Cameron is asleep again, so it’s up to the remaining DV Cast members to carry the sputtering torch of Episode 99. In its third evolution, this episode covers a whole bunch of Japanese ground, including Pokemon’s video game and anime forms, difficulty levels of JRPGs vs. visual novels, Death Note’s non-spoilery plot twist of radical wildness, and a comprehensive history of the Dragon Ball franchise. But don’t worry! Those in search of something far from Kyoto’s fair cityscape can enjoy Bryan’s tribulations of Civilization V, in which he plays… ahem… as Japan.
Episode 99 of Disembodied Voices was so thrilling, so captivating, so bold in its uncompromising sense of gut-wrenching spirituality, that an entirely inevitable decision has been made: Episode 99 Part 2. Like Final Fantasy X-2, you will continue to follow the adventures of three heroic figures without the bother of another whole number to get in the way, except that the DV Cast members don’t sing pop music very much. But hey, turn that smile upside down because here comes the friendly video game tsunami, and it’s headed straight for your house! The risky game of Steam Roulette sends Bryan and Cameron into a tailspin of irregularity, Stephen recounts the numerous gifts he purchased for Bryan’s birthday (including TOKYO JUNGLE), and everyone excitedly chatters over Pokemon X/Y in excited and chattering ways.
[NOTE: This episode is posted out of order because it disappeared from Planet Earth for seemingly no reason and is now being re-uploaded. The DV Cast have prepared a statement about this unfortunate situation: Weird.]
The previously unimaginative DV Cast members are finally playing games that aren’t made and/or directly inspired by Blizzard, but they forget to talk about them because they’re so distracted by Valve! You’ll find Rayman Legends kerfuffle, Death Note conspiracy theories, and jingles galore seasoning this episode, but the real meat is in StarCraft Talk (now an official segment) and a lengthy discussion on Steam’s wacky new friends, Controller and Operating System. If these seemingly boring topics are actually boring to you, sorry. It’ll be different next week, but maybe you should expand your horizons.
Short and full of obnoxious noises, Episode 98 is the Wario of Disembodied Voices. As usual, the DV Cast haven’t been playing any video games, but they talk about lots of things anyway. For example, Stephen raises a concern that rankles his soul, claiming that Bryan isn’t homogenous enough and would he please stop making up opinions of his own? This doesn’t work very well as Bryan immediately swivels in the direction of StarCraft II where he greets his dark master Cameron who has corrupted the younger brother’s soul with his malicious ways. They’re all pals in the end, of course, agreeing with one another that iOS 7 is rad and Death Note is rad also, so don’t worry about those guys. As for you, it is recommended that you join the good times and listen in!