Some games are there to give us brand new experiences, in places far from our normal existence. Other games hit a little to close to home and make us uncomfortable.

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That's the case with the brand new game Far Cry 5. It's set in a world that we recognize too clearly and expose us to things we would rather not think about. It's like a horror game that uses your basement as the starting point. It makes us scared to return to the basement.

So the matra we have to keep repeating is simple: It's only a game. It's only a game.

But in the end, it just makes us want to go back to Assassin's Creed Origins, where we were happy.

This week's podcast also touches on some other games of recent issue, such as Minit and the new Shaq Fu game, which retains the name of the old version, but little else.

We think you'll enjoy the goings on this week, so give a listen to ESH Cast #581: Just keep repeating to yourself: It’s only a game - It’s only a game.

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