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083: Broken Age

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We kickstart a tale of two humans in two different worlds in Broken Age.

Developer: Double Fine Productions | Publisher: Double Fine Productions | Full Release: April 28, 2015

Jacob and special guests Jessica Fantauzzo, Katie Lesperance and Travis Colenutt talk about their adventure game experience (or lack thereof), laughed out loud and got so frustrated with the Hexipals.

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt)

Special Guests: Jessica Fantauzzo (@jfant), Travis Colenutt (@TravisColenutt) & Katie Lesperance (@lesperak)

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

SHOW NOTES:

  • 2:40 What is your fast pitch on Broken Age?
  • 5:10 Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter?
  • 6:50 The Broken Age Fast Pitch
  • 8:05 How did we play Broken Age?
  • 10:25 How does Broken Age start and how did you start?
  • 13:00 The voice cast is wild in this game (Jack Black, Elijah Wood, Will Wheaton and Jennifer Hale, for instance)
  • 13:40 General thoughts about Act 1
  • 14:50 The start of Shay’s Act 1
  • 18:40 Shay meets Marek
  • 20:50 Travis’ human parent conspiracy theory
  • 23:05 Marek’s errands
  • 25:35 The start of Vella’s Act 1 (Sugar Bunting)
  • 28:25 Confronting Mog Chothra for the first time
  • 30:35 Getting to Merriloft and losing your vowels
  • 34:00 Going down to Shellmound
  • 39:00 Fighting Mog Chothra and “the twist”
  • 44:10 Act 2 (and frustration) start!
  • 50:45 Laying out the story in Act 2?
  • 59:30 Diving deep on the Act story
  • 1:06:00 Wiring (and re-wiring) Hexipals
  • 1:09:55 More highlights from our experience and questions from Twitter
  • 1:23:20 Final thoughts (Jacob’s quote came from here and we spoke about 101 Dalmatians: Escape from DeVil Manor and Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland)
  • 1:28:35 We take a trip to the Left Behind Game Show!

Thank you to @VGRations, @CSGThomas, @ALittleBreath, @WTFamicom, @the_nmac, @PoundJayYi & Michael Ruffolo for your comments and questions!

NEXT SHOWS:

  • Oxenfree w/ Jacob, Moe and Kam Konek: April 1st
  • A Short Hike w/ guests TBD: April 15th
  • The Last of Us w/ Jacob, Moe, Mike and Matt (aka Stormageddon): April 29th

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

TIP JAR: If you’re feeling generous and love the show, we have a PayPal tip jar! Any funds raised will go towards hosting our site and paying for games and equipment as we look to bring you higher quality content every month.

082: Gato Roboto

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We jump into robotic armour as KiKi the Cat in Gato Roboto.

Developer: doinksoft | Publisher: Devolver Digital | Initial Release Date: May 30, 2019

Jacob, Moe (or Meow as he would like to be called from now on) and special guests Joseph Hooper and Arsene Lakpa from the Player Player Podcast jump into submarines, turrets and robot suits, enter bullet hells and laugh at some feline-leaning humour.

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt) & Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi)

Special Guests: Joseph Hooper (@The3HoopMan) & Arsene Lakpa (@LeekyLeek13)

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

The Player Player Podcast Links: Twitter | Spotify | Apple Podcasts

SHOW NOTES:

  • 2:30 What is your fast pitch on Gato Roboto?
  • 3:20 What did you know about Gato Roboto before we podcasted?
  • 6:30 What is the gameplay style (and yes, the cat’s name is Kiki)?
  • 9:25 How does Gato Roboto start?
  • 12:00 Boss fights and vehicles
  • 18:25 Enemy types
  • 19:40 Weapons, power-ups and cartridges
  • 23:20 A short intermission about Playdate and how the console’s graphics are similar
  • 25:55 Was this game going to deliver an Undertale ending?
  • 27:40 The ending sequence
  • 33:35 The post-credit scene
  • 36:10 Final thoughts about Gato Roboto
  • 40:55 Other metroidvania games that we loved (we have covered Guacamelee, Shadow Complex and Ori and the Blind Forest)
  • 45:30 The Player Player Podcast pitch

NEXT SHOWS:

  • Broken Age w/ Jacob and special guests Katie Lesperance, Travis Colenutt and Jessica Fantauzzo: March 18th
  • Oxenfree w/ Jacob, Moe and a special guest (TBA): April 1st

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

TIP JAR: If you’re feeling generous and love the show, we have a PayPal tip jar! Any funds raised will go towards hosting our site and paying for games and equipment as we look to bring you higher quality content every month.

081: Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 5 – City of Light)

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Gotham becomes uncaged in Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 5). Will it become re-caged?

Developer: Telltale Games | Publisher: Telltale Games | Initial Release Date: December 13, 2016

Jacob, Mike and Moe face off with their remaining foes, make weighty choices about body parts and look to fix all of Gotham’s issues.

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom) & Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi)

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

SHOW NOTES:

  • 2:05 Recap of Episode 4’s Endings
  • Episode 5 Thoughts:
    • 2:25 Chapter 1: Loose Ends & Chapter 2: Revelations (Penguin)
    • 9:30 Chapter 1: Loose Ends & Chapter 2: Revelations (Harvey Dent)
    • 20:10 Chapter 3: On The Trail
    • 25:10 Chapter 4: The Legacy
    • 33:10 Chapter 5: Executive Decision
    • 42:45 Chapter 6: A New Day in Gotham
  • 47:55 What style of Batman were we?
  • 51:10 Our final thoughts about Episode 5 and the whole series

NEXT SHOWS:

  • Gato Roboto w/ Jacob, Moe and special guests Arsene Lakpa and Joseph Hooper from the Player Player Podcast: March 4th
  • Broken Age w/ Jacob and special guests Katie Lesperance, Travis Colenutt and Jessica Fantauzzo: March 18th

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

TIP JAR: If you’re feeling generous and love the show, we have a PayPal tip jar! Any funds raised will go towards hosting our site and paying for games and equipment as we look to bring you higher quality content every month.

080: Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 4 – Guardian of Gotham)

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We stan Troy Baker in Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 4).

Developer: Telltale Games | Publisher: Telltale Games | Initial Release Date: November 22, 2016

Jacob, Mike and Moe rage at civilians, meet a new friend and finally get a W in these trying times.

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom) & Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi)

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

SHOW NOTES:

  • 2:15 Recap of Episode 3’s Cliffhanger Ending
  • Episode 4 Thoughts:
    • 2:40 Chapter 1 – Price of Admission
    • 6:00 Chapter 2 – A Serious House
    • Chapter 3 – Home Sweet Home
      • 15:25 The Checkpoint
      • 23:15 The Vale Home
    • 34:55 Chapter 4 – Back to Business
    • 38:50 Chapter 5 – Another Night in the Office
    • Chapter 6 – The Good, The Bat and The Ugly
      • 49:55 Wayne Enterprises Route
      • 54:10 Wayne Manor Route

NEXT SHOWS:

  • Batman: The Telltale Series Episode 5: February 26th
  • Gato Roboto: March 4th
  • Broken Age: March 18th

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

TIP JAR: If you’re feeling generous and love the show, we have a PayPal tip jar! Any funds raised will go towards hosting our site and paying for games and equipment as we look to bring you higher quality content every month.

079: Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 3 – New World Order)

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We prance, dance and romance in Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 3).

Developer: Telltale Games | Publisher: Telltale Games | Initial Release Date: October 25, 2016

Jacob, Mike and Moe coddle their sweet baby boy, Harvey Dent, meet Lucius Fox and find out more about the leader of the Children of Arkham.

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom) & Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi)

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

SHOW NOTES:

  • 1:40 Recap of Episode 2’s Cliffhanger Ending
  • Episode 3 Thoughts:
    • 3:35 Chapter 1 – State of the Union
    • 8:15 Chapter 2 – A Man Unhinged
    • 14:40 Chapter 3 – Hostile Takeover & Chapter 4 – Off the Rails
    • 26:20 Chapter 5 – Third Wheel
    • 34:00 Chapter 06- The Best of Us
  • 46:35 Final Thoughts (Jacob referred to this documentary by noclip)

NEXT SHOWS:

  • Batman: The Telltale Series
    • Episode 4: February 19th
    • Episode 5: February 26th
  • March Games (Dates TBD)
    • Gato Roboto
    • Broken Age

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

TIP JAR: If you’re feeling generous and love the show, we have a PayPal tip jar! Any funds raised will go towards hosting our site and paying for games and equipment as we look to bring you higher quality content every month.

078: Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 2 – Children of Arkham)

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We look into our confusing past and make a choice about present romances while the future of Gotham hangs in the balance in Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 2).

Developer: Telltale Games | Publisher: Telltale Games | Initial Release Date: September 20, 2016

Jacob, Mike and Moe ease the pain of our foes, bankroll our friends and approach corrupt politicians with caution.

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom) & Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi)

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

SHOW NOTES:

  • 2:05 Recap of where we left off in Episode 1
  • Episode 2 Thoughts:
    • 5:05 Chapter 1 – Broken Memories
    • 6:15 Chapter 2 – The Children
    • 14:30 Chapter 3 – A Big Fan
    • 18:20 Chapter 4 – Two of a Kind
    • 25:55 Chapter 5 – The Incumbent (Bruce Wayne)
    • 26:30 Chapter 5 – The Incumbent (Batman)
    • 28:40 Chapter 6 – Narrow Margins
  • 41:00 Wrap-Up

NEXT SHOWS:

  • Batman: The Telltale Series
    • Episode 3: February 12th
    • Episode 4: February 19th
    • Episode 5: February 26th
  • March Games (Dates TBD)
    • Gato Roboto
    • Broken Age

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

TIP JAR: If you’re feeling generous and love the show, we have a PayPal tip jar! Any funds raised will go towards hosting our site and paying for games and equipment as we look to bring you higher quality content every month.

077: Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 1 – Realm of Shadows)

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We dive into the life of Gotham’s most eligible bachelor in Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 1).

Developer: Telltale Games | Publisher: Telltale Games | Initial Release Date: August 2, 2016

Jacob, Mike and Moe gush about their love for the Batman, meet mysterious new friends at the local coffee shop and hurt some bad bad men.

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom) & Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi)

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

SHOW NOTES:

  • Pre-E1 Thoughts:
    • 2:30 What did you know about Batman: The Telltale Series before we started?
    • 4:30 How did we play the game? Also, our struggles with the Xbox Elite Controller.
    • 6:40 How would you describe this game to someone who hasn’t played a Telltale Game and playing it in front of a significant other.
    • 9:20 Our experience with the Batman series.
    • 12:35 How will we play our Batman?
    • 15:45 Graphic and sound (The Telltale Tool)
    • 17:45 What is the Shadows Edition?
  • Episode 1 Thoughts:
    • 18:15 Chapter 1: Welcome to Gotham
    • 19:05 Chapter 2: The One that Got Away
    • 26:35 Chapter 3: Meet the Press
    • 31:25 Chapter 4: World’s Greatest Detective
      • 40:10 Entering “Detective Mode” for the first time
      • *Jacob misquoted Jake Vanaman. He spoke about how one of the initial choices in Walking Dead S1 was lopsided and how it was their team’s fault for not justifying one choice as well as another (source). 
    • 47:05 Chapter 5: Room with a View
    • 1:00:55 Chapter 6: Family Secrets
    • 1:03:25 Final thoughts

NEXT SHOWS:

  • Batman: The Telltale Series [Episode 2]: February 5th
  • Batman: The Telltale Series [Episode 3]: February 12th
  • Batman: The Telltale Series [Episode 4]: February 19th
  • Batman: The Telltale Series [Episode 5]: February 26th

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

TIP JAR: If you’re feeling generous and love the show, we have a PayPal tip jar! Any funds raised will go towards hosting our site and paying for games and equipment as we look to bring you higher quality content every month.

076: Detroit: Become Human [Part 2]

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We continue our fight for the future of Androids in Detroit: Become Human. Please note: this is part 2 of this series. Check out part 1 (episode 075) before listening to this!

Developer: Quantic Dream | Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment (PS4) & Quantic Dream (PC) | Release Date: May 25, 2018

Jacob and special guests Travis Colenutt and Katie Lesperance make friends with Ralph and Jerrys, connect Detroit: Become Human to the original Toy Story, Furby & Captain America: Winter Soldier and end it for good… in more ways than one.

The Left Behind Game Club is a monthly game club podcast with a focus on positivity & community. To talk to members of the community, join our Discord server! Go to LeftBehindGame.Club and scroll down to the Discord section of the homepage!

Player: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt)

Special Guests: Travis Colenutt (@TravisColenutt) & Katie Lesperance (@lesperak)

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

Show Notes:

  • We continue Kara’s “solo story”:
    • 2:20 “Fugitives” & “On The Run”
    • 9:05 “Zlatko”
    • 15:40 “The Pirates’ Cove” and “Midnight Train”
  • All three characters’ stories converge:
    • 19:55 “Crossroads”
    • 33:45 “Night of the Soul”
    • 34:50 “Battle of Detroit” for Connor and Markus
    • 51:00 “Battle of Detroit” for Kara
  • 1:05:15 Chloe
  • 1:08:15 Graphics and Sound
  • 1:10:00 Allegations against Quantic Dream (source 1 | source 2)
  • 1:11:20 Further readings about the game’s criticism
  • 1:14:45 Questions from Twitter and Discord (thank you Athunderheart, The Greatest Story Ever Played Podcast and CtrlAltNoob)
  • 1:20:10 Final thoughts

Other January Shows:

  • Batman: The Telltale Series [Part 1]: January 29th

075: Detroit: Become Human [Part 1]

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We fight for the future of Androids in Detroit: Become Human.

Developer: Quantic Dream | Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment (PS4) & Quantic Dream (PC) | Release Date: May 25, 2018

Jacob and special guests Travis Colenutt and Katie Lesperance walk through future Detroit, question our own morality and chastise Jacob for his behaviour. He may have gone Big Bad Wolf again.

The Left Behind Game Club is a monthly game club podcast with a focus on positivity & community. To talk to members of the community, join our Discord server! Go to LeftBehindGame.Club and scroll down to the Discord section of the homepage!

Player: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt)

Special Guests: Travis Colenutt (@TravisColenutt) & Katie Lesperance (@lesperak)

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

Show Notes:

  • 2:20 What did you know about Detroit: Become Human?
  • 4:10 Question from Michael Ruffolo: “Did anything stand out to you as frequent visitors to Detroit that stood out to you as especially accurate or inaccurate?”
  • 6:20 How do you describe Detroit: Become Human? Thanks for the description, Helen.
  • 8:50 How did we play the game?
  • 9:25 We enter the spoiler-room starting now!
  • 10:10 We declare which character’s story was our favourite
  • We begin with Markus‘ “solo story”:
    • 10:30 Our thoughts on Markus’ character arc
    • 12:15 “The Painter” & “Broken”
    • 16:25 We explain the game’s “flowcharts”
    • 19:50 “From the Dead
    • 22:20 “Jericho” and your new friends Josh, North and Simon
    • 25:55 Morality/relationships: Jericho sentiment and secondary character relationships
    • 26:45 “Spare Parts”
    • 29:55 “The Stratford Tower”, “Capitol Park” & “Freedom March”
  • Next, we jump into Connor’s “solo story”:
    • 36:50 “The Hostage”
    • 39:20 “Partners”,The Interrogation” “Waiting for Hank”
    • 42:05 “The Nest”
    • 44:00 “Russian Roulette”
    • 45:45 “The Eden Club” and Bryan Dechart streams (Jacksepticeye video we mentioned)
    • 52:20 “The Bridge” and a Windsor, Ontario tie
    • 53:10 “Public Enemy”, “Meet Kamski” & “Last Chance, Connor”
  • Finally, we tackle Kara’s “solo story”
    • 59:40 Introduction to Kara
    • 1:05:20 “A New Home” & Quantic Dream’s 2012 “Kara” Short Film
    • 1:09:00 “A Stormy Night” and breaking out of your Mind Palace

Other January Shows:

  • Detroit: Become Human [Part 2]: January 8th
  • Batman: The Telltale Series [Part 1]: January 29th

074: The Game Awards (2019) [BONUS]

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We drank two and half bottles of wine, watched the Game Awards and talked into microphones about them. This is a bonus episode that breaks the format of our normal programming and will likely be our last show of 2019! Tune back in on January 1st for our takes on Detroit: Become Human.

On this bonus episode, Jacob and special guests Travis and Katie questioned which Travis has the best last name (Touchdown or Colenutt), market Xbox Game Pass and plug tons of past LGBC pods. Oh yeah, and Katie chastises Jacob about Star Wars in the post-show.

The Left Behind Game Club is a monthly game club podcast with a focus on positivity & community. To talk to members of the community, join our Discord server! Go to LeftBehindGame.Club and scroll down to the Discord section of the homepage!

If you liked the show, consider giving us a review on iTunes!

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt)

Special Guest: Travis Colenutt (@TravisColenutt) & Katie Lesperance (@lesperak)

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

Show Notes (spoilers):

  • 2:20 No More Heroes 3
  • 3:45 Final Fantasy 7 Remake
  • 7:45 Mortal Kombat 11 DLC
  • 11:20 Maneater
  • 12:50 Xbox Series X
  • 14:55 Jacob and Katie fight about Xbox Game Pass
  • 17:30 Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II or Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga
  • 19:50 Travis is “fantasy-ed” out
  • 21:40 Control DLC
  • 22:30 Godfall, Warframe, Sons of the Forest, New League of Legends Games
  • 23:20 Ori and the Will of the Wisps, More Magic, Weird West
  • 24:50 Gears Tactics and Nine to Five
  • 26:45 Wolf Among Us 2
  • 27:50 Fast and Furious: Crossroads
  • 29:55 Game of the Year Announcement
  • 31:40 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 DLC
  • 33:45 Musical performances (CHVRCHES, TGA Orchestra, Grimes and Green Day)
  • 35:40 Ninja vs. Fire Emblem’s Caspar and Untitled Beaker Game (The Muppets)
  • 37:15 Jacob runs through The Game Awards winners (incl. Disco Elysium, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Control, Death Stranding and Fire Emblem: Three Houses)
  • 43:00 We run through the 2019 games that we still have to play
  • 45:50 Our final thoughts about the Game Awards 2019
  • 50:15 Post-show: Katie calls out Jacob for his history with the Star Wars franchise