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.”
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.
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.)
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.”