Is Assassin's Creed the "Transformers" of games? | Play, Watch, Listen ep. 21 -

Is Assassin’s Creed the “Transformers” of games? | Play, Watch, Listen ep. 21

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  1. i found Last of us 2 like a 5/10 game, not bad, not good i found the messages it was telling me interesting, but when you treat me the player as a 2 year old saying"circle of violence etc. and you keep pushing it, and not doing it sly or anything, it got kinda boring, get hit in the head with it, like watching a lecture over and over again.

    so i would say this
    gameplay 7/10
    story without me putting anything into it 8/10
    treating the story telling and me like a 2 year old gets you a -3

    acting in the game 10/10! great job
    that was my 2 cents, but who cares about a dude who gives most things 5/10 sometimes 8/10 and in the case of independence day 2 a: -3/10 hehehe

    well hope the show keeps going cause i have only made it this far 😀

  2. James Mcaffery voiced Max Payne in all 3 games. He's also in control and funnily enough He voiced the main character in the Alone in the dark reboot they mention.

  3. Hopefully it doesnt sound like im shitting on em – austin

  4. What a fascinating conversation on MW2 and "No Russian". I played that game when I was maybe 15 and got none of that from the game, it was just; "shoot those pixels". There was no outside context or thought provocation to that mission for me. I remember the most impactful thing from that mission being the playable character dying in a cutscene since that was the first time I saw that happen. There was absolutely no emotional response to the content otherwise, in fact I think I replayed that level quite a few times because it was such an easy level with loads of targets that don't shoot back. Before I make myself sound too much like a psychopath; everything in that was completely disconnected from actual reality. It wasn't "haha look a those people running away" it was "those pixels are moving that-a-way".

  5. Well there not a real woman whatever way u wanna see it I’m sorry but every time I talked to someone about this subject and there on the side of saying a trans women is a real woman or trans man is a real man I always asked them if they would have sex with a trans man or woman and there answers is either no or danced around now that’s not to say there not a real person because they are and they should and need to be treated with respect but dignity but the fact remains that a trans women is still biologically a man and Vice-versa it is what it is but if that’s what that person wants to do that’s totally fine but they shouldn’t except the hole world to not see them as a trans women as a biological woman and if a guy was to date/ have sex with a trans women and clam he’s straight he’s not he’s gay and there’s nothing wrong with that either im just getting sick of the hole world has to adjust there hole way of thinking because that person got there filings hurt because someone has a different opinion literally taking away freedom of speech and thinking

  6. Hey, I know this is late….but I finished Valhalla and it answers a lot of lore related questions and has the best AC story since Black Flag. Please do try it


  8. I did not like the ending of AC 3 because i didn't agree with the choice Desmond makes at the end. I've made peace with that in the time since the game came out but i see now that's the same as people complaining Joel and Ellie aren't the same people in TLoU 2.

    One of my biggest complaints with with Assassin's Creed now is they tied up the whole Juno thing in a series of comics(which i didn't realize until recently) and they BARELY reference it in the games(as an email in Odyssey).

  9. As someone who first played No Russian as a 12 year boy, I didn't find that mission horrifying in any way.
    It's not that I'm okay to with shooting people. I will find it appalling if I see it happening somewhere else. But in this particular mission, I feel nothing. It was one of my favorite missions infact.

    Only when Austin mentioned it now I realized "Oh yeah that was pretty bad".

  10. I would love to hear you guys talk about the Star Wars sequels. As someone who sees flaws but genuinely enjoys the majority of it, I'd live hear your take as you very closely treaded towards the topic when you guys were discussing sequels.

  11. I think thq Nordic is one of the best gaming company’s. They just remaster or remake classics that everyone loves. I hope they do Simpson’s hit and run next lol 🤞🤞.

  12. Relatively old podcast, but fwiw, you don't have to shoot in No Russian. It's completely optional, it doesn't change anything.

  13. I'll forgive Mike for his retelling of the history of Splash Mountain as its rooted largely in American History. Splash the movie was only an idea that was thrown out at the time when they were trying to distance themselves from the original inspiration of the ride, Br'er Rabbit and Uncle Remus. It was immediately turned down.

  14. I agree to an extent. It is true that often times the sequel makes an older game less fun because the new one has better mechanics. However sometimes a better and more interesting story makes the first game seem like it was lacking something. Take Red dead redemption. That was a great game no doubt… but the sequel (prequel really) in my opinion had even more heart and it made me wish RDR1 had more references to it and more story beats tied to the in game past. I get that RDR2 is a prequel and so they couldn't have anticipated all the characters and their arcs when they made RDR1… but it just got me thinking. Wouldn't it be awesome for an RDR1 remake where John references Arthur, Saddie, Charles… etc. Imagine instead of Bill saying to John, "I'm in charge, no more Dutch, no more Arthur and no more you" That single dialogue addition would just elevate the story of RDR1 for me (even higher than it already is). I know that RDR2 will probably have a remastered version on PS5 but I think they might remake RDR1 with the RDR2 engine and make a few additions to the story like I mentioned. I mean all the assets are there. They just need to access the old audio files and re-purpose them as well as add a few extra lines of dialogue. In fact, imagine if they merge the two games for a PS5 release. At the end of RDR2 you seamlessly start the story of RDR1, with a few extra missions to bridge the gap between the games. That would be AWESOME! And if RDR3 goes further back in time they could eventually combine all three games on PS5 or PS6 and create one masterpiece. Anyway let me stop getting ahead of myself hahaha. Also still want an infamous second son 2 haha. Alright essay over. Peace!

  15. I do not know if this is the case with EA but Disney when purchasing Marvel and Star Wars inherited ongoing contracts. And some deals made in the 90s were worded crazy. The North American board game license for star wars is exclusively Fantasy Flight Games an Asmodee company. With Marvel Disney World can't use any of those heroes because Universal has exclusive marvel attraction rights within a certain mileage.

  16. Last of us 2 is the definition of bad writing.

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