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.
If you’re in the niche category of people who play video games, watch movies, or eat food, then your needs will be well served during this episode Disembodied Voices. Stephen just finished an idyllic romp through Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Adventure Time Season 2, leaving him in a cloud of smiling butterflies that won’t last forever. Several superhero shows (including The West Wing) are suggested to fill the gap of exciting television drama, but Bryan’s only solution for gaming is World of Warcraft because power leveling to 90 is all-consuming. Not to be out-all-consumed, Zachary has devoted his life once again to a JRPG; his newest fancy is Grandia III, a PS2 classic that has been stealthy hanging out on his shelf for years. So then, dear listener, you are invited to stealthily hang out on the shelf of Disembodied Voices by listening in without the express knowledge of the panelists!
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?