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Patch Notes 1.02: The Best & Worst of 2020 Pt. 2
We're back, myself, Alex O'Neill, and Brian Nabeshin Jackson, to sit down and talk about video games and whatever we'd like to talk about!
Today we are continuing our conversation from last time, discussing new consoles, games we need to say something on, and also round out July - December of video games in 2020 and talk about the best and worst.
We also share our personal Top 10 lists of the year and fill out some final idea categories.
Patch Notes 1.01: The Best & Worst of 2020 Pt. 1
Hello we're back! Yes, it's just Fireside, or one on one, or whatever you want to call it, but we finally have a name for myself, Alex O'Neill, and my good friend Brian 'Nabeshin' Jackson, and our sit down chats.
The name fits the idea, periodically we still plan on sitting down and giving updates on what we think of things going on or games coming out. Plus, tune in to our second part to hear our top 10 games of 2020.
In this episode, Nabeshin and I reflect on January through June as well as tangents, next gen consoles, Nabeshin's leave from IPP, and just about everything else.
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Mobius Front '83 Review Discussion w/ Jarrett + Scott
Jarrett and Scott sit down to talk about Zachtronic's latest game, the military tactical title, Mobius Front '83. For fans of RTS and other tactic-heavy games, this game should be on your radar!
Bugsnax Review Discussion feat. Andrew Cogswell
Review Discussions are an initiative to talk past or beyond a review or in place of a written/video review in a more timely manner. They’re an interview-style discussion hoping to discuss specific aspects of the game in question that may or may not be included in the written review. In some cases the discussion will be the only critical conversation we put out for a game, in others it may
complement a review.
For full disclosure, the PR representative of this title is a personal friend of the reviewer.
Quin Hoffman is joined by Andrew Cogswell of Uppercut to discuss, the adventure game where you capture creatures which are kinda bug and kinda snack, Bugsnax!
Bugsnax has you traveling to Snaktooth Island to uncover the truth behind the mystery behind the creatures which inhabit the island.
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Quin's Thoughts in Review:
The most fun I had in Bugsnax was when I solving the mystery and watching the ecological structures of the island work, but these are also the parts which hurt the game. You have to be the one constantly interacting with the local bugsnax to get these interactions to happen. Even the narrative falls victim to this as well, you as the player character are very much the driving force which makes the world feel less lived in. On top of this, the big narrative reveal at the end of the game feel flat for me because it was visible earlier with the game. There is a lot of heart in Bugsnax but the game falters occasionally.
Quin was provided with a review code of Bugsnax by a PR representative.
Next Gen Check In, Just Before Launch w/ Alex & Nabeshin
Welcome back to Irrational Passions Presents. This time, two of your favorite Irrational Passions Podcasts hosts Alex O'Neill & Brian Nabeshin Jackson once again sit down one on one to discuss what's coming in this next generation.
With the purchase of Bethesda, Microsoft has poised themselves to take a whole new array of games as exclusives. PlayStation also has FF16 under its belt, with possibility of more.
Plus, the two discuss what Nintendo has been doing and why it's working.
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Ranking the Hades Gods
With everyone being horny for the Gods in Hades, Quin Hoffman holds an official panel with two esteemed guests to determine which God is the most attractive and who also provides the best abilities in the game. He is joined by Ash Parrish from Kotaku & Jess Cogswell from UpperCut. Join them for a wild ride to determine the Top God in Hades.
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