Episode 79 starts like damn near any other episode of the Way of the Game – with comments about how long it feels since we’ve started the last episode. The truth is, we at the Way of the Game have naturally high metabolisms due to decades of playing games that require split-second timing. It’s like we have a permanent haste enchantment. For every round you take, we’re taking at least three. Jonathan also has a permanent Bigby’s Giant Hand enchantment, but enough about D&D… let’s talk video games.
Jonathan mentions that he’s dabbled in Realm of the Mad God. He compares it to Inside A Star-Filled Sky, which is something he’s done a lot of lately. Anyway, RotMG is a top down 8-bittish massively multiplayer RPG shooter. Don’t worry, we’ll wait for you to pick up the pieces of your shattered mind.
Alex busts right in on the Catherine love. He’s had a first taste, and he wants more… a lot more. Episode 79 only has his opinions about the demo, so expect more in Episode 80 when he’s actually had time to wake up with the bombshell game.
Jonathan goes into detail about the Red Box situation in his neighborhood, complete with populations, school distribution and other demographics. Then he reveals that Windsor has TWO Red Boxes, and Alex, perhaps still a little charged up from conquering Chang An from Ma Teng in Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI, declares war.
Jonathan and Alex engage in a debate about Brink. Jonathan lists off a series of faults with the game. Alex doesn’t disagree with them; what Jonathan considers faults, Alex considers challenges.
Then Alex goes into his first impressions of Call of Juarez: The Cartel, a game of paranoia and pendejos. Sam loses power in a haze of cursing, but don’t worry, he’ll guide you into the last half of the Sam-less podcast.
Jonathan & Alex spend the rest of the podcast talking about a guy who’s WAY too fond of Dragon Quest, whether strategy games are relevant, and Kathie Lee Gifford. Yes, Kathie Lee Gifford.