The Other Side takes a look at the results of Cody’s challenge to send bad games to Andrew.

Episode Title: Andrew Erickson’s Excellent Adventures
Episode Count: 
99
Run Time: 
02:21:24
Host(s): 
Cody Baier, Max Vader, Andrew Erickson
Executive Producer: Sean Russell
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Random (aka. Mega Ran) – For The Gamers


Andrew Erickson’s Adventures Playing Bad Steam Games:

Some time ago, Cody Baier issued a challenge to his listeners, giving out co-host Andrew Erickson’s Steam name and telling them to send him the worst games they had. Well, people sent him games, all right. Taking full advantage of Andrew’s compulsive need to play every game in his possession to completion, the poor man was inundated with a stream of horrendous games that somehow made it through Steam Greenlight. And now his pain is your listening pleasure as we take a look at the fruits of that challenge!

 

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The ever-controversial shock jock of Anime3000, and host of The Other Side (alongside Andrew Erickson and Max-Vader), and frequent guest on the A3K Podcast. Blunt, unfiltered, and politically incorrect, Cody's podcast appearances are not for the thin skinned. And be sure to check out his 90's cartoon throwback comic, Cloudscratcher!
  • Crowsie

    Fuck yeah Eternal Darkness. Makes me kinda bummed that the kickstarter for the spiritual sequel went under. Probably for the best, since the guy that started it can’t be trusted. There were just so many subtle things that made the game solid. I still get chills from listening to Maximilian’s jittery, hammy ramblings over the in-game bestiary. I’m holding out for the day it gets rereleased or put on virtual console or something. That game is directly responsible for making me unnerved by dutch angles.

    About the inferior horror game, FNAF. The story behind that development is that the original creator’s previous games were all weird-looking adventures with Christian themes (like Vegetales) He got flack for the characters looking and moving like Chuck E. Cheese animatronics and then it was kind of a done deal from there.

    • Kerberous

      Last I heard, they actually found some company willing to fund the game. Let’s hope it will be a worthy sequel/remake.

      • Mikel Crawford

        It already got a Sequel/Prequel.

        Besides, Desolate Hope is more fitting for his style of 3D modeling.

    • Normality

      To this day, I will never get the appeal about a game featuring cheap Chuck E. Cheese knockoffs out to kill you. I mean yeah, there’s the novelty, but after that, what is there?

  • Jarrett Beese

    My god Andrew I hope you don’t do 100% completion because I think I would have hung myself If I had to play these

    • Andrew Erickson

      I go for 100% achievements, which sometimes does mean 100% completion. Like in Fez, which makes you collect absolutely everything to get the stupid cube ending. Sometimes the game defeats me and I give up, like one thing I was given after we recorded this.

  • Ravuf

    I’m surprised i didnt here any total war games in there, or maybe there were and I’m just deaf.

    Does Cody not like Super Meat Boy? Not that he has to, but the game itself doesn’t seem terrible, albeit aggravating at times (I compare it to N+) I thought it be pretty fun

    • The game is essentially cheap, pointless, and overly easy while being annoyingly frustrating at the same time. It requires attrition, not skill, in order to win. There’s zero consequences for failure, and cheap traps and boss strategies that just require you to keep playing the same damn thing over and over not because you fucked up, but because the level/boss was designed to fuck you over. It’s that “I Wanna Be The Guy” shit, though not quite as obnoxious as IWTBTG. We already went into everything else bad about it in the podcast.

      • Ravuf

        well said. I wont pester you with any further questions

  • Ravuf

    I would like to know what Max and Andrew think of the new Silent hill game by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro?

    and certain elements that was in eternal darkness (like the man hanging) was the game Amnesia

  • Ravuf

    Hey Andrew, have you ever played Metro 2033? Its very similar to Stalker, with the irradiated wasteland and mutated animals.

    • Andrew Erickson

      I love Metro. Even though it doesn’t have huge open areas, the tone and story are perfect. It’s pretty easy to tell it was made by former GSC Game World people, too. Great stuff.

      • Cirrus

        I believe I have found an anime I think you might like Mr. Erickson. As I know you are a history buff, this show could perhaps be enjoyable. It is called Night Raid 1931, and although it is primarily an action series with main characters not dissimilar to the X-men franchise, I feel that it makes good use of it being set in 1930’s China just before Japan’s infamous assaults which culminated to their involvement in World War II. I will note however, that the first few episodes do not focus on the social and political climate of 1930’s China, and it is not until episode 4 or so that the historical aspects of the show begin to mesh with the story. If you do find some spare time I suggest taking a look and I would like to hear your thoughts on the historical accuracies, or inaccuracies that it conveys.

        • Cirrus

          I do believe I made a mistake in my suggestion. Episode 5 is where the historical and political implications of the setting start to become the focus.

        • Hey, Night Raid! LeighAnn found that one awhile back and showed it to me, seemed pretty good!

          • Cirrus

            I am glad that another person knows and enjoys it. I was hoping it was not just my personal bias as I have recently finished it.

  • Jack Dalton Allistar

    I’m immensely proud of Andrew. He’s like the Completionist, but I would rather watch Andrew’s Completionist videos.

    Not to speak illy of Jirard, he’s just a little too gimmicky these days.

    I certainly hope you enjoyed yourself some Bioshock, Eternal Darkness, or something similar shortly afterwards.