Hello, and welcome to another episode of Talk This! It’s Dangerous to Podcast Alone. This week, we’re talking about healing items in games. Just wrap the wound in a dirty rag, that’ll make it better.
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How do healing items work in games? What are some notable ones? What are some of the design issues that healing items run into? Are there any truly realistic healing systems, or are they all basically magic potions? Is it ever a problem that they’re basically magic potions?
The Actual Discussion
We brainstorm the ways that Phoenix Downs and Mixed Herbs actually work. Eat? Stab? Smoke? How does Joel make a medkit from some vodka and a dirty strip of cloth? Unknown. We also talk about healing item colors and other cross-game consistencies. Finally, we go through some of our favorite healing items from gels to potions.
Enjoy the episode! Tell us what you think in the comments or on social media. Make sure to check out last week’s episode and look forward to next week’s where we’re talking about Postal and Saltsea Chronicles.