I’ve never actually written a proper review of Disco Elysium, but I do believe it is one of the best RPGs ever made.
I thought everyone should know that it is now on sale for $28 in the US.
In other countries, it’s significantly cheaper than that right now.
You all know the return policy of Steam – if you don’t like it in 2 hours, you get your full money back. And you will know in two hours if you like it.
I am not getting paid for this, by the way. (I don’t ever get paid for anything, frankly.)
I also want to give a shoutout to the Game Boy version of the game, which looks incredible.
You can play the Game Boy edition in your browser here.
I intended to write a review of this game, but I got caught up, as things go. What I will say is that you will never play anything else like this, and it is worth $28 simply to experience something that is this original and outside of the norm of gaming.
I hope that this launches a new wave of games, in line with this. Made with Unity, it was cheap.
Frankly, I would like to make one myself, and I actually would if I had access to normal financial services.
But of course I do not have access to normal financial services, because I have been declared evil.
If I hadn’t been declared evil, and had access to normal financial services, I would definitely base my game on Disco. That is, it would be entirely dialogue-based, without fighting, and the rolls would all be dialogue rolls. Ironically, I would probably make it less political than Disco.
At one point in the game, the struggles of Andrew Anglin to explain the woman issue are mentioned:
I have been thinking of doing some Let’s Plays of games and uploading them to BitChute, and I would frankly like to do this one. However, I don’t think I can manage all of the reading aloud. As you may be aware, I have a kind of dyslexia, and reading aloud is especially exhausting for me. But reading this game aloud would be a chore for anyone, as the game is not really anything other than reading, along with the occasional dice role. It’s closer to a visual novel than it is to most modern RPGs, frankly, given that there is no combat.
Probably, my first BitChute Let’s Play is going to be Wasteland 3 instead. I might also try to stream it on one of these sites that allow free speech streaming, though I haven’t decided if chat interaction would increase the quality of the recording itself. I’ll probably mix it up.
Anyway, I think adding some games stuff to the site is a good idea, and it’s something I’m going to be figuring out during this cold, locked down winter here in Nigeria. So look for that. And I’m open to suggestions.
Me and Tony Castle (co-host of Azzmador’s show and infamous superchatter) have been playing Baldur’s Gate 3 co-op, and he’s recording it, so we’re probably going to upload that soon.