The MoeGamer Podcast: Episode 22 – A Crafted World

Happy Monday! Banish those new work week blues with another episode of The MoeGamer Podcast, featuring my fine self and the ever-charming Mr Chris Caskie of MrGilderPixels.

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In today’s episode, we kick off with a discussion of a fairly dry period in the news calendar, including delays to Compile Heart’s Arc of Alchemist; a new port of Devil May Cry for Switch (and what that might mean); packaged releases of Psikyo shooters for Switch; the truth behind Experience’s new game; Monster Hunter World’s expansion and more.

We follow that up with a discussion about what we’ve been playing recently, including Inti Creates’ unusual Dragon Marked for Death, Neverinth and Shadow Warrior 2. We also somehow get a bit distracted and start talking about mods, because it’s pizza time!

Finally, the main topic for the episode is the use of distinctive, “crafted” art styles for various games. The current Cover Game, Our World is Endedis just one of numerous examples of this being used extremely effectively, so we have a nice long chat about why we like this and why developers might choose to present their work in this way.

Enjoy the show!


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