OctopusPark's Literate Gamer: a discussion of games, their meaning, and their impact on people and art.
Sea of Thieves
Jonathan and Nick talk with Eli Belmont, expert Sea of Thieves pirate and streamer. It's not an action game, it's a pirate simulator with all the action and swashbuckling that entails. This one is a novel take on multiplayer, and a real blast!
Platformer Short: God's Trigger
Jonathan recounts God's Trigger, a top-down, instant-kill, bullet-hell shooter with a lot of attitude.
Nick and Jonathan discuss WarFrame, the third-person, quasi-massive-online, immortal robot, horde-fighting, action game. It was this game before Destiny was this game. More #ThornCars, and yet less.
Platformer Short: Ring Fit Adventure
Jonathan recounts working out with the Switch peripheral title Ring Fit Adventure, another of Nintendo's ingenious uses of the joycon, more than a bit clever, and surprisingly effective.
Jonathan and Nick discuss Vampyr, a step forward into new territory of story and morality, more than just some sort of simple good and evil mechanic, and certainly enough to overcome a few rough mechanical edges. A fascinating gem amidst a sea of hi...
Platformer Short: Alto
Jonathan discusses Alto: a light, fun, relaxing romp of a one-button, 2D platformer.
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A Good Listen!
I tend to listen to this podcast while working out. I don't always agree with their opinions, but what fun would that be? They have great guests!
As for the title "Literate Gamer"? I'm not sure that gives the best set of expectations. It is not stuffy or pedantic by any means. Sometimes it's more like "Gamer Ate Litter" because they do tend to talk some trash...
Keep up the good work gents!
Great podcast if you have an interest in video games!