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.
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
Alan Partridge in Tesco
Synne Sanden - Tigers`s Net (Synthomania RMX)
The Lawnmower Man (SNES)
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
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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