From the parting mists steps a man, sallow eyes lit by the neon glow of a hundred distant city lights like a bowl of souls catching fire. He’s been to Hell and back, this man, and pain trails him in the night.
“Transistor,” the man they call Cameron whispers through the dark, “isn’t as good as Bastion.”
Well, Stephen “Never Shuts Up” Kelly has a more optimistic appraisal of the situation, and he gingerly attempts to step around the spoilers for Bryan’s sake. To further disillusion Cameron, Dark Souls 2 has bested him and nobody wants to play Titanfall; they’d rather talk in-depth about TV’s Arrow and its distinctly non-Marvel take on superheroes. This bores Cameron, as does brand new segment Stephen’s Haphazard Video Game Reviews… Yeah, which invites listeners and a rinky-dink tale of Sonic Advanced and a little bit of pinball. After all of these difficult times, it’s a wonder that Cameron wants to extend the podcast past its usual hour mark to discuss the nature of action adventure games and whether or not that genre actually makes any sense.
Sports! The moment that word slips out, every member of the DV Cast can’t help but to dash for the catcher’s mitts and televised footballing events to cheer, holler, and create hullabaloo about their very favorite hobby on this green earth. Despite all of that being an insidious lie, this episode of Disembodied Voices is technically about sports– particularly Zachary getting beaned in the head with a baseball and Bryan getting clubbed in the head with a bat– but in reality this topic spends a lot of time on the bench. Video games such as stinky bummer Sonic Lost World, anti-jump-scare Fatal Frame, and kind of okay Tiny Death Star (AKA Moisture Farmville) quickly rush in to fill the gaps, accompanied by super fun segments. Food Time compares fine cheeses and divides people on the mayonnaise issue while Odd-eo introduces a useful means to Nickelodeon game shows. The conversation is like Navi from the opening of Ocarina of Time as it flits here and there, occasionally bumping into things, and that’s just the way it’s done here at Disembodied Voices HQ. Come along for the ride, will you?