The year of 2016 is officially behind us now, and for whatever else you could say about all the crazy things that happened over the year, you can definitely say that 2016 was a year in which some video games were made. In this episode, we talk about some of those games that stood out to us.
Unfortunately, partway through, Chris had to leave; apparently he has some real life friends that came over, though I remain suspicious. Just in case you were wondering why he just stops talking halfway through.
Show notes after the jump.
0:17:50 Pokemon Go
0:32:45 Romance in Games
0:38:50 Mystic Messenger
0:46:20 Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
0:49:20 Deus Ex Mankind Divided
0:55:25 Rise of the Tomb Raider
0:56:25 Dishonored 2
1:04:50 Mysterium (Which is a board game apparently.)
1:10:30 VA-11 Hall-A
1:13:30 Final Fantasy XV
1:15:40 Watch Dogs 2
Deus Ex and The Treachery of Labels
Deus Ex Mankind Divided was a clumsy, tone-deaf allegory that thought it was clever, and it managed to annoy people of all political stripes.
A game I love. It has a solid main story and a couple of really obnoxious, cringy, incoherent side-plots in it. What happened here?
Skylines of the Future
Cities: Skylines is bound to have a sequel sooner or later. Where can this series go next, and what changes would I like to see?
Starcraft 2: Rush Analysis
I write a program to simulate different strategies in Starcraft 2, to see how they compare.
The Biggest Game Ever
Just how big IS No Man's Sky? What if you made a map of all of its landmass? How big would it be?