https://www.ko-fi.com/sifterHQ
    👕 Wearing our merch https://sifter.store/
    💬 Talking to us on the SIFTER Discord https://www.sifter.com.au/discord
    SIFTER is produced by Kyle Pauletto, Fiona Bartholomaeus, Daniel Ang, Adam Christou and Chris Button. Mitch Loh is Senior Producer and Gianni Di Giovanni is our Executive Producer. Thanks to Audio Technica Australia for their support of SIFTER.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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Insightful, interesting and full of heart

Chris is such an insightful and knowledgable host. I always look forward to new episodes, because I know I’ll learn something new.

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Another great Sifter pod

Love all the work that Sifter does, and Drop Rate is no exception. Great choice of guests, well moderated, and a perfect mix of light banter and genuinely insightful games reviews.

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