Due to some big changes happening in my life, Too Long for Twitter will no longer be regularly updated. I simply don’t have the time to contribute articles every week, and I don’t want to just keeping posting really short pieces like the VG Music Picks.
Does this mean that I’m abandoning the site? No, I enjoy writing for it and want to keep it for posting anything I come up with like reviews, lists, or short fiction. It’s just that I will only be able to do so in any spare time that I can find, so updates will admittedly be very infrequent.
The site will also continue to be home to all and any Entertainment Dome episodes and related projects like Let’s Plays.
So I won’t say “goodbye,” because this isn’t an end, but a weird, new beginning.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, I finally get to talk about the sequel to AI: The Somnium Files, we share our thoughts on the Steam Deck console, and we discuss Atlus’ secret plans for Persona‘s 25th anniversary.
Back in 2017, a group of Spike Chunsoft employees left to form their own company, Too Kyo Games. Among its founding members were Kazutaka Kodaka and Kotaro Uchikoshi, the respective creators of the Danganronpa and Zero Escape series. Given the similarities between both their series, it’s honestly surprising that it took until 2020 for the two to actually work on a project together. Released last year as an early access Apple Arcade title, World’s End Club is the two’s first proper collaboration, with Uchikoshi as director and writer and Kodaka as creative director.
The full game was recently released on the Nintendo Switch and expectations were certainly high for it. Danganronpa and Zero Escape are well-known and beloved by their fans for their complex mysteries, larger than life characters, and off-the-wall humour, so many assumed that World’s End Club would follow in their footsteps. And while in some ways it does, it is a very different beast compared to anything in either series.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we run through some recent general gaming news, where James goes through the new Dragon Quest announcements and I get butthurt over Sega’s Sonic Central presentation.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we are stunned by some of the revelations to come out of the first day of the Epic Games vs Apple trial and we discuss what Nintendo franchises we’d like to see get animated movie adaptations.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, James spends most of it gushing over Nier Replicant, but we find just enough time to quickly express our joy at The Great Ace Attorney games finally being localised.
This week on The Entertainment Dome, we finally cover the last episode of the first half of Attack on Titan‘s final season, before quickly summing up our displeasure with Sony shutting down some of its digital storefronts.
Chances are that if you’re at all already familiar with Gnosia, then you probably know it as that game that’s basically Among Us except with an anime aesthetic. And while that’s not an entirely inaccurate description, it doesn’t do the game justice in the slightest.
Set aboard a drifting spaceship, you and your fellow crew members learn that somebody onboard has been infected by the titular Gnosia. What the Gnosia actually are is a complete mystery, but their goal is clear: the complete eradication of all human life. The goal of the crew is to correctly identify the infected and put them into cold sleep, while the Gnosia must avoid detection and pick the crew members off one by one until they can take over the ship.
Despite the Among Us comparisons, Gnosia is more like the classic party game Werewolf (something it actively acknowledged in its launch trailer), but the key difference is that Gnosia has no multiplayer aspects whatsoever. It’s entirely single-player, which you wouldn’t think would work for a social deduction game where the fun primarily comes from the arguments, distrust, and deception between players. So what has the team at Petit Depotto done to create a compelling experience?