Gather 'Round The Thanksgiving Tree - #26

Glitch Please: Gather 'Round The Thanksgiving Tree - #26

This week join Ashley, Ryan, Adam, and Ben as they give thanks for their favorite game trends (2:36), and discuss The Game Awards' nominations (27:46)!

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  • AlphaHex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    I've been really struggling to get into Wolfenstein 2. The stealth mechanic feels half cocked and yet vital for parts of the game, which is disappointing because I have fond memories of the previous one.

  • Kokiden FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    oO the longest journey...what an awesome game

  • Justin-Thadick FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    I have been looking into the game tentativly titled "project octopath traveller" for the switch. It's made by square enix and looks like a type of rpg i think many people at the knows office would enjoy. Give it a check if you havent yet!

  • devilito666 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    I'm a sucker for Destiny2

  • PureMatty FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    comments on this 1 are bad lol

  • honkysachmo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Noah

    2 weeks ago

    The fact that an unfinished standalone arma mod could beat out art like BOTW or Wolfenstein 2 is so fucking awful. Just because millions of people play it doesn't mean it should get an accolade like "Game of the Year" by those metrics League Of Legends or Dota should win every year. Popular =/= quality. “McDonalds sells alot of burgers but no one is telling them they’re the pinnacle of cuisine and taste” - Azealia Banks

  • Consumerism FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    watching Ryan and Adam talk about Hellblade is so incredibly frustrating to me. For Ryan, Unless he played it more after that one stream, (And judging from what he says about the limping down the beach bit. he hasn't) he has been given some incredibly shitty information about that game. He has about 2-3 more hours of that game going for him, and he is in the only section of the game where Senua does not have her sword. he limps to the end of the beach and has to do some trials, then he gets a sword. 


    The trials he has to do to get that sword are 5 or 6 5-10 minute segments of some of the most harrowing gameplay i have ever experienced, in a good way. One trial being fleeing from a monster made of fire down a maze, with no way to protect yourself, having to rely on memorizing the layout of the maze. 


    Another where Senua is blind, when she stops and stands still, she can hear monsters around her, when she moves, they become nearly invisible, and she has to navigate around them without making sound. 


    After that it returns to form from the first 2 Trials of Surt and Valravn, but much more amped up, the "Discover the runes" puzzles become more complex and more interesting, the combat is faster with the new sword you get, and the narrative keeps exploring, and it really tells a great story.


    As for Adam, it is frustrating when he talks about it because he craps on the combat, comparing it to Dark Souls, but bad. And sure, it's not as good as Dark Souls, it's not trying to be Dark Souls. But he calls it shallow. The thing is, there are several different combinations of attack patterns, each do different things, look different, and work better on different enemies, and every "basic" attack essentially has a Modifier in that it will move and look different if you hit the Sprint button when you perform the move, some will do more damage but take longer to do, some will trigger faster but do less damage. 


    Hellblade is a game that doesn't tell you anything, but if you take the time to explore it and test it, it has a lot of stuff hidden under the surface. 

    • JimmyTung FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 weeks ago

      I agree with you on how good the game is as I thoroughly enjoyed it, but you also have to take in consideration that not everyone has an unlimited amount of time for a game to "hook" them. If this situation was translated into film or tv show, it would be described as a "pacing" problem where it took too long to get good.

      The game is undeniably slow at the start no matter how well it turned out to be, and that could drive a lot of players away (or just end up checking out youtube clips because they cbf going through it)

    • Consumerism FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 weeks ago

      @JimmyTung i fully agree that the game has serious pacing problems in the first act. And if Ryan had stopped after the second Valravn trial saying "The pacing is bad" I woulda been with him 100% because it is.


      I just think that Ryan was intrigued, but gave up because of the bad information he was given. He thinks he has 30 minutes left in the game, and thinks that the rest of the game is spent with Senua limping to an early grave. He has stated this on other occasions not just right now. IIRC he even says during the stream "Hey how much of this is left?....30 minutes? Well.. I might get back to it. I don't know." Which isn't true, he has barely finished the intro, and he is basing the entire game on the worst part of the game, and bad information. And as a very big fan of Hellblade it is frustrating to me.


      Hellblade is easily the best game i have played all year, perhaps even the best game i've played since The Last Of Us

  • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Destiny 2 looks indubitably better, but it seems like they just figured out teal and burgundy are complimentary colors and decided to apply that to every world except Earth. In Horizon, no matter where you look, the entire visible spectrum is there conveying a different mood at every moment. But I still would give best art direction to Cuphead. That might just be the 2D animator in me though.

    • Dex122sg FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 weeks ago

      I would also say both Destiny and horizon have the 4K thing and that's not art its just technology limits being replaced. In five years they will look like shit anyway but Cuphead has an art style that just looks amazing and will last. This is also from some who loved Horizon and one who would never by Cuphead (because I suck at platforms) but I can watch it. 

    • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 weeks ago

      @Dex122sg I agree that Cuphead will last, but Destiny and Horizon still look great in 1080.

  • kylebelerin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Really liked this episode, it's nice to see so much positivity and you guys just talking about games you enjoyed playing all year, felt like friends just hanging out on a couch and chatting. Glitch Please really has shaped into my favorite podcast every week. Keep up the good work!

  • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eric Hohoho! Vela

    2 weeks ago

    To summarize my old "A Case for Early Christmas": A good chunk of US fans are among the college crowd, and a majority of those are not local residents. After Thanksgiving, so many of them get one week to prepare to go home and, then, have finals the next week (if not the week immediately after Thanksgiving - and some professors have their "finals" during that week instead of during Finals Week) and, then, have to go home. If they want to have a Christmas season with their friends, their primary option is to participate before Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving still happens as everyone goes home for those days, but either they skip Christmas with their college friends or they start early.


    For that reason, it doesn't bother me when people enjoy an early Christmas and, for towns with a significant college presence, when stores cater to such. Even when I don't think there are good reasons to extend the Christmas season, let people enjoy stuff. We have no reason to start Christmas early and wait until some time into December to get going, but there are legit reasons for some to start early.


    I have not played the majority of games in the awards - a lack of time (mostly) and money (somewhat). The only one that I haven't played on the list that I want to play and am actively avoiding all spoilers is Assassin's Creed: Origins. Did not participate in Black Friday. Won't participate in Cyber Monday. Have to wait on personal purchases a bit.

  • rudykawa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    - A delayed game is only a delayed game untill it comes out. A bad game is a bad game forever. Nintendo.
    - No more delays. Unfinished games, 100gb first day patches. HDDs of 1TB, 3TB, 50PB. Microsoft.
    - Sell it half-finished. Than fill up slowly with DLCs that should've been in the game from the beginning. Microsoft.
    - Never finish the game anyway. Call it early access.

  • SultanSaidi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

     i wonder why they didnt put Splatoon 2 in the best ongoing game category. I know it wont win it but i think it deserves a place in the nominees because they added soo much to the game and just recently put into it a huge update

  • crazydude999 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    I don't know if it was because the lip sync and the facial animation on horizon zero dawn was pretty poor, but I did not like Ashley Burch at all in that game.

  • steadjonat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    game of the year is tough.  Choosing between botw/zero dawn/persona 5 is seriously tough i think just on hours played i have to pick persona 5 as i put about 100 more hours in but all deserve it.


    to me the outlier in all the lists is ff15 i just couldnt get into that game at all its the game ive played this year ive hated the most its pretty but i just diddnt enjoy any part of my time with it.


    for portable game i really hope ever oasis wins its a fantastic little game not the longest but i enjoyed every minute of it i really hope it gets a switch port it could look fantastic on something thats not a 3ds

  • Norspark The Derpy Guy

    3 weeks ago

    Okay, can I like, get Ben's Twitter? I need to follow him!


    He is such a breath of fresh air when it comes to variety of games he enjoys (the whole bit with NieR Automata sealed it) I really hope he is in more episodes!

    • NenReaper FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      Thanks! You can find me @RT_Ben on twitter, I'm all over the place when it comes to gaming. 

  • DocSwiss FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Oh christ, the MGS4 microwave hall was just the worst

  • MichaelHuds3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    glad it's not just pure Zelda adoration while it does deserve much of the love for me personally its divinity original sin 2 and runner up mario (having not play horizon /persona(also having just bought both today ))

  • GreyGhost9036 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Angry Beaver

    3 weeks ago

    Destiny 2 has my vote for Soundtrack of the year simply because i cant stop listening to it. I listen to it on my walk to classes or when doing hw. Its the orchestral feel of it that hooks me. As for Goty i havent played any of those titles but based on friends opinions and reviews i definitely think either Zelda or Horizon will win. I am a bit amazed Wolfenstein 2 isnt on that list based on what ive heard about that game. But I wouldnt be surprised if Pubg somehow snuck in and took the award. If Divinity 2 doesnt win Rpg of the year i will be shocked. That game imo should be the bar all RPGs should go for . Its such a good game. As for RTS im all in on Xcom 2. Maybe total war: warhammer The later three dont really seem like they really tried to add anything to the RTS series. They felt like safe games that seemed very cookie cutter. I havent played any other except Xcom 2. How can they nominate Claudia black for uncharted when her performance in Destiny 2 is so good. She should have 2 nominations for best performance. lol IDK Im voting Brian Bloom just because i havent played the others but if Burch or Black win i wont be surprised. Ididnt realize there was a difference between handheld game and mobile game. They both seem exactly a like to me didnt vote for any game in either catagory but I though people hated the Super mario run game. it has a 3.7  rating for android.  

    • MichaelHuds3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      ok so there is alot but here we go(also the importance of spacing)...(understandable if on phone)


      -destiny is great soundtrack wise though i personally feel it can be harder to pull off vocal tracks in games and also just the sheer amount of great tracks thus think it should be Nier(this is form someone who has not played it yet but i have already listened to many of the tracks by themselves) , mario also has 2 amazing songs.


      -yeah i believe it will be mario(recent memory) or zelda though horizon could game the audience vote(is the game awards critic or popular vote???) if popular vote PUBG has a chance though it's still to unoptimised/buggy etc they only just added vaulting etc


      -Wolf 2 is great but not quite perfect in gameplay vs say doom(though i would personally have divinity replace pubg) oh also think wolf is an easy win for action game.

      -also brian bloom is great but i honestly wish all the supporting cast of wolfenstein 2 was an option so ,many great performances with frau engel etc also speaking 2 different languages.


      -divinity made me realise everything i hated about fallout 4(having been confused about why i did not like it)


      -alot of people like Mario run that rating might be bacause of the $10 price after playing 4 levels and/or it coming to iphone first and androids hating on it for that.

      i just bought persona and horizon 1 hour ago so i'll see in many weeks time if either change my mind(though knowing me i dislike map markers ubisoft style and RPG grinding so i'll see)

    • MichaelHuds3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      ahhh mario also requires an online connection at all times thats a big sticking point.

  • MichaelHuds3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Ben not mentioning Nier during the music section :'(

    • NenReaper FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      Nier's music is fantastic! But I am a huge sucker for Destiny 2's orchestral arrangements. It hits all my weak points.

    • MichaelHuds3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      did not play destiny but looking up the music it really is rather good.

  • woard FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Resident evil 7 is a good game in it's own right, but as a resident evil game it's shit, there are no zombies there is no survival to it at all and after the first hour or so it's not scary any more.  Also those goop monsters are just the worst enemy ever and that's all there is.  It's not a return to form for the franchise and it drives me nuts that people think that.  I also felt it was to short but quality over quantity can make a difference.

  • maka556 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    I’m really hoping that Glitch Please isn’t going to get canceled (again).  Not having any outside sponsors doesn’t look great, unfortunately.  There were a stretch of episodes that dipped well below 100k views on YouTube, so I imagine that scared advertisers away.

  • dedeogbe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    For narrative and music, I'd definitely recommend Nier. Honestly was not expecting the experience i had with that game. 

  • OniZonda FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hokage

    3 weeks ago

    I think Ryan forgot that this show goes up on Fridays and (as far as I can tell) it's not live so there is no Thanksgiving episode, therefor having a Christmas tree up in this episode makes sense when you think about it in the 4th dimension.

    • NickRomalo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nick Romalo

      3 weeks ago

      Christmas creep is way too early this year. Can we have some set boundaries? No christmas stuff before Thanksgiving day(even then only music), and all christmas stuff ends by january 1st at the latest. I started seeing christmas stuff on Halloween this year. HALL-O-FUCKING-WEEN. People of earth....stop.