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Episode 148 – Hades

We’re talking about Hades—the harmony of story and mechanics, the usefulness of sexy character designs, and whether being ahistorical matters.

Join us on a journey through the Underworld. Or rather, journeys. Like, a bunch of them, because we’re talking about Hades, the latest Supergiant game following the adventures of the Prince of Hades in his attempt to escape his father/his father’s realm. We’re talking about the harmony of story and mechanics, the usefulness of deliberately sexy character designs, and whether being ahistorical matters at all.

Warning: This episode contains brief mentions of suicide in the section on The Myth of Sisyphus. Naturally, the middle section of the episode (the part introduced under the heading “Horny-Ass Video Game”) contains references to sexual content, though nothing explicit.

Some Sources You Might Find Interesting:

BORN TO DIE by Skeleton

Hades & The Gods (Story & Theme Discussion) by Superbunnyhop

The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus

Why Everyone’s Horny For Hades by Ash Parrish

Review: Hades Is a Ray of Sunshine in This Unending Night (or Day) by Zora Gilbert

Hades is about erotic punishment by Nico Deyo

Where Are All The Fat Queer Video Game Characters? by Aimee Hart

What Hades Can Teach Us About Ancient Greek Masculinity by Autumn Wright

Black Athena, White Power by Denise Eileen McCoskey

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