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4Player Podcast #632 - The High Fantasy Show (Baldurs Gate 3, World of Horror, Kentucky Route Zero, and More!)


The Baldur's Gate 3 hype train has officially left the station. We analyze the promising new gameplay footage from PAX East and spend a bizarre amount of time "arguing" about whether Nick actually likes "high-fantasy." Platinum unveiled two more announcements and cause varying degrees of excitement. We also answer patreon questions and rattle off a bunch of quick impressions including A World of Horror, Overwatch, and Kentucky Route Zero!

This Week's Discussion Topics:

Feedback from our Last Episode
World of Horror
Kentucky Route Zero
Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story
Baldur's Gate 3 Gameplay Reveal
Platinum 4 Announcements
and more...

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  • TheMetalButton 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Nick wound up and on the defensive with respect to liking high fantasy (or lack there of) made for a really entertaining podcast.

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  • Taq 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    I picked a helluva show to catch live again. It was a blast.

    The whole fantasy debacle got me thinking about different genres, and I've come to the realization that I find traditional Tolkien-esque high fantasy boring as sin. We live in a post-Endless Legend world. That's a game with Elves, Humans, Wizards, Dragons -- you name it. The catch is, it's a scifi game but it STILL does fantasy better than most elfshit sword and sorcery fiction I see around.

    We need more interesting settings if fantasy is to stay fresh.

    (Narnia still gets a pass though)

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  • SlopDog 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Brad asking Nick "James Bond or Gimli?" got me thinking all week about Gimli playing James Bond. Or maybe Legolas would be a better James Bond with Gimli backing him up as his gadget-master Q. I feel like this has been done before but it tickles me to imagine Gimli playing blackjack, constantly losing, becoming increasingly irate and drunk. In the climatic confrontation, he would interrupt the villian's maniacal monologues with his crass insults, before being dunked into a pool of sharks only to kill them with his bare hands.

    "Gimli," he would say, "son of Glóin."

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