Hello and welcome to another Side-Quest episode of Talk This! It’s Dangerous to Podcast Alone! We’re here to fill you in on what we’ve been playing and what’s been going on in games lately. We’ve been playing a lot of games, both together and apart, with various degrees of success.
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We’ve been playing a lot of games these past few weeks including several new releases and several not-so-new releases. Madelyn and Emma both returned to Talk This! home base in DC, so we got the chance to play a few local co-op games together on the Switch. Overcooked 2 and The Escapists 2 both got a lot of playtime. On our own, Emma’s been playing Valkyria Chronicles 4, Celeste (in preparation for next week), and The World Ends with You Final Remix. Madelyn’s also been playing that last one.
GO BUY IT, EMMA WANTS A SEQUEL. BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT BUYITBUYITBUY-
Microtransactions are the favorite whipping boy of the gaming community around this point. We talk about whether or not we think that one time purchase $60 games should ever include microtransactions. We hedge and haw about it, but we generally settle on the idea that, if the game is complete and finishable without microtransactions, it’s…okay. Honestly though, games might just have to go for that $70 price tag soon. Just, nobody wants to be the first to do it.
Autumn is here and WINTER IS COMING. Eh, I don’t watch Game of Thrones. We talk about what we love the most about fall, including the chilly weather, changing leaves, and more. We’re meh about Pumpkin Spice Lattes to be honest, but more power to you if you like them.
Just the standard traffic on our blog these past few weeks. That includes two new Split Screens- one filled with robots and the other filled with hockey fights. It also includes two new Clickbait Boyfriends. Aqua’s story is quickly coming to an end, but there’s still plenty more to come. Don’t you worry. From last time, you also should know that there’s a new Play This! on Octopath Traveler that you should definitely check out! The blog on that game too. If you’ve got time. Big smile. Next Play This! will be on The World Ends With You.
BUY THE WORLD ENDS WIT-
Question of the Fortnight
Sony is finally letting users switch their PlayStation Network IDs! Let us know your embarrassing network name and what you’re planning to change it to. Madelyn doesn’t have one and Emma’s happy with hers, but you can hear what we’d consider making ours by listening!
Enjoy the episode! If you want to know what we talked about on last week’s full episode, check out the blog for Episode 46 right here. Look forward to next week’s episode where we plan to discuss The Sims and Celeste.
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