Molehill Mountain Episode 219 – ‘Twas the Night After Christmas


Let’s talk about escort missions in video games!

  • 0:08 – Escort missions in video games: the good and the bad
  • 1:06:58 – Full spoiler discussion of the end of The Mandalorian

If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can watch the video replay on YouTube.  Alternatively, you can catch audio versions of the show on iTunes. Molehill Mountain streams live at 7p PST every Saturday night on RandomTower!

Credits: Molehill Mountain is hosted by Andrew Eisen.  Music in the show includes “Albino” by Brian Boyko. It is in the public domain and free to use. Molehill Mountain logo by Scott Hepting.

Chat Transcript:

6:58 PMofficialMXhehehehehe

6:59 PMDrake Williamsonhello

7:00 PMJames StriderHowdy y’all

7:00 PMLynndy Leeg’morning

7:01 PMDrake Williamsonoh I’m familiar with escorts. just not in video games. JK

7:04 PMofficialMXello

7:05 PMCabal’s Cornerhi

7:15 PMSusanne Christresident evio games are annoying with stocky controls 😐

7:17 PMSusanne Christu cant choose settings for npc not to use items like in most rpgs?

7:19 PMSusanne Christlacking the I in AI lol

7:31 PMmatthew wilsonwell play warframe you can zip across the map and your escort can keep up

7:33 PMaddictedtochaosAlways found the Dead Rising games to be rather poorly designed.

7:33 PMaddictedtochaosBest Zombie games are Left 4 Dead 1&2.

7:33 PMmatthew wilsonHAY LISTEN

7:34 PMmatthew wilsonfrom the anoying fairy in the corner

7:34 PMThe Real BuckyHoly shit, I missed you, Andy!

7:35 PMmatthew wilsondead risng is the definition of flawed gem

7:36 PMmatthew wilsongem

7:36 PMmatthew wilsonnot game

7:36 PMmatthew wilsonflawed gem

7:37 PMThe Real BuckyDid you talk about GTA in different time periods in one game, yet? And I asked what can be done to fill out that empty, open space?

7:37 PMmatthew wilsonmall whats a mall /s

7:38 PMmatthew wilsonthe fact that it takes place ina mall supper dates it

7:38 PMThe Real Bucky@matthew Wilson What’s a mall?

7:39 PMThe Real Bucky@matthew wilson

7:39 PMThe Real BuckyOh yeah, escort missions.

7:41 PMmatthew wilsonyup she is a spoiled brat lol

7:41 PMThe Real BuckyYou can even throw her at bad guys.

7:42 PMmatthew wilsonbut do a barrewl roll

7:43 PMThe Real BuckyI want an open world game where every almost single interior can be entered. I thought I saw some kind technology that enables that a while back. I don’t remember where now.

7:46 PMaddictedtochaosSpeaking of Zelda I’m hoping that Zelda is a companion character in BOTW 2. Just with good AI that you don’t have to babysit the whole time.

7:47 PMThe Real Bucky@addictedtochaos Like Atreus in God of War, one of the greatest “You would think you’d have to babysit characters but you really don’t” characters in gaming history.

7:49 PMaddictedtochaos👍

7:51 PMmatthew wilsonyakuza did everything shamue was trying to do

7:53 PMmatthew wilsonso what sonic adventure did

7:54 PMJames StriderPaper Mario did that with Luigi in Thousand-Year Door, him on his own quest. Escorting the punies in that was a mess

7:55 PMThe Real BuckyBOI

7:56 PMaddictedtochaosYes it is Kratos’ son

7:57 PMThe Real BuckyI still want a return to form with Paper Mario, in the vein of the original and The Thousand Year Door. No partners killed the subsequent games for me. And make Paper Luigi a thing!

8:00 PMThe Real BuckySuper Paper Mario was just a bit better than I thought it would be.

8:01 PMThe Real BuckyAnd they beat you over the head with the fact that they’re paper. The first three games never acknowledged that and were all the better for it.

8:02 PMThe Real BuckyPaper Jam

8:03 PMJames Strideri think i heard the Mario & Luigi devs closed down too or something.. so we just have Paper i think. Mario needs a proper console RPG

8:04 PMThe Real BuckyTo pay back what’s her name.

8:04 PMofficialMXAndrew Eisen had you even played Skate 3 yet?

8:05 PMaddictedtochaosYeah, if I’m not mistaken the devs of Mario and Luigi RPGs went bankrupt.

8:06 PMThe Real BuckyDo you remember the old cancelled Wii game Project H.A.M.M.E.R.? It was supposed to be a new dark gritty title. It was cancelled because they couldn’t make it fun and apparently the devs were racist.

8:06 PMofficialMXYou can get off your board in Skate 3 and smack people with your board and stuff

8:08 PMThe Real BuckyI want a skate board in GTA! And stay a little longer?

8:10 PMThe Real BuckyWhy didn’t they just hire Mark and de-age him?

8:10 PMLynndy LeeI don’t watch that show

8:11 PMLynndy Leeeven though people keep telling me it’s good

8:12 PMThe Real BuckyIf there ever is a live action GTA V show, they need to de-age they guy that plays Franklin, Shawn Fonteno. He’d be almost 50 playing some dude in his mid-20s.

8:13 PMLynndy Leethere are so many actors in their 40s and 50s now that need to stop playing that they are in their 20s.

8:21 PMofficialMXchat dead

8:21 PMThe Real BuckyI just want Mando Season 3 to have 10 episodes, each an hour long. Same with all the other Star Wars shows.

8:21 PMThe Real BuckyI’m still ‘round.

8:22 PMThe Real BuckyAll the newly announced ones.

8:22 PMThe Real BuckyThey never said. It’s just what I wish…

8:23 PMThe Real Bucky10 episodes max is the sweet spot for streaming series.

8:24 PMofficialMXGuys i am gonna stay on the stream but not gonna talk in chat

8:25 PMThe Real BuckyAre Hulu and Disney+ really going to merge?

8:25 PMThe Real BuckyI know, it depends.

8:25 PMaddictedtochaosI was fine with Daredevil being longer, the rest could’ve been shorter.

8:26 PMThe Real BuckyFirst season of Daredevil I’m fine with 13 episodes. The rest of the Marvel ‘flix series should’ve been 10.

8:28 PMThe Real BuckyYou sounded seriously dashing when you said “I find it annoying.”

8:30 PMaddictedtochaosYeah Hulu+ doesn’t have ads.

8:33 PMThe Real BuckySorry, I reiterated that more than I should have.

8:37 PMThe Real BuckyNo, thank you, Andrew! Have a great rest of the holiday!

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