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November 2021

132: Dead Cells

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We take control of a corpse in a dungeon in Dead Cells.

Developer: Motion Twin & Evil Empire | Publisher: Motion Twin & Playdigious | Initial Release: May 10, 2017 (Early Access)

Jacob, Mike, and special guest Adam Gumbert get murdered, upgrade their flask and always roll.

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt) & Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom)

Special Guest: Adam Gumbert (@AdamGumby)

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

SHOW NOTES:

  • 1:00 Adam is here!
  • 2:10 Running Adam through the Left Behind Game Club Guest Gaming Gauntlet(TM)
  • 4:45 Fast Pitch about Dead Cells
  • 5:40 The Time Capsule about Dead Cells
  • 8:45 What is your experience with roguelikes?
  • 10:30 How did we play the game?
  • 12:00 Why is this game a roguevania?
  • 17:15 Jacob is wrong about the story
  • 19:55 Mike explains Boss Cells
  • 23:30 Some of our favourite biomes!
  • 29:30 Helping Jacob get better with hot strategies (including weapons, skills and more)
  • 44:30 A very distinct look of the game
  • 45:45 Let’s quickly talk about runes and bosses
  • 50:45 DLC!
  • 52:20 Story Spoilers!
  • 56:40 The trailers for this game are amazing
  • 59:40 Wrap-up
  • 1:04:00 More about Adam!

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!

UPCOMING SHOWS:

  • December 1st, 2021 Sayonara Wild Hearts (ft. Jacob, Mike and Kam Konek)

131: Hades

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We make our way through many layers of hell in Hades.

Developer: Supergiant Games | Publisher: Supergiant Games | Initial Release: September 17, 2020

Jacob, Mike, Moe and special guest Flora Eloise dive into their knowledge of Greek mythology, mix and match different boons and introduce everyone to the Left Behind Game Club Guest Gaming Gauntlet.

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

Special Guest: Flora Eloise (@LudonarrativeFM)

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

SHOW NOTES:

  • 1:00 Eloise is back!
  • 2:10 Running Eloise through the Left Behind Game Club Guest Gaming Gauntlet(TM)
  • 4:40 Fast pitch about Hades
  • 6:20 A Hades time capsule (Noclip’s fantastic documentary about the game)
  • 9:55 Our histories with Supergiant Games (listen to our Bastion episode)
  • 13:50 How did we play the game?
  • 15:40 Setting up Hades!
  • 16:40 Spoiler warning!
  • 18:20 Mike dives into his love of mythology; we dive into Zagreus’ place in Greek mythology
  • 22:45 The game feels sublime to play – here are the basics
  • 26:40 Jacob’s Tier List for Weapons
  • 28:00 Mixing in boons and weapon upgrades to the conversation
  • 40:00 Explaining Hades God Mode
  • 43:55 Bosses and mini-bosses
  • 48:45 Talking about important items like Ambrosia, Titan Blood and more
  • 56:40 TINY VERMIN
  • 59:30 Fighting Hades (and Charon)
  • 1:08:40 Questions from the Epilogue Gaming Discord community
  • 1:12:25 Graphics and sound
  • 1:14:50 Final thoughts (including Barry Irick’s “Why I Quit Playing Hades“)

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!

UPCOMING SHOWS:

  • November 17th, 2021 Dead Cells (ft. Jacob, Mike, Moe and Adam Gumbert)
  • December 1st, 2021 Sayonara Wild Hearts (ft. Jacob, Mike, TBA and TBA)