Our instant review of “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” the first “Star Wars” movie to reference “Masters of Teras Kasi,” preceded by a paean to the “God of War” camera.
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:
Alright, Der Fuhrer, it’s time for my closeup.
We’re about three hours in, up to the part when BJ arrives in Manhattan.
We would rather Switch than fight.
A divisive game divides us against ourselves.
Someone liked this game. Someone else didn’t. Someone gets angry. Someone else says, “But it’s ‘Uncharted’!”
Chris and JJ agree, more or less, about Ninja Theory’s “Hellblade” and then disagree, vehemently, about Fullbright’s “Tacoma.”
Ian Dallas, the creative director of Giant Sparrow, talks about whether Molly starved to death, how he wrote a headline for The Onion that became a self-fulfilling prophecy, and why he wishes he had made an “Edith Finch” level with Weird Al Yankovic.
This is an extended audio version—close to uncut—of Chris’s Rolling Stone interview with Dallas.
At last, we have new Nintendo consoles. Our playthrough of “Breath of the Wild” begins, followed by a spoilercast on the end of Arkane’s “Prey.”