ugvm Podcast Episode 20

Eventually we managed to record an episode, as one member of the team (as a game, try and figure out who) was having issues with their microphone. I mean, it’s not like they’re an audio engineer or anything.

In Episode 20, deKay, Luffer, Tim and Toby talk about the recent Nintendo Direct, the wonderful Fortnite Festival, Discord, the Vita and the Wii Shop both coming to an end, ad-free games that aren’t, and all of these games at various lengths and with various thoughts because well, that’s the bloody point of the podcast:

  • Fortnite
  • Journey
  • Contradiction
  • Derail Valley
  • Tetris 99
  • Rogue Aces
  • Piczle Lines
  • Piczle Colors
  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
  • DOOM
  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
  • Phantasy Star II

And we answer some listener questions because good grief people sent us some.

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Kirby’s Adventure (Switch): COMPLETED!

There’s no way it has been nearly six years since I last completed this, surely? That’s absurd. I’m sure I complete it every few months. The Diary, however, Cannot Lie.

Yes, it’s easy. Yes, I had 45 lives left at the end. And no, I haven’t 100%ed it because I need to go back and find a few secret buttons. But Kirby is always fun to play. And being essentially “free” as one of the NES games that comes with the Switch online service, that makes it even better.

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (Switch): COMPLETED!

I do like a good platformer with blue skies and fun gimmicks. Which is why I’ve enjoyed all the other Shantae games in the series. Half-Genie Hero is, essentially, more of the same – but it streamlines things, ramps up the gorgeousness of … [Continue reading]

Phantasy Star II (Switch): COMPLETED!

Phantasy Star II was never my favourite game in the series. It’s the one I’ve played the least, the one I struggled with the most, and the one which has the worst dungeons ever. But I still really like it. Compared to the original, … [Continue reading]

ugvm Podcast Episode 19

It's a brand new year which means we've changed nothing. We do, however, tell our listener all about our personal Game of the Year 2018 picks. It was harder than we expected but not for the reasons you might suspect. Before that, though, deKay … [Continue reading]

Into the Breach (Switch): COMPLETED!

I’m not sure following Mario + Rabbids with another, but totally different, turn based strategy game was necessarily the best way to get started with Into the Breach. For starters, moves are done in the opposite order (baddies first) and baddie … [Continue reading]

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Switch): COMPLETED!

No, I didn’t think a crossover between the worlds of Mario and the Rabbids would work either, but somehow, it does. Perhaps it’s partly because the gameplay doesn’t borrow from either party, and Mario + Rabbids becomes its own … [Continue reading]

Membrane (Switch): COMPLETED!

Membrane is an unusual platform puzzle game, where your controls are jump, shoot blocks, and shoot triangles. You can use the blocks, which stick together, to build bridges, act as conduit between electrical pads, become walls, barriers, ladders and … [Continue reading]

Super Smash Bros Ultimate: COMPLETED! (Switch)

It’s 2019, and the first game to be completed this year is Super Smash Bros. And by complete, I mean, the MASSIVE new single player mode – “World of Light”. In brief, this mode is a huge map with lots of fight events on it. … [Continue reading]

Ristar (Switch): COMPLETED!

I did have a longer post for this but the WordPress app swallowed it and I can’t be bothered repeating myself. What I basically said, though, is that I’d unfairly maligned Ristar for years because I didn’t like it and it … [Continue reading]