In which we climb inside a straw man made of worms. The Wolf Among Us: Episode Two leaves Tom S huffing and puffing, Tom F brings new meaning to “sleeper agent” in espionage sim Covert Action and Chris gets twitchy in aerial shooter Strike Vector.
Also: we impersonate a disappointed oil-rig, debate the merits of a momentary “dick-lapse”, demand stretchier faces, swap gaming soundtracks and interrogate our potently non-committal emotions towards Gone Home. Meanwhile, Marsh is largely only present for moral support. Back-rub, anyone?
Once again, we sound like we recorded this in a large oil drum. Apologies. We are in the process of acquiring acoustic dampeners.
- The most 90s game to be released in 2014: Strike Vector.
- Covert Action was recently added to Good Old Games.
- It’s a shame that it wasn’t included as part of the Humble Sid Meier SID MEIER Bundle.
- Apparently Sid wasn’t happy with the game.
- As to why Sid’s name is always plastered on his stuff, even though by all accounts he’s a lovely humble guy, turns out there’s a ShackNews article about this. It might have been Robin Williams’ idea?
- At least Sid Meier has never made a Tom Clancy game.
- The Wolf Humongous. What a large wolf!
- Gone Home, a game in which you may be stirred to the absolute pinnacle of ambivalence.
- Games swaddled in ambiguity: Dear Esther and Last Express.
- Jason Rohrer says Steam Sales are bad in the long run.
- Some soundtracks you may enjoy:
- Music to dance a fandango to, grimly.
- Mafia 2: The sound of a flock of birds taking flight in the first light of dawn while an old man cries a single tear.
- Kentucky Route Zero. Have a tumbler of bourbon at the ready.
- Far Cry 2 pokes you in a troubling way.
- Make it a Clint Hocking double-bill with the soundtrack to Chaos Theory.
- 868-Hack creator’s Candy Quest 3, a funny and surprisingly cool text RPG about combining sweets to do massive damage.
- John Walker’s worm-can and our forum’s erudite debate.