Chris, Tom S and Marsh discuss The Hunt: Showdown, Nocked! True Tales of Robin Hood and Astral Chain. Plus things that tinkle and jangle, things that waggle to make friars happy and things that should be renamed, remade and covered with moons.

  • It’s a busy weekend for game releases: honk at a farmer in Untitled Goose Game and choose PETROL or DOG in Overland (which is not like Brigador but is a bit like Into the Breach)
  • Disco Elysium has a new, kinda baffling trailer and a release date of October 15. You’re a detective and you… and… Well. You’re a detective.
  • You scream, I scream, we all scream for beast cream. Get your beast cream freshly curdled from the fly-blown teat of The Hunt: Showdown. Served in a waffle cone.
  • Nocked! True Tales of Robin Hood is a text adventure with a LYING SUBTITLE and some light, almost arbitrary resource management. You can’t shag the bear.
  • Here are two definite humans who want to talk to you about Nintendo’s motion controller and absolutely won’t lead you into a black subdimensional pond where your flesh springs off you like snapped elastic.
  • Astral Chain is a game about being a good cop, ice cream (NOT beast cream) and smashing the shit out of space demons. It’s not on PC, but it almost certainly will be in, ooh, ten years?
  • Project Hospital is a management game that friend-of-pod Kane says is better than Two Point Hospital and has top quality NPC phone usage, which is what everyone wants, really.
  • Control also has a phone in it. Makes you think.
  • Resident Evil 2’s remake is good, and Tom S will allow it.
  • Shadow of the Colossus also got remade and was good. Clash of Heroes got remade for PC and its new art sucked a dingo’s wanger and that is NOT a good thing but a BAD thing.
  • Come back Fable 2! But not to the Windows Store.
  • Bad Names: don’t do them. Name crimes of yore include: Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Omnikron: Nomad Soul and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. More recently: skateboarding game Session and Lovecraftian Epic Store exclusive Conarium.
  • Nier Automata’s lead designer has the right idea. Moons for everyone!
  • Normal Karl Pilkington’s The Witness, The Outer Wilds, The Return of the Obra Dinn and Ori and the Blind Forest all involve coloured shapes. Some pleasing. Some make Chris unhappy! All of them are better than Brexit.

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