Side-Quest 177. Party to This Party

Hello, and welcome to another episode of Talk This! It’s Dangerous to Podcast Alone. This week, we’re talking about what makes a good party in a video game. It’s all about that synergy!

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The Topic

Screenshot of the main party members in Cold Steel 4

What makes a good video game party? What are some of the biggest considerations to keep in mind when designing a party? How do various factors of game development affect the needs for a party? What goes into forming a good dynamic for both story and gameplay?

The Actual Discussion

Screenshot of most of the party members from Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth

We talk about some of the common roles a party member needs to fill. We talk about the benefits and drawbacks of having a big or small party. Additionally, we go into the challenges of optional party members or dealing with party members who leave the group during the game. 

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 World of Goo and Jusant.

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