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Nerdy Show Microsode: European RPG Video Games

Posted by NerdyShow on May 17, 2017

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When The Nerdy Show Network’s flagship podcast isn’t unloading on the latest geek news and happenings, we’re diving deep into super-specific discussions and interviews.

Where you’re from greatly influences who you are – especially so when it comes to creative output. So it should be no surprise that for indie game studios out of Eastern Europe, the stories they tell and the games they make are distinctly different from the usual faire: games like Metro 2033, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Gothic, and others.

Cap, Trench, Arkais, Luke, and Tony explore their favorite titles in the often overlooked, sometimes obscure, and always fascinating world of European RPG video games. We look for what makes these games decidedly different (outside of a lack of major corporate funding), discuss the books that inspired them, share our personal highs and lows, and, of course, spend plenty of time talking about the best known title of them all, The Witcher.

Thanks to Sebastian Schlingmann

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  • Serenity Mae

    Yea! Luke’s back! Did any find out what S.T.A.L.K.E.R. stood for?

    • capblackard

      Oh crap – didn’t realize that didn’t make it into the episode… We did find… a thing. But it seemed really unreliable: Scavengers, Trespassers, Adventurers, Loners, Killers, Explorers, Robbers It… doesn’t really make any sense and the game is Russian… so this might all be gibberish.

      • Serenity Mae

        Very well could be. Lol

  • Serenity Mae

    For just starting the witcher games, which one would be best to start at or does it matter?

    • capblackard

      I think the consensus is that starting with 3 is a-okay.

      • Serenity Mae

        Awesome! Thanks Cap. I will look into the Witcher 3 game then.

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