How do you define a game franchise? We've tried time and time again to define Souls-likes, but that definition was wide since it was a sub-genre. Even then, figuring out which elements are essential to a subgenre is hard, and drilling down to figure out the specifics of one game series is even harder. The Waypoint Radio crew discuss what they think is essential to the BioShock formula, the new Super Mario Maker 2 update, and answer listener questions on this episode of Waypoint Radio. You can listen to the full episode or read an excerpt below.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdddm/what-does-a-new-bioshock-even-look-like-in-2019