Monthly Archives: July 2020

Episode 3 – Jak and Daxter



Chris and Katie are back at it with their retro video gaming nostalgia, this time with a classic PlayStation 2 platformer, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy!

 

The first installment of one of Katie’s favorite trilogies of all time, this 2001 Naughty Dog-developed title has everything you’d want in a platformer.  Running and jumping, punching and shooting, fire and ice levels… and a healthy amount of falling into pits and dying and blaming the terrible camera angles.  If we didn’t know better, we’d think the game was called “I swear I hit the jump button!” based on watching Chris and Katie play on Twitch.

 

Take a listen as our hosts dive into their memories of the game, their thoughts after playing through it again, and a breakdown of this week’s video gaming “trope of the day”, which just might be relevant to Jak and Daxter…

 

Let’s talk games!


Episode 2 – Vectorman



Chris and Katie return for another retro game review, and this time it’s Sega’s 1995 run-and-gun platformer hit, Vectorman! Listen as they discuss all of the gritty, green, and gun-slinging action of this console classic.

 

The two hosts will dive back in time in their “rose-tinted glasses” segment and share their memories of the game, how they think Young Chris and Young Katie would have scored it, then after they’ve replayed the game, find out just how accurate their memories were!

 

Whether or not Vectorman was a part of your own childhood, listen in get a sense for what it would have been like through the eyes of Chris and Katie, and find out what our next game is going to be!


Episode 1 – Earthworm Jim



Welcome to the show!  As Chris and Katie kick off their journey through their video-gaming youth, they are starting with a classic… Earthworm Jim.  This Sega Genesis title from 1994 is full of vivid colors, cartoony artwork, fantastic music, strange enemies, and above all… a giant worm in a super-suit!

 

In this episode, we learn about our two sibling hosts, why they’re starting a podcast, and what impact video games had on their shared childhoods.  Then, they talk about the game through their “rose-tinted glasses” of childhood and what they remember, predict what they’ll think about it upon replaying it, and then see whether they were right or wrong.

 

Take a listen, get to know Chris and Katie, relive some fond memories if you ever played Earthworm Jim, or if not, learn a bit about it and decide if it’s worth finding and giving it a play…

 

Let’s talk games!