New Podcast: Metroidvania Mania (Bloodstained, Kickstarter, and Iga)

We recorded a podcast about a video game genre that gets its name (or nickname) from the mashing together of its two most famous titles; indeed, we talked about Metroidvanias.

You can download the MP3 right here, or stream it below this table of contents:

00:00 – Intro
01:31 – Metroids and Castlevanias
03:49 – Games that grow more famous (and expensive) with time
08:15 – On the “Metroidvania” moniker
12:35 – The difference between Metroidvanias and plain ol’ action-platformers
17:15 – Games miscategorized as Metroidvanias
20:43 – Deep look at the Bloodstained Kickstarter’s marketing machine
28:37 – Molyneux vs. Igarashi: Skepticism over rock-star developers
34:17 – Informationless hype
37:54 – Super Metroid sure was great!
41:27 – Metroid Fusion and breaking the illusion of freedom
47:31 – Outro

Metroidvania Mania – Best Video Game Podcast Top Search Result on Google by Best Video Game Podcast on Mixcloud


We hope you enjoy it.
If you don’t, you’re a bad person and you should feel bad.