Bonus Episode 74 – terrible on paper
by Dan Repperger

* (0:24) Dan’s top three card games in a video game. Chad loses it for Gwent. You can sign up for the Fear the Boot Gwent league on the forums.

* (9:28) Entertainment that sounds awful in concept but works well in execution. Persona 5.

* (15:00) Gotham.

* (22:04) Dredd.

* (29:38) Kung Fury.

* (29:57) Deconstructing execution of an idea, starting with honesty about what the material is.

* (46:51) Trust and open-mindedness when the elevator pitch sounds awful.

Hosts: Aisha, Chad, Dan, Wayne

Comments (5)

David WaldramJune 8th, 2017 at 2:26 pm

It was nice to hear Aisha again. Was Brodeur off hiding somewhere?

John OJune 8th, 2017 at 3:53 pm

I love Kung Fury!

DanJune 9th, 2017 at 11:47 am

I was glad to have Aisha back, as well! In hopes of having her on more frequently, we’re working on upgrading her sound setup. As for Brodeur, he had some lame excuse about being sick.

AishaJune 10th, 2017 at 12:20 am

Brodeur was hiding from me.

But he can’t last forever.

I will hunt him.
And I will find him.

UemeiJune 10th, 2017 at 1:50 am

This is horrifyingly funny for me, because 10 years ago Mass Effect came out, in which you kill bad guys and complete quests for XP, and use talking to people to influence story elements, and said your choices matter, when all that’s needed to prove they don’t is a second play through. Which means ME is just an American version of Persona 3 with one fewer endings.

Then ME2 came out, which used the same dichotomy, and effectively had 2 endings,* which again meant that it had one fewer endings than Persona 4.

And now, a decade later, I sit completely unshocked that Dan likes Persona 5.

Friggin’ WEEB!

You may also want to pick up Persona Q for the 3DS, 3D gimmick not required, if you like Wizardry/Grimrock style RPGs. That also means it’s also more like original flavor Persona.

* Unless you count the same cut scene with fewer surviving characters as different endings.

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