Horror Hounds – Vidjagame Apocalypse 442

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Question of the Week: What’s your favorite kind of animal companion in games?

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3 thoughts on “Horror Hounds – Vidjagame Apocalypse 442

  1. QOTW: My favorite animal companion has got to be Yoshi. I’ve loved him since I first saw him in Super Mario World. I think that he is a great character concept-wise and he just feels really good to play as. The fact that his games are so fun to play still just proves even more that he’s the second best Mario character, after Luigi of course.

  2. AAAAAHHHHH…. ALL HOLLOWS’ EVE APPROACHES, THE SOUNDS OF BLOODY TEARS ECHO THROUGHOUT THE HALLS OF VGA, AND ONCE AGAIN SNACKS ‘N JACKSON RISES FROM THE DEPTHS TO FEAST. SNACKS ‘N JACKSON’S FAVORITE ANIMAL COMPANION IS YOSHI. SNACKS ‘N JACKSON RELATES TO HIS UNENDING HUNGER. BUT THE TRUE QUESTION IN YOUR MORTAL HEARTS IS… WHO WILL VOICE YOSHI IN THE MARIO MOVIE? WONDER NO MORE, FOR SNACKS ‘N JACKSON IS THE TRUE CASTING DIRECTOR FOR THE MARIO MOVIE!!!

    THAT’S RIGHT! SNACKS ‘N JACKSON HAS JOINED FORCES WITH MIKEL’S ARCH NEMESIS, SETH ROGEN, TO FEAST ON THE SMOLDERING REMAINS OF YOUR RUINED CHILDHOODS! AND WHAT A FEAST IT SHALL BE! FOR EVERYONE’S FAVORITE ANIMAL COMPANION, YOSHI, WILL BE VOICED BY NONE OTHER THAN NOTORIOUS TERF, SANDY HOOK TRUTHER, AND VOICE ACTOR EXTRAORDINAIRE… RONDA ROUSEY!!! SUCK IT, MORTALS! NYAHAHAHAHA!

  3. QOTW: My friend and I have been playing the Baldurs Gate 3 early access. Im playing a Dwarf Cleric and he is an Elf Ranger (because whats more classic than that). As a ranger, he can summon a wide range of animal companions/ familiars, ranging from an adorable crab familiar to a giant dire wolf companion. The other night, we were at our camp about to long rest, when we decided to goof around and use up our remaining spell slots with a little dual before bed. He summoned a frog familiar to try and poison my character, when i noticed that when I right clicked on it, it gave me the option to THROW THE FROG. So I threw it at his face and it died on impact. This gave us a good laugh, so we spent the next 20 minutes throwing cats and spiders at eachother, all the while laughing our asses off (the sound of a cat hurtling through the air into a man’s face is comedy gold).

    So, in short. My favorite kind of animal companions are the kind you can throw.

    (Also gotta shout out Sir Lora from Larian Studios’ previous title: Divinity Original Sin 2. If you dont know, he is a squirrel knight atop his skeletal cat steed who accompanies you through the entire game and believes himself to be the true hero of the story.)

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