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best roguelikes

143: Returnal

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We face our demons r(eternally) in Returnal.

Developer: Housemarque | Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment | Initial Release: April 30, 2021

Jacob, Flora and Katie face their demons, explore L-shaped corridors and discuss who would survive longest in space out of the three of them.

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Flora Eloise (@LudonarrativeFM) and Katie Lesperance (@lesperak)

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

SHOW NOTES:

  • 0:00 Start
  • 1:30 Fast Pitch
  • 2:30 Time Capsule and Getting Our PS5s
  • 5:30 Game Release and Housemarque History
  • 11:50 Press Reviews
  • 14:50 Our Past With Roguelikes
  • 21:00 Death(s) and Story Unite
  • 30:50 PT House In Returnal?
  • 42:00 Favourite Weapons – Definitely Not Shotgun
  • 52:00 Favourite Bosses
  • 53:50 Jacob Throws His Phone
  • 62:30 (Don’t Fear) The Atropos
  • 72:00 DLC
  • 77:00 Final Thoughts: Jacob Doesn’t Want To Poop On Space Potatoes

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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!

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)