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Easy Allies Podcast #262 - April 16, 2021

Tarts and Strudels go head to head in a bloodbath of gaming hype-checks as we look at the next 3 months of big releases. Also, Resident Evil announced even more projects, and Sony might want to remake The Last of Us already.
00:00:00 - Opening
00:00:47 - Corrections
00:02:12 - Silver Lining
00:03:38 - Resident Evil Showcase
00:24:34 - Q2 2021 Preview - April
00:38:36 - Q2 2021 Preview - May
01:07:03 - A Word From Our Sponsors
01:13:48 - Q2 2021 Preview - June
01:32:46 - Sony and Bend Studio
01:41:52 - Also This Week...
01:47:01 - L&R - Next DK Country game?
01:53:51 - L&R - Game: Name the Asterix and Obelix character
01:57:31 - L&R - What’s the bigger risk, FF7R or TLOU2?
02:03:35 - L&R - The wife caved and got a PS5
02:05:04 - Time For Bets
02:10:14 - Closing
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  1. Jerry Grimaldo

    Jerry Grimaldo

    پیش 20 روز

    The Jason Schreier conversation I think was frustrating because no one pointed out that Jason is the one who sensationalized this like he does with most his works. He takes the opinions, frames it how he can draw on peoples emotions, but then the blow back comes how he didn't expect it and to save face blames his readers. And you guys are so beholden to him, episodes like this remind me you guys are just fans, talking, nothing much more insightful. Maybe that's a reason it is starting to feel stale. Again, domiani makes a great point and your guys defend Sony, but forget that all this is always caused by bad journalism practices.

  2. Limpan

    Limpan

    پیش 21 روز

    Biomutant can be best surprise 2021. Did play it 4 years ago comic con stockholm , it was fun but combat was floaty .

  3. entres

    entres

    پیش 23 روز

    We need a damn Easy Update where the allies play some Asterix & Obelix Games or groupwatch the movies... :D Greetings from Germany!

  4. Throw Acnt

    Throw Acnt

    پیش 23 روز

    Anyone else just straight up skip to the resident evil part mostly for some powerful huber energy?

  5. ShiftAWS

    ShiftAWS

    پیش 23 روز

    Even after so many years of following Huber and the other Allies, his enthusiasm still surprises me sometimes.

  6. Marcus Hankins

    Marcus Hankins

    پیش 24 روز

    Yeah its annoying how people jump down sonys throat when there was literally nothing bad about that so.called leak. They aren't abandoning smaller games its just their main studios are going to go more AAA focused. It's not like naughty dog was told they have to do a last of us remake t another team started it as a passion project and Sony was like yeah ND should do this and ND must have liked what was done already to pick it up. Unfortunately the first pitch for days gone 2 was rejected but that doesn't mean they stopped on reworking their pitch and will go back to it. All these media outlets just want to drag Sony through the mud it gets annoying

    • Marcus Hankins

      Marcus Hankins

      پیش 23 روز

      @logitechSDAZ ok so what has he done thats so bad? I haven't seen anything that should cause any worry other than overblown conspiracy pieces that blow something like the schrier thing out of proportion.

    • logitechSDAZ

      logitechSDAZ

      پیش 23 روز

      Wow, cool story bro. Now, for the real news. The fact of the matter is that Jim Ryan is destroying Sony. If you can't see what's right in front of your eyes, then your fanboyism is off the charts. Jim Ryan has to go, or Sony will keep making blunder after blunder. It is hilarious (and sad) that you can't see that there is a problem. Remember Don Mattrick? He damaged the Xbox brand with his rhetoric. It took years for people to trust Microsoft again after that fiasco. Jim Ryan is dangerously close to being the next Don Mattrick. Quit being a fanboy and start recognizing that there is a problem at Sony and its leadership in regards to PS5. If you can't see that, then you are just a shill fanboy.

  7. Donte Francis

    Donte Francis

    پیش 24 روز

    My brother loves mass affect I’ve personally never played it but this remaster has sold me and I will definitely be getting it

  8. David Tidwell

    David Tidwell

    پیش 24 روز

    I never beat ME2, but I did enjoy what I played of it. There was just something about the original Mass Effect that was so alluring, especially coming off of my previous favorite BioWare game (KOTOR). It was flawed and had a bunch of filler but I would’ve preferred expansion on it instead of the streamlined direction of ME2.

  9. I don't read replies

    I don't read replies

    پیش 24 روز

    This is the second time recently I've seen Brandon be pretty passive aggressive and call out Bloodworth on not doing something/not putting in effort. @24:30 Since last time I've noticed Brandon is constantly on Bloodworth. Seems to be some animosity going on behind the scenes. Getting the vibe Brandon thinks Bloodworth is lazy and/or doesn't do his part...

  10. Substance104

    Substance104

    پیش 24 روز

    Nier and RE8 for me, though will likely buy them on a sale

  11. Taylor Hemphill

    Taylor Hemphill

    پیش 25 روز

    I think Biomutant needs Gamepass.

  12. Felippanda

    Felippanda

    پیش 25 روز

    Adding my voice to those excited about an Asterix watch party (for the animated movies). Twelve Tasks was always a favorite of mine.

  13. Iván Splvd

    Iván Splvd

    پیش 25 روز

    Huber. has the best vibe

  14. Son Of Sparda

    Son Of Sparda

    پیش 25 روز

    DMC2 Dante is definitely the best looking Dante.

  15. Rolando Vega

    Rolando Vega

    پیش 25 روز

    There's lots of reasons to dislike Mass Effect 2. While the story and most of its characters are great it lacks alot of 1's strengths that could have been improved upon but they chose to cut alot of depth out of its gameplay, level design, exploration etc.

    • Rolando Vega

      Rolando Vega

      پیش 25 روز

      @InfamousClank The mako having crazy handling is a fan favorite feature and driving up any mountain is especially satisfying. Only thing ME2 really added to gameplay was headshots.

  16. Kyle-San

    Kyle-San

    پیش 25 روز

    Panna Cota: Resident Evil Village Pop Tart: Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Toaster Strudel: Returnal Burnt Toast and Marmalade with Rind: Mass Effect Legendary Edition

  17. Iván Splvd

    Iván Splvd

    پیش 26 روز

    Am I insane!? I just dreamt about te EZA crew waiting behind me in a pizza place We switched orders an Jones was super nice Great podcast as always

  18. G_Rad_Ski

    G_Rad_Ski

    پیش 26 روز

    Correction: Billy Crudup was not in Frequency. Probably thinking of Jim Caviezel.

  19. TheNamekianClown

    TheNamekianClown

    پیش 26 روز

    Correction: The Famicom Detective Club remakes did not entirely come out of nowhere. They were announced for Japan in September 2019. You could say the localization came out of nowhere though, which probably only happened because development slowed down on other new games and NoA just wanted something for the release cycle.

  20. Christian Eddins

    Christian Eddins

    پیش 26 روز

    CORRECTION: Rune Factory 5 releasing on May 20th is Japan only. The worldwide release is still unknown.

  21. Leanne Mustafa

    Leanne Mustafa

    پیش 26 روز

    1:07:10 not my roommate 😒 I keep telling her to shut it! She never does fml

  22. tehgman2

    tehgman2

    پیش 26 روز

    I would love a Motorstorm remake, or a remaster of the 3 for ps5.

    • Charlie Wood

      Charlie Wood

      پیش 24 روز

      Don't forget Arctic Edge

  23. Twin Cherries

    Twin Cherries

    پیش 26 روز

    Correction: Rune Factory 5 is only coming out in Japan on May 20th, at least as far as I know. Hopefully the west gets it soon.

  24. Franklin Brooks still uses a PS Vita

    Franklin Brooks still uses a PS Vita

    پیش 26 روز

    1:13:40 Sorry Jones, but I've got a personal vendetta against Canva for always being the ad to get in the way of videos I try to watch on IRmys using my PS Vita web browser, and for that reason I must refrain from supporting them. I'll still support you guys through that one with the gum, though. That one sounded cool, as well as is for a product I'd actually make use of.

  25. kingofthesharks

    kingofthesharks

    پیش 26 روز

    I wonder if Resident Evil super fans get scared, or attempt to, on their first play-thru of these horror games. Before the dozen speedruns on subsequent replays of course. I just hope everyone's first time (especially Huber's) through RE8 is spent as alone and dark as possible, without the distractions of stream chats, loud awake housemates/family, or daylight (in attempts to finish the game asap).

  26. kingofthesharks

    kingofthesharks

    پیش 26 روز

    I'm one of the apparently few that like the look of the old DKC games more than the newer ones. I just think the renders of the characters, despite being squished into 2D, are better lit and animated on the SNES titles. Obviously an HD version of the trilogy would be ideal, but if they can't recover those old assets than surely someone with today's tech can remake them from scratch just by eye? Or better yet, make a new DKC in the graphical style of the SNES games (but widescreen & HD of course). Also not really a Correction but at 1:53:09 Damiani meant "Bramble Blast" or "Bramble Scramble" I assume. "Stickerbush Symphony" is the name of the amazing song that plays in those stages.

    • Twin Cherries

      Twin Cherries

      پیش 26 روز

      I agree, new DKC looks fine but to me a bit bland, especially tropical freeze (with some major exceptions for some amazing stages) The older games just look so much more appealing to me, it's such a more interesting art style

  27. Sindel

    Sindel

    پیش 26 روز

    CORRECTION: Damiani said that Scarlet Nexus got delayed. It was never delayed. When announced, it was 2021, then later it said Summer 2021, and then June 25th.

  28. VectoredPromise

    VectoredPromise

    پیش 26 روز

    Never believe an opinion piece from Jeff Grubb who doesn't even know why Returnal was developed as opposed to their earlier smaller titles, he's so full of it.

  29. ThePuinguin

    ThePuinguin

    پیش 26 روز

    Really guys? The Sony and Sony Bend story is arguably one of the biggest stories of the last two weeks and not only do we get your coverage of it extremely late because of the podcast schedule, it's a 9 minute segment....

    • Ertleon

      Ertleon

      پیش 26 روز

      I think they explained quite well why it is not a big story.

  30. Thiago Vidal

    Thiago Vidal

    پیش 26 روز

    22:13 Nah Damiani.. you're wrong. RE4 VR is what was rumoured as RE4 remake. The leak was probably about a development team working on RE4 project.. which from an outsider perspective, giving that RE2 and RE3 just got remade.. was reasonable to assume RE4 was getting remade too. But no. Forget about it. They wouldn't be releasing classic RE4 VR if RE4 was getting a remake. The VR would have been based on RE4 remake if there was one.

  31. Kelly McCabe

    Kelly McCabe

    پیش 26 روز

    DMC 2 Dante is the best looking Dante. Huber is correct.

  32. Thiago Vidal

    Thiago Vidal

    پیش 26 روز

    17:21 Exactly... this 8 hours window made it impossible for me to try the demo in Australia because it was in the middle of the night from Sunday to Monday.. which I had to be in bed early to go to work Monday. Utterly trash. I downloaded that garbage Sunday morning just to be greeted with the msg "The demo will be available in 16 hours".... Awful. 16 hours from the time I downloaded the game was something like 1 in the morning. I hate when companies like that assume US is the centre of the world and the other countries don't matter.

  33. Chris Bach

    Chris Bach

    پیش 26 روز

    CLARIFICATION: At 14:25, not sure if there is a movie that does the same thing, but Huber may be referring to Assassin's Creed Unity's E3 2014 Co-op Demo (irmys.info/more/h6R7b399e9KEqZw/fy-lm-h-y.html), where the noble that the players' are hunting gets his head chopped off and place on a pike at the end. That whole sequence is viewed from said noble's perspective in first person.

  34. Jacques

    Jacques

    پیش 26 روز

    Mass Effect 2 hands down the best!! Incredible game!!

  35. luciddre4m

    luciddre4m

    پیش 26 روز

    Poptart = Guilty Gear Strive Toaster Strudel = Returnal

  36. Mike Bike

    Mike Bike

    پیش 26 روز

    If you want to get into Asterix animation, go with Asterix and cleopatra from 1968 and the twelve tasks of Asterix. These 2 are must watch animation movies.

  37. Makenshi Critiques

    Makenshi Critiques

    پیش 27 روز

    i love hubers childlike enthusiasm, he is a treasure

    • pc_t

      pc_t

      پیش 16 روز

      @The Dream Capture so childlike.

    • Charlie Wood

      Charlie Wood

      پیش 24 روز

      @The Dream Capture That is what childlike means. Childlike is a positive term, "childish" is a negative one

    • The Dream Capture

      The Dream Capture

      پیش 25 روز

      It's not childlike he is genuinely hopeful and positive.

    • VectoredPromise

      VectoredPromise

      پیش 26 روز

      Agreed

  38. MythicDO

    MythicDO

    پیش 27 روز

    Huber's energy is so fucking next level. I love it.

    • Dandy Prime

      Dandy Prime

      پیش 11 روز

      I mainly watch these for Huber and Jones. I love 'em.

    • Arturo

      Arturo

      پیش 21 روز

      @OddRocker Ristyo Almost?

    • OddRocker Ristyo

      OddRocker Ristyo

      پیش 22 روز

      almost annoying

  39. Jordan Dallwig

    Jordan Dallwig

    پیش 27 روز

    Hehehe Huber said “bend over” Sorry everyone

  40. Ayoul

    Ayoul

    پیش 27 روز

    We're supposed to believe this guy had time for a whole conversation with his wife before the thing sold out on amazon? Maybe some weird website would've been more believable :P.

  41. LoomDoom

    LoomDoom

    پیش 27 روز

    Code Vein didn’t completely live up to expectations, but it was still a good game imo. Just not great. Certainly not a bad game by any means and the ending arc was pretty cool. I thought it was worth the buy. The Tales team is making Scarlet Nexus and Tales of Arise, and both are different type of games for them. My expectations are high for both, despite what they talked about. Scarlet looks like solid fun, but they really do have to promote it a bit more and they have to be more lax with people reacting to it because Bamco has been striking people on it I believe.

  42. C L

    C L

    پیش 27 روز

    I know you guys got a lot to cover but with those occasional interjections getting shot down by Jones the podcast comes off more like reading a check list and going through the motions. L&R

  43. Ayoul

    Ayoul

    پیش 27 روز

    Tiny correction because maybe that's what Jones meant: Knockout City is a dodgeball game. It's not about bombs.

  44. Tulio Bednarczuk Pecine Misko Soler

    Tulio Bednarczuk Pecine Misko Soler

    پیش 27 روز

    Please play do a Reaction Shots for Asterix. Thanks for the level headed discussion about Bend Studio.

  45. Key Frames

    Key Frames

    پیش 27 روز

    CORRECTION: Cacofonix is not pronounced CAK-OH-FONIX but CAK-OFF-ONYX, to sound like cacophony because he's a terrible musician.

  46. Ayoul

    Ayoul

    پیش 27 روز

    Using NMS as a silver lining really leaves a sour taste in my mouth. They should definitely not be made a positive example of what to follow ie launch buggy and incomplete and then fix it over literal years. They should've delayed the game until they could fulfill their promises and not use blatant false advertising practices and only then launch and keep updating it. Good for the fans that it's still supported and improving, but I wish we would use that segment to shine a light on games that bring actual positivity or news that actually deserve it. If we're already scraping the bottom of the barrel for this segment, maybe it should be retired? It's not the first time this segment is lackluster IMO and it oftentimes just starts the podcast wrong because no one seems to care.

  47. Kaia

    Kaia

    پیش 27 روز

    I really love both Pokémon and photography so I know I'm gonna love Snap, but also I want to support it when Pokémon gives us console spin-offs and not just mobile garbage they give up on after a year

    • Twin Cherries

      Twin Cherries

      پیش 26 روز

      Plus it looks soooo good visually, at least to me. As long as the gameplay length supports the price tag (and it sounds like they've added a lot of valid solutions for replayability) I think it'll be a blast.

  48. neuroflare

    neuroflare

    پیش 27 روز

    I love that Ben Hanson and MM has them defending the concept of the poptarts and toaster strudel segment every time it comes up now.

  49. kevin brauer

    kevin brauer

    پیش 27 روز

    Can we please let huber run wild, i know your trying to pace out a good podcast but i come here for the passion and excitement around games and sometimes i feel like its made out that hubers passion is bothersome. Just saying love the show and i would absolutely not care if it was longer

  50. Zack Meyer

    Zack Meyer

    پیش 27 روز

    Correction Mercenaries 3d came out june 28th 2011 before Revelations played it all the time waiting for Revelations lol so I think 6 actually was the last one.

    • Ayoul

      Ayoul

      پیش 27 روز

      He double corrected himself already haha.

  51. Philip Becker

    Philip Becker

    پیش 27 روز

    Correction: Jim Caveziel, not Billy Crudup in Frequency.

  52. Lithographer

    Lithographer

    پیش 27 روز

    51:00 hahahur I was one of those people that liked one more oh boy, but I'm still happy and excited to replay all three and to find out if I've changed. (this coming from someone who was absolutely pissed Oblivion simplified armor etc. over Morrowind's systems)

  53. Sam Strajack

    Sam Strajack

    پیش 27 روز

    Huber's beard is getting scary.

  54. アレックス

    アレックス

    پیش 27 روز

    Despite the enthusiasm for RE4 on the Quest 2 it is completely confusing why this channel has ignored the Quest 2. One of the biggest console launches this gen and just another reason why this podcast has become further and further away from being relevant since GT Time and the early garage days.

    • アレックス

      アレックス

      پیش 26 روز

      @Ayoul it totally is a console. It's own ecosystem, exclusive games, 1st party studios. It is part of this gen and one of the biggest launches where it now has the biggest VR market share even on SteamVR user survey. PS5 and SeX also sold out so not sure what that has to do with anything. Check the number of user reviews for the Quest 2 on Amazon compared to the PS5 and SeX.

    • Ayoul

      Ayoul

      پیش 27 روز

      The Quest 2 is not a console the same way a phone is not considered a console. It's not part of this gen and it's not one of the biggest launches when it's eclipsed by everything else that launched recently and is literally sold out. There's not any official numbers either afaik.

  55. Luo Sam

    Luo Sam

    پیش 27 روز

    1:36:41 DC movies don’t have that licensing problem.

  56. Anders Öhlund

    Anders Öhlund

    پیش 27 روز

    In the original French (and Swedish) Dogmatix is named Idéfix which is a play on "idée fixe" (fixed idea) basically meaning obsession... Not sure exactly why that applies to him. I haven't watched Asterix and Obelix in ages. I do remember laughing ourselves into a cramp while watching Asterix and Cleopatra and my friend kept rewinding the funniest parts.

    • Adam C

      Adam C

      پیش 11 روز

      RE: the original French name for Dogmatix - a person described as “dogmatic” would be characterised by their assertion of unproved/ unprovable principles. In other words, they stubbornly declare ideas and concepts to be definitive as if no supporting evidence were necessary - thus dogmatic people can be said to have fixed ideas (Dogmatix -> Idéfix). Hope that helps! 😉

    • Nicolas Ferreiro

      Nicolas Ferreiro

      پیش 27 روز

      Bones, I guess. When he's introduced he followed them across most Galia until finally Obelix noticed in the ending banquet.

  57. Aleeksa Le

    Aleeksa Le

    پیش 27 روز

    I have an opinion about why Sony wants to make Last of Us remake: easy money ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  58. davidevoid

    davidevoid

    پیش 27 روز

    Huber I said Resident Evil for a comfort game haha!

  59. The Canipa Effect

    The Canipa Effect

    پیش 27 روز

    1:57:40 It feels totally weird to call Tetsuya Nomura on FFVII Remake a "risk". While the commenter introduces him as the Kingdom Hearts director, he was also one of the writers on the original FFVII along with his character design and storyboard work. Back then, Square was a lot more flexible with its roles and so although he's an artist, he's also been involved in the storytelling as well, along with Kitase and Nojima, who as Blood mentions, was also involved. I think people are too quick to think of Nomura as the "crazy weirdo Kingdom Hearts" director when the entire team have been nuts for decades.

    • VectoredPromise

      VectoredPromise

      پیش 26 روز

      I mean he's the man who made FFVII what it is today. Being the one who made that character die, as well as save all the others from dying as to not ruin the impact of the first.

    • Kid Justice

      Kid Justice

      پیش 26 روز

      What ppl need to understand that one of Nomuras mentors was Tetsuya Takahashi aka the creator of xenogears and xenosaga aka two of the most convoluted and complex storylines in gaming. The only difference between them is Normua has the full backing of square enough to make a million games in an universe. His problem isn't that he's crazy jts that some of his world building comes without emotion.

    • Daredemo

      Daredemo

      پیش 27 روز

      If the interviews are anything to go by, Nomura was the voice of reason. Kitase and Nojima have absolutely lost their marbles. They're not a risk, they're a menace.

    • Hammad Khan

      Hammad Khan

      پیش 27 روز

      yeah man. Like as if the all the other guys have been making gritty hbo dramas for decades. All of the veteran devs at square enix are just different flavors of crazy at this point, which works for square's Japanese IP (a sane person can't come up with final fantasy imo). Don't know why Nomura is singled out. Maybe because he has been devoted to developing an IP for a much younger audience in kingdom hearts for all these years, people just label him "silly".

  60. Frances Oxberry

    Frances Oxberry

    پیش 27 روز

    Huber Hype got me HYPED at the end

  61. sunburst

    sunburst

    پیش 27 روز

    Why are we paying for these guys to have a studio they have no interest in acknowledging even exists? I understand there's still covid but they don't even go back one at a time or in pairs for work.

    • Easy Allies

      Easy Allies

      پیش 27 روز

      Look, it's not like we're on some extended vacation by working from home. This year has resulted in putting in more hours and enduring more stress than ever before. It sucks not to see everyone in person. It sucks not to be able to use that space. A lot of this stuff is significantly more difficult and time-intensive to produce remotely. With shows I'm working on, there are so many headaches that have to be planned around and technical issues to troubleshoot that just wouldn't be an issue if we were in the studio. And there are some things that we can't do at all until we return. We're doing this because it's the right thing to do to keep everyone safe and healthy, and we will happily return to the studio when the time is right. -Bloodworth

  62. Frances Oxberry

    Frances Oxberry

    پیش 27 روز

    DAMIANI VS ELDER SCROLLS

  63. BowlOfRice

    BowlOfRice

    پیش 27 روز

    It's funny how they're talking about pokemon snap having to justify it's price then they're hyped over a procedualy generated roguelike in returnal. 🤣

  64. DarshUK

    DarshUK

    پیش 27 روز

    I just realised April fools day came and went and Kyle, Elise and Don weren’t on the podcast. Much sad

  65. mrshmuga9

    mrshmuga9

    پیش 27 روز

    FF7R was easily the bigger risk, the only difference is that there's a consensus that it paid off. Sure TLOU is a monumental game, but FF7 is *LEGENDARY.* There's a reason why the GT crew JUMPED out of their chairs when it was (actually) revealed. Also worth mentioning the feeling at the time. This was after FF15, and people weren't crazy about FF15's combat. So the idea of using that/KH gameplay over turn-based combat, seemed like they weren't listening to criticism and that the director was needlessly injecting his style just to appease himself. Rather than what fans/players wanted. It looked like they were making all the wrong moves. And then on TOP of that there were concerns of getting the character's portrayals right, if they would remove/censor some scenes, if it had enough content since it was a small section of the original and so on. But despite it all, they managed to pull it off. And dare I say it, I think they were right to go with that mixed style than just turn-based. It's better for it and it deserves credit just for being a fun system on its own. But its more impressive that they managed to do it without alienating original fans. I don't even have nostalgia for the game. Didn't even own a PS2 to play it when it released and I only played a port of it years later, up until leaving Midgar, funny enough. They did a fantastic job.

    • mrshmuga9

      mrshmuga9

      پیش 24 روز

      @Twin Cherries Fair enough, I can see where you're coming from.

    • Twin Cherries

      Twin Cherries

      پیش 25 روز

      @mrshmuga9 I mean personally my main issue with 7R was *how* it handled the plot changes. Wanna make a faithful remake? Cool. Wanna make a new timeline / story in the same world and characters? Also really cool, and a pretty fresh idea. Where it loses me is that its execution is this really weird metanarrative with the fanbase and the decision to create a new narrative. Like fuck, I don't care if you wanna make something new, just do it. I don't wanna play thru the whole game just waiting for you to come to the obvious decision that you do want to make some major changes to the plot. I've seen people defend it and that's their prerogative, I just really don't give a shit about that execution. So that's why I'm mostly really anticipating the next title, the bullshit is out of the way and now comes the hard part, they have to actually answer to if they can create a new narrative that is actually compelling. And I'm so excited to see how that turns out, way more than pretty much anything about 7 remake before this moment. Anyway, to get to the point, I say let the flood gates open. 7R sent a clear message about what this "series" (or whatever you'd call it) wants to do with 7's world, so please stop worrying about it and just tell this new story already. I couldn't care less about faithfulness at this point, there was a time where I would have loved a prettier version of FF7 but we are well, well past that now. (Side tangent, it annoys me when people say for ff7 of all games it didn't need an upgrade in the context of 7R. While I loved playing thru 7 some years ago, it could stand to gain sooooo much from just being upgraded even to switch level graphics. So it really bugs me when people say og 7 is still out there. It is, but usually it's pretty fucking ugly. Having the original game in a prettier visual style would really work wonders for it and help keep it feel more timeless. So I'm hesitantly excited for ever crisis, that game looks very good but I really worry it may not actually have all of 7 properly redone which would suck. And like I said, 7r being faithful woulda been nice but we are way too far down the rabbit hole narratively for it to benefit from being faithful at all anymore.) So at this point, please just do something interesting. They don't have to diverge completely 100% if they don't want to, all I ask is that they just make a compelling story and stop with these awkward metanarratives of little consequence.

    • mrshmuga9

      mrshmuga9

      پیش 26 روز

      @Twin Cherries I guess the issue is how much can you change to make it interesting, and how much needs to be left alone to still resemble the original?

    • Twin Cherries

      Twin Cherries

      پیش 26 روز

      @mrshmuga9 But so much of the story is being fundamentally changed. Since that's the case, personally at least whether aerith lives or dies isn't really an interesting question. If her death (or lack thereof) has interesting consequences or implications, that'll be getting somewhere, but the life / death itself is kinda whatever, at least to me. I did appreciate what Damiani said though when he was saying that a lot rests on how well this upcoming part follows through with 7r's "promise," so to speak. And Aerith's fate is similar in that regard with the current story implications for her. If you're gonna be making such major changes to the game's plot / structure, I sure as hell better not be bored. I will be watching that game with great interest.

    • mrshmuga9

      mrshmuga9

      پیش 26 روز

      @Twin Cherries I don't think people's reactions would be so tepid if they're led to believe she will stay alive. Anyone else dying wouldn't make much sense and have the same reaction. I guess an alternative could be they kill her off at a different point in the story (say, in part 2). And for a lot of that part, she's unplayable. But in part 3 (assuming there's only 3 parts) they bring her back, which would also be unexpected. But I don't think that would be as satisfying. That moment was monumental *BECAUSE* they actually stuck to the decision of killing off a beloved, playable character. If she stays alive, I don't know what they could do to have an equally impactful moment. If she dies and comes back, it comes off like they lack conviction to commit to their choices just to make some people not feel sad.

  66. Pablo

    Pablo

    پیش 27 روز

    I wish i could do shrooms with Huber!

  67. Wild Link

    Wild Link

    پیش 27 روز

    I feel like the spirit of Pop-Tart is really being forgotten. I thought it was meant to put more eyes in something that isn't getting attention. Resident evil and final fantasy? Come on guys

    • Twin Cherries

      Twin Cherries

      پیش 26 روز

      @Diro when you put it like that it sounds a lil uninteresting, do we really need to go thru a list of games when inevitably a mario, zelda, RE, tlou, etc are obvious picks?

    • Diro

      Diro

      پیش 27 روز

      That was never the spirit of Pop-Tarts. This segment is a hypemeter of sorts, they're supposed to pick games they're very confident will be good (Pop-Tart) and games that they're a little wary of (strudel). Highlighting potentially underrepresented games is for things like Don't Skip.

  68. MisterK812

    MisterK812

    پیش 27 روز

    Correction: Resident Evil 3 was not made before Resident Evil 2. The Resident Evil 2 team went directly to Resident Evil: Code Veronica on the Sega Dreamcast. Early in development, the team wanted Code Veronica to be Resident Evil 3. But since it was a Dreamcast exclusive game, Capcom developed Nemesis for the PS1 instead. RE3 was released in September 1999 and Code Veronica was released February 2000. Even back then, some reviewers did criticize RE3 for looking like a rushed expansion for RE2, even though it was still reviewed really well.

  69. iXi Club

    iXi Club

    پیش 27 روز

    Lmao that Huber quote at the end

  70. Shindi

    Shindi

    پیش 27 روز

    Sony is treating the new lombax like they did Abby pre-release: "Mystery Woman"

    • Thanatos97

      Thanatos97

      پیش 27 روز

      I liked it haha

  71. Slimy Yet Satisfying

    Slimy Yet Satisfying

    پیش 27 روز

    Speaking of Return to Arkham, those remasters do look godawful. I thought I was losing my mind when people were saying it looked so much better. Like are you people fucking blind?

  72. Mike T.

    Mike T.

    پیش 27 روز

    I'm so glad you did not become developers. Some of your ideas (like the DKC one this time) are just super bad :-D

  73. The Rat King

    The Rat King

    پیش 27 روز

    Blood, if you ever decide to get into the Asterix series, I would recommend the comics. There are some nice animated films but nothing beats the comics. “Asterix and the Laurel Wreath” is probably my favourite and a great place to start. I’m pretty sure you can get them of amazon.

  74. Nier Far

    Nier Far

    پیش 27 روز

    Audio out of sync issues again for anyone else? 1:30:47 - 1:32:48

    • Flo

      Flo

      پیش 23 روز

      yup, had this for the last two or three podcasts now. Wonder if it's always the same problem

  75. RadActiveLobster

    RadActiveLobster

    پیش 27 روز

    CORRECTION (?): Might have been missed due to when on the 15th the Podcast was recorded (though the news dropped at 9 am EST) but Day's Gone comes to PC on May 18th EDIT: They got it in Also This Week but not the May releases??? Odd.

  76. chumpalumps1

    chumpalumps1

    پیش 27 روز

    The 2nd bill and ted movie, you do indeed see thru the perspective of robot bill while it's head is off. Just wasn't by a guillotine hah

  77. Alexandre Doiron

    Alexandre Doiron

    پیش 27 روز

    Is Mercenaries confirmed multiplayer?

    • Ayoul

      Ayoul

      پیش 27 روز

      I don't think so, but the last mainline entries with it had coop. That said, those games had coop from the get go in the campaign which RE8 doesn't have.

  78. Alexandre

    Alexandre

    پیش 27 روز

    DMC2 Dante being the best looking Dante is not really a hot take, most people say that

  79. Timeerased Games

    Timeerased Games

    پیش 27 روز

    The RE Village demo is obviously made to create hype 3 weeks in a row and use streamers as a way to enhance fomo. This is weird to hear people say « Capcom is doin weird things » they’re just creating the perfect storm of user made marketing

  80. Luke Lopez

    Luke Lopez

    پیش 27 روز

    Saga Frontier is the best.

  81. PK Starstorm

    PK Starstorm

    پیش 27 روز

    Saga Frontier is great, it's basically Octopath Traveler but more old school, it can be obtuse and janky, but they added a lot of quality of life features like speeding battles and a way to check what to do if you are lost, also a new character story.

  82. Mystemo

    Mystemo

    پیش 27 روز

    I vote yes to an Asterix viewing party. The animated movies are amazing.

  83. Traceries

    Traceries

    پیش 27 روز

    Is Oxenfree just point and click? Fully voice acted? I don’t know why I don’t know about this game but I am intrigued.

    • Charlie Wood

      Charlie Wood

      پیش 27 روز

      I do believe you actively control the characters on a 2D plane, I don't remember pointing and clicking, but maybe it's an option. Yes fully voice acted and celebrated for its voicework and writing, the idea is you can rewind time and explore many different dialogue trees. Oxenfree is also remarkably creepy, there's an excellent menace that terrorizes these teens.

    • Mystemo

      Mystemo

      پیش 27 روز

      It's not point and click exactly, you move the characters in real time and it's more story than puzzle focused from what I remember. It is full voice acted.

    • Kevboard Arts

      Kevboard Arts

      پیش 27 روز

      it's a walking Sim in 2D... there's basically no game mechanics. just talking

  84. Pints of Guinness

    Pints of Guinness

    پیش 27 روز

    Huber’s pandemic-beard is truly magnificent

  85. symbiotecontroller46

    symbiotecontroller46

    پیش 27 روز

    IMPORTANT FOR BET: The top paid list on Xbox gets updated weekly around Tuesday and not something like Amazon's best seller lists

  86. resonmon

    resonmon

    پیش 27 روز

    Did FF7R get bad rep at all ? Game was great

  87. you fucking momo

    you fucking momo

    پیش 27 روز

    Subnautica is great btw. Survival horror in water is a dream come true.

    • you fucking momo

      you fucking momo

      پیش 26 روز

      @DeejayNuKe thats true.

    • DeejayNuKe

      DeejayNuKe

      پیش 26 روز

      I wouldnt consider Subnautica anything near a survival horror game tbh Survival, sure. Horror, barely

  88. you fucking momo

    you fucking momo

    پیش 27 روز

    Dont you put that hex on me Ricky Bobby!

  89. mugdays

    mugdays

    پیش 27 روز

    1:41:04 "Bend over" tee hee

  90. Charlie Angel

    Charlie Angel

    پیش 27 روز

    RE 7 and 8.... FU!!!!!!🤬 Putting that series in first person is a mentally ill MISTAKE!!!

  91. Juz10gameguy

    Juz10gameguy

    پیش 27 روز

    I can't wait for your group stream of New Pokémon Snap! However I feel like the stream will lose some of its charm if it isn't you guys all in the same room. If you need to wait a few weeks until streaming it, I am okay with that.

    • ryan

      ryan

      پیش 26 روز

      Being the first stream in person would be special

  92. Flamur Alaj

    Flamur Alaj

    پیش 27 روز

    Resident Evil IX is gonna be Isolated EXtraction?

  93. Charlie Wood

    Charlie Wood

    پیش 27 روز

    1:24:41 As a huge fan of Team Ninja's Gaidens I do NOT feel that they are harder than the games Huber lists. It's that I find the gameplay in Ninja Gaiden so intuitive and fun that I want to play and "get gud". When I forced myself to play through the Souls series (and eventually learned to love it) I found those games clunky, I didn't enjoy the moment to moment playing of them and so I found them WAY more difficult than Ninja Gaiden. And ditto Nioh, I find that game much, much harder than any Ninja Gaiden. I'm not even some master at Ninja Gaiden, but playing through those games on the easiest settings I do not think should be at all too hard for somebody who's beat a Souls game. I see people playing Souls and just spamming R1, not really playing optimally, too focused on keeping distance and not taking damage, just chipping away at basic foes, and somehow this is fun to them, it drives me nuts. Ninja Gaiden 2, though I have no experience with the Sigma version, should be the jumping-in point for anybody who thinks these games are too hard, just play on the lowest difficulty setting and feel the game, you aren't going to learn a complex drum beat by counting, the rhythm has to come from within. NG3 Razors Edge is even easier than 2 and I think Razor's Edge is a good game, but I felt it fell short of greatness in a variety of ways.

    • Charlie Wood

      Charlie Wood

      پیش 27 روز

      @Badalight And Demon's Souls used to have item duplication, RIP, I don't think I could have learned to love Souls games if Demon's didn't allow me to cheat. Yes, I would support Ninja Gaiden having good, well implemented Easy modes, I feel the same about souls and Souls-likes. But, Sekiro doesn't have co-op and so it can't be cheesed in that manner, so... What have you played of Ninja Gaiden?

    • Badalight

      Badalight

      پیش 27 روز

      The Souls games have plenty of ways to make them trivial (summoning, OP weapons, magic in Demon's Souls, etc...) Ninja Gaiden really has none of that.

  94. Wesley Lang

    Wesley Lang

    پیش 27 روز

    Mass effect 2 is in my top two favourite games. I love that series. I really don't expect good things based on what we are seeing. Especially at that price point

    • Shindi

      Shindi

      پیش 27 روز

      Like what? 3 remasters with all DLC and they're heavily retouching the first Mass Effect which needs it most. That's one hell of a value considering they're all quality games.

  95. Duff Man

    Duff Man

    پیش 28 روز

    Please, please watch the old Asterix and Obelix cartoon movies. Especially "The Twelve Tasks of Asterix". It is from the 70s and to this day absolutely hilarous. Holds up!

    • The Rat King

      The Rat King

      پیش 27 روز

      You’re so right. The psychedelic cave is also so sick. They are all so good

    • Duff Man

      Duff Man

      پیش 27 روز

      @The Rat King Hey, cool, I did not know about this Blood and Wine ode to Asterix, just played the main game. A-38 is the name of the form they try to get. Would remember this untill the end of time. Legendary. I think my favourite is the island with the sexy ladies. How Obelix is not having any of it while Asterix would really want to stay is so funny to me. But the ghosts who are not spooky to Asterix and how he is letting all his pent-up frustration out on them. They are all really good :)

    • The Rat King

      The Rat King

      پیش 27 روز

      The task of getting a permit document from a multi-storey bureaucratic building. I always thought that scene excellently parodies the bureaucratic culture that many european countries have. There is a side quest in The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine that is an ode to that scene

    • Duff Man

      Duff Man

      پیش 27 روز

      @The Rat King Do you have a favourite task?

    • The Rat King

      The Rat King

      پیش 27 روز

      One of my favourite movies of all time. It is strange but I love it

  96. Nilbanas

    Nilbanas

    پیش 28 روز

    Returnal is my pop tart. I think that game is gonna surprise people.

  97. Keep Tempo

    Keep Tempo

    پیش 28 روز

    I think the thing about the "Weird" titles, from resistance to RE:Verse. I think its a "Training grounds" for their new employees or inexperienced ones.

  98. Son Of Sparda

    Son Of Sparda

    پیش 28 روز

    I feel like you guys missed the point on a few things covering that Bend/Sony report. The team at San Diego wanted to remake Uncharted 1 originally but it was clear to them that Sony wouldn't support that since it meant more work, so they went for something like Last of Us which meant less work and less budget. The goal was for them to become Sony's remake studio/team and work on older stuff after they've proven themselves. Also in regards to TLOU1 being remade, I feel like that would've been a bit more acceptable if we didn't already have a remaster of it for PS4. I like TLOU1 but I don't think it's a game that warrants buying it 3 times in the span 8-9 years. Especially since having BC on PS5 means that there is already a really good looking/playing version of TLOU1 available for PS5 owners. And the last important bit that I feel like was a bit overlooked here is that not only Sony didn't greenlit Days Gone 2, but they turned Bend into ND's support studio for the past 2 years. That's the reason why people left the studio and there were tensions within Bend since they were scared of becoming "Naughty Dog North". Yes, now they are working on a new IP but one has to wonder what the past 2 years of tension and senior/lead developers leaving the studio could've possibly done to the moral of the team there.

    • Ayoul

      Ayoul

      پیش 27 روز

      Not too sure about that 2 year timeline knowing how long they supported Days Gone post release and we only know the pitch for Days Gone 2 was the same year, but not exactly when. It's also fairly common in the industry for most of the team to have not much to do until a new game is in full production which is rarely back to back with a release (unless there's multiple teams working in parallel which I don't think is the case for Bend). You need to go through pre-prod first and without an accepted pitch, it's fairly understandable they were supporting Days Gone's post launch and other titles until then. Covid probably also didn't help any kind of transition to a new project. It's also fairly common for people to leave once a project is finished, but it's unfortunate that it sounds like it was accelerated by everything that happened.

  99. Valcrist Roda

    Valcrist Roda

    پیش 28 روز

    I'm one of those people who liked Mass Effect 1 more than 2! Bioware games tend to remove the RPG elements in sequels for whatever reason. Yeah, I didn't like that! 2 is still a good game, though. Didn't like when they did it with Dragon Age 2 as well.

    • Nicolas Ferreiro

      Nicolas Ferreiro

      پیش 27 روز

      @sunburst It began in 2. It was kind of giving Battlestar Galactica to Michael Bay. From half the cast fighting on civies and a filter mask even in Clorum gas atmosphere, to throwing a plot that went for impact above coherence yet turned out irrelevant in 3. As the game was mostly the squad quests, most of it was still good. 3 lacks that advantage, but the ending overshadows everything else... the likely reason the stranded ship got was retconned someone noticing team dextro was on board if alive, and that planet's life was not edible for them. Btw, the missed shots screwing up Earth wasn't lore, but physics.

    • sunburst

      sunburst

      پیش 27 روز

      1 and 2 are the only ones that are even Mass Effect games. 3 and Andromeda essentially totally abandoned the tone and themes of the universe right down to ignoring it's own established lore (all those missed shots at the end of 3 by the fleet fighting reapers would have glasses the earth)

  100. Brandon S.

    Brandon S.

    پیش 28 روز

    Hubers hype for RE is contagious

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