Everybody's Gone to the Rapture: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode: 212

For this week we cover a kind of new game genre that some gamers have sneeringly dubbed "walking simulators."  Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is a PS4 exclusive from the creators of Dear Esther, where the player has to uncover why everyone has recently disappeared through a series of audio logs and...you guessed it...walking!  We get in to some of the controversy surrounding these types of games and Eric offers up his tips for the best way to experience Everybody's Gone to the Rapture.

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Batman: Arkham Knight: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 207

For this week, we cover the supposed finale of the Arkham trilogy of Batman games.  (Origins was a prequel)  The hot new addition in Arkham Knight was the implementation of the Batmobile and all the mechanics that come along with it.  It has and interesting tank mode in addition to the usual vehicular mechanics in a game, which is instrumental in helping Batman take down the army of drones and mercenaries at the Arkham Knight's disposal.  The Batmobile seems to be loved or hated amongst Arkham fans, and a player's enjoyment of Knight seems to be directly linked to how much the player likes the new mechanics.

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Bloodborne: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 193

This week we tackle one of the main PS4 exclusives for 2015 in Bloodborne.  Developed by From Software of the Souls series fame, Bloodborne was the one game that made Dan reluctant to trade in his PS4.  Luckily he was able to play quite a bit of Eric's copy by borrowing Will's PS4, giving him a good 6-8 hours of time with it.  Bloodborne will immediately feel familiar to Souls vets, but has some interesting new mechanics and features tossed into the mix as well as a slight increase in the speed of combat to make it feel fresh.  Sony really needed Bloodborne to be good...and it is!

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The Order: 1886: Thumbstick Athletes Podcast Episode 188

For this week's episode, a review for the PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886.  Both Will and Eric played the entire game and thus are able to give you their full thoughts on the game.  During the episode the controversies surrounding the length are addressed, along with the usual run down of the mechanics of the game.  At the end of the main segment we also give you our thoughts on whether or not The Order is worth a full $60 price tag.

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