Watch Out for Fireballs!

A retro and non-current games podcast

About the show

Watch Out for Fireballs! is a game club podcast, focused on retro and non-current games. Every week, we play a game in its entirety, then discuss its merits and flaws at length. Most episodes begin with a short sketch, and we're pretty liberal about keeping tangents in. But it ultimately comes down to: Why do we like (or dislike?) this game.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • 385: Lucah: Born of a Dream

    Episode  |  February 2nd, 2023  |  2 hrs 25 mins

    This post-modern action RPG takes it's cues from Dark Souls. It's a whole ass vibe.

  • WOFF Dispatch: Indie v. AAA

    Episode  |  January 26th, 2023  |  1 hr 57 mins

    What Remains of Edith Finch? made people things, and other news, in January's WOFF dispatch.

  • WOFF 384 Preview: Hades

    Episode  |  January 19th, 2023  |  1 hr 13 mins

    No escape from heaven and hell.

  • 383: Heretic

    Episode  |  January 12th, 2023  |  1 hr 41 mins

    Thank you Abe!

    It's time to circle strafe the Monstrous Manual with Heretic! This Doom Clone has a lot of subtle improvements that make it more than just Doom with Wands. Listen in to find out more!

  • 382: What remains of Edith Finch

    Episode  |  January 5th, 2023  |  1 hr 53 mins
  • WOFF Dispatch: Duckstream 2022

    Episode  |  December 29th, 2022  |  1 hr 54 mins

    We answer your questions! We discuss Duckstream! We read your responses! What more could you want?

  • 381: Shadowrun: Hong Kong (Part 2)

    Episode  |  December 22nd, 2022  |  2 hrs 19 mins
    crpg, pc, shadowrun, shadowrun hong kong, strategy, strategy rpg

    Hong Kong is revealing some deeper truths to our group of Shadowrunners, as we search for the truth about what happened to Raymond Black and try to learn what's amiss with the Walled City.

  • 380: Shadowrun: Hong Kong (Part 1)

    Episode  |  December 16th, 2022  |  2 hrs 30 mins

    "Don't let perfect be the enemy of the good" month continues with the slightly worse but worthy follow up to the masterpiece Shadowrun Dragonfall. We've arrived in Hong Kong at the request of our adopted father but not all is what it seems.

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  • 379: Torment: Tides of Numenera (Part 2)

    Episode  |  December 8th, 2022  |  3 hrs 2 mins
  • 378: Torment: Tides of Numenera Part One

    Episode  |  December 1st, 2022  |  3 hrs 22 mins

    What is the value of one game?

    There are big shoes to fill and then there are comically huge shoes that can be made into houses for little old ladies. That was the job of Tides of Numenera, an excellent short story compilation that fails to capture the emotional resonance of it's predecessor. Here us talk about the generalities and Sagus Cliffs in this episode before hitting the end game next week!

  • WOFF! Dispatch: Oops! All Questions 2

    Episode  |  November 24th, 2022  |  1 hr 55 mins
  • Half Life Alyx (Preview)

    Episode  |  November 17th, 2022  |  59 mins 11 secs

    The Watch Out For Fireballs has been silent on the topic of The Half Life for a while now but it's time to wake up and smell the ashes! (I know this is mixing vortigaunt and g-man speak, and I don't care!)

    Half Life Alyx is our first major foray into VR and not likely to be our last. Alyx is a great game for this because it's dedicated to being a full franchise entry, a return to form, with few compromises. Though it's a little long and your experience will likely vary (that's the nature of VR), this game is a breath of fresh air.

    Thank you Elliot!

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