The official bylaws of All Internet Videogames Discussion dictate that December is the month of looking back and January is the month of looking forward. So we made this episode to bring our podcast into compliance. Also because we didn’t have anything else to discuss. Also because we actually wanted to talk about these games. Also because it was the only way to get Josh to shut up about Crusader Kings.
Related: Look at this post from last January where I looked ahead to 2015.
Episode edited by Rachel.
2:15: No Mans Sky.
We also talk about Fuel and procedurally generated games.
7:47: Dues Ex: Mankind Divided
We got pretty negative here, but for the record I don’t think this game is going to be a disaster. I just think that by continuing the timeline the game is walling itself off from greater things.
21:03: Horizon: Zero Dawn
Is it too late to change the name? Or at least pick one of the two?
27:58: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
39:10: XCom 2
Josh and I have a little debate about which is worse: Hitman Absolution or The Phantom Menace. I maintain that Phantom Menace is a bad movie, but nowhere near the horrible movie its reputation suggests.
MovieBob has a pretty good take on this:
But it’s STAR WARS. So when you get a crappy Star Wars it hurts. Not because the movie is bad, but because it means we won’t be getting the awesome movie we’d hoped for. So I get why people feel so much hate for it.
57:47: Quantum Break
1:02:36: Doom 4