156: Grim Fandango

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We travel to the Land of the Dead in Grim Fandango.

Editor’s Note: Katie’s mic did not record properly, so apologies for the lower-than-normal recording quality.

Developer: LucasArts | Publisher: LucasArts | Initial Release: October 30, 1998

Katie, Mike and special guest Jay Yi struggle with puzzles (even with hints), open the fridge and spend too much time in Year 2.

Players: Katie Lesperance (@lesperak) & Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom)

Special Guest: Jay Yi (@PoundJayYi)

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  • 0:00 Start
  • 1:00 Intro to Jay Yi
  • 4:00 Mike doesn’t like adventure games
  • 5:40 Jay Yi’s Gaming Gauntlet
  • 13:20 Fast Pitch for Grim Fandango
  • 14:30 Time Capsule
  • 21:15 The Setting
  • 26:45 Psychonauts Vibes
  • 28:40 Spoiler Zone is Open
  • 29:00 Puzzles
  • 38:00 The Environments
  • 39:40 A Remake?
  • 47:25 We enjoyed it, okay?
  • 53:50 Switch vs. Other Consoles
  • 1:00:00 Graphic Modes
  • 1:02:00 Glottis and The Twist
  • 1:07:00 Reviews
  • 1:08:00 Wrap-Up

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034: Star Wars: Republic Commando

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We set blasters to “fun” in Star Wars: Republic Commando.

Developer: LucasArts | Publisher: LucasArts | Release Date: February 28, 2005

Mike, Moe and Special Guest Shane Chiasson grow up in test tubes, eat some Star Wars flavored Easter Eggs and heal deep wounds in bacta tanks.

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Here’s is our upcoming release schedule:

  • June 27th: Vanquish
  • June 29th: The 1-Year Anniversary of the Podcast!

Players: Michael Ruffolo (@ruffolom) and Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi)

Special Guest: Shane Chiasson (@chiasoo)

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Show Notes (spoilers):

  • 1:55 We introduce Star Wars: Republic Commando
  • 2:45 What system did we play this game on?
  • 6:00 Republic Commando: A History Lesson
  • 7:20 What’s *your* history with the game?
  • 10:00 Do we love Star Wars?
  • 11:05 Setting up the plot of the game
  • 15:50 Did we remember the squad intros?
  • 17:30 The game audio and voice acting (with a Kaidan Alenko shout-out)
  • 21:20 The game’s second mission, difficulty and bacta tanks
  • 25:05 The game’s save system
  • 28:05 Did the game get repetitive?
  • 32:30 The guns in the Star Wars: Republic Commando
  • 35:30 Other games of the era and Unreal Engine 2
  • 41:55 Mike discovers why the game may seem a little rushed
  • 46:10 The game’s third mission on Kashyyyk and the soundtrack
  • 49:00 Why was Star Wars: Republic Commando 2 (Imperial Commando) cancelled?
  • 53:30 Final thoughts