Beacause you are a podcast, Cloud.
In this gratuitous extravagance, one of our first recording sessions, we raved about a couple of then-fresh game announcements – and found time to debate unnecessary vastness and how to make a good remake.
This podcast contains adult language and spoilers for Chrono Trigger (including the material added for the DS rerelease), Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, Phantasy Star, and the movies Gone with the Wind and The Avengers.
PK, Andy, and Sean slouched into stiff-backed wooden chairs around a small, unpretentious table. The table was adorned with an electronic microphone in shades of black and silver, attended by a little black cord that wended its way out of sight to where a grim laptop waited expectantly. PK cleared his throat, a faint breath of dinner on his lips, to announce the idea, an an idea that had burrowed into his mind over the course of a hundred sleepless nights. An idea that had taken root in his psyche and burned until he could keep silent no longer. An idea that would change everything.
“Today,” he said, “today, we’re here to talk about minimalist storytelling.”
This podcast contains adult language and spoilers for Cave Story, Limbo, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, WALL-E, Myst, Dark Souls, The Last of Us, Red Dead Redemption, Double Dragon Neon, Destiny, Fallout 1, 2 and 3, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Monster (the manga/anime), and Mass Effect 2 and 3.
Special guest Andy joins the guys for a first-person-shoot the shit about the hectic, humorous, handsome Borderlands series. PK enlists Call of Duty comparisons, while Andy chucks a buzz-axe at Destiny. Plus a legendary drop-in on Path of Exile. With this many games, there ain’t no rest for the wicked.
This podcast contains adult language and spoilers for Borderlands, Borderlands 2, The Wolf Among Us, Batman: Arkham Knight, System Shock 2, Tangled, Destiny, Game of Thrones season 1, and the movie Goldeneye.
There will be no new Blankcast next week, but don’t worry. We’ll be back with a fresh episode April 6.