Pursuing Pixels
038 - Split Those Joy-Cons Up, Baby!

038 - Split Those Joy-Cons Up, Baby!

January 27, 2020

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  This week, Randall is back on the retro train, taking full advantage of the SNES games available via the Nintendo Switch Online service—this time, he's discovered a newfound fondness for Super Punch-Out!!, primarily having experience with the NES original.  He follows that up with another title from the immaculately-preserved Sega Ages lineup, Virtua Racing.  We kick things off with a follow-up from John on Ashen, discussing some more of the dungeon mechanics—and he's getting awfully close to the end of the game.  Kevin talks a bit about Gris, an absolutely stunning work of art, that happens to have a clever little puzzle-platformer attached to it.  DJ wraps things up with an old favorite pastime of ours, Catan, though this time he's playing on the Nintendo Switch and we discuss the (mostly) pros & (a few small) cons of digital board games.

Discussed:

Ashen - 00:01:35

Gris - 00:11:56

Super Punch-Out!! - 00:18:15

Sega Ages: Virtua Racing - 00:27:54

Catan - 00:31:50

 

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037 - It Sucks Until You Get the Double Jump

037 - It Sucks Until You Get the Double Jump

January 20, 2020

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  This week, it's ALL Metroidvanias—or maybe action-adventure platformers?  Whatever you wanna call them, we tackle a couple of games that we're checking out for the first time, and also get DJ's thoughts on a PP favorite, Chasm.  Before we get to that, followed by an open-ended Metroidvania discussion, we all sunk a little time into Ori & the Blind Forest in anticipation for the game's sequel, which comes out in a couple of months.  John & Kevin also take a look at yet another Metroidvania with procedurally-generated roguelike elements, A Robot Named Fight!, which is the game that sparked the discussion to begin with. 

 

Discussed:

Ori & the Blind Forest - 00:01:19

A Robot Named Fight! - 00:19:31

Chasm - 00:28:34

*Metroidvania Discussion - 00:32:32

* (Eagle Island, Metroid Fusion, Yoku's Island Express, Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, Super Metroid, Gato Roboto, Hollow Knight, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night)

 

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036 - The Aptly Named Defect

036 - The Aptly Named Defect

January 13, 2020

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  This week, Kevin's still playing Slay the Spire—and is finally able to conquer the game thanks to some tips from Randall.  Kevin is also getting pretty deep into Sparklite, and talks a little bit about the roguelite hack-and-slash adventure with John, who just booted it up a few days ago.  Randall & John each dig into some of the more recent additions to the SNES library of games available via the Nintendo Switch Online service—Randall plays all the way through the previously-unreleased Star Fox 2 (why was this game not released again?!?) & John takes us on a journey through a semi-forgotten Capcom JRPG series, Breath of Fire 2.  John & Kevin wrap things up with the short, sweet, and honestly pretty challenging, Whipseey & The Lost Atlas, which certainly takes a visual cue or two from everyone's favorite pink puffball.

Discussed:

Slay the Spire - 00:02:13

Sparklite - 00:08:18

Star Fox 2 - 00:18:41

Breath of Fire 2 - 00:32:40

Whipseey & The Lost Atlas - 00:42:01

 

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035 - Back of the Brain with the Cobwebs

035 - Back of the Brain with the Cobwebs

January 6, 2020

Welcome back to Pursing Pixels.  After wrapping up 2019 last week, we're ready to keep things rolling into the new year, and back to our usual episode antics.  Some of us are still playing Slay the Spire, but that should come as little surprise to anyone.  Apart from that, Randall & John talk a little SteamWorld Quest, another card-based RPG.  Kevin & DJ pass the controller back and forth with Cluster Truck thanks to Kevin's Xbox Game Pass subscription before moving along to a truly cooperative experience with Strikey Sisters, a Breakout clone with a ton of charm & 16-bit style.  DJ & John kick things off with Bleep Bloop, a super clever little puzzler that was getting everyone in on the action.

 

Discussed:

Bleep Bloop - 00:01:22

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech - 00:14:20

Cluster Truck - 00:28:14

Strikey Sisters - 00:34:51

Slay the Spire - 00:41:43

 

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