Unknowingly, we have undertaken a journey to become America’s hottest Annapurna Interactive podcast.
Better late than never: We asked 25 of the smartest people we know–game developers, critics, professors of theater and history, comedy writers, political journalists, podcasters–for their favorite video game of 2017, and got 20 answers.
Counting Chris and JJ, that’s 27 people and 20 video games (21 if you count an honorable mention).
STARRING, in order of appearance:
The second game from Annapurna Interactive is a meditative puzzle by Jason Roberts.
The annual “Shall we watch a ‘Star Wars’ movie?” episode of the “Shall We Play a Game?” podcast. WARNING: Do not listen to more than a minute or so if you haven’t seen “The Last Jedi.”
A new Game of the Year contender.
Mike Bithell’s short interactive robot detective fiction–how’s that for a five-word phrase–is good. Plus, JJ reveals the most embarrassing/proud public place he has played his Nintendo Switch. And Chris talks about minivan radio interfaces.
Alright, Der Fuhrer, it’s time for my closeup.
We’re about three hours in, up to the part when BJ arrives in Manhattan.
Now when the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn, appeared, Mario rose and dressed himself. He bound his sandals on to his comely feet, girded his sword about his shoulder, and left his room looking like an immortal god.
Tell me, O muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wide after he had sacked the famous town of World 1-1.