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Abnormal Mapping

Em Marko and Jackson Tyler

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Abnormal Mapping
Abnormal Mapping

Abnormal Mapping

Em Marko and Jackson Tyler

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Abnormal Mapping is a monthly game club of Em and Jackson, talking primarily about old games with an eye to critiquing without nostalgia.

Latest Episodes

ActRaiser

We tuck into our endless backlog with this classic of the SNES era as we too create order from chaos with ActRaiser! What does it mean for a game to be enshrined for its novelty long after these genres have been much more fleshed out? How much of a mashup is about the juxtaposition over the individual parts being good? What does it say about religion that when you help everyone out they stop praying to you? All this and more in this short but sweet episode! Things Discussed:SMT 3: Nocturne, Monster Hunter, ActRaiser, ActRaiser 2, Sol Seraph This Month's Game Club: ActRaiser Next Month's Game Club: Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner

-1 s3 weeks ago
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ActRaiser

Sonic Adventure 2

We head all the way back to the last flagship Sonic game released on a dedicated Sega console with the divisive Sonic Adventure 2. Em regales us with the tales of discovering Sonic ten years later than everyone else, and Jackson talks about how this fits into their conception of Sonic as something only discovered recently. Also, we needle drop four of the best songs of one of the greatest soundtracks ever made. The game itself? Well, we might disagree on treasure hunting, but we agree about one thing: you’ve gotta go fast and play this one! Things Discussed:Sonic, Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne, Silent Hill 2, Mario Maker 2, Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Generations, Sonic Heroes, Sonic Forces, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy X, Your Uncle's Beach House This Month's Game Club: Sonic Adventure 2 Next Month's Game Club: ActRaiser

-1 sJUL 31
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Sonic Adventure 2

Deception IV and Pikuniku

Summer is in full swing and we’re feeling the heat as we struggle to muster the energy for games in our broken brains and post-E3 stupor. That said, we’re able to run down two fun things that are both worthy of your time in opposite ways: the slow joy of cartoon murder and the soft afternoon with some new round friends! It’s the two genders of gaming represented in one episode! Things Discussed:E3, Hollow Knight Silksong, Jackson's extremely good Mario play, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, Xenoblade Chronicles, Deception IV, Pikuniku, Donut County (boo), our craving for questions, open world games?, Repertory Screenings (please listen to it!), Your Uncle's Beach House (also please listen to it!) This Month's Game Club: Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess Pikuniku Next Month's Game Club: Sonic Adventure 2

-1 sJUN 28
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Deception IV and Pikuniku

Einhander

A short but intense episode this week as we strike from the moon to bring you a slightly different vision of ‘what if Gundam but video games that can’t contain it’ than Titanfall 2 gave us two months back. We’re going into our PSX demo disc favs and pulling up Square’s attempt at a flashy shooting game—Einhander! This is our first shmup/shooter, and we still can’t figure out what to call this genre, but we do know what to call Einhander: a video game that we have Opinions about. Join us as we journey to the earth and back! Things Discussed:Hades, Inazuma 11, Final Fantasy VII, Sigil, Einhander, Playdate This Month's Game Club: Einhander Next Month's Game Club: Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess

-1 sMAY 31
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Einhander

Devil May Cry 3

We return to the franchise that has haunted us since the very inception of Abnormal Mapping as we gear up with everyone’s loudmouth demon hunter for the first time, for the last(???) time as we climb the tower of the supposed best game in the franchise, Devil May Cry 3! Do we agree with the hype? Or is Dante a character who gets better with age? Find out! Things Discussed:Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, Yoshi's Crafted World, Stickman Hook, Sudoku Relax, Devil May Cry 3, Devil May Cry 1 & 2, Bayonetta, Resident Evil This Month's Game Club: Devil May Cry 3 Next Month's Game Club: Einhander

-1 sAPR 30
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Devil May Cry 3

Titanfall 2

What does it mean to get into a robot? What does it mean when that robot is cool, when juxtaposed against war being hell? What does any of this mean when you do it all in a South African accent? We open the chamber of guf as we leap across the mighty gulfs between intent and execution as we talk about everyone’s favorite neglected mech shooter, Titanfall 2! Things Discussed:Ninja Gaiden, Ninja Gaiden 2, Dark Souls, Spyro the Dragon, Titanfall 2, Mirror's Edge, Gemini: Heroes Reborn, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Mobile Suit Gundam This Month's Game Club: Titanfall 2 Next Month's Game Club: Devil May Cry 3

-1 sAPR 12
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Titanfall 2

Chrono Trigger

From the mists of time we finally move on from Final Fantasy to other classic JRPGs as we play everyone’s favorite time travel adventure Chrono Trigger. What delights do we find in the ATB 2.0? How do we feel about silent protagonists in 2019? What makes a game beloved and what makes an old game worth revisiting if one was to go back? All time compresses into an hour and a half of adventure in this, the episode with (if nothing else) the really really good music. Things Discussed:Stadia, breaking up tech companies, Apple games, the modern video game crash, Ouya, Phantasy Star, Em's Dark Souls 2 LP, Souls and Soulslikes, Chrono Trigger This Month's Game Club: Chrono Trigger Next Month's Game Club: Titanfall 2

-1 sMAR 29
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Chrono Trigger

Killer7

Joined once again by special guest Aisling (@luvjanedoe), we take a journey into the first strange game Em ever played and one of the cult classics of the GameCube and Goichi Suda’s gameography with Killer7. Just how strange is a game known for being strange in 2019? What does it say about the dead ends of shooter and adventure game design? Just who is Emil Parkreiner? We find out today! This episode was brought to you byAisling Quinn, thanks to her support on Patreon. If you would like to support us please visit patreon.com/abnormalmappingand you too can guest on an episode of us playing whatever you want! If you want to send us comments or questions, shoot us an email at podcast@abnormalmapping.com! Things Discussed:Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, Kingdom Hearts 3, Spyro the Dragon, Killer7, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 4, Binary Domain, Dead Space, light gun games This Month's Game Club: Killer7 Next Month's Game Club: Chrono Trigger

-1 sFEB 28
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Killer7

Super Mario Galaxy 2

If you can believe it, it’s been six years of doing Abnormal Mapping and we’ve not once done an episode on a Mario platformer despite Jackson literally playing every single one since we started the podcast. That ends now as we both enjoy the last unplayed Mario for each of us and dip into the ups and downs of the Wii classic??? Mario Galaxy 2! We put our foot down about Yoshi, complain about the music, wax nostalgic for wiimotes, and generally have a complicated time. As usual! Please, come join us, and welcome to the galaxy! Things Discussed:our distinct lack of Kingdom Hearts content, Ys Seven, .Hack ignorance, Downwell, Mario games (broadly), Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Mario Odyssey This Month's Game Club: Super Mario Galaxy 2 Next Month's Game Club: killer7

-1 sFEB 8
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Super Mario Galaxy 2

Final Fantasy XII

After five years and many hundreds of hours our long Final Fantasy adventure is at an end as we pry open the doors on one of the most divisive games in the history of the franchise. What do we find in the land of Ivalice, aside from crystals and swords to cut the crystals with? How do we feel about Vaan in 2019? Is the format of an MMO truly a good way to play a single player game? We’re going to find out! And then, we’re going to rate all the Final Fantasy we’ve played on Abnormal Mapping, and go out in style! This Month's Game Club: Final Fantasy XII Next Month's Game Club: Super Mario Galaxy 2

-1 sJAN 25
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Final Fantasy XII

Latest Episodes

ActRaiser

We tuck into our endless backlog with this classic of the SNES era as we too create order from chaos with ActRaiser! What does it mean for a game to be enshrined for its novelty long after these genres have been much more fleshed out? How much of a mashup is about the juxtaposition over the individual parts being good? What does it say about religion that when you help everyone out they stop praying to you? All this and more in this short but sweet episode! Things Discussed:SMT 3: Nocturne, Monster Hunter, ActRaiser, ActRaiser 2, Sol Seraph This Month's Game Club: ActRaiser Next Month's Game Club: Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner

-1 s3 weeks ago
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ActRaiser

Sonic Adventure 2

We head all the way back to the last flagship Sonic game released on a dedicated Sega console with the divisive Sonic Adventure 2. Em regales us with the tales of discovering Sonic ten years later than everyone else, and Jackson talks about how this fits into their conception of Sonic as something only discovered recently. Also, we needle drop four of the best songs of one of the greatest soundtracks ever made. The game itself? Well, we might disagree on treasure hunting, but we agree about one thing: you’ve gotta go fast and play this one! Things Discussed:Sonic, Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne, Silent Hill 2, Mario Maker 2, Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Generations, Sonic Heroes, Sonic Forces, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy X, Your Uncle's Beach House This Month's Game Club: Sonic Adventure 2 Next Month's Game Club: ActRaiser

-1 sJUL 31
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Sonic Adventure 2

Deception IV and Pikuniku

Summer is in full swing and we’re feeling the heat as we struggle to muster the energy for games in our broken brains and post-E3 stupor. That said, we’re able to run down two fun things that are both worthy of your time in opposite ways: the slow joy of cartoon murder and the soft afternoon with some new round friends! It’s the two genders of gaming represented in one episode! Things Discussed:E3, Hollow Knight Silksong, Jackson's extremely good Mario play, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, Xenoblade Chronicles, Deception IV, Pikuniku, Donut County (boo), our craving for questions, open world games?, Repertory Screenings (please listen to it!), Your Uncle's Beach House (also please listen to it!) This Month's Game Club: Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess Pikuniku Next Month's Game Club: Sonic Adventure 2

-1 sJUN 28
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Deception IV and Pikuniku

Einhander

A short but intense episode this week as we strike from the moon to bring you a slightly different vision of ‘what if Gundam but video games that can’t contain it’ than Titanfall 2 gave us two months back. We’re going into our PSX demo disc favs and pulling up Square’s attempt at a flashy shooting game—Einhander! This is our first shmup/shooter, and we still can’t figure out what to call this genre, but we do know what to call Einhander: a video game that we have Opinions about. Join us as we journey to the earth and back! Things Discussed:Hades, Inazuma 11, Final Fantasy VII, Sigil, Einhander, Playdate This Month's Game Club: Einhander Next Month's Game Club: Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess

-1 sMAY 31
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Einhander

Devil May Cry 3

We return to the franchise that has haunted us since the very inception of Abnormal Mapping as we gear up with everyone’s loudmouth demon hunter for the first time, for the last(???) time as we climb the tower of the supposed best game in the franchise, Devil May Cry 3! Do we agree with the hype? Or is Dante a character who gets better with age? Find out! Things Discussed:Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, Yoshi's Crafted World, Stickman Hook, Sudoku Relax, Devil May Cry 3, Devil May Cry 1 & 2, Bayonetta, Resident Evil This Month's Game Club: Devil May Cry 3 Next Month's Game Club: Einhander

-1 sAPR 30
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Devil May Cry 3

Titanfall 2

What does it mean to get into a robot? What does it mean when that robot is cool, when juxtaposed against war being hell? What does any of this mean when you do it all in a South African accent? We open the chamber of guf as we leap across the mighty gulfs between intent and execution as we talk about everyone’s favorite neglected mech shooter, Titanfall 2! Things Discussed:Ninja Gaiden, Ninja Gaiden 2, Dark Souls, Spyro the Dragon, Titanfall 2, Mirror's Edge, Gemini: Heroes Reborn, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Mobile Suit Gundam This Month's Game Club: Titanfall 2 Next Month's Game Club: Devil May Cry 3

-1 sAPR 12
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Titanfall 2

Chrono Trigger

From the mists of time we finally move on from Final Fantasy to other classic JRPGs as we play everyone’s favorite time travel adventure Chrono Trigger. What delights do we find in the ATB 2.0? How do we feel about silent protagonists in 2019? What makes a game beloved and what makes an old game worth revisiting if one was to go back? All time compresses into an hour and a half of adventure in this, the episode with (if nothing else) the really really good music. Things Discussed:Stadia, breaking up tech companies, Apple games, the modern video game crash, Ouya, Phantasy Star, Em's Dark Souls 2 LP, Souls and Soulslikes, Chrono Trigger This Month's Game Club: Chrono Trigger Next Month's Game Club: Titanfall 2

-1 sMAR 29
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Chrono Trigger

Killer7

Joined once again by special guest Aisling (@luvjanedoe), we take a journey into the first strange game Em ever played and one of the cult classics of the GameCube and Goichi Suda’s gameography with Killer7. Just how strange is a game known for being strange in 2019? What does it say about the dead ends of shooter and adventure game design? Just who is Emil Parkreiner? We find out today! This episode was brought to you byAisling Quinn, thanks to her support on Patreon. If you would like to support us please visit patreon.com/abnormalmappingand you too can guest on an episode of us playing whatever you want! If you want to send us comments or questions, shoot us an email at podcast@abnormalmapping.com! Things Discussed:Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, Kingdom Hearts 3, Spyro the Dragon, Killer7, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 4, Binary Domain, Dead Space, light gun games This Month's Game Club: Killer7 Next Month's Game Club: Chrono Trigger

-1 sFEB 28
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Killer7

Super Mario Galaxy 2

If you can believe it, it’s been six years of doing Abnormal Mapping and we’ve not once done an episode on a Mario platformer despite Jackson literally playing every single one since we started the podcast. That ends now as we both enjoy the last unplayed Mario for each of us and dip into the ups and downs of the Wii classic??? Mario Galaxy 2! We put our foot down about Yoshi, complain about the music, wax nostalgic for wiimotes, and generally have a complicated time. As usual! Please, come join us, and welcome to the galaxy! Things Discussed:our distinct lack of Kingdom Hearts content, Ys Seven, .Hack ignorance, Downwell, Mario games (broadly), Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Mario Odyssey This Month's Game Club: Super Mario Galaxy 2 Next Month's Game Club: killer7

-1 sFEB 8
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Super Mario Galaxy 2

Final Fantasy XII

After five years and many hundreds of hours our long Final Fantasy adventure is at an end as we pry open the doors on one of the most divisive games in the history of the franchise. What do we find in the land of Ivalice, aside from crystals and swords to cut the crystals with? How do we feel about Vaan in 2019? Is the format of an MMO truly a good way to play a single player game? We’re going to find out! And then, we’re going to rate all the Final Fantasy we’ve played on Abnormal Mapping, and go out in style! This Month's Game Club: Final Fantasy XII Next Month's Game Club: Super Mario Galaxy 2

-1 sJAN 25
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Final Fantasy XII