So reading impressions, it seems like you really mold the party characters however you want. They are basically directionless and let you do whatever you want with them, as far as their abilities and class.
Now I probably will just roll with the one character. Most people are really praising how they did the characters and party system, allowing you to set up an interesting character that's less of a blank slate than most RPGs (which does become real boring) and role play it through the game world.
Good write up. I will check it out soon I just have too many games to play and spend money on. It sounds at the least interesting in how it differs. I also like management stuff a lot but I do kind of think that stuff wasn't there with much actual depth in the first game. It was cool watching the progression over time though and felt fun.
I just can't begin to understand how something thinks there is a lack of content, right now. I try, but I can't.
Yeah for sure. I do wish they did some different things though. Even as much as I like GBE stuff, I would love more say FMV game type play through stuff inside of watching them play another NES game ever basically. I enjoy them most reacting to stories and things like that. But it's still enjoyable and they do stuff like that still, just a little less than I'd like.
@joe_mccallister: yeah definitely. He was great on camera but just podcast wise we are talking one of the best I've ever heard for sure. He was just a natural at it (not that he didn't keep going at it and getting better over time). If you're willing to listen to a time capsule basically (where they're talking releases from some time long ago you may not really care about) then it's a great listen. You can always seek out certain episodes about games you liked maybe. If you're into Fallout 3 for example they talked that a lot (to the point where it was a joke lol). Saints Row and XCOM come to mind as two games that would be fun to hear Ryan gush about. Like I said before, I think Ryan talked games in a better more thorough way too. If you like MGS4, the spoilercast for that game also rules and Ryan is great on it.
I also highly recommend the This Year podcast collections by @zanzibarbreeze . If you want a big old file of the best moments of a year, pick one Ryan was on and enjoy. He even did a Ryan specific one too. Super well done.
It was Austin the most probably but now? I don't even know. I usually honestly completely disagree with them. I got over getting angry about it when I grew up but listening to them talk the Witcher 3 for example did still annoy me. I like RPGs and strategy games quite a bit for example so there's about not much on GB for my tastes in that regard. But it's about more than that and sometimes I appreciate getting a look at games that I wouldn't play at all.
I fell off of doing this around the time I was getting married earlier in the year and haven't gotten back to it yet, but I started the task of re-listening to all the regular Bombcasts from the very beginning, getting sidetracked in the early 2010 episodes, and lemme tell you - a lot of people who say "this site is just as good as it used to be!" "never been a better time to be a fan of the site!" "oh please, they haven't changed at all!" are crazy. This site is still great and has so many good hours of entertainment every week, but things sure have changed, not always in great ways.
Yup. I about once a year go through a period listening to old Bombcasts so personally it's something I am often reminded of. Ryan was such an amazing host. They don't talk about games the crew is playing in detail enough on the show anymore at all, IMO, which is one thing they used to do more. That's an example that comes to mind to me immediately. They kind of have an attitude it seems that they talk enough about the games elsewhere but the podcast suffers. Ryan was good about digging into that and asking people interesting questions. Ryan kept things funny while also having more meat to just about every part of the show (great game talk, news, and off topic bullshit and e-mails). And was hilarious to boot.
@redhotchilimist: Very well said. I agree with pretty much all of it. Change happens. Austin could have been on GB and been great for years but he wanted to do his own thing. It's life so I also don't want to sound like a jerk talking about this stuff like they aren't people also, but I agree with pretty much everything you said. Right now I am excited the site is getting bigger.