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by NiaiMitch
August 21st, 2019, 1:44 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Game suggestions for the podcast
Replies: 1712
Views: 304350

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

I guess it's a bit of a too recent release for inclusion in the the podcast any time soon, but have just finished A Plague Tale: Innocence and though it had its flaws really enjoyed it - feels like the kind of thing Victor Hugo would have come up with if he'd worked at Naughty Dog. (Though mon Dieu ...
by NiaiMitch
August 11th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Replies: 31
Views: 3307

Re: Our next-but-one podcast recording (17.8.19) - 383: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

Ah, gotcha. Yeah, I can see how that might be interpreted as a reward of sorts. I think KojiPro were just caught between a rock and a hard place here - Showing this as a fixed, fully animated cutscene would have probably be way too graphic for most players, while audio tapes are usually being prese...
by NiaiMitch
August 11th, 2019, 4:13 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Replies: 31
Views: 3307

Re: Our next-but-one podcast recording (17.8.19) - 383: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

Thanks for the reply KSubzero - it's an interesting can of worms! :) I don't think it qualifies as "unearned" shock value to draw the audience's attention to the type of very real human rights violations that are happening everyday in the real world during military operations. Ground Zeroes takes so...
by NiaiMitch
August 10th, 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Replies: 31
Views: 3307

Re: Our next-but-one podcast recording (17.8.19) - 383: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

Game-play wise for me, Ground Zeroes achieved a similar (albeit less iconic) effect as the Tanker section of MGS2 - a wonderful, endlessly replayable microcosm of gameplay. Story-wise though, it really left a bitter taste in my mouth - specifically the depiction of Paz's fate, which I found deeply, ...
by NiaiMitch
June 30th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy XII
Replies: 16
Views: 1765

Re: Our next Final Fantasy podcast recording (10.8.19) - 382: Final Fantasy XII

Back in the day Final Fantasy XII was the first of the Playstation titles I failed to finish (although I’ve since completed the Zodiac Age). Its gambit system and non-random encounters were great innovations of the series for the time, and Ivalice is a wonderful setting (it was fascinating to see a ...
by NiaiMitch
February 4th, 2019, 10:58 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy VIII
Replies: 35
Views: 4237

Re: Our next Final Fantasy podcast recording (16.2.19) - Issue 357: Final Fantasy VIII

Though when I first got it into my ten year old hands it blew me away, viewed as a crusty twenty eight year old Final Fantasy VIII is a bit of a messy composite of ideas. Although I liked Squall’s progression from lone wolf to capable leader able to lean on his friends, Rinoa is probably the weakest...
by NiaiMitch
February 1st, 2019, 12:24 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy X
Replies: 23
Views: 2356

Re: 373: Final Fantasy X

I think the main thing that has stuck with me about Final Fantasy X is how subversive it is in its depiction of religious duplicity. Although the game’s religious iconography, in line with its more East Asian-inspired setting hearkens more to Buddhism/Shinto, the very name of Sin and the political m...