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Who's The Big Boss?

Who's The Big Boss?: 2! - Episode 03

Solid Snake finally found his greatest disguise: the bucket.

After decades of avoiding his sacred duty, Dan finally begins Operation Intrude N313.

Jun. 6 2018

Cast: Vinny, Dan

Posted by: Abby

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Niche, hard to get into, massive lore, and a jrpg? Kingdom Hearts is the only answer. It even has the button mashing Dan said he likes. Kingdom Heartache: 358/2 Dans.

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Are the Lalilulelo actually the Ariloulaleelay?

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Since Abby asked, here's my pitch for a new series where Dan plays a game he'd probably hate: Kerbal Space Program:

Dan, the Kerbal newbie, attempts to land a Kerbal on the moon safely, with Abby assisting. No need to get the Kerbal back, just get a living Kerbal on the moon.

Vinny, the Kerbal veteran, has to get a Kerbal to Mars AND back again, with Alex assisting.

It's a race. Whichever team accomplishes their goal in the shortest overall cumulative time over the course of the series (or in the fewest number of episodes) wins.

Dan will hate playing it, but Dan also hates to lose, and that will carry him through. He'd be so terrible at Kerbal, it would be hilarious.

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I’d actually like to see Dan and Vinny play through Persona 3.

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It's going to be awhile until next episode

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I can't be the first one to say this but "Jaeger" is german for "Hunter"

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A persona game would be ideal but I understand why it wouldn't be possible.

A man can dream though

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Dan should play Policenauts/Snatcher.

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Can someone put the acapella version of Snake Eater over Dan running up those tower stairs?

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yall should make dan play through the nier/drakengard games. rykengard ... dan: automata ...

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You should make Dan play dangenropa or that virtue's last reward series

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That could not have ended better. On the bright side, when they have Alex back in two weeks and they've forgotten what they need to do next, his notes will still be valid.

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This comment section is going to be nothing but suggestions on what to force Dan to play. That said:

Mother series.

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@landhawk said:

This comment section is going to be nothing but suggestions on what to force Dan to play. That said:

Mother series.

THIS.

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@mookalhoys:

Are the Lalilulelo actually the Ariloulaleelay?

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If you're suggesting they should make Dan play Star Control 2: The Ur-Quan Masters, I wholeheartedly agree.

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@jeedyjay said:

@mookalhoys:

If you're suggesting they should make Dan play Star Control 2: The Ur-Quan Masters, I wholeheartedly agree.

I actually hadn't thought about it, but I think you're right.

Series title = Star Control 2: Major Dan

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Get in your fuck-bucket!

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If they're looking for a niche, wacky, Japanese action game series for Dan to get into, they should try the Yakuza games! Oh, wait...

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dan would hate "night in the woods" super hard. he should totally play that

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@mistersims: I think Dan has played Night in the Woods and said that he hated every sad-sack character.

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I know you know this is a problem, but please stop letting Dan explore and just tell him exactly where to go.

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@genericbrotagonist said:

Niche, hard to get into, massive lore, and a jrpg? Kingdom Hearts is the only answer. It even has the button mashing Dan said he likes. Kingdom Heartache: 358/2 Dans.

I came here to say exactly that. I think that the two series are actually pretty comparable. No others have as loooong running, convoluted narratives as they do, that also take great care to try to stay consistent by filling up old plotholes and retcon up answers to stuff it said in previous entries.

I´d love to watch Dan be forced to bear witness to its delicious BS first hand. After watching Ben struggle with KH1 though...maybe it would be better to just dive into the weirdness of KH2 right away.

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Anyone else feeling the idea of “Final Dan-tasy?” I feel like that is the next frontier here. Lol.

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@ayopch said:
@landhawk said:

This comment section is going to be nothing but suggestions on what to force Dan to play. That said:

Mother series.

THIS.

yup.

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@jacksukeru: I still believe Ben would have had a much better time if he paid attention to the cutscenes to know where to go, much as is necessary in these early Metal Gears. It is true that KH2 is when the series became something truly special, but even if they did start there I would say they need to at least watch the cutscenes for KH1 and CoM. Without those a lot of the context for the rest of the series is lost.

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@gregalor said:

@mistersims: I think Dan has played Night in the Woods and said that he hated every sad-sack character.

@gregalor: hahaha yea I can see that. That game is very "beta", and I don't mean quality-wise. It definitely seems like a game McGruber lovin Dan would hate with a passion.

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omg Vinny, TMBG is my all-time favorite band!

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Didn't Dan say he played Chrono Trigger and some other JRPG and liked them? If he's to suffer through a genre he's completely alien to, it'd have to be classic point & click adventure games. I can't think of a genre he'd hate more. But if he thinks MGS was ground-breaking in its cinematic storytelling in 1998, he might learn to appreciate some adventure games after seeing what they were doing back in 80's.

It's the genre that invented the term "cut scene" after all...

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In my fantasies where I work at Giant Bomb (shut up, I'm sure I'm not the only one) my constant pitch would be a series where I guide Dan through the main 3 Kingdom Hearts game ala Metal Gear Scanlon.

I call it: KingDan Hearts.

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That ending. Amazing.

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Hey Dan! Just to blow your mind about MG2's Frank Hunter: Jaeger is German for hunter!

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In my fantasies where I work at Giant Bomb (shut up, I'm sure I'm not the only one) my constant pitch would be a series where I guide Dan through the main 3 Kingdom Hearts game ala Metal Gear Scanlon.

I call it: KingDan Hearts.

He would go for it, just for having "King Dan" in the title.

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In my fantasies where I work at Giant Bomb (shut up, I'm sure I'm not the only one) my constant pitch would be a series where I guide Dan through the main 3 Kingdom Hearts game ala Metal Gear Scanlon.

I call it: KingDan Hearts.

I'd watch the hell out of that!

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How has the tactical bucket never made a reappearance?!

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CONFIRMED

Dan & Vinny Persona 5 Endurance Run with Abby as Drew

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The ending is classic and bittersweet haha

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woooowww that ending. This is such a good game XD! Poor Dan.

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That's some Mario Maker bullshit at the end there, but to be honest I expected it. (it's a very Kojima thing to do) I dont have much hope for them knowing what's going on when/if they come back to this after e3.

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I must have missed this live.

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I can't believe that the whole game is written in iambic pentameter!

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Surely the Telltale walking dead games are the ultimate non Dan games they are all talking and drama and less so on the action. No cool guy moments.

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Games that are 100% not Dan: Steins;Gate (even if I think he would ultimately enjoy parts of it, it would be a STEEP hill to climb).

And I've said it before and I'll say it again - if he gave it a shot, I could see Dan getting into Persona. Something about the way he talks about Stardew Valley just reminds me of Persona.

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Surely the Telltale walking dead games are the ultimate non Dan games they are all talking and drama and less so on the action. No cool guy moments.

Those games are garbage.

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@boozak said:

That's some Mario Maker bullshit at the end there, but to be honest I expected it. (it's a very Kojima thing to do)

Technically, it isn't Kojima fucking with the player. If I remember right, it's just how you get back from that area.

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@danryckert: I always wonder about this whenever you bring up Liquid's arm: you do remember that it ACTUALLY took over Ocelot's mind during MGS2 right? The psycho-hypnosis came after the Big Shell events, when Ocelot cut the original arm off because it damn near ruined his plans to sabotage the patriots (on behalf of Big Boss). He then secretly replaced it with a cybernetic arm to fool the patriots into thinking it was Liquid going against them in MGS4 while hypnotizing himself to also fool himself into thinking he was Liquid at the same time.