On this edition of Video Games 2 the MAX hosts Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison are joined by Jens Dietrich in discussing Yakuza: Like a Dragon, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, Yes Your Grace, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, and more.
Sean finally got a PlayStation 5. He talks about the set up of the system and played some games on it too. Mainly Astro’s Playroom and Sackboy: A Big Adventure. He explains what makes each game unique and why Astro may be a better overall experience. Not to mention, going through some of his early experiences with the system and the Dualsense controller.
They also talk about the discourse around Cyberpunk 2077 reviews. Imploring gamers to be a bit more understanding of what reviewers have to go through to get out reviews of these big games in a timely manner.
Plus, the trio discusses the giant move by Warner Bros. to put their films on HBO Max for 2021 and the reaction by Christopher Nolan, Legendary Pictures, and AMC.
There’s also Scott Pilgrim: Complete Edition coming next year, Persona 5 Strikers finally getting a western release date, and a discussion on Nintendo’s recent dealings with online tournaments.
Cyberpunk 2077 Reviews, Persona 5 Strikers, Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Intro: Ghost of Tsushima winning the Player’s Choice award and the Monster Hunter film removed in China due to a joke.
Games We Are Playing: Sean gets a PlayStation 5, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and Astro’s Playroom (4:25), Yes Your Grace (16:13), Yakuza: Like a Dragon (18:50), Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla (33:20), 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (41:40)
Update on reviews for Cyberpunk 2077 and Immortals Fenyx Rising (50:15)
Headlines: Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah leave Bioware (56:10), Saga: Frontier Remastered announced and Project Athia is a 2 year PS5 exclusive (1:02:15), Metal Gear Solid movie in development and Tom Holland at the Game Awards 2020 (1:08:50)
More Headlines: Entertainment News: Warner Bros bringing their entire 2021 slate of films to HBO Max (1:21:05), Scott Pilgrim: Complete Edition coming January 14, 2021 (1:33:05), Sony’s Bend Studio loses some folks, Neil Druckmann gets promoted, and Keiichiro Toyoma out at Sony Japan studio (1:36:00), Persona 5 Strikers gets a western release date and a discussion on streaming Atlus games (1:41:35), The Xbox Game Pass December 2020 lineup (1:53:45), Nintendo and its dealings with the community (1:59:20)
About Video Games 2 the MAX
Video Games 2 the MAX is a podcast where Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison get together to talk about everything involving Video Games every week. they discuss what they are playing or reviewing, the gaming news of the week, upcoming games, a special topic, and more.
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Sean Garmer has a long history with video games, since childhood. But truly, things got serious when he discovered Pokemon on the Gameboy, and thus his Japanese RPG fandom was born. Sean has channeled that love of games into reviewing them. He also analyzes the games industry on the Video Games 2 the MAX podcast and writes on various sites. Sean pretty much plays any kind of game nowadays, but he still prefers his first love, the JRPG.
Marc Morrison brings years of experience writing about games (and of course, playing them) to Video Games 2 the MAX. He currently writes a Top 8 column every week at 411mania and also reviews games. Marc plays all different kinds of games and takes analyzing them to heart.
Jens is co-host and editor of the podcast Chapter Select and an occasional contributor to Video Games 2 the MAX. While he grew up on 90s PC adventure games and flight simulators, nowadays his preferences have shifted towards Soulslikes, JRPGs, and weird kusoge.