GWJ Conference Call Episode 584

FIFA 17, Gorogoa, SteamWorld Dig 2, Part One of Our Games of The Year and More!

Click here to download!

This week the whole crew dives into the first half of our games of the year discussion!

To contact us, email [email protected]! Send us your thoughts on the show, pressing issues you want to talk about or whatever else is on your mind.

  • Subscribe with iTunes
  • Subscribe with RSS
  • Subscribe with Yahoo!
Download the official apps
  • Download the GWJ Conference Call app for Android
  • Download the GWJ Conference Call app for Android

Show credits

Music credits: 

And All That Between (Austin Killey Remix) - BigBot Audio Drop - SGX
- http://sgxmusic.com/ - 49:48

Comments

I was going to recommend FIFA 17 for the inclusion of a female story mode.
However after further research it has been shown that this is just a very small part of the male story mode.
The women's game is still relegated to international squads only despite a whopping 50% of the players reported to be playing FIFA being female.
Being a fan of the women's game this is massively disappointing.

00:04:11 SteamWorld Dig 2
00:10:48 Gorogoa
00:17:31 FIFA 17
00:25:50 Top 10 Games of 2017 (Part One)

I would love to set up a gamers with job Friday the 13th game if anyone’s interested

"You broke his femur and it came out of his mouth" may be my favorite line ever.

My non-cheating Ballz score was 525, which I haven’t been able to top since I earned it months ago.

I am, however, still playing Love Nikki Dress-up Queen, which I downloaded after it was advertised on the free version of Ballz.

Good call on XCOM 2: War of the Chosen for those of you who had it on your lists. If I had one criticism of it it would be that it doesn't signpost well enough that one of the first rooms you should build is the Guerilla Tactics School... I didn't and got to a point in the first campaign where I'm just having to start over. You just need more people on the field at some point, and if you don't have them you're all gonna die.

IMAGE(https://img.grouponcdn.com/deal/e922f7e7356944b8a239797e650d3bc7/c7/v1/c700x420.jpg)

The best part was the very aggressive religious part followed immediately by Minions

FYI, Shawn, Doki Doki Literature Club is also free on Steam - the $10 is for an additional fan pack with backgrounds/soundtrack/essentially a tip jar

This was seriously the first time someone discussed SteamWorld Dig 2 on the podcast? For shame. Cory, just wait until you get some of the upgrades. Such wonderful mobility in the game.

A recommendation for those that would be enticed: there's a tactical RPG called Children of Zodiarcs released by Squenix Collective for PS4 and PC where your actions in combat are determined by a hand of cards (each character has their own unique deck) and implements a dice rolling mechanic. Dice pools contain not just damage dice, but also dice for features such as extra actions, restoring health, drawing cards, and even activating special traits of the card in question. These dice pools can also be customized, just as your deck can be modified.

I feel like someone on the Conference Call crew might want to look into it.

doubtingthomas396 wrote:

My non-cheating Ballz score was 525, which I haven’t been able to top since I earned it months ago.

I am, however, still playing Love Nikki Dress-up Queen, which I downloaded after it was advertised on the free version of Ballz.

I just hit 517 non-cheating. My best before that was 497. It felt really good to finally break 500.

Really enjoyed the discussion of FIFA 2017 story mode. I've not been in the habit of playing FIFA/PES for many years but that sounds a really tempting reason to return to the series.

After the next episode are you guys going to post your top 10 lists? A bit hard to keep track of everyone's.

LeapingGnome wrote:

After the next episode are you guys going to post your top 10 lists? A bit hard to keep track of everyone's.

Yeah, they'll be in the GWJ writers top 10 write-up.

Great, thanks.

Upon relistening, there were promises made in the first half that we did not make good on in the second. Sorry we got tired and forgot.

Amoebic wrote:

Upon relistening, there were promises made in the first half that we did not make good on in the second. Sorry we got tired and forgot.

I didn’t notice! Enjoyed the episode.

Is there a list of everyone's games 6-10? I wanted to look some of them up, but don't remember all of them, and now I'll have to listen to the podcast again.

Certis wrote:
LeapingGnome wrote:

After the next episode are you guys going to post your top 10 lists? A bit hard to keep track of everyone's.

Yeah, they'll be in the GWJ writers top 10 write-up.

Amoebic wrote:

Upon relistening, there were promises made in the first half that we did not make good on in the second. Sorry we got tired and forgot.

Sorry, but I apologize for nothing.

Demiurge wrote:
Amoebic wrote:

Upon relistening, there were promises made in the first half that we did not make good on in the second. Sorry we got tired and forgot.

Sorry, but I apologize for nothing.

But.... You just apologized for not apologizing. I'm very confused.

Corey's Paradox, I guess.

Safe to say Amanda has gone full Canadian. Sorry.

I'm both surprised and unsurprised that Doki Doki has been underneath the crew's radar. It's quite an experience, definitely worth the 3-4 hours it takes.

And I've finally downloaded Dicehunter Hunter, that's quite the fun little romp.