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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)

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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“)

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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)

063: Bastion

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We deal with the aftermath of the calamity and all things Bastion.

Developer: Supergiant Games | Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment | Release Date:  July 20, 2011

Jacob, Moe, Mike and Nick do their part in rebuilding civilization while admiring the designs and sounds of the game

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Show Notes (spoilers):

  • 1:56 – We’re playing Bastion… on Vita?
  • 2:30 – What we knew coming into the game
  • 4:45 – XBLA… remember that? what we played on
  • 6:50 – What IS Bastion?
  • 9:50 – The audio and Narrator are great, I don’t care what you say
  • 10:40 – Action RPGs and Platforming
  • 12:00 – Our choice of weapons
  • 14:52 – What is THE Bastion?
  • 19:00 – Difficulty mods and the risk/reward of them
  • 30:00 – The enemies in this game feel natural
  • 33:42 – WE’RE ROLLIN ROLLIN ROLLIN ROLLIN (WOOO)
  • 34:40 – This devolves into a puddle of wrestling talk and references
  • 36:15 – The story and narrative
  • 43:00 – Zulf is like Thanos
  • 47:00 – The first choice and consequence of our actions
  • 49:30 – Supergiant sequels
  • 51:00 – The second choice you have to make
  • 54:00 – Do we recommend it?
  • 1:00:00 – The wrap-up and where you can find us