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The Best Game I Played: August 2018 | Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

September 03, 2018

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By: Max Cannon

A lot of different games flash across my TV, some of them good and some of them are not so good. If you're looking for a great gaming recommendation you are reading the right article. Each and every month I'll give you the update on my favorite game I played over the last 30 or 31 days. Some of these games will be newer releases and some will be ancient games that I dug out of my dusty old cabinet but they'll always be something I'm passionate about.

This month's game is...

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

The Best Game I Played: August 2018 | Keep Talking and Nobody ExplodesThe Best Game I Played: August 2018 | Keep Talking and Nobody ExplodesCourtesy of PlayStation

Most people think of playing games in VR, or virtual reality, as an isolating experience, something that cuts you off completely from the outside world. Games like Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes have completely disproven that theory because this is one of the unique takes on multiplayer gaming you'll ever play and it involves one person's face covered with a VR headset, though you can play the game outside of VR if you're playing a specific version like the Nintendo Switch edition of the game.

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes - Cinematic Trailer | PS VR

It's easy to explain how to play the game, the person in VR is sitting in a small room with a complicated looking bomb in front of them while the player looking at the TV screen has similarly complicated looking bomb defusal instructions to read through to help defuse that bomb. If you're not a patient player then I would maybe suggest skipping out on this game, but if you're willing to fail and laugh then you're bound to have a great time with this challenging game.

The bomb defusal manual can be read on the screen, through an internet browser, or downloaded and printed as a massive PDF.The bomb defusal manual can be read on the screen, through an internet browser, or downloaded and printed as a massive PDF.Courtesy of PlayStation

Cut the Blue Wire

The opening challenges are relatively simple, you'll see 3 wires in front of you and by process of elimination, your partner will determine what to do next. A conversation will often go something like this:

"Do you have 6 wires?"

"Uh, I have 3 wires?"

"Oh... are any of the wires blue?"

"No."

"Is the last wire white?"

"Um, yes!"

"Cut the 4th wire."

Each module on the bomb seems tricky at first but once you learn the basics you'll breeze through the earliest bombs.Each module on the bomb seems tricky at first but once you learn the basics you'll breeze through the earliest bombs.Courtesy of PlayStation
 

So be prepared to fail a lot at the earlier stages of the game, and then, once you get the hang of it all, be prepared to fail again because of a tricky new mechanic that is thrown into the game. As I was trying to navigate a complex grid to defuse a module, an obnoxious buzzing filled the room. I searched around the bomb to find the source of the sound before realizing I had to hit snooze on a noisy alarm clock near me, ideas like this keep the game constantly engaging and keep you from getting too comfortable.

The late game bombs get even harder to defuse.The late game bombs get even harder to defuse.Courtesy of PlayStation

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Have Your Say!

What did your month of gaming look like? Have you tried out any VR games for yourself? Share your thoughts below!