Bottled Fuchsia has finally decided the time is now to share their bi-weekly video game podcast with the world! Join a group Philadelphia and Delaware area friends as they discuss recently played games, break down current news, and just try to figure out how this industry works.
Fuchsiacast #73: Playing What’s Left
The Fuchsia crew use their sinister left hands to play some games. Nanners and Kay plunge back into Minecraft. Conman checks out part-RTS/part-TTB game Age of Wonders: Planetfall, admires the voice acting for John Cena in WWE 2K19, then drags Brady into some Counterstrike after rage-uninstalling Apex Legends. Brady investigates some supernatural weirdness in Unavowed. Kitty continues makin’ Marios, Aaron plays through procedurally-generated metroidvania Chasm, and Kay takes time out of her spaghetti trail around Minecraft to ride elevators with Conman in Wolfenstein: Youngblood.
This one was (kind of obviously) recorded some time ago, but two months in the Audacity oven couldn’t improve the audio quality of some of the voice tracks. Sorry for it sounding a little rough!
Fuchsiacast #72: Makin’ Marios
It’s back to business as usual for Fuchsia. Nanners plays hot new titles GTA V and Borderlands 2. Kitty serves as Aaron’s guide through the nine circles of Hell in Dante’s Inferno. Brady switches between building zombie survival colonies in They Are Billions to building a kingdom full of job opportunities in order to collect love points in Dragon Quest Builders 2. Jon wrestles with the pacing and final boss of Bloodstained. And there’s just a brief discussion of Super Mario Maker 2 that only takes up roughly half of this episode.
Fuchsiacast #71: How Long Have We Been On Mute?
Seriously, could no one hear us this entire time? Jon, Aaron, and Brady recap the games they’ve been playing since February. We talk Destiny 2 raids, Russian survival simulators, and old women shouting “Kill those murderers dead!” over and over again.
Bottled Fuchsia GOTY 2018 Part 3: The Final List
We did it. We made a list. Listen to it and agree, or don’t. That was 2018 games, we are on to these 2019 games now, so it doesn’t matter!
10. Destiny 2: Forsaken
9. Tetris Effect
8. Overcooked 2
7. Red Dead Redemption II
5. Into the Breach
4. Monster Hunter: World
3. Dead Cells
2. Marvel‘s Spider-Man ™
1. God of War
Bottled Fuchsia GOTY 2018 Part 2: Let’s Chop
Time to really make some cuts and have some fights. We trim the list down to our ten and get ready to do some ordering. More Malört is drank.
Nanners’ Top Games of 2018
In 2018 I made the statement “Well, at least making a list is easy since not many good games are out yet this year.” At the time I was half joking, hoping that we’d have a light year and that making this list would be less difficult. That didn’t even up being the case and we got a strong line up of good games. Here are a bunch of games that I really enjoyed this year.
*Just a quick note, some of my games are missing screenshots due to an incident with my PS4 eating a USB stick. This will be rectified eventually.
Let’s start by talking about my categories.
Most feels: Return of the Obra Dinn
This is a hard one to write since I can’t fully express how this game made me feel. The graphics gave me a real sense of nostalgia for the early 90s edutainment games I played as a kid. The sound design and voice acting gave me goose bumps at times. This game felt more real in many ways than any other this year just do to the atmosphere it could create.
Biggest disappointment: Sea of Thieves
Heading into a storm.
So I want to start by saying, what is their isn’t inherently bad. This game is just very thin. The sailing, the weather, the water, and the instruments all lead to the best sailing game I’ve ever played. The fighting, the mission design, and the game play loops just don’t cut it. If they add enough to this game it could be great. Until then it’s just not worth my time.
Everyone hear seems to be having fun.
I don’t know with this game. It just made me chuckle a lot and it’s fun.
Prettiest: God Of War
The sparing use of color, the creative environment, the excellent enemy and ally design. It just looks great.
Most addicting: Far Cry 5
Let me start by saying; the story telling is bad, the plot is dumb, and the characters are often terrible. The game play, for me at least, is fun, and I enjoy playing this a lot. After beating the story I started a new game plus run through and played a good deal of the user created content with Brady.
Best early access game: Deep Rock Galactic
I really like this game. The missions, even though you only have 4-5 types feel different enough due to the perceptually generated level structures. The classes work well together, and the weapon handling is good. This is an excellent 4 person coop game.
The one that got Away: Hitman 2
I did it again. Another excellent looking Hitman game came out, and I just missed it. I’ll try to do better in the future.
Of Course, I’ll Rebuy that!: System Shock: Enhanced Editon
System Shock was the first first-person shooter I ever played. I played it in 97 or 98 while in middle school after finding a copy at Sam’s Club for 98 cents in a bargain bin. I have always enjoyed that game, and I really wanted to go back since a full remake is in the works. It’s still fun, and I plan on beating it.
I already said a lot about PubG last year, so I’ll keep it short. I had to uninstall this game, just so I’d get to other games.