‘Gone Home’ & ‘Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist’

Fullbright’s “Gone Home” was released for consoles this month. How does JJ feel about one of the most acclaimed “walking simulators” ever made? Then (at 25:49), we review “Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist,” a short, free game from the co-designer of “The Stanley Parable.”

More ‘The Witcher 3’ & Listener Mail

We continue our serial review of “The Witcher 3,” and then answer a batch of listener mail. Topics include: Why it might be unwise to play the Bloody Baron quest right after “That Dragon, Cancer”; what Geralt of Rivia has in common with Beyoncé; and why we have yet to review a Nintendo game.

‘That Dragon, Cancer’

Ryan and Amy Green made a video game about their son Joel’s struggle with cancer and his eventual death. We’ve read the Wired magazine story. We’ve seen the documentary film. We’ve heard the Radiolab/Reply All podcast about it. Finally, we can play the game. Is it any good? (Yes.)

‘Witcher 3’ & ‘Hearthstone’

Happy New Year! It’s time to clear out your 2015 backlog before Jonathan Blow’s “The Witness” arrives near the end of the month. We’re tackling “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.” Then, Chris talks to New York magazine editor and former Gawker editor-in-chief Max Read about “Hearthstone.”