The Inner Gamer,

392: Granblue Fantasy Relink, Balatro and Pokemon Legends Z-A

March 04, 2024

We review a mobile game evolved into a full console and PC game called Granblue Fantasy: Relink. Austin played this game and is enjoying the gameplay, the JRPG mechanics and the world to explore. Is it a 10/10? Not really but is it worth playing? Very much so.

Brett also plays the deck builder roguelike Balatro. It’s inspired by Poker but it’s much deeper than that. It’s quite the addiction and he can’t get enough of this $20 game.

We have several exciting discussions this time around. We open with the dark side of an all digital future. With games now being afforded the option to change them post-release, what is the line we draw where it’s no longer ok to modify the game we paid money for? Will we ever actually own a game again?

We also talk about how Pokemon on Pokemon Day missed a huge opportunity to try and garner some excitement away from Palworld. Instead it was the same old formula for all their game anouncements, including little hype for their upcoming mainline title Pokemon Legends Z-A.

Finally, we discuss a new era in gaming. From Helldivers 2 to Baldur’s Gate 3, games lately have been changing the formula of what we’ve come to expect for certain genres. We talk about those genres and games and how they’re redefining future games.

Show Notes
  • 1:04


  • 2:32

    Granblue Fantasy: Relink Review

  • 32:12

    Balatro Review

  • 52:10

    The Dark Side of an All Digital Future

  • 1:24:46

    Pokemon Failed to Outshine Palworld

  • 1:39:24

    A New Era in Gaming

  • 2:12:38

    Upcoming Video Game Releases

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