The !FALcast: Wherein the gentlemen of the !FALcast—Matt, Skye, and TV's Adam—play video games and then talk about them.
Disparate interests combine and collide in a free-form discussion of topics as diverse as sound design in survival horror, ensemble casts in role-playing games, and emergent vs. crafted narrative.
This is not a place for gaming news, although news may be discussed. This is not a place where games are reviewed, although opinions may be given. This is a place where three men you probably don't know talk at great length about video games you probably do.
Ep. 42: Words from Batman
(Note: This episode contains a detailed discussion of Adios, and at points veers into spoiler territory. The Adios talk begins at the 20-minute mark and lasts until 1:17:00, with some direct references to the ending at about 1:15:00.)
The need for feed in Jurassic World: Evolution
A deep-dive into Adios: is there enough game in this game?
Skye wants to do chores harder
Skye also wants to milk a goat
Adam talks himself into liking Adios even more than he already did
Tearin' stuff up with Turnip Boy, who is a dick
Sometimes the curtains are blue
Trading minigames and their acceptability
Scarlet Nexus, cosmetics, and anime (*so much anime*)
Trails 'n Tales
The !FALcast game of 2021 (which was timely when we recorded this)
(Look time just got away from me, OK)
(I've been playing a lot of Trails of Cold Steel)
(It's really good btw)
Ep. 41: Weird Rashes
What's the grossest food word?
Adam's very real, very intense problem with yogurt
Back 4 Blood: it's current, it's gurgly, and we like it!
(but we gripe about it anyway)
(and first we talk about Evolve for a while, because of course)
Weird magical cards, and the guy who helps you with them
B4B's lonely, arbitrary hub area
And just when you think it's over, BAM: 30 minutes on Metroid
Samus Returns crams too much Metroid into Metroid
But how about that cutting-edge 3DS tech?
The one (and only one) not-so-great thing about Hollow Knight
Skye, of all people, refuses to let the podcast die
Ep. 40: Consensual Spaghetti
oh hey check it out it's the !FALcast again
Matt's Pinball Journey
Skye wants a good, clean, brisk episode (and does not get it)
Matt would have us all Stop Believin'
Dwerve: tower defense in motion, with spider flowers
The suspicious motives of the chef in Lady and the Tramp
Tribes of Midgard = Don't Starve Diablo (with microtransactions)
The tutorial that refuses to teach
Fortnite to Fall Guys: when every game expects you to play forever
We played No Man's Sky (aka The Space Game) alone, together
YOU'LL PLAY DRAGON QUEST V AND LIKE IT
Everyone look at this fun picture my kid drew
Finding the game you want to play in the game you're playing
Wait, Graveyard Keeper Dude is *married*?
Enjoyment vs. engagement
Fishing (Ridiculous and otherwise)
Seriously though, why won't they let me talk about Ys 9, it's *so good*
A Lot of Bird Stuff (is Going On)
-I rehash the plot of FF4 for some reason
-"To be a true paladin, you must not fight now!" *fights*
-This episode's hot take: After Years was bad
-The merits/demerits of random encounters
-Cosmic Star Heroine and its beautiful pacing
-Eagle Island: it's bird-themed!
-The tragic servitude of Pokemon (with a brief detour into monkey personhood)
-Matt really likes Mega Man 11
-Air Man, Crash Man, Metal Man, Bubble Man, Wood Man, Heat Man, Flash Man, Quick Man
-Skye continues to not like roguelikes/play video games
-Hardspace: Shipbreaker and watching people perform manual labor
-Darren P. vs. Darren C.
-The mundane joys of House Flipper
-Surprisingly, ASMR doesn't work on Skye
-ok then there's a weird little ASMR cul-de-sac for a while
-Left 4 Dead is basically Destiny (?)
-Matt assuages my palpable fear that he wouldn't like The Outer Wilds
-You guys I *love* The Outer Wilds (AND SO DOES MY KID!)
-Skye worries it might actually be *too* good
Ep. 38: Walking on Time
Crunch and the ends (not really) justifying the means
The delightful million-thing cleanquest of Horace
Matt the Save Piggybacker ruined rental games, possibly childhoods
Can you walk on time? (Also no)
Boy this time-walking thing sure overstays its welcome
Skye threatens to quit the podcast because of the time-walking thing because literally of course he does
Reference as game design in Evoland
The perfect medley of Retro Game Challenge
Do you know the KACHO?
Check out Skye's Last of Us 2 video and a bunch of other stuff at his YouTube channel, you see Skye this is what friends do they support each other
Ep. 37: The Normal Emotions
"Woman Stuff" is not the title of this episode
We love Overcooked!
We hate Operation Raccoon City!
(Also Games for Windows Live is haunted or something)
Experiencing the joy of failure and yelling at wheelchair-bound raccoons
Dumb pretentious nonsense about "speaking the language of video games," and it's not even Skye saying it!
Steam remote play worked! ...at the TIME
I LOVE SAYONARA WILD HEARTS
...no seriously though I really really love Sayonara Wild Hearts
Gris' beautiful representation of grief, and us forgetting how many stages of grief exist
(Also you trundle around as a stone block with a little head on top)
Let's throw a Swery game in here for good measure because why not
The open beta of West of Dead that no longer exists is cool
(West of Dead is cool)