Is Star Wars: Battlefront II in any better shape than it was during launch? Is it safe to play Xenoblade Chronicles 2 without being embarrassed if your wife walks in the room? What makes Injustice 2 suddenly relevant, other than the release of Justice League? The answer to these questions and more on this week’s podcast.
Does Guild Wars or Original Sin have better NPCs? Tom Chick and Nick Diamon present their cases. Jason McMaster decides. Also, the latest RollerCoaster Tycoons, the state of superhero games, Project Cars 2, Total War: Warhammer II, and the new Call of Duty beta.
Join me for a discussion with the guy who brought us Tooth and Tail, the latest RTS that makes it a good time to be into RTSs.
The honorable Nick Diamon presides over a legal battle among animals in Tooth and Tail. Then Tom Chick and Jason McMaster get to lord over him the fact that they’re playing Destiny 2 while he’s faffing about in some Bethesda MMO.
I’ve spent many hours with R. Eric Reuss’ game. It’s only fair that he spends one with me. Join us for a wide-ranging talk with the creator of this brilliant co-op/solitaire boardgame.
Tom Chick presides over this week’s face-off between Jason McMaster for Conan: Exiles and Nick Diamon for Ark: Survival Evolved. May the best open-world survival crafting/grinding game win! Then a lot of talk about the new War of the Chosen DLC for XCOM 2.
Tony Carnevale, Tom Chick, and Bruce Geryk dive deep into the reprint of Victory Point Games’ solitaire classic, Nemo’s War. What’s new, what’s better, what’s worse? And what’s the deal with these rules?
We resolve the burning question that haunts everyone playing Agents of Mayhem. Daisy or Scheherazade? Fortunately, you can have both on your team. You probably should. We also talk Tacoma, Blood Bowl 2, and the Atlas Rising update for No Man’s Sky.
One of us is having, uh, issues with Long Dark. Then Tom Chick, Nick Diamon, and Jason McMaster discuss the long shallow difficulty curve of Fortnight, Battlefield 1’s latest maps, Titanfall 2’s new horde mode, and some poop farming game called Slime Rancher. And be sure not to miss the C-SPAN worthy legal hearing to determine whether Mad Max or Shadow of Mordor is the better game.
Considering the hours I’ve lost playing Axes and Acres, Minos Strategos, and now Solar Settlers, designer Brett Lowey has a lot of explaining to do.
Does Rich live in Florida for the reasons he says he lives in Florida, or because he was run out of New York for allegedly causing a riot while protecting a pinball machine? You decide. We’ll also talk about dumbed-down superhero games, Tim Curry, birds, and a dead MMO that might not actually be dead.
Tom Chick and Bruce Geryk talk to Johan Nagel, the guy behind Vietnam ’65 and now Afghanistan ’11. Nagel also reveals his next two (2!) games and a boardgame that doesn’t look like the sort of boardgame you’d expect from the guy who made Afghanistan ’11.
The Quarter to Three Games Podcast gets a Brazilian! Roberto Amorim clears up a lot of misconceptions about his country and then talks about why Guild Wars 2 has obsoleted other MMOs.
Among the many ways Americans aren’t worldly is that we don’t know Bitmap Brothers games like Speedball 2. Chris, aka Ginger Yellow, attempts to address that gap in my cultural knowledge. He also talks about less pertinent things like hard seating, freckles, and the global financial crisis.
Randy, a.k.a. Armando Penblade, tells you to roll a d20 against the orc’s THACO. Oh, wait, no he doesn’t because he’s found something better than Dungeons & Dragons.