This year's video game release schedule is starting slowly, surely get moving this week with a new entry in the side-scrolling Assassin's Creed Chronicles series. Javy has played AC Chronicles: India, and is here to report in on the good and the bad. Ben Reeves is also on board to remind everyone that Stoic's strategy game, The Banner Saga, is out on consoles now and is still absolutely worth your time. Jeff Marchiafava also joins us to discuss his time with the heartbreaking tale of one family's loss in That Dragon, Cancer.
The crew from the main segment stick around to answer some emails, which range from games that we were surprised we loved to the poor fashion choices of our younger selves. After emails Jeff M offers up his seat to Brian Shea as we discuss some of our favorite video game music. We each bring two of our most beloved songs to the table: one track from the classic era and one from more modern titles. The result is a laid-back, laymen's discussion about some wonderful video game music, from the upbeat to melancholy.
You can listen to episode 282 below, listen on SoundCloud, or subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes. Also, be sure to send your emails to [email protected] for a chance to have them answered on the show and win a prize by becoming Email of the Week!
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To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the timestamps below…
1:57 – Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India
9:27 – The Banner Saga
14:52 – That Dragon Cancer
22:15 – Earthbound
24:55 – Dark Dreams Don't Die
27:38 – Darkest Dungeon
31:42 – TIS 100
37:58 – Bully
42:48 – Listener Emails
1:25:48 – Celebrating Video Game Music