Episode 87 – Mario + Rabbids Impressions (and more)

One of this year’s biggest (and most pleasant) surprises has arrived in the form of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. Ubisoft & Nintendo have partnered up for something truly special, so we talk about our first impressions after a few hours with the game.

But before that…

  • Secret of Mana remake
  • Recore Update
  • Nindies Showcase recap
  • Derek makes a case for Pillars of Eternity

What do you think about the latest Switch title? Don’t hesitate to send us your thoughts & questions at fathersofthegrind@gmail.com

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Episode 86 – Uncharted The Lost Legacy (Our Spoiler-Free Review)

The much anticipated Uncharted spinoff game, The Lost Legacy, arrived this week, and we share our thoughts now that we’ve both finished the game. How does the franchise fare without its familiar hero, Nathan Drake? We break it down, and don’t worry… we keep it spoiler-free.

Also, we talk about Nioh, Uncharted 4, Ghost Recon Wildlands, and more!

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Episode 84 – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Our Full Review

The deluge of games that will begin to pour out over the next 4 months is officially underway, and first up is the highly anticipated psychological action game from Ninja Theory, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. The bulk of this episode is spent breaking down our thoughts on the game’s visuals, story, setting, acting, and everything in between. This game delivers something unique and altogether unexpected from this medium. Listen to find out what we thought!

We also talk about Sundered, Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season 3, NBA Live 18, NHL 18 beta, and more!

As always, thank you for listening.

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Episode 83 – Top 5 Most Violent Video Games

Outside of sports & puzzle games, most video games have an element of violence. Which ones take it to the extreme? We each create our list of top 5 most violent video games, and then we do our best to create a combined ranking. Which games make the cut?

Also, we talk about Pyre, Fortnite, Overcooked, Sundered, and more!

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Episode 82 – The State of Sony

We’ve talked about the current states of Nintendo (Episode 77) & Microsoft (Episode 79)… but what about the current video game console market leader, Sony? We take a look at how things got started over 25 years ago, and we dig into the current perceptions of the tech giant. Daniel Freitas joins us again to talk about the state of Sony – their history and what we expect to see from them in the future.

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Episode 81 – Revisiting Final Fantasy XII

This month saw the re-release of a fan favorite entry in the Final Fantasy franchise: Final Fantasy XII. This remaster bears a new subtitle, “The Zodiac Age”and boasts a number of updates & improvements to the original experience. We invited Daniel Freitas to join us to discuss what it’s been like to revisit this title, and we break down what the biggest changes are. We also discuss a few other games we are playing, and there is a special visit from a certain brooding character from FFVII. Please be excited.

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Episode 80 – Listener Questions

Hey! Listen!

It’s time to open up the mailbag and hear from the community. Whether it’s personal questions about Derek’s character, or opinions on the industry, we are ready to field them all!

Also… we talk about lots of games and recent news – don’t miss it!

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Episode 79 – The State of Xbox

How is Microsoft doing in the console gaming industry? After a dominating performance in the previous console generation, they find themselves once again in a distance 2nd place. What went wrong? How can they regain some momentum? We discuss that and more in this super-sized episode featuring our friend, Jesse White.

Also:
– Nier: Automata
– Mass Effect Andromeda
– Implosion: Never Lose Hope
– Wolfenstein
– and more!

Thanks for listening, and please take a minute to rate, review & share!

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Episode 78 – Mid-year GOTY Award

2017 is at the halfway point. Can you believe it???

Touted as a contender for the best year in gaming, 2017 has already seen some amazing titles. We breakdown the current top-rated games on Metacritic as well as the community voting results from YOU – the listeners.

There are too many games to list this week, so just know this: we cover A LOT.

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