Retronauts Episode 252: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
For a little over a decade, Castlevania keeper Koji Igarashi cut his own path with the famous side-scrolling series by backing away from its traditional hardcore action and platforming, and leaning more towards RPG elements and exploration. The result was what we now know as the "Metroidvania," a genre that thrived for the ten years Igarashi found himself away from the style of game he and his team popularized. But does our current glut of Metroidvanias make his newest creation, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night feel less special? On this episode, join Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, and as the crew explores Igarashi's latest work to find out whether or not it's a total Dragula.
Come See Retronauts LIVE at Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2019!
We're coming back to the Portland Retro Gaming Expo this year for another live appearance! When: Saturday, October 19 at 9:00pm Where: Auditorium A at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo What: Our latest live panel, "When Celebrities and Video Games Collide!" For more info, . We hope to see you there!
Retronauts Episode 251: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Retronauts East (Jeremy Parish, Benj Edwards, Chris Sims, and Ben Elgin) returns to the ’30s to evaluate the failings and successes (mostly failings) of Indiana Jones's most Problematic-with-a-capital-P adventure—and its impact on games, of course. Frickin' mine carts....
Retronauts Episode 250: Loom
As Lucasfilm Games began to refine their philosophy of fairness, designer Brian Moriarty doubled down on this concept with his idea of a video game expressly designed to be completed. This would eventually take the form of Loom, an adventure game far different than anything that would come before or after it. With no inventory, no verbs, and music as your only means of interacting with the world, Loom stands some 30 years later as an interesting evolutionary dead end for the genre. On this episode of Retronauts, join Bob Mackey and as the two explore one of LucasArts' less remembered adventures.
Retronauts Episode 249: Roguelikes—The Road to Spelunky
Finishing out our patron request series on roguelike role-playing games, Jeremy Parish, Bob Mackey, Jason Wilson, and John Harris explore latter-day roguelikes and how we got to the weird, wonderful world of Spelunky.