Join our hosts, Kiaran and Adam as they work through their enormous backlog of video games one game at a time. Will they love it or will they hate it? and is it worth keeping on your backlog? Join us to find out their feelings and opinions on The Good, the Bad, and the Backlog.
Special guest Ethan Mace joins Adam and Kiaran taking on the very first live action film based on a video game: Super Mario Bros (1993). Join us in Dinohattan as we run through the plot of the film, poke fun at the campiness, and appreciate the absurdity that is the 90's Mario film. Grab your tools because these plumbers are going to get you wet!…
In this episode Adam and Kiaran venture into Helheim to take on Ninja Theory's indie AAA game: Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice. Is the game worth the sacrifice or is it a Hel of a time? Tune in to find out!
Adam and Kiaran hop through Sega's gaping ring and into the world of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. We discuss the controversial character design, the most important character: Longclaw, Australian Idol failed auditions, the brilliance of Jim Carrey, Sonichu, and give our final thoughts on the quality of the film.…
In this episode, Adam and Kiaran take on the La-li-lu-le-lo with everyone's favourite Solid Snake replacement, Raiden. Actually, I am in really bad shape financially. I pay money to my ex-wife as part of our divorce settlement, among other bills... I just had no choice but to make you pay for lunch the other day. I'm really sorry.…
Kiaran and Adam journey back to the year 2000 when this title hit the shelves. Does it live up to the legacy of the RPGs from that era when Square was king? Join us in the kingdom of Valendia to find out as we tell a story of a Vagrant named Ashley Riot.
Brain slugs, sirens, buzz saws, and meatballs! Kiaran and Adam chat about these two gems from indie developer Playdead and give a little background on the devs.
Howdy y'all, come join Adam and Kiaran as they venture into the wild west in Rockstar's cowboy-epic: Red Dead Redemption 2. Heavy spoilers are discussed for both Red Dead 2 and Red Dead 1 so be prepared. We also draw the winner of our 1 year anniversary competition! Saddle up!
In this episode Adam is joined by Ethan Mace from the Play Your Way Podcast as they tackle their Shin Megami Tensei backlog starting with Devil Survivor. Pop in and see what they thought of this turn-based strategy RPG that takes place in a modern day Tokyo in demon lockdown.
Adam and Kiaran journey into Ryme City for our very first episode discussing a film. Join us as we discuss our history with the Pokemon franchise, the Ryme City sanitation department, doing it with Ditto, and Pokemon dentistry. We also announce our first giveaway!
Adam and Kiaran go down the rabbit hole into the underworld to experience the wacky indie RPG: Undertale.
Chuck on your pilot suits and hop in your titans, in this episode Adam and Kiaran discuss Respawn Entertainment's shooter: Titanfall 2. We also discuss magpies, small penises, and prostate exams.
Adam and Kiaran rewind time in this hella hipster Dontnod hit: Life is Strange. Will they have a pleasant holiday in Arcadia Bay or will the storm known as 'Chloe' leave them raging?
Adam and Kiaran knee-slide their way through this sci-fi action shooter from Platinum Games. Does it live up to the standards of Platinum's other masterpieces? Tune in to find out.
Special guest Chris Coplien from Retro Hangover Podcast returns for a spoilerific discussion on one of Adam's favourite games: Nier Automata. We chat our impressions, story spoilers, Yoko Taro, the Draken-Nier franchise, and more. So where the bloody hell are ya?
This episode sees Adam and Kiaran taking a stroll down memory lane and playing Part 1 of the Final Fantasy VII Remake. Tune in to find out what we thought of our experience, the additional content, and the ending. Story spoilers discussed at the end and what we think it means for Part 2 in the series.…
In this bonus episode Adam is joined by Brian Miller from the Play Your Way podcast to discuss our play through of the 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' set in Hyrule: Zelda Minish Cap. We chat all things Zelda and off topic such as: the Spaceworld 2000 and 2001 Wind Waker controversy, relying on walkthroughs, people who insult the things you love, gamer …
Grab your torches and pitchforks, Adam and Kiaran are in Yharnam and we're killing all kinds of beasts and gods in the From Software masterpiece: Bloodborne. We chat about our history with the SoulsBorne series and everything we loved about this dark, gothic trip into cosmic horror.
*SPOILER FREE* Adam and Kiaran explore the corporate nightmare that is the Federal Bureau of Control with all it's poorly archived files and inter-dimensional enemies out to kill. Find out what we thought of Remedy Entertainment's surreal adventure-shooter: Control.
In this episode Kiaran takes on the original PlayStation 1 version of Hideo Kojima's classic Metal Gear Solid while Adam takes on the GameCube remake Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes from now-disgraced developer: Silicon Knights. As well-known stealth un-enthusiasts what did they think of the gameplay for the title that popularised the stealth espi…
Kiaran and Adam spend this episode trudging through the Great Forest of Celceta in this PS Vita and PS4 action role-playing game from Falcom. The Ys series has a solid critical reception and a cult following but did the Backlog boys like it? Tune in to find out. We also discuss our PlayStation 2020 wrap up stats.…
Adam chats all about the Trials of Mana remake with special guest host Chris Coplien from the Retro Hangover podcast! We discuss our experiences with the original version, our thoughts on the remake, the ethics of emulation, and which game we think deserves a similar remake. We also touch on terrible english voice acting, shag-marry-kill, werewolf …
In this episode we share our thoughts on this Quantic Dream interactive gem and walk you down each of our story paths and which endings we got. We also touch on sex with androids, Liza Minelli, hand banging North, and one of us has a big crush on Connor the android. So come on in and Become Human with us.…
Adam is joined by our first special guest host: Patrick Brickhouse from the Retro Blast Podcast (@RetroBlastUS on twitter) beaming into the show from somewhere outside the orbit of Tallon IV. Join us for a very casual discussion about Metroid Prime, our histories with the franchise, rocks for sale, Samus' caliber as a protagonist, terrible college …
In this episode our consciousness is projected back into the past to revisit this classic entry in the Final Fantasy series. We discuss the game's divisive mechanics, amazing story concepts, fan theories, and defend our boy Squall against the unjust criticism. We also touch on badly-aged tribal face tattoos, Siren's hairy muff, play shag-marry-kill…
This week we took on the PS4 exclusive Uncharted 4. We discuss our history with the franchise, how realistic is the climbing, and video gamings number 1 waifu: Elena.
For our very first bonus episode we have a chat about our Christmas gaming memories as well as a look back at our favourite games we played during 2020. Put on your Santa hats and join us as we talk Christmas gifts, pissing in the sink, and when we realised the big red guy wasn't real.
In this episode we take on Obsidian Entertainment's espionage RPG. Who did we execute? Who did we save? and more importantly: who did we bang? Join us to find out. We also talk accidental white power, pump and dumps, donkey ladies, and much more.
This episode we take on the PS4 launch title Knack. Join us to find out what we thought about the constant death, tedious item collection, and infuriating inability to change difficulty. Adam also tells a disturbing story about an ingrown hair.
We're back on our new bi-weekly schedule with SCE Japan's PS Vita classic: Gravity Rush! Jump on in and see how we felt about this cult classic and if the Vita version holds up. We also discuss Ganguro girls, drinking beer, and what happens when you eat too much beetroot! Let's do this, we've missed you!…
This week we stalk the dreary streets of 1918 London in Dontnod's bloodthirsty RPG: Vampyr. We talk about our experience playing the game, our critique of the voice acting, and ask the hard hitting questions like: 'if someone offered to make you a vampire, would you do it?'. Tune in to find out!
For the finale of Dead Space month we take on the third game in the main trilogy: Dead Space 3 (obviously). We discuss what our reactions were to this entry in the series and how we felt about it now the series has concluded.
Part 2 of our month of Dead Space. This week we look at the sequel 'your mom' hates: Dead Space 2. We discuss all the differences between the two games, the marketing campaign, and go off topic to share some stories.
This month we're taking on all three mainline Dead Space games and this episode we start at the beginning with the first game (obviously). Find out what we thought of the game that started it all. We also discuss first person vs third person viewpoints, and what scared us.
This week we took on the JRPG classic from Konami that started it all: Suikoden. Find out what we thought of this PS1 gem, and which one of the hosts committed the ultimate act of BETRAYAL??? Tune in to find out. Other hot topics include: Hiroyuki Sakaguchi and game piracy.
This week we took on Hazelight Studio's multiplayer-only co-op action adventure game: A Way Out. Find out what we thought of it in this spoiler-free discussion. We also talk about our experience playing together, THAT Game Awards speech, and digital doodles in video games.
For our twelfth episode we took on the remaster of the PS2 classic RPG: Final Fantasy XII - The Zodiac Age! One of us loved it, one of us not so much. We have an in-depth discussion about where the story falls over and and why. We also discuss Birkenstocks, finger toes, and shag-marry-kill the FFXII cast.…
This week we take on Rebellion Developments action game NeverDead, published by Konami for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. We also discuss responsible pet ownership and unfair review scores.
This week we visit Katorga-12 and take on Raven Software's hidden gem, Singularity. We also discuss Helen Mirren, the video game voice acting elite, and milk some Mos-cows.
This week we take on the Ninja Theory classic: Enslaved Odyssey to the West. We also heavily discuss Mac OS updates, and movie piracy.
For this episode we've jumped into a game that was only very recently added to the backlog - Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. We also discuss Takeshi's Castle, Suikoden, Dreams, and many other things!
This week we have finally gotten around to Horizon Zero Dawn, and boy is it a long one! We have a lot of thoughts to dissect about this massively popular open world game and not all of them are positive. Now that we've knocked this one off our backlog let's dive in and discuss!
This week we take on the Flavourworks FMV game, Erica for PlayStation 4. See what we thought about this interactive film and it's unique touch control mechanics.
This week we take on the second game in the Team Ico trilogy: Shadow of the Colossus. Critically acclaimed and loved by many, what did we think of Shadow of the Colossus and all its remakes/remasters? Tune in to find out.
The game we pulled out of the backlog for this week is the Team Ico classic, Ico. As it's highly acclaimed by many, we've been curious to check it out to find out what the fuss was about, but did we enjoy it? Listen to find out!
In this episode we take on the quirky survival horror-mystery game Deadly Premonition for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Switch. Story spoiler discussion commences at the 56 minute mark.
For our second episode we've returned to the Playstation Vita to play Soul Sacrifice. We discuss most aspects of the game, as well as our feelings towards it, and if we're going to continue playing.
For our official first episode we have figured out the podcast structure and taken on our first backlog title: Hatoful Boyfriend on PlayStation Vita. Find out what we thought about this kooky pigeon dating simulator/visual novel. Beware spoilers.