VG247 The Best Games Podcast Ever – Episode 18: What You Think The Best Games Are One Genre, But Turns Out to be Another

Having a baby is wonderful when it’s not the most tiring, life-changing thing you can do to yourself—and even then, you only remember the wonderful bits. When your child smiles at you for the first time, it’s not a build-up of chi…that’s awesome. When your kid says “dada” not as part of a string of totally random sounds…great. When your kids laugh at you because you do something, they just laugh at you…so good.

As I said, it’s not always wonderful. Waking up four times a night…not wonderful. Standing in a stressful position, holding the hand of a small child trying to walk…it’s not great (but it’s fine). Constantly tidying up stuff that never actually gets tidy up…isn’t wonderful.

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Welcome to VG247’s Best Gaming Podcast:​​Episode 18 – What you think is the best game is one genre, but it turns out to be another.

Be sure to let us know what you think of the show – if this is your first time listening, come back and listen to the previous episodes. If you have suggestions for topics, we’d love to hear them. If you’re a Connor fan (there are definitely some of you out there), please associate them with fighting games or at least be adjacent, because that’s pretty much everything he knows.

“What is VG247’s best gaming podcast ever?” you ask, wondering if the introductory story is what you think it is, and if it actually happened. Yes Yes. I don’t recommend it. Anyway, this podcast, which is why you’re on this page, is essentially a 30-minute panel presentation where people (me and a few others on VG247) decide the best game in a particular category. That’s it. very good. listen to this.

We’ve included some details on the show’s content below (if you want a refresher for a great, thoughtful post before heading over to the review, or don’t want to hear but want to know which games we’ve picked), so if you want to To avoid spoilers, please don’t scroll through this fan-made Chris Bratt if he were on Bugsnax. (Friends who support VG247, people make games, about Patron).


You think the best game is one genre, but it turns out to be another

This is the subject of episode 18 of VG247’s Best Gaming Podcast Ever. Here’s a rundown of who chose what.

Tom – Bugsnax


Look. A lot of you are going to be like “It’s not really a different genre, is it?” To which I said, “Pfft.” If you haven’t experienced the horror of Bugsnax, you can’t comment on it. simple. Painful. If you don’t plan to play the game yourself, the PlayStation Access video above explains it all well.

alex – cruel legend


It seems like the obvious choice – because it is. But honestly, who cares? Brutal Legend is definitely the best example of a game you think is one thing…but it turned out to be something else. Publisher EA is partly to blame for that, too — nearly every marketing beat for the game sells it as an action-packed hack and slash game set in a heavy metal world. That’s it…for a while.

But halfway through Savage Saga, it reveals the secret of the Ace of Spades: it’s not just an action game inspired by heavy metal album covers, it’s also a real-time strategy game. Soon, you’ll join hordes of armies in wild battles, battling demons, and fighting for the fate of a world made up of Ozzy, Lemmy, and other metal superstars. This is awesome – even when hard-switching to RTS it puts off a lot of players.

Connor – Dead or Alive Xtreme 2


Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 is a pervert game, but I don’t know I swear. I swear to god I don’t know. I, a pure 13 year old, thought I was buying a cheap fighting game. So what if there’s a bikini on the front and how do I know it’s porn porn? The guys at GameStation made me buy it, and when you think about it, it’s their fault.

If you like beach volleyball, it is said to be the focal point of the game. Your aim is to form friendships with various women to improve your overall performance in seaside sports. You can also play tug-of-war and “butt fights” by the pool, but you can’t even parry the impending butt blast, and honestly, what’s the point. Believe it or not, you can also race jet skis. In fact, it’s one of the game’s main selling points, according to respected DOA historians.

While it does have a casino, which is fun, the games are nothing like what I expected. In hindsight, I probably should have thought of a thought-provoking genre-bending game, but the moment I saw the podcast’s brief Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 was the only thing that came to mind. sorry.

Check back in a week for another episode of VG247’s Best Gaming Podcast Ever.