As our fine podcast turns a full year old, we begin this episode by talking a bit about Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Following hot off the ending of the first game, the sequel turns things up with the controversy over human augmentation while improving on the basic gameplay elements of its progenitor.
Next we talk about maybe the most absurd game in the history of the medium: Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015. How exactly does this game exist? Tune in for more on that. After some brief talk about Stardew Valley, we finally move onto the main event: How sick to death we are of open world games.
Seriously, with the recent announcement that Super Mario Odyssey will be “open world”, the question must be asked: have we had enough of open world games yet? With their endless fetch quests and time-sucking ways, is it time to finally put an end to this recent trend in gaming?
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