It’s another packed episode this week, as we give impressions on one of the year’s biggest game releases and dive into the depths of depression with the worst Doctor Who season ever. But before that, Sean and Jonathan go over all the news out of this week’s Game Awards event – including the most surprising DLC announcement in years – and give continuing thoughts on a variety of recent games, including Hitman 2 and the Persona 3 and Persona 5 dancing games, now available in English. Jonathan gives impressions of the amazing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch, and we then commiserate over the miserable experience that was the Doctor Who Series 11 finale. We talk about where the episode and the season went wrong, but also go deeper with the season’s treatment of diversity, arguing that a season that appeared progressive on the surface wound up being politically regressive in a number of ways, betraying the character of the Doctor and wasting an opportunity to meaningfully evolve the status quo. It’s one of the most in-depth discussions we’ve had about any topic in the history of the podcast, and we hope you’ll give it a listen.
Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:03:41 Stuff: 0:03:41 – 0:18:21 Avengers Trailer & Game Awards News: 0:18:21 – 1:01:36 Assorted Games (Hitman, Persona Dancing, and more): 1:01:36 – 1:31:10 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Impressions: 1:31:10 – 2:01:20 Doctor Who Discussion: 2:01:20 – 3:34:46