This is a special one, folks. I was lucky enough to attend a screening of the Golden Globe-nominated film Inu-Oh. Not just that, but I was front row center to an exclusive performance by biwa master Yukihiro Goto AND a Q&A with visionary director Masaaki Yuasa. It was a special night in Westwood, Los Angeles … Continue reading Movie Review: Inu-Oh w/Masaaki Yuasa & Yukihiro Goto
Welcome to Winter quarter! We went back to a vintage Metroidvania-esque title from 2013. This one plays so smoothly as a single-player, but even better as a co-op. So grab a friend and learn the way of the luchador as Juan Aguacate! The soundtrack by legendary composer Rom Di Prisco and Peter Chapman is incredibly … Continue reading Episode 99: Guacamelee!
We closed out Fall quarter strong with a duo of some fantastic, classic indie titles. Journey, from composer Austin Wintory, is well known for being one of the greatest bang-for-buck games out there. I had never heard anything bad about the game before, and since playing it this past month, I understand why. Rez Infinite, … Continue reading Episode 98: Journey, Rez Infinite
With the end of Fall quarter drawing near, we visited the Nordic Nine Realms to see how Kratos's tale unfolded. Friend of the show Bear McCreary crafted an absolutely stellar follow-up to his legendary God of War (2018) soundtrack. Check it out below along with a heaping helping of brand new Chip-adjacent tunes and synthwave … Continue reading Episode 97: God of War: Ragnarok
This week covered a couple of fantastic indies I've played over the past year. Ape Out is incredibly unique in how it captures the frenetic energy and chaos of playing a gorilla trying to escape its confinement. The jazz soundtrack (of sorts) is truly one of the coolest I've heard. Inscryption, known for being one … Continue reading Episode 96: Ape Out, Inscryption