Game clubs are an enjoyable subgenre of video game podcasts dedicated to playing through one game, divided into either one episode or several. They’re also evergreen, meaning when you find a host combination you like you can jump in at a recent episode or dive into the back-catalog and follow along at your own pace.
Play Along Podcast is a new entry in this genre, and after wrapping up a series of episodes on Ocarina of Time they’ve started covering their second game, Konami’s classic PS1 title Metal Gear Solid. In the episode embedded below, they cover up to the first boss fight with Revolver Ocelot, discussing the game’s lack of tutorials, odd plot holes, and other oddities. The show brings a unique perspective as not all the hosts have played MGS, and Ben helps the other hosts navigate the convoluted timeline.