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Wildfire (2020) – Boop Show Show Notes

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Narita Boy (2021) – Boop Show Show Notes

PLATFORM
PC/Steam
On Xbox Game Pass PC/Console
DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER:
DEVELOPER: Studio Koba
PUBLISHER: Team17
RELEASE DATE:
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
VIDEO
https://youtu.be/3pFNSdv3_LI
Me Playing Horribly! Fast Forward as much as you need. Get to Servo-Horse!
AUDIO CLIPS
https://studiom80.com/brian/boopshow-284-narita-boy-1.mp3
^ Launch Trailer Audio
https://studiom80.com/brian/boopshow-284-narita-boy-2.mp3
^ Game Play Audio
HOW LONG TO BEAT
6+ Hours
https://howlongtobeat.com
IS THERE ANY DEALS
part of game pass ($24.99)
https://isthereanydeal.com/game/naritaboy/info/
DESCRIPTION
Become symphonic in Narita Boy! A radical action-adventure as a legendary pixel hero trapped as a mere echo within the Digital Kingdom. Discover the mysteries behind the Techno-sword, lock swords with the corrupt and tainted Stallions. Save the world!
EXPERIENCE
Some amazing neo-retro stylings wrapped around a hack and slash platformer with plenty of backtracking woven together with the suffering of the digital world creator told through collectible memories throughout.

Outstanding music that drives the emotion and action and almost becomes part of the story but not quite. These Stallions sent forth by HIM ain’t the Wild Stallions I think of during the 80s. But I did enjoy my ride on my mech enabled Stag (my spirit animal)…well…up until I didn’t enjoy it…and then I was like. F this
Art: a unique neo-retro style that employs a crt effect.
Animation: Really great! Fun to look at for sure
Music/Effects: punching above its weight class.
V/O: pretty nonsense but fitting
World Building: pretty good fantasy. Could use less techno babble
Currency: good will and floppies
Gameplay/Loop: metroidvania a little lackluster
AI/NPCs: dumb as dirt and on rails
Controls: mostly works when the task is not improbable
Interface: not that great. Health disappears when not in battle?
Replay/Endgame: like any metroidvania…long waits between visits
Score: 7 Wild Stallions out of 10 Cyber Stags
LINKS
https://naritaboy-game.com
https://store.steampowered.com/search/?term=Narita Boy
https://www.igdb.com/search?type=1&q=Narita Boy
Tags:Metroidvania, Adventure, Retro, Platformer, 2D, Pixel, CRT
SCOTT GUESS MY GAME
Play on show
BRIAN GUESS MY GAME
https://brian.studiom80.com/boop284-thegamename.mp3
hints: 2005 feels like 2021
Contra III: The Alien Wars
Next Week (optional)
SCOTT: Dunno yet
BRIAN: Wildfire (Humble Bundle Monthly for April)
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Chicken Police: Paint it Red (2020) – Boop Show Show Notes

PLATFORM
PC/Steam
available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems, Xbox One
DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER:
DEVELOPER: The Wild Gentlemen
PUBLISHER: HandyGames
RELEASE DATE:
Thursday, November 5, 2020
VIDEO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_RU7abVwE4
Me Playing
AUDIO CLIPS
https://studiom80.com/brian/boopshow-283-chicken-police-1.mp3
^ Launch Trailer Audio
https://studiom80.com/brian/boopshow-283-chicken-police-2.mp3
^ Game Play Audio
HOW LONG TO BEAT
12 Hours
https://howlongtobeat.com
IS THERE ANY DEALS
$13.39 (Humble Bundle) usually 19.99
https://isthereanydeal.com/game/chickenpolice/info/
DESCRIPTION
A wild tale of love, death, chickens, and redemption! Chicken Police is a buddy-cop noir adventure, with a carefully crafted world, a gritty story, and lots of absurd humor. The game mixes elements of classic adventure games with visual novel-style storytelling
EXPERIENCE
What happens when Frank Miller’s Sin City walks into a Buddy Cop movie about a couple of anthropomorphic Chickens in a town full of animals, murder, class warfare and racism? Well you get this clucking thing.

Heading on down to Clawville! Mesmerizing. Bwock bwock
Art: Clucking cool style that takes a minute to get used to. Noir live action anamorphic characters in a steamy city. Animal heads on human bodies. This game gets my costuming award for indie games of 2020
Animation: Pose to Pose pivot point movement that works in the context of this game.
Music/Effects: The music pulls (mostly jazz noir) really pulls you into the moment.
V/O: Very competent voice over. I would listen to this as an audiobook anyday.
World Building: Built on a lot of tropes but in a good way. A variation on theme that allows exploration into some serious topics like race relations, social classes and relevant issues of today and yesterday.
Currency: Good Will
Gameplay/Loop: Explore, Investigate, Question and some simple puzzle solving.
AI/NPCs: The NPCs are on rails. We are revealing a story and have a small amount of control over relationships.
Controls: Mouse clicks. Clicky Clicky.
Interface: Minimal. Very polished and appropriate to the style and theme of the game.
Replay/Endgame: Some replay value inline. No manual save system so you go from start to finish and then you would have to start all over again. Probably a one time play through and then wait a while and forget everything. I didn’t reach the endgame. But I think I know where it is going.
Score: 9 Dames out of 10 Walking in and out of my Clucking life
LINKS
https://presskit.chickenpolice.com
https://store.steampowered.com/search/?term=Chicken Police
https://www.igdb.com/search?type=1&q=Chicken Police
Tags: Adventure,Indie, Detective, Noir, Story Rich
SCOTT GUESS MY GAME
Play on show
BRIAN GUESS MY GAME
https://brian.studiom80.com/boop283-thegamename.mp3
hints: 2000
Contra III: The Alien Wars
Next Week (optional)
SCOTT:
BRIAN: DORFROMANTIK or Ranch Simulator
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King Arthur: Knight’s Tale – Boop Show Show Notes

PLATFORM
PC/Steam
DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER:
DEVELOPER: NeocoreGames
PUBLISHER: NeocoreGames
RELEASE DATE:
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
VIDEO
https://youtu.be/DLSOm0tNjNc
Me Playing
AUDIO CLIPS
https://studiom80.com/brian/boopshow-282-king-arthur-knights-tale-1.mp3
^ Launch Trailer Audio
https://studiom80.com/brian/boopshow-282-king-arthur-knights-tale-2.mp3
^ Game Play Audio
HOW LONG TO BEAT
Nobody Knows!! Probably more than 5 hours
https://howlongtobeat.com
IS THERE ANY DEALS
$34.99
https://isthereanydeal.com/game/kingarthurknightstale/info/
DESCRIPTION
A unique hybrid between turn-based tactical games and traditional, character-centric RPGs. Knight’s Tale is a modern retelling of a classic Arthurian mythology story filtered through the dark fantasy tropes, a twist on the traditional tales of chivalry.
EXPERIENCE
Oh how the Round Tables has turned! Play as King Arthur’s nemesis, Sir Mordred, in this Dark Fantasy telling of role reversals, RPG, Tactics and Base (Re)Building of Camelot as you battle your way through Avalon after being resurrected by the Lady In The Water when she realizes she has made a grave error by returning King Arthur to Avalon after you (Sir Mordred) and King Arthur put each other to end on the battlefield. You both dead! But now you guys are back like a couple of pets from the semetary acting all weird and shit.


This is my “has most potential” top 5 game of the year for me. Please don’t die on the vine! Early Access or late KickStarter Buy in?
Art: I loooove the art in this game. Such a great style combining dark fantasy with arthurian legend visually…tasty!
Animation: In a world of Knights with heavy armor and large blunt weapons it is great to see animation that has weight to it.
Music/Effects: The music is nice but repeats a lot. The SFX are really meaty and crisp. I like it!
V/O: A little sparse for me. But it is mostly serviceable. Some early cut scenes have some weird syncing issues.
World Building: There is a lot to Arthurian Lore and this is an amazing tale of turning the Round Table on Arthur.
Currency: Coins and Resources that you aquire on missions or by selling items at the merchant.
Gameplay/Loop: Manage your Darkest Dungeon Base (Camelot) and RPG venture into missions to encounter X-com like battles.
AI/NPCs: Not too smart. But can be difficult at times due to the number of and power of the groups you encounter.
Controls: Pretty simple control scheme. Controller support coming. WASD movement or my prefered point and right click.
Interface: Layout is serviceable. Visually, it is beautiful! Look at that artwork!
Replay/Endgame: Not a lot of content just yet. Perhaps 5 hours. But a real promise roadmap of Early Access monthly additions.
Score: 8 and a half sword swings out of 10 please don’t abandon this game or I may cry’s
LINKS
https://neocoregames.com/en
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/neocore/king-arthur-knights-tale
https://store.steampowered.com/search/?term=King Arthur: Knight’s Tale
https://www.igdb.com/search?type=1&q=King Arthur: Knight’s Tale
Tags: Adventure, RPG, Darkest Dungeon Base Building, Tactical, Potions, Armor, Curses, Tactics, Knights, Archers, Weapons, Merchants, Hospice, Fantasy
SCOTT GUESS MY GAME
Play on show
BRIAN GUESS MY GAME
https://brian.studiom80.com/boop282-thegamename.mp3
hints: 2004
Contra III: The Alien Wars
Next Week (optional)
SCOTT: Unsure at this juncture.
BRIAN: Mech Mechanic Simulator (Doubtful now) Probably something else. Maybe Chicken Police
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Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos – Boop Show Show Notes

PLATFORM
PC/Steam
also, switch
DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER:
DEVELOPER: Heliocentric Studios
PUBLISHER: Team17 Digital
RELEASE DATE:
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
VIDEO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wupo5D8Fyfc
Me Playing
AUDIO CLIPS
https://studiom80.com/brian/boop-281-rogue-heroes-ruins-of-tasos-1.mp3
^ Launch Trailer Audio
https://studiom80.com/brian/boop-281-rogue-heroes-ruins-of-tasos-2.mp3
^ Game Play Audio
HOW LONG TO BEAT
14 to 105 Hours
https://howlongtobeat.com
IS THERE ANY DEALS
$19.99
https://isthereanydeal.com/game/rogueheroesruinsoftasos/info/
DESCRIPTION
Rogue Heroes is a 1-4 player classic adventure game with modern rogue-lite elements. Team up with friends to combat procedural dungeons, explore an expansive overworld full of secrets and take down the Titans to save the once peaceful land of Tasos!
EXPERIENCE
Oh hi, Zeld….er…Travel to the past in the merry old land of Tasos where the 4 Goddesses locked away the 4 Titans long ago but the recent genocide of the natives of the land has the old titans stirring and it is your job (and possibly 3 other friends) to pick up the challenge. Explore the Overworld, Adventure, Town Mangament, Dungeon Crawl, Fish, Swim, Upgrade your stats, Upgrade your weapons, Unlock classes, Loot chests, kill the enemies, teleport, die, repeat, sell your goods.
Art: Pixel Art that reminds us of that you can be immersed into a playful and dire world with simplified visuals.
Animation: Sprite like animation.
Music/Effects: Totally forgettable and muted. But not in the way either.
V/O: Very subdued mubble speak. It is fine.
World Building: A lite bit of world building. Very Zelda like.
Currency: Gems to spend or sacrifice for another Dungeon Run or Town Management and Upgrades to skills & equipment. Gold coins to deal in the dungeon to open chests and replinish items.
Gameplay/Loop: Pretty solid Zelda but with more modern rogue elements. Increasing your strike range is a goddess send.Co-op is fine but more of a gimmick in the Rogue’s opinion.
AI/NPCs: Enemies are competent but predictable. Towny talk is basic but fine.
Controls: Controller or Keyboard. I played controller. Handles fine. Some forward lunging that can be annoying.
Interface: Basic as you can get. Screen resolution is the only real option.
Replay/Endgame: I doubt I will revisit this game once I complete…but at close to 100 hours of potential gameplay..that is fine.
Score: 7 gems of out 10 trips to the dungeon to die for some more gems
LINKS
https://www.heliocentricstudios.com/
https://store.steampowered.com/search/?term=Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos
https://www.igdb.com/search?type=1&q=Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos
Tags: Adventure, RPG, Roguelike, Zeldalike, Rogue-Lite, Procedural, Top Down, Isometric, Town Management,
SCOTT GUESS MY GAME
Play on show
BRIAN GUESS MY GAME
https://brian.studiom80.com/boop281-thegamename.mp3
hints: 2007
Contra III: The Alien Wars
Next Week (optional)
SCOTT: No idea
BRIAN: no…seriously…Chicken Police!
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Curse of the Dead Gods – Boop Show Show Notes

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