This week in Your Parents Basement, we are clickety clacking our way past the most disgusting evils of the 1990s! From 1996, we’re playing Diablo by Blizzard for the PC.
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- 0:00 – Intro, which features the excellent title theme from the game. You can find the full version here, since it builds up to a heck of a sound.
- 30:30 – Nobody has any problems with Diablo! Or not laughing at jokes.
- 37:00 – Emails! Four emails sent to two sweet baby boys, while someone else’s box remains empty.
- 54:00 – In Ask the Sweet Boys this week, important questions about self-worth and body image.
- 1:00:30 – Snifferoo. Somehow, we’re playing our second game starring Michael Jordan! If you’re keeping track at home, that’s Jordan 2, Sonic 0.
- 1:02:50 – A little Stinger for all of the fans of the SBBs, MST3K style.
– Diablo is pretty affordable nowadays, as it’s usually bundled with the second installment and their expansion packs in $15 to $30 physical media packages. However, it can be a bit tough to find, since Blizzard doesn’t support it. Diablo 2 is $9.99 for a digital download from the Blizzard website, with the expansion pack another $9.99.
– The Diablo expansion, Hellfire, is actually pretty pricy to obtain legally. A new copy on Amazon is going for $103, and used copies are $46.
A short one today, because it’s Thanksgiving, after all!
– Also on The Ringer, their podcast network now has a vidya game show! It’s called Achievement Oriented, and they had Jennifer Hale on to talk about the vidya game voiceover artist strike.
– From Polygon via Variety, the Mortal Kombat movie reboot might be directed by Simon McQuoid. Read more here.
ON THIS DAY (OR CLOSE TO IT!) IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…
– Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was released in 1992. It added Tails as a secondary character, as well as the “dash” ability thing when you’re in a ball, which was actually hella helpful.
This week in Your Parents Basement, we’re plumbing through mystical lakes with naked ladies and the sphincters of caves in a quest for glory! From 1994, we’re playing Sierra’s Quest for Glory IV, with special guest Jovial John!
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- 0:00 – Intro, which is from a treacherous lake in the game. The video is slightly NSFW, and viewable in part one and part two on YouTube. Also, we’re joined by Jovial John this week!
- 49:30 – We say nighty-nite to John, and start readin’ them emails!
- 1:03:00 – A snifferoo from next week’s show. It’s the funkiest game ever for the Genesis!
– As mentioned on the show, the best place to buy the Quest for Glory series nowadays is on GOG.com, which offers it DRM-free for $10. Check it out here.
– According to Price Charting, if you want the boxes and manuals for the games, they’re reasonably priced. The individual games range from $20 to $38, although the anthology is $87, which is a collection of the first four games from 1996. That was the most thorough collection before the GOG version in 2012.
– The Kickstarter-supported spiritual successor to Quest for Glory mentioned on the show is Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption. You can read more about it here.
– Also as mentioned on the show, this was the first video game voiceover role for Jennifer Hale, who has since done way more games. Corey Cole, one of the game designers for QFGIV, notes that John Rhys-Davies called it “the CD-ROM from Hell” because of the huge length of the script, in an awesome long piece on the game.