What do you mean "Games"? There's only one game per month, what are you talking about?
No, you read that right! We're going to play multiple games in December! You see, we've gotten lots of suggestions through the forums of games that are quite small. It would be hard to fill a whole month playing these, but at the same time it would be sad to ignore them completely.
That's why we decided for this one time only to make December a month of multiple smaller games! We don't expect most of them to entertain us for more than a few days, but hey, you never know!
Do you remember the Twitter poll we mentioned last month? The one Prince of Persia won? After playing that in July we felt sorry for the runner-up, so that's what we played in August!
And that runner-up was of course Warcraft II. Joining Martijn and Florian to talk about this cool RTS game are Tyler (Corgibuttz), who was previously on the Starflight episode, and new member Martin (Srandista).
Warcraft II was the game that really put Blizzard Entertainment up there with the big studios. For the second time in DGC history, all participants played this game as a kid. The only time this happened before was actually last month with Prince of Persia. We're really playing some classics now it seems!
This episode is a bit longer than average, but an epic game such as Warcraft II totally deserves it.
[ download mp3 ] (124 mins, 109 MB)
After we almost caught up with our delay from the summer break with the last episode, this new episode means were back on schedule!
We ran a poll some time ago about which game to play in July. We had no idea what to play, so we pitted just a bunch of random favourites against each other. The options were Warcraft 2, California Games, Leisure Suit Larry and Prince of Persia, which ultimately won with 30% of the popular vote. It was close though and the winning option changed several times during the poll. How exciting!
So in July we played Prince of Persia and here's our discussion of the game. Martijn and Florian are accompanied by recurring podcast participants Richard (Pix) and David. Both of them have been playing this game since their childhoods and for the first time in DGC history, everyone on the show played the game a lot as a kid. It really proves what a true classic Prince of Persia is.
[ download mp3 ] (92 mins, 83 MB)
We had a bit of a summer break, but we're back now! We hope to be back on track shortly.
Now back in June we wanted to play a vertical shooter, as this is a genre that we haven't covered so far. We ran a poll on Twitter between some classic games in the genre: Raptor, Tyrian, Xenon 2 and Raiden. Out of these, Tyrian won with a good margin, so that's what we played in June.
Joining our regular hosts Martijn ("Tijn") and Florian ("rnlf"), we had a very special guest: new DGC member and Tyrian speedrunner Esko ("FireFyte"). Esko is not just A Tyrian speedrunner, he is the one who came up with the idea of doing speedruns of this game in the first place! He's spent countless hours figuring out this game in great detail, so it's great he wanted to join our show and explain everything that's cool about Tyrian. He's one of the moderators of the Tyrian page over on speedrun.com.
[ download mp3 ] (90 mins, 80 MB)
Since October is all about Halloween, we thought it would be fitting to have a sp0o0ky game this month.
Alone in the Dark was suggested by DGC member wan. Since we haven't covered any 3D action/adventure games yet, this seemed like a solid choice.
So that's why we've chosen to go with Alone in the Dark in October. If you want to join the conversation and share your thoughts, you can do so over on the forums!