The podcast that takes a critical look at the craft of making games. Developers Allen Pike and Nigel Brooke dig in to a new topic each episode with an interesting guest.

Up Up Down Down is currently on hiatus, though we have at least two more episodes coming. Eventually.

38. The Bullet Spongiest Bullet Sponge

Michael “Rands” Lopp joins us to talk Destiny. We briefly discuss its budget and profitability before digging in to the question of why, despite its problems, it’s a fun game. We dissect the Crucible PvP mode, matchmaking, the story or lack thereof, leveling, and bullet sponges. Afterwards, we fail at going off topic and talk about the expansion, raiding, voice acting, and the surprisingly clever UI.

Download (1:19:52) • Mar 06, 2015