Ranneko Plays Holidays – Channel Update 2017-06-02

I am still on holiday! I am trying to sort out these posts before I head off because ideally, I would like to just leave my laptop at home. I have am terrible when it comes to traveling light, normally I have a minimum of half a dozen different devices in my carry-on just to cover any entertainment possibilities. If I can leave my laptop at home… I will still have half a dozen devices on me but the bulkiest one won’t get in the way.

For the record, the devices I have taken with me are:

  • Switch
  • Vita
  • Phone
  • Kindle
  • Pebble
  • Bluetooth Headphones

This week brings new series! In the Monday/Friday slot I will be fighting the alien overlords in The Ransistance (you can sign up to become a soldier here). On Wednesdays, I revisit my favourite game from 2015 and play through Massive Chalice for the first time since I wrapped up my Massive Tips series.

The current schedule is:

Saturday: Syfro Saturdays – Ranneko and Syfro Play Pit People
Sundays: Ranowned Explorers: International Society
Monday and Friday: The Ransistance
Tuesday and Thursday: Torment: Tides of Ranmenera
Wednesday: Ranneko Plays Massive Chalice

The videos

Syfro Saturdays – Ranneko and Syfro Play Pit People


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Syfro and I finish up this set of Pit People episodes with another run at the unfair tournament. It is a pretty fun challenge, as attrition slowly takes its toll. I always seem to lose troops slower than Syfro but I have a nagging suspicion that this isn’t due to a skill difference as much as it is a general willingness to let his troops hold the line.

Ranowned Explorers: International Society


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This week’s episode has a surprisingly lengthy series of encounters involving sheep. Renowned Explorers can be a pretty strange game at times.

The Ransistance


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It is time to kick off The Ransistance by showing those alien invaders they are always vulnerable. Operation Gatecrasher is a decent alternative to the tutorial but I do find it strange that it is the only mission that involves attacking a monument. I realise this is only really a distraction but surely we could have used that concept elsewhere as well?

Torment: Tides of Ranmenera


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This week the focus is on trying to finish up the quests found in the Underbelly and Government districts. The overseers and aeon priests have some interesting stuff going on. I wish I had a little more time to talk to all of them but this series is already going to run pretty freaking long. Gotta love Sn’erf though.

Ranneko Plays Massive Chalice


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I have made no secret how much I loved Massive Chalice. I guess the real question will be how it holds up after 2 years have passed. I want to spend a little time contrasting it with XCOM2, because though they belong to the same genre, they have very different scopes and minor mechanical differences have huge, knock-on effects on the tactical gameplay.

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