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E20 Ghostrunner
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E20 Ghostrunner

Even more breathlessly than usual, Ben and Tao discuss the (quite literal) ups and downs of fast-paced parkour slasher, Ghostrunner. They get competitive in stat-chat to see whose reflexes aren’t quite holding up with age, discuss the increasing trend towards masochistic games and the Crash Bandicoot dilemma, and whether autosaves are the difference between a good, challenging game and a gamer’s hellscape.

Chunky story spoilers, but no-one plays this game for the story.

Content Warning: PEGI 12. Some swearing, lots of shooting, sweaty palms.

Clarifications:

  • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst was not an exclusive. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in North America in June 2016.

  • The firearm-based martial art used by Kurt Wimmer and Jim Vickers in their 2002 film Equilibrium is Gun Kata.

  • Atlas is the name of the Bioshock character who Ben compares with Whisper aka. The Architect.

  • The Ghostrunner Original Soundtrack is by Daniel Deluxe, released 27 October 2020

Audio extracts:

  • Crocodile Dundee

  • Alan Partridge in Tesco

  • Synne Sanden - Tigers`s Net (Synthomania RMX)

  • Equilibrium

  • Bioshock

  • System Shock

  • The Lawnmower Man (SNES)

  • Frostpunk theme

  • Crash Bandicoot

  • Titanfall 2 theme by Stephen Barton

  • Jungle Book 1967

  • Mirror’s Edge OST by Solar Fields

  • Dying Light theme by Paweł Błaszczak

  • Premium Rush feat. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

  • ‘Escape’ by The Chemical Brothers from Hanna

  • Frogger

  • MTV’s ‘The Matrix’ spoof with Sean William Scott, Justin Timberlake and Will Ferrell

  • Arrested Development - Tobias Funke ‘excuse me’

  • The Last Samurai main theme by Hans Zimmer

  • The Harry J All Stars - The Liquidator

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