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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)
https://i1.wp.com/images.igdb.com/igdb/image/upload/t_original/sc5s1j.png?w=580&ssl=1
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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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Curse of the Dead Gods – Boop Show Show Notes

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Ultimate ADOM – Caverns of Chaos – Boop Show Show Notes

Ultimate Adom: Caverns of Chaos
PLATFORM
PC/Steam
DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER:
Developer: Thomas Biskup + a huge crew
Publisher: Assemble Entertainment
RELEASE DATE:
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Early Early Access
VIDEO
https://youtu.be/2QX6krHvH2I?t=170
Me Playing
AUDIO CLIPS
https://studiom80.com/brian/boopshow-279-ultimate-adom-1.mp3
^ Intro Dialogue
https://studiom80.com/brian/boopshow-279-ultimate-adom-2.mp3
^ General Audio
HOW LONG TO BEAT
Who knows! 80+ hours to beat the first one
https://howlongtobeat.com
IS THERE ANY DEALS
$19.99
https://isthereanydeal.com/game/ultimateadomcavernsofchaos/info/
DESCRIPTION
Experience the sequel of the traditional roguelike dungeon-crawling classic. Enjoy unlimited replayability through endless procedurally generated dungeons, countless monsters, grafting, crafting and a vast amount of skill trees. Journey into the ever changing depths of the Caverns of Chaos.
EXPERIENCE
Description: Early Access First Thoughts, Hey this is pretty daunting. Oh hey, I get it. I am having a bit of fun. Oh wait, too much of this game is not completed. Oh ok. I’ll be back.

– Art – It is more robust than ASCII. It is very Chibi. If you are into that. Then you will love the art. If not. well..

– Animation – Limited movement animation. It doesn’t get in the way. But it may not pleasure you either.

– Music/Effects – Love the music and the effects. That part is ready.

– V/O – No a lot of V/O but the intro is entertaining.

– World Building – This is a classic Ancient RPG world building. It works.

– Game Play – It is not a lot of fun to watch. But the Game Play itself is serviceable. Needs better flow

– AI/NPC – Seems to work fine. Most of the responses for interaction with NPCs is stats based. Seems to be balanced.

– Controls – Controls still need a lot of work to bring this game into the present.

– Interface – A little cluttered. Could use some work. Especially when it comes to inventory management and equiping.

– Endgame – it’s a rougelike. I met the Endgame a lot. I managed to get to about 3 levels of dungeoning once.

5 ‘turns’ out of 10 ‘i died agains’ until access is less early
LINKS
https://www.ultimate-adom.com/
https://store.steampowered.com/search/?term=Ultimate Adom: Caverns of Chaos
https://www.igdb.com/search?type=1&q=Ultimate Adom: Caverns of Chaos
Tags: Roguelike, Dungeon Crawler, RPG, Turn Based, Adventure, Early Access, procedurally generated
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Valheim (2021) – Boop Show Show Notes

Valheim (Val-Hime)
PLATFORM
PC/Steam
DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER:
DEVELOPER: Iron Gate AB
PUBLISHER: Coffee Stain Publishing
RELEASE DATE:
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
VIDEO
https://youtu.be/zPuZRfzx0T4?t=45
Me Playing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx8ylcRQjHY
1st boss fight. Not me
AUDIO CLIPS
https://studiom80.com/brian/boopshow-278-valheim-1.mp3
^ Game Audio
https://studiom80.com/brian/boopshow-278-valheim-2.mp3
^ First Boss Fight
HOW LONG TO BEAT
103 Hours
https://howlongtobeat.com
IS THERE ANY DEALS
$19.99 (that is a deal!)
https://isthereanydeal.com/game/valheim/info/
DESCRIPTION
A brutal exploration and survival game for 1-10 players, set in a procedurally-generated purgatory inspired by viking culture. Battle, build, and conquer your way to a saga worthy of Odin’s patronage!
EXPERIENCE
Early Access Viking Themed Survival Game set in a procedurally generated world (purgatory / valheim) with 5 biomes and more to come. Best to stick to the meadows and steams that you are used to until you gather enough skills, resources and trophies to fight each of the biome bosses. You gonna die…perhaps not…if you survive you will be rewarded with some powers…maybe you should just stick to building long houses and boats. By Odin’s beard! Perhaps you should play with up to 10 other players online to get some help. Oh no you chose PVP. Enjoy Valhala you dead warrior. Have fun walking back to camp.

– Art – Environmentals look great! The character designs could use some work.

– Animation – Movement is ok. Could be improved. But that is really secondary here…have you seen how minecraft moves!?

– Music/Effects – Hit or miss. Meadow music is pretty mellow…but can get a little repetitive. I turned it down. The action scenes are rocking…Most hits give a satisfying feeling.

– V/O – Mostly grunts. Works.

– World Building – Good enough. Most of it is based on Norse Mythology so the base is good.

– Game Play – Pretty solid crack like gameplay. May I have another…sure…just 5 more minutes.

– AI/NPC – Ok. Well balanced. You can’t ignore them but you should be able to easily defeat most as long as you have been skilling up your character and paying attention to where you are.

– Controls – Works well enough in most cases. A lot of hidden keyboard shortcuts that are not announced in game. You have to hunt them down. Building can be hit or miss.

– Interface – pretty minimal. It works. Most times. Unless you need to build something. Get out of here hammer!

Endgame – Build a nest in the AllFather’s Facial Hair and snuggle in for some Valhala like snuggling.

8 ‘By Odin’s Beard’ out of 10 Valhalas
LINKS
https://www.valheimgame.com/
https://store.steampowered.com/search/?term=Valheim (Val-Hime)
https://www.igdb.com/search?type=1&q=Valheim (Val-Hime)
Tags: Open World Survival, Craft, Survival, Online Co-Op