Cbirdsong

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  1. Looking for TBS recommendations

    I assume you've probably checked out Into the Breach, which ticks all your boxes and is by the FTL devs. If not, do it.
  2. This episode got me to return to the game after falling off halfway through and check out the Donkey Kong DLC. It's a very good distillation of the base game, but all the problems I had with the base game remain present to some degree I really like that you can just respec your skill points as much as you want and experiment with builds, but it really doesn't feel like the UI and skills themselves were designed around that. It would be better if there were less granular skills that you can more easily rearrange, as configuring your team around the level is clutch for the really difficult post-game challenges. (Those also really make me wish for a rewind mechanic like Invisible Inc.) I still feel like the world map traversal and puzzles are largely a drag on the game, even though they removed the base game's truly terrible timed challenges. I imagine they felt like they needed to break up the crunchy tactical levels somehow, but the puzzles are at best annoying to complete, and I can't ignore them because sometimes (rarely) you get skill points instead of a meaningless collectible. I hope they come up with something different if they make a proper sequel. Maybe a light city builder kind of thing?
  3. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    All of the Jackbox games are on Switch, and I know at least some of them have a "no PG-13 prompts" checkbox. Definitely put them on the list if you will have internet access and everyone will have phones/tablets/whatever to play with. I'm not sure Snipperclips would be the best option, because it's more of a fiddly slow-paced thing?
  4. Episode 437: Slay the Spire

    The art is definitely unpolished, but I also do often find myself charmed by its weirdness, and the roughness might be part of that.
  5. Red Faction: Guerilla

    I mean they kinda ruined the joke with aggressive trailer editing requirement of shit blowing up every 5 seconds instead of letting it build to the chorus but still
  6. That was the mission that killed my first EW playthrough. It came around super early. I didn't even have lasers.
  7. Doom RPG was a thing made by id for pre-smartphone cell phones, but eventually it was ported to iOS/Android. It played like a more approachable version of something like Legend of Grimrock. Here is a hilariously overdone trailer:
  8. Hitman: Steve Gaynor Edition

    I wouldn't mind if they ditch the episodic payment model, but I really enjoy the episodic release model. Doling the maps out over a number of months really encourages you to fully explore each one in a way you might not if you just have all of them available to play right away.
  9. Battlestar Galactica Deadlock sounds like a cool Flotilla-ish thing, but what I imagined when Nick said "exactly what you'd expect a Battlestar Galactica game to be" was some kind of Crusader Kings-ish civilization management thing where you have to deal with the realities of managing a society of space refugees, and the killer robot spaceships are just one problem of many.
  10. It mostly works for keeping me churning through different options, but by the midgame I definitely found myself hoarding certain weapons, like powerful elemental swords. I think those kind of specialized effects would've been better served as some kind of expendable item you could apply to a weapon instead of taking up inventory slots.
  11. As a bit of anti-MCU-curmudgeonry, I thought this video unpacking the Guardians movies was really good:
  12. My PB recommendation for PB&J is to go to a slightly upscale grocery store and use one of those in-store peanut butter grinders. The flavor is amazing, especially if you can get honey roasted peanuts instead of just regular.
  13. Game of Thrones (TV show)

    Is this show just straight up bad now?
  14. Hitman: Steve Gaynor Edition

    You really want to savescum the challenges to get multiple kill types on a 'single' run, and planning how to best do that kinda becomes a game all in itself.
  15. @Kyir I haven't tried this, but here is an easy-sounding recipe that will use all of the garlic. http://altonbrown.com/40-clove-chicken-recipe/