4Player Podcast #681 - The Textured Show (Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, Subnautica: Below Zero, and More!)

Published by 4Player Podcast on May 24, 2021

What's old is new again in 2021! Nolan is deep into the 1.0 release of Subnautica: Below Zero and loving this follow-up to one of our favorite games of 2018! Nick and Chris talk about their time with Mass Effect: Legendary Edition before it inevitably veers into the great Mass Effect debate of 2007. Brad delivers his final thoughts on Resident Evil Village

This Week's Discussion Topics:

Subnautica: Below Zero
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition
Resident Evil Village
and more...

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    6 months, 2 weeks ago

    In regards to the Mass Effect One conversation, I can definitely see the validity of both viewpoints regarding the planet exploration.

    To Chris’ point, those random planets you could land on were bland as hell and ugly to look at, mostly only serving to boost XP and money, and maybe collect minerals if you’re into that sort of thing.

    That being said, Brad’s point about the charm of them existing at all, got me thinking about what mass effect going forward could have been, had they chosen to expand on that in meaningful ways. I’m personally okay with where it went in the end, I love all the games for different reasons, but imagining a rich universe that felt even more alive thanks to optional exploration and possible side quests is certainly an appealing concept.

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    6 months, 1 week ago

    Siding with Krispy on the survival on or off debate for Subnautica. Having survival on adds that extra layer of incentive. Without it, I wouldn't have gone looking for salt to make disinfected water. It pushes the player to travel to unknown parts of the map. Not a deep mechanic but it makes you consider how you travel more carefully.

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    6 months, 1 week ago

    Brad doesn’t think the original Mario Brothers is a big deal. Not sure what he was on last podcast?

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    6 months, 1 week ago

    Nick mentioning Chrono Trigger again like he will ever play it in between episodes of Golden Girls. Keep that name out of your mouth if you aren’t going to play it.