Episode 416: The Assassination of Gengar by the Coward Nintendo

Gita Jackson joins Rob and Cado today to talk about Neo The World Ends With You, a worthy successor to the original The World Ends With You, whose episodic structure and focus on character writing makes it feel like playing a CW show. After the break, Cado fills in the crew on Gengar's fall from grace as the new patch hits in Pokemon Unite. Then Rob and Gita talk infrastructure games and how roads and bridges can cause all sorts of headaches in City Skylines. Then, Cado joins the other scavengers in the Exclusion Zone in Chernobylite, and talks about how the zone looks and feels great, but the base building aspect is maybe not all the way there. Then they take a quick dip in the question bucket and talk jobs and the myriad ways management can (and will) undercut workers' ability to organize.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://play.acast.com/s/vicegamingsnewpodcast/episode416-theassassinationofgengarbythecowardnintendo
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Missed Gita on the show!

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Gita’s Cookie Monster Gengar needs to be a recurring character.

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Dang Gita selling us hard on NEO:TWEWY. I tried to play the original a couple years ago, but quit early on when I died and lost like an hour’s progress cuz I forgot to save. I guess it’s time to give it another go.

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I keep wondering if I should get into Pokemon Unite but I don’t know how much appetite I have for getting dumpstered into oblivion until I learn how to play.

I have next to zero MOBA experience but I’ve been able to hold my own. There appears to be a ton of MOBA newbies jumping on board because of the Pokémon appeal, so you’re likely not going to get outclassed from the jump.

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Is the tutorial any good?

Yeah, it’s actually pretty solid imo.

The new game just restarts you right before the battle if you lose a fight, and you’d have to work pretty hard to lose anything in Week 1, it’s all very easy until Week 2.

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So glad to hear Gita again in what feels like ages. And she is absolutely effusive over NTWEW in a way she so rarely is over any game that’s not the Sims.

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I am glad to know I’m not the only one who comes up with songs to sing to my cat

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If you don’t want to play through the first game but are interested in the story, a 12-part anime adaptation came out this year leading up to the launch of NEO. It’s on Funimation (and also Hulu in the USA). It’s pretty faithful to the story of the game. A few side characters are dropped and some events moved around, but it basically ends up at the same endpoint as the original game

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Hate to rez but I’m catching up with the pod and good golly I would JUMP for a City-Building Waypoint Stream with a City Planner. Sign me the FUCK up