Daft Souls 92: The Signal From Tölva, Stories Untold, Jill of the Jungle

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We briefly follow up about Stories Untold, jump into The Signal From Tölva, touch on The Sexy Brutale (which we'll revisit) and cap off this episode of the podcast with a chat about Jill of the Jungle and the delights of Shareware gaming. Thanks for listening!

COOL REMINDER: If you want to hang out and chat with lovely like-minded folk, do pop along and check out the Cool Ghosts Discord Channel.

Jill of the Jungle: Don't Step on my Child

The tennis ball of fate is back in Matt's court of law, and he has sentenced it to DEATH. This time we've got Jill of the Jungle - a shareware treat from 1992. We'll be chatting more about games of this era on Daft Souls later this week!

Posted on April 18, 2017 .

Stories Untold: The House Abandon

Another SIDE DISH for those a little peckish for more - this time you can watch Matt squirm as Quinns encourages him through part one of Stories Untold. We don't spoil the finale here, but obviously it's us playing it - so do know what you're getting into. And bear in mind that as mentioned in Quinns' practically spoiler-free vid from earlier this week, what you see in the video above is fully available as a free demo. So maybe try it yourself first? Do what you want. WE HAVEN'T GOT ANSWERS, WE AREN'T YOUR DAD.

COOL REMINDER: If you want to hang out and chat with lovely like-minded folk, do pop along and check out the Cool Ghosts Discord Channel.

 

Posted on April 13, 2017 .

Stories Untold: The Best Game Ever

The 1980s are coming into your house now, please be ready. Quinns is up with Stories Untold - a game that he wants to tell you about whilst largely not showing it.

Posted on April 11, 2017 .

Daft Souls 91: Nier Automata, It Came From The Desert

We have to tell you about ROBOTS, and also GIANT ANTS ARE COMING TO KILL US ALL YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE US PLEASE. Also: Thanks for listening! We should have 5 questions with a developer for next time - it turns out it's quite hard to wrangle human voices into the correct place at the correct time. Be sure to pop back later this week for our video of us playing It Came From The Desert.

And heck, while you're here - reviews on iTunes are ALWAYS awesome. You look lovely today as well, did we mention that? It's something about your hair. Sort of floofy? Or maybe sleek? Whichever of the two you were going for, your call.

Posted on April 5, 2017 .

Dark Souls III: The Best Game Ever

This time on THE BEST GAME EVER, Matt talks about a game that he didn't even really like that much to be perfectly honest. Anything is possible: be the eagle you want to see in the world.

Posted on March 29, 2017 and filed under One Off.

Daft Souls Animated: "Regressive Ash"

Hello hello! A little treat this week - the talented James Wragg has animated a brief section of Daft Souls, and will hopefully be doing more sporadically in the future! Enjoy - and if you've any suggestions for favourite bits you'd like to see animated, do let us know.

Posted on February 16, 2017 .

Something For The Weekend: 10th Feb 2017

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This week my wife came back from a visa-related sojourn in America, which means I’m finally playing Final Fantasy XV, something we agreed to do together. After all the grumbling I’d seen - on the internet, no less - I wasn’t expecting much, but we’re both loving it to pieces!

To me it feels like an expensive massage; a superb series of little touches. Every animation, piece of art design and stupid joke makes me smile. Playing it with my partner, when we both have long histories with this series, is just the cherry on the cake.

That’s fascinating, because gosh-in-a-barrel I roundly despised it. DESPISED. Anyway, after a frantic two weeks of writing and editing and filming (oh my!) this weekend I might actually make time to sit down and poke a handful of games. I’m keen to press on with OneShot - which I like - but also have a big list of other interesting things to try. I might blitz through a bunch and see what sticks. Blitzing, like in Blitz Ball. You know, back when Final Fantasy was still PASSABLY ACCEPTABLE.

Oh my god, why does FFXV make me so angry!? Realising that something you’ve been really looking forward to is out there making everyone else happy but for some reason doesn’t do so for you seems to breed an especially vibrant form of bitterness. I express my horrid rage here purely for the sake of deconstruction - please do ignore me, and anyone else who is jealous of fun. If you need me I’ll be way over there, living in that cave just under that bridge, setting traps for small children, etc.

What have you fine folks got planned for the weekend? Anything you’d highly recommend we check out? Don’t forget that if you’re bored at all - or simply fancy chatting nonsense with other little ghosts - the CG Discord is a cool place to be.

Next week Quinns will be away on holiday, so it may be a quiet one - but we'll be back soon!

Posted on February 10, 2017 .