On this episode of Video Games 2 the MAX hosts Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison discuss the games they are playing such as Marc finally trying out Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Taiko No Tatsujin, although he got some bad news about his drums. Sean also played Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time And Space a mobile JRPG that was put on Steam and why he’s so glad his PC has a touch screen. The NPD numbers from March 2021 are also out too, Sony being the fastest-selling console ever, Monster Hunter Rise and Outriders selling well, and more.
They also discuss the games they are excited about from the Nintendo Indie World Showcase. Sean is happy about seeing more from Last Stop, There is No Game: Wrong Dimension hitting the Nintendo Switch, more on Cris Tales, and the big announcement of Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals. While Marc liked Never Yield and Aztech Forgotten Gods. Marc is also a bit befuddled by Konami’s latest indie title Getsufumaden and this leads to a discussion on a rumor flying around that Microsoft may have purchased the rights to Konami franchises. If it is even real, what could be the result of this?
Plus, a big rumor started suddenly that was quickly and thankfully squashed by the company itself regarding Square-Enix having interested suitors, although the company has no interest in selling at all. The guys talk about what this would mean and how it would not be good for gaming. Plus the latest details on the Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade and the Yuffie DLC finally having a standalone price.
The duo also converses on why there should be another F-Zero game and that the excuse of “we can’t think of anything innovative to do with it” is a really lame reason to not make one. Especially when Nintendo doesn’t have a racing game of this type. They also ponder the same thing for Star Fox. Plus, the end of Nintendo Labo leads to a conversation on what could have been with Toys to Life.
Other things discussed in the episode: Resident Evil 4 VR, Castlevania Anime canceled WWE 2K22’s debut and the wrestlers that were recently released, and the Upcoming Games.
Another Eden, Missing F-Zero, Konami Rumors
Start: Sean had to get a Covid-19 test due to getting some allergy symptoms at work
Games We Are Playing:
Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time And Space (4:50)
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla (8:28)
Marc buying Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete (9:15)
Taiko No Tatsujin (9:40)
Yakuza: Like a Dragon (11:30)
PS5 fastest-selling console, NPD Numbers for March 2021 (20:40)
Nintendo Indie World Showcase & Konami Rumors (28:30)
F-Zero is not dead and why it should come back, the same thing for StarFox, and the end of Nintendo Labo (43:45)
A random conversation about what could have been with Toys to Life (51:25)
Grammarly Ad (57:30)
Final Fantasy VII: Intergrade Yuffie DLC has a price (59:10)
Some Resident Evil Showcase Talk and Resident Evil 4 VR (1:02:10)
Square-Enix Has Some Suitors But is Not Selling (1:04:40)
Castlevania Anime canceled after Season 4 (1:11:40)
WWE 2K22 And Sean’s thoughts on the recent wrestler releases (1:14:30)
Ending: The Upcoming Games (1:21:30)
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.