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The Gamesmen, Episode 233 – Buttery Biscuit Base

tGm233Join Hardlydan and Amras89 for game talk and fun! This time, The Gamesmen talk about Discord’s game service, Telltale Games pulling The Walking Dead: The Final Season from stores, the Oculus Quest, and Sony enabling cross-play. Games discussed are Marvel’s Spider-Man, Forza Horizon 4, I am Setsuna, Nier Automata, Monster Hunter World, and Diablo 3.

Featured Music:
Nier Automata – “Memories of Dust”
I am Setsuna – “Stronghold”

Show Notes:

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The Gamesmen, Episode 232 – Classic

tGm232Join Amras89 and Hardlydan for game talk and fun! This time, The Gamesmen talk about Valve and Ubisoft being fined, Devil May Cry 5, the Telltale Games closure, and the PlayStation Classic. Games discussed are PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds, PIxelJunk Monsters 2, Sparkle 2, Foul Play, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Monster Hunter World, SCUM, Donkey Kong, Battle Circuit, SuperHot VR, and SculptrVR.

Featured Music:
Donkey Kong – “Hammer Time”
Battle Circuit – “Criminal 9696X Dr. Saturn”

Show Notes:

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The Gamesmen, Episode 231 – Please Deliver

tGm231Join Hardlydan and Amras89 for game talk and fun! This time, The Gamesmen talk about Spider-Man’s saddest Easter egg, the Alan Wake TV adaptation, Single-player not being dead, the  latest Nintendo Direct news, cloud saves erased once Switch Online subscription ends, and Valve’s first approved uncensored adult game. Games discussed are Yakuza 0, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Marvel’s Spider-Man, PixelJunk Monsters 2, Monster Hunter World, SCUM, and Rocket League.

Featured Music:
Shadow of the Tomb Raider – “Ruins at Cozumel”
Yakuza 0 – “Parry Addiction”

Show Notes:

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The Gamesmen, Episode 230 – Onesie

tGm230Join Amras89 and Hardlydan for game talk and fun! This time, The Gamesmen talk about Warner Bros. inclusion rider, video game accessibility options, Chinese view for cause of childhood myopia, V&A’s video games exhibition, video game sales in July, and a new Pegi warning. Games discussed are SCUM, Monster Hunter World, Torn, Spider-Man, Richie’s Plank Experience, Battlefield V, Mini Metro, Octopath Traveler, and Snake Pass.

Featured Music:
Spider-Man – “Main Theme”
Torn – “Leaves”

Show Notes:

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The Gamesmen, Episode 229 – Unstickable

tGm229Join Amras89 and Tephlon12 for game talk and fun! This time, The Gamesmen talk about EA’s donation to the Jacksonville Tribute fund, Rocket pass, Nintendo’s indie channel, Blizzard removing loot boxes for Belgium, and Xbox’s all access bundles. Games discussed are Box VR, Beat Saber, Darksiders 2, SCUM, Monster Hunter World, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, Gorn, Rocket League Overwatch, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Featured Music:
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – “Stables”
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate – “Rajang Theme”

Show Notes:

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The Gamesmen, Episode 228 – Creepy Big Baby

tGm228Join Amras89 and Hardlydan for game talk and fun! This time, The Gamesmen talk about Oculus Rift support to Viveport, the Nintendo Switch online service, Monster Hunter: World on Steam surpassing 10M copies shipped, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with optimized gamesAssassin’s Creed skipping another year, Steam.tv, and Amazon removal of the 20 percent preorder discount. Games discussed are Hellion, Monster Hunter World, No Man’s Sky, Beat Saber, Rollercoaster VR, Face Your Fears, Elite Dangerous, Box VR, Oculus First Contact, Project Cars 2, Grid 2, Dirt Rally, Descenders, and Octopath Traveler.

Featured Music:
Beat Saber – “Beat Saber”
Monster Hunter World – “Final Fantasy Kulu Ya Ku Theme”

Show Notes:

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Monster Hunter Generations Pass or Buy (Demo Impressions)

monster-hunter-generations-ultimate-demo-656x369Monster Hunter is a game that has grown to be loved by many in the west, and the Switch having the play anywhere ability seems like a must. But there are glaring issues of the past that should go away.

First, I know this is a 3DS port, but do we really need zones loading anymore? Monster Hunter World (which will be my comparison to this modern system game) is fantastic; it has everything you want from monster hunter and more. The fact that there are loading zones takes away from the enjoyment. I jumped, or got knocked into the previous zone while fighting the monster. After playing MHW I can’t deal with zones anymore; while it needed to be for a low powered system, when it isn’t, it’s an abundance on the fluidity of playing. A fluid biome just makes everything feel natural and makes that experience much better.

Secondly using potions is a constant while being mauled by monsters. In MHW you can move while using a potion, and in  MHGU you stand still hoping not to be hit. Now I know the wait time to use is shorter, but I like in MHW you can move out of the way if a monster is gunning for you. Feeling like you aren’t stuck to a position makes you able to move away while dodging attacks from monsters that are easily able to hit you while you’re standing still.

Lastly, the combat is much more fleshed out in world. Using your equipment is vital in  a Monster Hunter game, and generations feels like a backwards step. My normal weapon now (the insect glaive) feels useless because it can’t do everything the World release can. Everything feels like a downgrade from what we have now.

To end, Monster Hunter is always good, but it you don’t have the right what made your last release amazing in a re-release, then you aren’t going to please the masses enough to commit. I love  MH a lot, but I’m going to have to say pass this one.