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The (New) Joy of Gaming Podcast - Episode Two

Narrative Adventure Games: A Brief History (from Point-and-Click to As Dusk Falls)

On this episode of the (New) Joy of Gaming Podcast, we discuss two recently-released Narrative Adventure Games - As Dusk Falls and The Quarry - and attempt to trace the origins of this relatively new genre, from its point-and-click adventure roots through to the modern day. We also discuss some recent gaming news, offer our thoughts on the best new physical media, Game Pass and PS Plus releases, and talk about the games we’ve been playing recently. 

 

Run of Show:

00:06 - Introduction

01:26 - Recent Gaming News

  • Marvel’s Midnight Suns delayed
  • Square Enix may want to sell off some of its studios
  • Eidos Montreal wants to make Deus Ex again
  • Beyond Good and Evil 2 gets a lead writer (no, for real)


38:12 - #ForeverPhysical Segment w/Brandon

1:08:15 - Rich’s Digital Picks

1:29:57 - What We’ve Been Playing

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (Return to Arkham edition)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
  • Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (Replay)
  • Stray

2:03:40 A Brief History of Narrative Adventure Games (including The Quarry, As Dusk Falls early impressions)

3:01:12 Closing Thoughts

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