The Lag #3: Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

Welcome to The Lag, the podcast from New Game+ where we focus on the games too old to be new and too new to be retro.

Just as New Game+ promotes the belief that valuable discussion of games never expires, The Lag aims to carry that spirit by focusing on the old ones as much as the new ones. Alex Dewing and Olly Smith, the editors of New Game+ will act as your guides through The Lag, stopping to look at everything from RPGs to graphic adventure games.

In our third episode, we’re taking a trip to the countryside with The Chinese Room’s Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. This first-person adventure game set in the sleepy village of Yaughton, Shropshire, tells the story of the Appleton family as they face, well, the rapture. Left to explore the now empty land, you can uncover the mysteries left behind through the traces of a vanished community. Listen to Alex, playing for the first time, and Olly, a recent re-player, gush over the detailed open-world, haunting music, and beautiful landscapes that look just a little like your hosts’ childhood homes. As with all episodes of The Lag, be warned for heavy spoilers throughout.

The Lag will be back this Christmas for its fourth episode in which we hope to be discussing something jolly and joyful – so don’t expect The Last of Us. If you have any suggestions for what you’d like to see us play, get in touch or leave a reply.

As with all our episodes, you can listen and subscribe on Spotify, Anchor, Google Podcasts, and iTunes. So sit down, grab your consoles, and get ready as we take you through The Lag.

Have you played Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture? Leave us your thoughts on the game in the comments section below.

Platforms PS4, PC
Developer The Chinese Room
Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment

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