This week Jack is joined by the wonderful Amanda Farough to talk about the incredibly unique systems and stories of The World Ends with You. This weird JRPG was created by a dream team composed of Kingdom Hearts II alums from Square Enix and Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories veterans from handheld developer Jupiter! Let's dive into what makes it one of the best and strangest of all-time.
This week we tackle Horizon Zero Dawn from Guerrilla Games! We recorded the episode prior to the announcement that the former PlayStation 4 exclusive would be releasing on PC. The illustrious Kyle Gaddo came on the show to talk about how its story about man, machine, and the planet they both live on really reflects a unique outlook on our collective responsibility to the world.
Here is a link to the Medium article by Dia Lacina discussed in the episode.
Be sure to follow Kyle Gaddo on Twitter: @kylegaddo
Outro music: Skies of Arcadia 'To the Horizon' by Jorito, BardicKnowledge, Bassoonify, Damian Nguyen, DrumUltimA, Earth Kid, Gamer of the Winds, JohnStacy, Keadrin Cain, Lauren the Flute, and Ronin Op F (https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03855)
Remember how a few years ago a pop culture critic decided to do a series of videos about tropes in video games as viewed through a feminist lens? Well, that conversation got really toxic for a long time, and five years later things seem to have cooled off. So, we're taking another look at the Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series by Anita Sarkeesian!
Each episode of this series will zero in on one episode from the TvWiVG videos and try to break down the trope and discuss the specific points Ms. Sarkeesian made in her video essays. The series was always intended to be a starting point for a larger discussion - hopefully you learn some things or find the conversations interesting!
Y'all are fantastic and thank you so much for bearing with us as we continue on our podcasting adventure together.
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