Episode 21: Unpopular Opinion

We talk about Skyrim again on the Switch. Justice League was a movie. In our main topic, we dive into what makes a game a cult classic.

Tangents:

  • Marvel Heroes shuts down 4 months after launching on consoles
  • Justice League – No you don’t need to see it, honestly
  • Skyrim on Switch – Because Skyrim or DIE
  • Doom on the Switch
  • Rocket League on the Switch
  • The Punisher (I need to catch up on this – Jared) – Iron Man can’t stop war in Afghanistan
  • Titan Quest: Ragnarok – Expansion just shows up 11 years after game’s initial releases
  • Big updates coming to Splatoon 2, not that Shawn will play

Main Topic: Cult Classics

  • What makes a game a cult classic?
  • Games where critical reception was less than favorable.
  • Games that have found a new life beyond death.
  • Systems that are no longer around (Turbografix, Neo Geo, etc)
  • Jared’s cult favorites
    • Blast Corps
    • Wonderful 101
    • Windjammers (Neo Geo / Was very hard to find until this year)
    • Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (Yes the one with the bongos)
    • Pepsiman (No US release for obvious reasons)
    • Uniracers
    • Elite Beat Agents
    • Wario’s Woods
    • Tetris Attack
    • Ikaruga / Radiant Silvergun (Treasure Games, Gunstar Heroes, etc)
    • All Clover Studios games (Okami, Viewitful Joe, etc)
    • Terranigma (No US release)
    • Maniac Mansion
  • Shawn’s cult favorites
    • Vampire the Masquerade – Bloodlines – still being patched by fans
    • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
    • System Shock
    • Mutant League Football
    • Heroes of Might and Magic III
    • Torchlight
    • Persona 3
    • Destiny (YES DESTINY)
    • No Man’s Sky
    • Gabriel Knight
    • Disgaea
  • Others
    • Policenauts (Kojima)
    • Snatcher (Kojima)
    • Neo Geo Games
  • Indie ≠ Cult Favorite
  • Does the AAA/Indie market allow for cult games?
  • Just because they have a following doesn’t mean they’re great

One Dumb (EA) Thing(s)

  • EA suspends Refunds on Origin & Disables Microtransactions in BF II
  • EA on what free really means ($2000+ to unlock everything or literally days of your life)

Giving Thanks

  • Thank you to everyone who has listened this past year, we truly appreciate it. ( We know It has not been a year yet -Shawn)

Credits:

Intro Music: Serious Monkey Business: 2-01 Roller Disco – ReMixer: Zylance

Main Topic Music: Pepsiman Theme Song

Outro Music : Serious Monkey Business: 2-01 Roller Disco – ReMixer: Zylance

Timeline:

00:00:00 – Intro
00:02:58 – Tangents
00:05:32 – Justice League Review (SPOILERS)
00:26:06 – Tangents Continue (END OF SPOILERS)
00:49:46 – Main Topic: Cult Classics
01:16:15 – One Dumb (EA) Thing(s)
01:23:14 – Giving Thanks

Author: jarbochov

I work hard, play hard, and browse Wikipedia the hardest. I’m always reading about games. I have a modest collection and strive to promote that videogames are for every single person.

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