12 – Gear

“They’re masterworks all, you can’t go wrong.” – Dragon’s Dogma

Weapons, boots, breastplates, potions – if it can be picked up, it can be equiped, consumed or sold. Gear in video games went from a not-so-innocent mecanic to a full-fledged way of showing-off online. This shiny “stuff” used to be for-your-eyes-only and can now be observed and judged by thousands of screens. In this episode, Roy and Thomas gear up, suit up and share their thoughts on the topic of gear in video game. Let’s smash those lootboxes!

Examples discussed: Monster Hunter, Resident Evil 4, Dark Souls, Gatcha games, PUBG, DayZ, Destiny 2, World of Warcraft, FF XIV

Games we’re Playing: Yakuza: Kiwami, Divinity: Original Sin 2, Stardew Valley