“Family is all”, a wise man once said. And then he half-drowned his nephew in a bucket of ice water, but let’s forget about that bit. The sentiment is what’s important. Families can be good and bad, dysfunctional or helpful. This is as true in videogames as in life. So that’s what we’re podcasting about this week. The brothers, mothers, aunts and cousins we have grown to like or who we watch with a wary eye any time we visit the local volcano. Come listen.
Brendan likes the Mishima family from Tekken, because that’s their family tradition – chucking each other into flaming mountains. Sin prefers the simple life of the Sims, which probably involves fewer third-degree burns to be fair. And Matthew enjoys the magical tales of the Finch family in What Remains Of Edith Finch. A good bunch those Finches. All dead, of course.
We’ve also been playing stuff. Children Of Morta continues the family theme with some dungeon crawling. Gears 5 has some mother-daughter tension as well. And Ghost Recon Breakpoint… well, I guess the special ops squad is sort of like being in a family? Sure, why not.