In this episode, we talk about silent protagonists and the way that they affect story in video games. Jon embodies GLaDOS and antagonizes the entire cast. Molly fulfills our contractual obligation by mentioning Fire Emblem at least once (and then at least once more). Dean buys Jon an egg timer. And Sarah remains completely silent for the entire show.
Hosted by Dean Karpowicz, with Jon Barajas, Molly Krasel, and Sarah Willis.
1:02: Their Affect on Story
Dean: “So it’s done well in some instances and poorly in others…”
Jon: “Yeah, just like conversations with you, Dean.”
2:30: CJ Miozzi on the Use of the Technique
“I don’t think there were technological limitations or budgetary constraints stopping anyone from adding a few more text boxes to games.”
13:18: Silent Protagonists and Agency
“I hate what’s happening, but I am still playing it!”
20:41: Skyrim vs. The Last of Us
“I think you’re talking about apples and oranges, Dean.”
25:53: Fallout 4
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