Featuring: Ammosart, Ashgar, Belghast, Kodra, Tamrielo, and Thalen


We start off the show with Ash talking about playing through Wandersong.  From there Thalen talks about his experience with Lost Words, and Tam dives into a discussion about how Far Cry does a shockingly good job with its cultural experience.  From there we talk about Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest and the announcement for the Dawntrail Expansion.  Then we talk a bit about the news coming out of ExileCon with Path of Exile II.  We also talk a bit about the changes coming to the first game with 3.22 and the Trail of the Ancestors League.  Finally, we wrap things up with a discussion about Dave the Diver again and how it is this weird showcase for how to make a good mobile game…  even though it isn’t one.


Topics Discussed:

  • Wandersong

  • Lost Words

  • Far Cry 6

    • How it gets culture right

  • Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail

    • WOL Goes on Vacation

  • Path of Exile II

  • Path of Exile 3.22

    • Trial of the Ancestors

  • Dave the Diver

    • Good Mobile Game

Direct download: aggrochat_episode-444.mp3
Category:gaming -- posted at: 9:20am EDT

Featuring: Ammosart, Ashgar, Belghast, Grace, Kodra, Tamrielo, and Thalen


Hey Folks! This week we have the entire crew and can finally talk some more about Nimona and how much we love this movie. From there Bel talks about the Diablo 4 Season 1 Patch, and how it might be the worst live service patch ever. We get that everyone is tired of talking about this game but the hits keep coming.  This week Honkai Star Rail released the next batch of stories with its 1.2 patch, and we talk about some of the events and ramifications.  Thalen was gone last week because he spent nearly an entire weekend playing one game of Twilight Imperium so we talk a bit about that. Thalen also talks a bit about playing Kabuto Sumo and how it is very kid friendly.  Finally, we wrap things up with Kodra talking about using the Steam Deck as a second monitor in his streaming rig.


Topics Discussed:

  • Nimona is Great

    • You Should Watch It Again

  • Diablo 4 Season 1

    • Maybe the Worst Live Service Patch

    • Maybe as bad as the Champions Online Day One Patch

  • Honkai Star Rail

    • Immortality Ends 1.2 Patch

  • Twilight Imperium

    • Do you have a free weekend?

  • Kabuto Sumo

  • Steamdeck Streaming Rig

Direct download: aggrochat_episode-443.mp3
Category:gaming -- posted at: 9:33am EDT

Featuring: Ammosart, Ashgar, Belghast, Grace, Kodra, and Tamrielo


Hey Folks! This week we are down a Thalen which bumps a topic that we bumped last week, but whatever we have more! Bel starts off the show with a discussion about Blaugust coming soon and how the changes in the social media landscape are introducing it to more people.  From there we talk about the One of One Ring search being over, which dives into a discussion about whether or not the Sol Ring being an auto-include is good or not. Kodra has been using the SteamDeck as a primary travel computer and this works shockingly well.  We talk about the weird game that is Dave the Diver and then branch off into a discussion about whether or not Pizza Tower is actually good.  Tam shares some nostalgia for revisiting the Battlezone ‘98 Remaster and how it is a type of RTS that never really had its day.  Finally, Kodra and Ash share some of their progress in Four Job Fiesta as it is nearing the end of that event.


Topics Discussed:

  • Blaugust is Coming

  • 2 Million Dollar Card Found

  • Debate about Magic the Gathering “Auto Includes”

  • SteamDeck as a Primary Machine

  • Dave the Diver

  • Pizza Tower is Good?

  • Battlezone ‘98

  • Four Job Fiesta

Direct download: aggrochat_episode-442.mp3
Category:gaming -- posted at: 9:48am EDT

Featuring: Belghast, Grace, Kodra, Tamrielo, and Thalen


Hey Folks! We are down Ash and Ammo but carry on with what we originally thought would be a short show.  The curse of saying that means that without a doubt we end up going over. We start off talking about Tam’s new toy, the PlayDate Console, and some of the interesting design choices it presents.  From there Bel talks about the Diablo 4 reveal trailer and the weak reception.  This leads to a larger discussion about issues with Blizzard as a whole and how everything somewhat feels like short-sighted decision-making. Bel and Tam talk about Trinity Fusion a game that feels like a halfway point between Deadcells and Hades that Bel stumbled upon through Mastodon. We dive into a large topic about how games end up shackled by specific traditions and how they have limited various designs. Then we get into a few shorter topics like Gamepad.Club is a lovely community if you are looking for a place to land on Mastodon.  Then we all give you a plea to watch Nimona.  We are likely going to talk about that movie in a full spoiler sense next week.


Topics Discussed

  • The PlayDate Console

    • Interesting Design Ideas

  • Diablo 4 Season 1 Reveal

    • Weak Reception

  • Problems at Blizzard in General

  • Trinity Fusion

    • Deadcells meets Hades

  • Shackled by Tradition

  • Join Gamepad.club

  • Watch Nimona

Direct download: aggrochat_episode-441.mp3
Category:gaming -- posted at: 10:15am EDT

Featuring: Ammosart, Belghast, Grace, Kodra, Tamrielo, and Thalen


Hey Folks! This week we are down an Ash but have the triumphant return of Kodra from Origins.  This week we talk about the self-DDoS of Twitter and Kodra chimes in on the return of P-Speed to a new Super Mario Game.  From there we talk a bit about the newly announced Guild Wars 2 expansion Secrets of the Obscure.  Kodra gives us a bit of a run down on his experiences at Origins and how he has finally played in the most ubiquitous LARP Vampire the Masquerade.  We are somewhat incredulous as for several of us… that is the ONLY LARP we have ever participated in.  Grace gets bit by the Honkai Star Rail bug finally and talks a bit about their experiences.  Nimona is out and we talk a bit about the steps it took to get to this point as well as a bit about the mixed bag that is The Little Mermaid live-action film.  Finally, we wrap things up with a quick topic about Microprose actually still existing in some form and gobbling up former properties like getting back the license to Falcon.


Topics Discussed:

  • The Twitpocalypse

  • P-Speed Returns

  • Guild Wars 2

    • Secrets of the Obscure

  • Origins Convention

  • Vampire LARP

  • Honkai Star Rail

  • Nimona Is Out

  • The Little Mermaid Live Action

  • Microprose exists and gets Falcon back

Direct download: aggrochat_episode-440.mp3
Category:gaming -- posted at: 9:48am EDT