The Toms, Chris and Graham gather to to discuss the viscosity of Les Enfants Terribles in Metal Gear Solid 5, concoct horde entrapment strategies in Fortnite, dissect the turn-based stealth of Invisible Inc. and bludgeon hawks to death with trees in Secrets of Raetikon.
Also discussed: authorship niggles in Depression Quest, gaming when retired, the pros and cons of game wikis and that time Graham spent a weekend in a Picross-fuelled fugue state synonymous with death. Hooray for games!
- We are prepared for the madness of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.
- Fortnite is Epic’s cute free-to-play sandbox tower defence thing.
- Invisible Inc. is a hard turn-based stealth game.
- Secrets of Raetikon, aka Grabby Bird, aka Hawks Must Die.
- Depression Quest is free on Steam.
- Games journo retirees will play StarCraft 2 in the park. And SUPER HOT.
- Games that benefit from a bit of “side reading”: Dark Souls, Dark Souls 2, but not Kerbal Space Program so much.
- If you have a DS, try Picross, at your peril.
- Other good passive games that temporarily occupy the mind: Titanfall, Diablo 3.
- Games that bust your synapses: Supreme Commander, Supreme Commander 2.
- How to destroy a hard SupCom 2 AI using only engineers, one of the first things Tom S wrote for PC Gamer during a work experience week many moons ago. *wistful gaze*
- Not mentioned on the pod, but a quick PSA: Dishonored is free this weekend. It’s a C&C fave.
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This episode is also available on our YouTube channel, where you’ll also find our adventures in Dark Souls, Gang Beasts, Spelunky and more.