Literate Gamer examines the fan favorite Japanese game series Shin Megami Tensei Persona. They slowly unwind and explore the disparate elements core to the franchise – western esotericism, dharmic religions, and a fair shake of pop culture. Persona 3 and 4 and the primary content discussed, but the Persona Arena is acknowledged. Dancing All Night is not acknowledged or discussed (shake it if you got it).
Literate Gamer explores a pastoral, albeit post-apocalyptic, English village in “game” Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture by The Chinese Room. When civil discourse between our two hosts breaks down, one host sets fire to the other and uses his ashes to make his beverages more powerful and more fulfilling. Afterward, the emboldened host realizes that no one ever reads the episode summaries after the first sentence and sets out on a narrative quest that rivals the wayfarers of antiquity, and strains the very notion of narrative credulity.
Oh, and they also the definition of the term ‘game’ itself.
Jonathan and Nick are visited by the DLCs of Dark Souls past, present, and future. Is it worth going back to buy the Dark Souls 1 DLC? Is the new Dark Souls 3 DLC worth it? Slice the podcast open and absorb the sweet, sweet humanity that flows from within…