What kind of Rockstar gamer are you? Do you beeline from story quest to story quest until the end or do you go for every sidequest, collectible, and achievement? Or do you just see how many cars you can steal and people you can murder before you’re caught? With Red Dead Redemption 2 on the way out, we were wondering. And we also played some Red Dead Redemption to hype ourselves up! Stevo crushed it last week and Josh is just wrapping it up. It’s going to be a wild west episode!
Josh also played and tried to explain Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. If you’re looking for an ultra trippy, end of the world, heaven vs hell, modern urban fantasy turn based RPG that will make you die a lot, it could be right up your alley. On a lighter note, he also played Hollow Knight and is loving it. As with any metroidvania, how could it not be good?
Then Stevo finished up his maiden run of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night! It’s his latest classic game, and given how much we all love metroidvanias you can guess how he felt about it. And Elliot is still churning away on Xenogears. A letter from our friend Spider illuminated a few things about Xenogears that the fog of memory muddled up, and it’s pretty eye opening. Thanks for the letter and for casting one of our favorite games in a new light for us.
Lastly, we talk about how we’re doing with our No New Games 2018 pledge now that we’re five months in. Elliot wrote a piece about it last week that you can check out here. We discuss the games coming out now that we wish we could play. Stevo closes us out with his own personal roulette to help him decide what to play next. In the meantime, come join in on the discussion! Leave a comment, tweet us at @rbpcast, or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll talk about it on the next episode. You can also check out our Twitch stream at twitch.tv/ratherbeplaying. See you all in two weeks!
- Red Dead Redemption
- Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse
- Hollow Knight
- Borderlands 2
- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
- No New Games 2018 – 5 Months In