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June 2022

146: Virtue’s Last Reward

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We get confused and surprised at the very same time in Virtue’s Last Reward.

Developer: Spike Chunsoft | Publisher: Spike Chunsoft/Aksys Games | Initial Release: February 16, 2012

Jacob and special guest CtrlAltNoob write so many notes, gasp audibly and hop through time!

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt)

Special Guest: CtrlAltNoob (@CtrlAltNoob)

Web: LeftBehindGame.Club | Twitter: @LeftBehindClub | Instagram: @LeftBehindGameClub

SHOW NOTES:

  • 0:00 Start
  • 1:10 Who is CtrlAltNoob?
  • 2:50 Fast Pitch
  • 4:30 Time Capsule
  • 9:15 Press Reviews
  • 11:10 High-Level Review
  • 13:40 Describing Virtue’s Last Reward
  • 18:00 Setting Up VLR
  • 23:40 Spoiler Warning
  • 25:30 Main Characters 
  • 34:35 Branching Narrative
  • 37:30 Radical-6
  • 43:40 Bombs
  • 44:30 Morphogenetic Field
  • 49:40 Dio
  • 55:40 Timeline
  • 57:20 Pods
  • 59:55 Tenmyouji & Quark
  • 1:01:40 The Old Woman
  • 1:02:20 Sigma
  • 1:06:40 Jumping (The Chart We Referenced)
  • 1:10:30 Where Are We?
  • 1:14:15 Luna & K
  • 1:16:45 Gaming’s Greatest Story?
  • 1:22:50 Setting Up Zero Time Dilemma
  • 1:28:55 Secret Ending
  • 1:32:50 Wrap-up
  • 1:36:20 All About CtrlAltNoob (Noob mentioned Exit/Corners & Jacob mentioned Afterworld)
  • 1:40:00 Conclusion

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145: Life is Strange [Episode 5 – Polarized]

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We look at this photograph in Life is Strange, Episode 5.

Developer: Dontnod Entertainment | Publisher: Square Enix | Initial Release: October 20, 2015

Jacob, Mike and Flora abandon reality, explore a very scary maze and make a very difficult choice.

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom) and Flora Eloise (@LudonarrativeFM)

Web: LeftBehindGame.Club | Twitter: @LeftBehindClub | Instagram: @LeftBehindGameClub

SHOW NOTES:

  • 0:00 Start
  • 1:20 Episode 4 Recap
  • 2:25 More like Creepy McCreeperson
  • 4:35 How do we get out?
  • 5:55 Changing history
  • 8:40 A trip to SF
  • 12:00 Back in the Dark Room
  • 15:30 Telling David the truth
  • 20:05 Weird calls and texts
  • 21:40 Arcadia Bay in ruins
  • 23:05 Technical notes
  • 24:45 Back to the diner and Warren
  • 30:00 Unloading on Chloe
  • 32:20 Question from MatterofJoseph on other games in the series
  • 35:10 Losing touch with reality
  • 40:25 The stealth section
  • 45:20 The final sequence
  • 48:40 Final choice
  • 55:30 How our sacrifices play out
  • 59:00 Question from Setobox about the ending
  • 1:03:30 Question from JayDangerRoss about sequels
  • 1:08:00 Final thoughts on the series
  • 1:17:00 Wrap-up

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DISCORD: The Left Behind Game Club is a monthly game club podcast focusing on positivity & community. To talk to members of the community, join our Discord server!