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Podcast: The best game cities, from Dunwall to Kamurocho

Listen and then move there

Rural life is disgusting. All those shrubs and trees, how awful. You should pack your checkered pouch and head into the big smoke. The shining cities of videogameland are calling to you, and the team of the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, will be there to help you get settled in to your disgusting, overpriced flat no matter which giant urban maze you choose. Trust us, life is so much better in the city.

Ignore the rats. You’ll get used to them.

Alice B reckons the streets of Dishonored‘s Dunwall are perfectly safe, but she also enjoyed the cold, winter abandoland of The Division’s New York. Brendan dislikes people, so he is more at home in the upside-down ruins of the Hanging City from Outer Wilds. Meanwhile, Dave appreciates the zombies of Raccoon City, plus the big lights and fist fights of Kamurocho in Yakuza 0.

We also talk a bit about taxi murder-mystery game Night Call, the roguelike spaceship stormer Void Bastards, and another chaotic city in Streets of Rogue.

You can listen on Spotify, or above, or go straight to Soundcloud where you can download it for later.

You can also get the RSS feed here or find it on iTunes, Stitcher or Pocket Casts. Music is by Jack de Quidt, who lives down that street, two blocks west, through that alley, down those stairs, through the catacombs to your left, around the… you know what? Let me give you the postcode.

Links:

Everyday life in Yakuza’s Kamurocho

The cat cafe is in Yakuza 6

Outer Wilds is good, have you played it yet? Hurry up

A landscape designer inspects the gardens of Dunwall

Matt’s Resident Evil 2 review

New York is cool in the Division

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Alice’s Night Call review

Graham’s review of Void Bastards

Have you played… Streets of Rogue?

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