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Podcast 499 - The Avant Garde Show (Yooka Laylee, Persona 5, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and More!)

og:image:, Feedback from Our Last Episode
, Yooka-Laylee
, Persona 5
, Horizon: Zero Dawn
, Nier Automata
, Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King
, Microsoft Scorpio Reveal
, Atlus/Persona 5 Controversy,

Brad got his hands on an early copy of Yooka-Laylee and delves deeper into his take on this spiritual successor to Banjo Kazooie (Check out his Pro/Con video on YouTube). Nolan shares his early thoughts on Persona 5 while Nick and Krispy continue to tackle some releases from earlier in the year (Horizon: Zero Dawn and Nier Automata)! In the news, we talk the Atlus controversy and the Microsoft Scorpio reveal.


Podcast 499 - [download]


This Week's Discussion Topics:

Feedback from Our Last Episode
Yooka-Laylee
Persona 5
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Nier Automata
Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King
Microsoft Scorpio Reveal
Atlus/Persona 5 Controversy
and more...

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  • Cobra 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    I agree that just cause a new game is designed like an old game doesn't mean its bad. I haven't played a retro platformer in years so I'm really looking forward to playing yooka laylee, in fact another old school style game that I've been getting into is Drawn to Death (admittedly it's because of brad begging people to try it during one of his streams). That game definitely deserves higher review scores then its been getting, the metaphorical dance of death that you do with your opponent is so fun I wish more games today did this.

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  • iMacOfDeath 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Are you telling me Brad isn't announcing these games!? My mind is blown.

    Meh, the Switch is a handheld before it's a home console. Why? Because home consoles don't melt when they are plugged in to your tv. It boggles the mind how Nintendo missed the fact their new creation doesn't have enough cooling power when it's docked, leading to warping, bending, and melting. Try all you want to wish Nintendo to do well, they just can't keep up with Sony and Microsoft. Just hope they will realize this and move on before they take another kick to the balls and become the next SEGA; just make games Nintendo, you'll do way better if you just go and focus on that.

    ATLUS is basically being that guy who comes to work and hears you talking about the new Marvle movie that came out, and they say "Hey, don't spoil it for me! I haven't seen it yet!" Know what I tell those people? "Then cover your ears, because I'm not going to stop talking about it."

    The worst sound in the world? Easy. "Pull up. *beep beep* Pull up. *beep beep* Pull up." Translated means: "You're fucked."

    Congratulations guys, the podcast I host also just made it past it's own 500th episode. Been going since 2007, and it's been a blast. For those of you interested, it's called Anime Pulse.

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  • Hayst 3 months, 1 week ago

    Krispy is 100% correct; in Japan, the high school "thing" is abundant AF.
    Speaking of Krispy, I think his speech about Nier: Automata made this podcast one of the best I've listened to. Something about his genuine reactions to the ups and downs and lefts and rights connected with a lot of the emotions I've felt playing some games in the past. I had no real interest in the new Nier, but Krispy's recount of his experience with it has piqued my curiosity to 11.

    Here's to the 500th podcast being even more of delight!

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  • GonzoLewd 3 months, 1 week ago

    To Krispy's point about how the Japanese mostly make their settings in High School, that is something unique about Japan. High school is generally conceived there as the best time for a Japanese citizen while College is generally not seen in the same light. Because of this, a lot of anime/game studios in Japan will milk this setting to death in order to capture the nostalgia high school for many who believe that time to be the happiest they've ever been. It's not like that in Japanese colleges where the work ethic there is a complete joke to the point where it's not even worth going to every class you take.

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