Vidjagame Apocalypse 194 – The Walking Dad

It’s almost Christmas, so this week, Telltale Games Community Manager Nathan Ortega and Michael Grimm join us to talk about… games where you play as a dad and protect a kid? Really? OK, fine. We then move on to talking about The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, Overwatch’s surprisingly divisive character development, Nintendo Switch tech specs, and the Nintendo franchises you’d like to see come to phones.

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What’s your personal game of the year? (We’ll read your answers in our first show of 2017.)

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10 thoughts on “Vidjagame Apocalypse 194 – The Walking Dad

  1. I haven’t played nearly as much from this year, based on my sample size… I gotta say DOOM. The combat mechanics alone enthrall me as a genius way to tighten the gameplay loop from the original game, the weapons are as Insomniac as I like them and hella-big on the screen. Although I’ve never touched the multiplayer the little updates they keep putting out for the excellent throwback singleplayer mode has kept me coming back all year and the soundtrack is some excellent videogame style metal. RIP AND TEAR UNTIL IT DONE.

    *with Enter the Gungeon as close second.

  2. I finished Binary Domain over the summer, and that was an exhilarating experience even though I don’t really care for shooting games. It had bros, a sassy Android, crazy conspiracies, and romance. A hilarious old-style scifi movie with the skin of a modern day title. I don’t expect a sequel, and if they do make it, why not?

  3. Good episode, really surprised to hear the last of us hate as I loved the core gameplay loop. I also like uncharted’s gameplay. To clarify I should also say I really love gears

  4. 2 Grimm casts this week is a real holiday treat. My goty is the witness. I got super invested into beating the game without a guide. I had a friend on twitter playing with me and we managed to get through the whole thing. I had forgotten how rewarding it feels to finally see the solution to a puzzle you have been staring at for half an hour, and then it finally clicks.

  5. While there are many great games that came out this year, only one game begins with you awaking from a stone sarcophagus and immediately caving a demon’s skull in. DOOM wins by a long shot, if only for the fact that there were several points where I was straight up cackling from all the fun I was having.

    Also, the soundtrack to DOOM is A+++++++, and it has become my default exercise playlist. And I say this as someone who has had at best an academic appreciation for metal, albeit never being all that into it myself.

    Honorable mentions go to Overwatch and WoW Legion, as the Blizzard fanboy in me couldn’t be happier with the both of them.

  6. QOTW: I’m going to cheat a bit and say Witcher 3’s Blood and Wine expansion, because the hype around it made me go back and finish the main game and the first expansion. I’m glad I did, because after a certain point, something clicked and I couldn’t stop playing until I finished everything.

  7. QOTW: for me it would have to be Firewatch, I loved the story and the voice work and the game just looked beautiful. Plus it was one of the not many games I finished this year. Second runner up would be uncharted 4

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