The Inner Gamer Podcast

157: Celeste, Brawlout and Creativity vs. Cost in Games

Episode Summary

This episode features our impressions on Celeste and Brawlout. We also have our first ever discussion from one of our Patreon subscribers on creativity vs. cost in games. When should you stop trying to make more revenue streams and focus on making the game good?

Episode Notes

Well that sure took us by surprise. Right before Valentine’s Day, we’ve fallen in love with a new game called Celeste. This is a little indie platformer where you climb a mountain in one of the most challenging, yet rewarding experiences we’ve ever played. It’s gorgeous, difficult as all hell and the story and soundtrack are wonderful. We also play Brawlout, a game similar to Super Smash Bros. exclusive to the Switch. It also has The Drifter and Juan from Guacamelee. We’re cool with that.

In our news, one man spends too much time playing games, Nintendo has obsoleted itself and Destiny 2 sold really well. We also talk a lot about Kingdom Hearts 3 and it’s awesome new trailer with Mike Wazowski himself.

Our discussion this week comes from our Patreon subscriber Mark Jensen. He wanted us to explore the idea of creativity versus cost in games. Where do developers draw the line in making revenue stream systems and focus on making a good game? It’s a fun discussion that goes on several tangents we didn’t expect, but we promise it’s worth the ride. Thanks again Mark for the topic.
Don't forget to check our video segment on this talk Thursday at youtube.com/theinnergamer.

Show Notes:
1:57 - Celeste
12:07 - Brawlout
15:00 - Gaming News
33:14 - Creativity vs. Cost in Games
1:05:50 - Upcoming Video Game Releases

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