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Replay Value Oct 28, 2020
Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed, More PS5 Questions, & Fixing Microtransactions
Today, the guys are meeting up to discuss 'Cyberpunk 2077' being delayed for the fourth time, now pushed back to December 10th. From there they break down more issues that continue to mount for the PS5 including available storage & Sony recording all voice chats. After that, they wrap it up by running through a few more news & notes like Godzilla becoming an available skin for 'Fall Guys', microtransactions, and how they should be limited to avoid being so heavily criticized, and Netflix going all-in with 'Assassin's Creed' tv shows.
Thanks for listening! Sorry for all the delays between episodes, as more news becomes available we'll be trying to keep these coming on a better schedule. In the meantime, make sure you listen/rate/review/share and help us get the word out. Enjoy your Wednesday, cheers.
Where Does 'Silent Hill' Rank Among Video Game Movies All-Time? | Empty Your Queue
Today, we're doing a little Hefferbrew Podcast crossover as Empty Your Queue takes over the Replay Value feed for a discussion on the movie adaptation of the beloved survival-horror game series, "Silent Hill". The guys talk about the pros & cons to the adaptation including less than stellar acting, fixed cameras to evoke playing a video game, and where the movie ranks all-time as a video game adaptation.
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Microsoft Buys ZeniMax/Bethesda, Next Gen Pre-Order Deja Vu, & 1000+ Patches for ‘the Avengers’
The guys get together to break down the huge news that Microsoft has purchased ZeniMax, parent company to Bethesda, and all the implications that may come from this $7.5B deal. Then they discuss Xbox’s pre-order woes less than a week removed from the PS5’s, and try to figure out how a game like ‘the Avengers’ could need an update that patches 1000+ issues & bugs.
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PS5 vs. Xbox, PS5 Pre-Order Nightmares, 'Fall Guys' Cheater Servers, & More
Today the guys are breaking down the battle between PS5 & Xbox Series X and which way they're leaning when it comes to the next generation. From there they break down some of the newest game announcements, a few delays, the PS5's mangled pre-order launch, the announcement that "Cyberpunk 2077" will be shorter than "the Witcher 3", the "Fall Guys" devs making special servers exclusively for cheaters, and much more.
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REVIEW: “NBA 2K21”
Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us every year for the last decade, shame on us.
The guys are back to break down their issues with the latest installment in the NBA 2K franchise including the lack of tangible exclusives for the $100 Mamba Forever Edition and why it feels like a hollow cash grab, the absolutely ruined shot stick, the MyPlayer’s overdramatic, ridiculously convoluted storyline, and how this game feels mostly like a copy/paste from previous installments across all game modes. This is the perfect example of knowing you're getting an inferior product before you buy it and still being disappointed by the obvious lack of effort put into it.
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REVIEW: "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2"
Today Dustin & Cameron are basking in the nostalgia of "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 +2", the remaster of two of the most iconic sports games ever. The guys explain how this game sets a standard for remastered titles, go through the game's endless customization options, try to find any nits to pick, and much more. If you're a fan of skateboarding games or have fond memories of the original THPS series, this collection is a must-own.
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REVIEW: “Marvel’s Avengers”
Today the guys are reviewing the latest from Crystal Dynamics & Square Enix: "Marvel's Avengers" ahead of its' release Friday, September 4th. Cameron breaks down everything you need to know before buying including how much it surprised him after the lackluster beta, finding fun in repetitive but rewarding gameplay and missions, a few complaints he had about the online multiplayer, why he doesn't regret already spending money on in-game microtransactions, and much more. Thanks for listening, if you dig what you're hearing please help spread the word and be sure to follow us on Twitch where we'll be streaming "Marvel's Avengers" and all the other games coming out this weekend. Enjoy the weekend. Cheers!
REVIEW: "Madden 21"
The guys are breaking down "Madden 21" and trying to figure out why they keep paying $60 a year for a roster update and some shiny looking helmets & whiteboards. They discuss the elephant in the room: how it's basically the same game with some more polish, before diving into things like the new "the Yard" game mode, what they would want from a sports game's story mode, will the PS5 version be any different, and much more.***
***One thing we forgot to mention but both absolutely hate is the new kicking meter. Why use a white bar when the top of the meter is also white?
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Recapping Day One of GamesCom, the Problematic Part of the "Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War" Trailer, & Appreciating Nintendo
Today the guys are talking about all the latest announcements from Day One of #gamescom2020, run through their first impressions from the demo of NBA 2K21, and break down Kotaku's excellent article on why the new trailer for "Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War" is so problematic. Then, Cameron explains how he's come full circle on Nintendo and what made him finally stop viewing it as "kids games."
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First Impressions of "Gotham Knights" and "Suicide Squad" from DC FanDome & Early Thoughts on the "Tony Hawk" Remastered Demo
Today the guys are offering quick thoughts on the two big games announced from the DC FanDome event: "Gotham Knights" from WB Games Montreal and "Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League" from Rocksteady. Then they talk a bit about the first official commercial for Sony's PS5 and go into game developers mentioning how games for the system will be utilizing the dual sense technology in the controller.
Finally, with the "Avengers" game beta becoming open to anyone today, they revisit some more of the issues and concerns they have for the game and break down why the demo for "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 & 2 Remastered" is so much more successful than the "Avengers" beta.
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"Halo Infinite" Pushed to 2021, Xbox Series X Dropping in November & Spending Time with the "Fall Guys" and the "Avengers" Beta
Back from a short hiatus, the guys are reacting to the news that the Xbox Series X will be launching in November without tentpole franchise "Halo Infinite" which has been pushed until 2021. This leads to them wondering just how stressful it has to be to make video games all the time before they run down more news including the huge updates coming to "Last of Us 2", Rocksteady's hints of a "Suicide Squad" video game, and more.
Finally, they breakdown their early impressions of battle royale sensation "Fall Guys" and Cameron talks about his weekend spent playing the beta for the upcoming "Avengers" game.
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REVIEW: "Ghost of Tsushima"
Ubisoft Forward (Out of a Cesspool), the Most Expensive Mario Game Ever, & Replaying "Skate 3"
Today the guys are running down some of the biggest video game stories of the week including the difficulties of enjoying Ubisoft Forward with the company still reeling from a massive sexual harassment scandal, why a surprise announcement for UFC 4 has Cameron worried about the quality of the game, if paying $114,000 for a Super Mario Bros. game is worth it and what games they'd spend that kind of money on. After that, they take a look back at 2009's "Skate 3" and invent possibly the best and worst idea for a game ever: realistic instant character death that makes you start all over again. Thanks for listening and for helping us spread the word, stay safe out there and enjoy.
REVIEW: "the Last of Us 2"
The Road to a New (Legit) NCAA Football Game, Cameron Finally Gets a Switch, & Replaying "Super Mario Galaxy"
Today the guys are running down the latest gaming news including the possibility of a new NCAA football game, they make predictions for the Xbox Series X Games Showcase, and react to the trailer for NASCAR Heat 5. Later on, they talk about Cameron finally buying a Nintendo Switch and he reacts to 2017's "Super Mario Odyssey". Thank you for listening, if you dig what you're hearing be sure and tell a friend. Stay safe out there.
#FixMaddenFranchise, the Repetition of Sports Games & Revisiting "Hitman: Blood Money"
On the debut episode of Replay Value, Hefferbrew's Cameron Heffernan & Dustin Brewer are covering the latest news in the video game industry including EVO being canceled, what they'd like to see added in the next Warzone update, and the fan backlash to EA's announcements regarding Madden 21's lack of changes to franchise mode.
They're also revisiting the 2006 game "Hitman: Blood Money" where Cameron breaks down the joy in how detailed the game is along with its' place among a crowded field of revolutionary sandbox games released in 2006. Thanks for checking it out, we hope you enjoy.