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Discussion and play-along of classic games, with perspectives from both long-time fans and a brand new player.

Show is on twitter at @OGPlusCast.  Hosts are @HamletEJ, @healiocentric, and @OccupyGStreet.

Bumper audio from Balance and Ruin.  Header art from Lusipurr. Views expressed here are personal and do not represent Blizzard Entertainment or Riot Games.

Apr 23, 2018

We begin other game! Background and introductory elements of Metal Gear Solid, and the beginning of the story: meeting the two hostages (the DARPA Chief and the ArmsTech President), and the encounter with Revolver Ocelot.

 

Links:

Dara O'Briain on Metal Gear Solid

Revolver Ocelot

 

Apr 10, 2018

For those who didn't hear in yesterday's episode, on 4/23 we will be beginning our discussion of Metal Gear Solid!

 

For those looking to play along:

The original version can be played on a PS1, PS2, or PS3.

It can be bought on the PSN store on a PS3 or PSP, or via the MGS Legacy Collection on PS3.

The PC version is sadly not available digitally, but if you find it, you can play using a fan patch on modern machines.

The remake for Gamecube using the MGS2 engine should be close enough for discussion as well.

 

The first episode will take us through the first boss (in the armory).

 

Apr 9, 2018

Wawka Shrine, the Ark of Yamato, and the end of the game.

 

And of course, announcing our next game, starting as usual in our next episode in two weeks!

Mar 26, 2018

The elaborate Oni Island dungeon, and the long quest sequence that takes us through Kamui, Wep'keer, Yoshpet Forst, Ponc'tan, and the Spirit Gate.

 

The next episode in two weeks will conclude Okami and announce our next game!

Mar 12, 2018

The adventure in the Emperor's garden, North Ryoshima Coast, the Dragon Palace, and the story of Queen Himiko and Priestess Rao.

Feb 27, 2018

The Moon Cave and the midboss of the game, the festival in Kamiki Village, and the path forward to Sei-an City and the Sunken Ship.

 

Links:

RPG Book Club's Patreon

Jay's paper drawing from the Moon Cave

Explanation of why there are two high tides on the Earth at any time

Feb 12, 2018

Proceeding apace with the next outdoor area, Taka Pass and the quests in the surrounding villages, and into the Gale Shrine dungeon.

Jan 29, 2018

We continue on to the first "real" dungeon, Tsuta Ruins, its boss, and some of the surrounding area and quests.

Jan 15, 2018

We're back from our break and starting a new game!  We briefly review some thoughts on 2017 games, then jump into Okami with a short segment of the game.  This segment goes through the long introductory cutscene and tutorial sequence, through the end of the Hana Valley tutorial dungeon.

Jan 8, 2018

The show will be back with new episodes when we post our first discussion of Okami on January 15!  Just a quick update since we hadn't given a date yet.

For those playing along with us, we'll be covering through the introductory dungeon Hana Valley.

And if you're not, consider picking up the newly-available HD remake!

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