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A Video Game Book Club! Custom made for folks who hate papercuts, but love button mashing!

Good Game Great Game Zach Rich

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

A Video Game Book Club! Custom made for folks who hate papercuts, but love button mashing!

    Do Good, and Be Great At It, One Last Time (Final Send-Off Episode)

    Do Good, and Be Great At It, One Last Time (Final Send-Off Episode)

    Wow, approaching the writing of the description for the final goodbye episode of Good Game, Great Game is...tough, man. It's been an amazing year and a half. You all have been amazing. We're still stunned at the love and feedback and response we've gotten. As we now put our podcast child to rest, let's just say this. Thank you for the love. Thank you for the support. Thank you for the conversations. Thank you for the laughs. Thank you for the tears. Thank you for the friendship. Thank you for your energy. Thank you for your time. Thank you for all you've given us, and for loving what we've given you. Thank you for you, amazing listener. Keep doing you, keep be you, keep loving you. You got us here, you're so great, and we love and cherish all of you. Also?

    Your hair looks friggin' fantastic every day.

    For one last round, your Good Great Gang is Zach Rich, Kevin Ruiter, and Andrew Orsie


    Intro / Outro Song: "We Are Here For You" by The James Rocket (thejamesrocket.bandcamp.com)
    Please go give them a listen, seriously, if you have not!

    On Deck: The rest of our lives! Who knows what the future holds?
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/goodgamegreatgame)

    • 11 min
    Hey Siri, What's a Crossover? (Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Prologue - Chapter 3)

    Hey Siri, What's a Crossover? (Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Prologue - Chapter 3)

    We love mashups. We LOVE mashups. It's like taking two beloved children, one in each hand, and then smushing those hands together and see what kind of squishy weird new child comes from forcing those two together into one big ball of Play Doh. Like, yeah, you're still gonna get that good good Play Doh smell, but will you be able to shove that big new ball into the Play Doh spaghetti machine and actually get beautiful color-swirled noodles out of it? Or is the structural integrity of those colors fundamentally removed and now we're just getting long strings of muted brown poop Play Doh? THESE ARE THE EXISTENTIAL QUESTIONS THAT TOKYO MIRAGE SESSIONS PUTS IN YOUR HEAD! Well, that and things like "COOL OR CUTE?!?!?!!1??!"

    Your Good Great Gang is Zach Rich, Kevin Ruiter, and Andrew Orsie

    Games/topics discussed this episode (with timestamps!):
    Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (~ 6:17)
    Good Omens (~ 10:30)
    Pokemon Conquest (~13:24)
    Project X Zone (~17:33)
    Scooby's Laff-a-Lympics (~20:17)
    Tatsunoko vs. Capcom (~27:54)
    Tokyo Mirage Sessions #Fe Encore (~ 40:25)

    Intro / Outro Song: "We Are Here For You" by The James Rocket (thejamesrocket.bandcamp.com)
    Break Song: "Raindrop Memory" by Mamori Minamoto

    On Deck: More Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, The Last of Us, Kingdom Hearts III Re:Mind


    You can follow Good Game, Great Game on Twitter and Instagram at @GoodGreatGame. We also have a Patreon now if you'd like to further support us! https://www.patreon.com/goodgamegreatgame
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/goodgamegreatgame)

    • 1 hr 18 min
    To Byleth, or Not to Byleth? (Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, Pt 1)

    To Byleth, or Not to Byleth? (Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, Pt 1)

    If there's one thing you should take away from this one, it's that maybe if Tony Hawk was a character in Smash, people would recognize him more. Then again, he might use his skateboard in a slashing motion and become another goddamn sword boi so maybe we take that back. Also, we all had a few drinks before we got into this one, so rails? GET OUTTA HERE, BUDDIES. No time for rails, we've got some OFFROADING TO DO. In our flip flops.

    Your Good Great Gang is Zach Rich, Kevin Ruiter, and Andrew Orsie

    Games/topics discussed this episode (with timestamps!):
    Byleth in Smash Ultimate (~ 4:03)
    Our Dream Challenger Pack 2 rosters (~ 15:24)
    Tokyo Mirage Sessions #Fe Encore (~ 45:00)

    Intro / Outro Song: "We Are Here For You" by The James Rocket (thejamesrocket.bandcamp.com)
    Break Song: "Reincarnation" by Kurono Kiria (Nanjou Yoshino)

    On Deck: More Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, The Last of Us, Kingdom Hearts III Re:Mind


    You can follow Good Game, Great Game on Twitter and Instagram at @GoodGreatGame. We also have a Patreon now if you'd like to further support us! https://www.patreon.com/goodgamegreatgame
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/goodgamegreatgame)

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Kingdom Hearts IV: A Hideo Kojima Game (Death Stranding Spoilercast)

    Kingdom Hearts IV: A Hideo Kojima Game (Death Stranding Spoilercast)

    We're dropping in one last time on Norman Reedus and his fetus this week to finally break down what the heck happened in Death Stranding. Who the heck is Amelie? Why can't motorcycles drive up rocks well? If you give a MULE a cookie, is he going to ask for a glass of milk? Can we confirm if Hideo Kojima is still alive at this point, or is he just a recorded hologram dictating plot threads to a team of developers who are furiously trying to put them together before the end of the recorded material. And we'll tackle the most important question of all: who thought that "Princess Beach" was a pun that fit acceptably into this particular game?

    Your Good Great Gang is Zach Rich, Kevin Ruiter, and Andrew Orsie

    Games/topics discussed this episode (with timestamps!):
    Death Stranding (the whole time - FULL SPOILERS FOR THE GAME)

    Intro / Outro Song: "We Are Here For You" by The James Rocket (thejamesrocket.bandcamp.com)
    Break Song: "BB's Theme" from the Death Stranding OST

    On Deck: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, The Last of Us, Kingdom Hearts III Re:Mind


    You can follow Good Game, Great Game on Twitter and Instagram at @GoodGreatGame. We also have a Patreon now if you'd like to further support us! https://www.patreon.com/goodgamegreatgame
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/goodgamegreatgame)

    • 1 hr 24 min
    The GGGG Happy Meal: No Food, Just Toys, or, What I Did Over My Winter Break

    The GGGG Happy Meal: No Food, Just Toys, or, What I Did Over My Winter Break

    Ahhhh the end of the holidays! When we can all finally relax with all that gift giving and celebrating and just settle into our seasonal depression like a wet, warm blanket. Speaking of wet blankets, Zach, Andrew, and Kev are back at last from winter break and we played SO MANY THINGS. At least two! We're gonna talk about all those, along with gripping topics like retirement homes, food poisoning, tax audits, and we're gonna answer the question that will define 2020 for everyone we think: what's the difference between food and drug? You're welcome, world. With that out of the way, we can probably just move on to 2021 now, I'm tired of this year, thanks.

    Your Good Great Gang is Zach Rich, Kevin Ruiter, and Andrew Orsie

    Games/topics discussed this episode (with timestamps!):
    Ys VIII (~12:05)
    Kingdom Hearts III (~16:02)
    Fire Emblem: Three Houses (~26:30)
    Jedi Fallen Order (~50:42)
    Halo: Reach (~1:04:41)
    Super Mario 3D World (~1:17:28)
    Baba is You (~1:19:19)
    Threes (~1:21:34)
    Listener Tweets/Questions! (~1:23:33)
    The NFL Playoffs (~1:36:37  -  post outro music)

    Intro / Outro Song: "We Are Here For You" by The James Rocket (thejamesrocket.bandcamp.com)
    Break Song: "Tearing Through Heaven" from the FE 3 Houses OST

    On Deck: Death Stranding full spoilercast, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, The Last of Us, Kingdom Hearts III Re:Mind
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/goodgamegreatgame)

    • 1 hr 44 min
    The 2nd Annual Gigi Awards!

    The 2nd Annual Gigi Awards!

    That's right, friends, it's December, which means it's time for those very very good awards that go to video games of all kinds. Oh, you thought we meant the Game Awards? No, no, we're gonna trash talk those guys on this episode. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE GIGIS. The network renewed us so we've got another red carpet night of stars, songs, and celebration while we hand out meaningless arbitrary titles that Andrew made up in the forms of three boys loudly fighting about which of their opinions is more right! It's the season for giving, after all! Will we agree on everything? Will we agree on ANYTHING? You'd better not change that channel, cause we're gonna answer all these questions and no other questions besides those!

    That being said, as this is our last episode of 2019, a very very happy holidays to all of you and yours. We remain eternally grateful for you, our listeners, and hope you'll follow us into the new decade and see what we've got coming in 2020!


    Your Good Great Gang is Zach Rich, Kevin Ruiter, and Andrew Orsie

    Games/topics discussed this episode (with timestamps!):
    The Game Awards 2019 (~2:24)
    Forza Horizon 4 Battle Royale mode (~34:50)
    The 2nd Annual Gigis (~41:28)

    Intro / Outro Song: "We Are Here For You" by The James Rocket (thejamesrocket.bandcamp.com)

    On Deck: The Holidays! And finishing up Death Stranding when we get back!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/goodgamegreatgame)

    • 1 hr 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

.Jack.H. ,

Late to the party

Found in 2021 as I’m playing through some older games in my wish list. A couple of good friends talking about the games you love. RIP we barely knew ye

Glassed ,

Amazing

Found this podcast a few days ago and listen to it all the time while I work. I already feel sad that it ended and they won’t be able to talk about other games that I love. But I have already listened to games I didn’t think about just so I could keep listening!

Eclair69420 ,

Good Review, Great Podcast

Stumbled across this podcast a few weeks ago while I was on another Dark Cloud 2 binge. Fantastic podcast that always has a great discussion about whatever game they are covering. The Kingdom Hearts episodes are hilarious and cemented this podcast as one of my favorites!

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