REANIMATE! We’re taking a break from playing through the games on the NES Classic long enough to talk about Crypt of the NecroDancer with Rhythm Master Paul and Soul Sister Yarn Sorceress Chandra. NecroDancer is what it looks like when a rhythm game meets a roguelike dungeon crawler. Aside from game talk, we eat gross jellybeans; Chandra comes at us with some sweet sweet Garfield JOI; there are two (count ’em—two!) quizzes on this episode: a Wizard Quiz and a Necromancer Quiz; and there’s plenty of Dragon Ball talk (we legit discuss Piccolo’s wiener for like five minutes).
BARF! This week we’re talking about River City Ransom: Underground by Conatus Creative, the new follow-up to the 1989 NES cult-classic River City Ransom. Of course you remember that Blake joined us to talk about the original River City Ransom way back in 2015 (Episode 184 for those keeping score at home). Here at TADPOG we strongly believe in tradition as long as it’s cheap and convenient. So…good news, everyone (spoken in the best Professor Farnsworth impression we can muster)! We asked Oathbreaker Blake Woods to join us on this episode. Rhythm Master Paul Corn enters the fray as a new challenger who tells a poop story.
Well here we are, continuing our annual Valentine’s Day tradition of discussing an anime romance game with Rhythm Master Paul and Soul Sister Yarn Sorceress Chandra. This year we each tirelessly deliberated on what game to talk about. We journeyed across deserts, slogged through swamps and traversed via Tauntaun — all in search of the game with the perfect perversion. What game could possibly compete with Hatoful Boyfriend and HuniePop for igniting conversation? I’m not sure…but we selected Nekopara Vol.1.
Hello, we’re just two boys who took some time out of our day to talk about Double Dragon IV. ‘Wait a minute! That’s one of those new-fangled vidjya game releases, right?’ Why yes, Imaginary Disembodied Voice, it is! Well, kinda. We’ll get into that a little bit on this episode, don’t worry. But first we’ll share sexy stories! And we promise there is a Dragon Quiz somewhere in this episode.
Please note: There is an important podcast announcement at the top of this episode. Josh was back to talk about Phantasy Star IV, but we ended up talking about The South and Terraria instead. We talk about Fancy Misters and the Immortal Roach. We ask ourselves, “What Would Randy Quaid Do?”.
Now with 100% more sexual reference! Rhythm Master Paul Corn and Soul Sister Yarn Sorceress Chandra Corn join us for lively conversation about Super House of Dead Ninjas, the ninja-centric platformer by Megadev Games. We talk about other really important things like Emma Frost’s secret origin; invasion of privacy; Tapeworms! We do steal a joke from Paul F. Tompkins but it’s totally worth it. We try Swedish Fish Oreos, Root Beer and Orange Crush Pop-Tarts and read at least one review from taquitos.net.
We’re talking about the rogue-like adventure game Reigns, for Steam, iOS and Android. Dave’s back from Dragoncon, so there’s some discussion about board games, card games and Japanese arcade games. There might also be a teeny-tiny amount of Pokémon Go talk. We read a few texts from listeners; we create a new NBC sitcom entitled “Floor To Man”; we list a few of our favorite subreddits.
We’re talking about (spoiler free!) To the Moon, the 2011 adventure, role-playing game by Freebird Games. We get serious and talk about how we think video games tell stories uniquely only to turn around and set a whole bunch of Patreon goals involving penguins, waifu body pillows and fun with jars! It’s a weird one.
Welp. Here we are. We’re talking about Mighty No. 9 by Comcept. We should have launched a wildly popular Kickstarter campaign for this episode but instead we’re just going to do it by request of Paul Andersen. In additional to our “video game review” we also dust off our ol’ snack review segment and talk about Burger King’s Mac ‘n Cheetos. Tyler talks about his new job and we learn that love is lumpy.
We’re talking about Dad Quest by Sundae Month, the dad-based action game where you assume the role of a dad with a good throwing arm and an indestructible child (thank you, Sandwich Pope Phil for the recommendation). We’re recording this episode after returning home from Paul Corn’s bachelor party in Nashville, where we played The Escape Game. So, there’s some escape game talk; we also express some frustration about the Summer Steam Sale; and we answer some voicemails and text messages.
In continuation of Dad Month, we’re talking about Who’s Your Daddy?, an indie game by Evil Tortilla Games, where a clueless father attempts to prevent his infant son from certain death. We uncover the truth behind Jacob’s wedding and we create a game called Whatcha Doin’ In There?.
The YMCA Courtesy Boys are back, and we’re talking about showering with dads! Questionably by coincidence we’re talking about a shower-based game called Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015: Do You Still Shower With Your Dad?. We tell showering stories, we talk about the different kinds of Santas, we answer some voice mail, and of course, we talk about Gilmore Girls.