It’s not often that we post written features on our podcast site. But if there was ever a reason to do it, this is it. I’ve been talking about games with Official Friend of the Podcast, Dave Femia, for something like 17 years. His intuitive understanding of gameplay, taste in style, and love of clickers and idlers are beyond any mortal reckoning. I am proud to present his Game of the Year 2018 feature.
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We came, we saw, we played through an eight hour epilogue. Jon and Ben discuss their experiences finishing one of the largest video game projects of all time. SPOILERS.
I barely noticed when the credits rolled after completing the final story mission in Far Cry 5. After nonsensically gunning down my former allies and reviving them during the game’s climactic battle, then driving through the flaming hellscape that was formerly Hope County, my next series of inputs was the repeated mashing of the escape key. Joseph Seed talked a good game about delivering his adherents to Eden. But I secured my own deliverance from the psychic apocalypse of the game’s ending by tapping a key while I looked down at my phone.
The game of the year has finally arrived in all of its cow-punching, cigar munching glory.
The boys discuss Rockstar crunch, old CRPGs (again), and the quality of life for game developers. Also Red Dead Redemption 2 hype.