The Medium, Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, Skul: The Hero Slayer

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On this episode of Video Games 2 the MAX hosts Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison discuss some games they are playing. Marc is reviewing Skul: The Hero Slayer. While Sean is reviewing Ys IX: Monstrum Nox and he gives his first thoughts on that. While he has also checked out Cybershadow and The Medium thanks to Xbox Game Pass. Sean has enjoyed The Medium so far albeit in its early stages and Cybershadow is fun but also difficult. But man that music rules.

After that, they move on to the Xbox Games With Gold and PlayStation Plus Games for February. There is definitely a lot to pick up there.

There’s also much to talk about in the headlines this week, aside from The Gamestop stuff. Nintendo apparently owns the Astral Chain IP and what is going on with Bayonetta 3? Konami still has a games division despite the misunderstanding from their earnings call. What IP’s could use a new game that Konami is not capitalizing on?

Also, The Returnal and Lord of the Rings: Gollum are delayed. At least Returnal’s is only one month. After a long wait, Biomutant finally gets a release date of May 25. But Marc wonders why it is getting a collectors edition at all.

Plus, a new Knights of the Old Republic could be in the works. Hitman 3 making back some big money. More icky stuff happening at another studio, as Season developer Scavengers Studio faces reports of harassment, abuse, and the downright awful. We also talk about some upcoming games too.

Discussing Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, Skul: The Hero Slayer, The Medium

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Sean Garmer

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

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 Dietrich

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.



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Sean Garmer (Reviews Editor)
Sean Garmer (Reviews Editor)
Sean Garmer brings almost two decades of experience from the online Journalism field to Last Word on Sports. Sean's previous writing includes the World Cup, MLS soccer, football, and wrestling. Sean currently edits and writes video game news, articles, and reviews for LWOS and also contributes to his podcast. "Video Games 2 the MAX" to the website and the Last Word Radio feed. When he's not busy here or at his other job, he's spending time with his daughter, or playing video games.
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