Night in the Woods is an story-focused adventure game that follows college dropout Mae Borowski as she comes home to distressed mining town Possum Springs and tries to reconnect with her family and friends. It’s a wonderfully written and animated story with tons of variety in the gameplay. Also, everyone is a talking animal.
Stick around after the spoiler break (at 45:28) for a discussion of the game’s themes and politics, as well as the ending and memorable story beats.
This week we also have an after-show (at 01:12:00) discussion of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a decidedly not-short game.
Links for this episode:
- Late Night Work Club
- @bombsfall on Twitter: “should be mentioned that the only NITW character with a canon voice/affect is Gregg. he’s the guy with the glasses. https://t.co/pteh6ncYkX”
- Scott Benson on Curious Cat
- Multi-album soundtrack by Alec Holowka available on BandCamp
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