Hart & Usagi #101: Many Sense


In episode 101 we talk about the new DualSense controller, several remakes in the works, and ESRB’s loot box warning.

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* Namcot Collection announced for Switch
* Panzer Dragoon: Remake for Switch now available
* Nier is getting remastered for PC, PS4 and Xbox One
* Sony Unveils “DualSense,” the PS5’s Next-Gen Controller
* Resident Evil 4 remake is currently in the works from Capcom
* ESRB ratings will begin warning players of loot boxes in games
* Crysis Remastered Leaks, Coming to Current-Gen Consoles and PC [Update: It’s Confirmed]

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One response to “Hart & Usagi #101: Many Sense

  1. Vanquish – I enjoyed it. It was my first Platinum Games title, and manages to hold a special place in my gaming library, which is I’m sure at least partially why I hold it as my favourite Platinum game.

    My recently played:
    To follow up from my last visit on the podcast, I beat NeverDead. It was okay. The controls take a little getting used to, but only because they’re different, not because they’re bad. The action is pretty solid, although lack of variety makes the game feel a little too long and a little to repetitive. The music gets repetitive as well. But the shortfalls didn’t make a strong enough impact to drive me away from the game. It’s a good game with fun moments. I feel like it’s one of those games that should get a sequel if only to improve on it and bring out the great experience that’s hiding in there somewhere.

    I’m currently playing Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise. Although I like the world better than Kamurocho at this point (which is about 1/2 way through the campaign) I think I like the overall combat system in Yakuza more.
    Side missions I find are much more straight forward at this point. There were too many weird side-missions for me in the Yakuza games I have played. The one that always stands out in my mind is helping a guy propose via a crossword puzzle? What the fuck am I doing?

    Crysis collection: I’ve only played Crysis 2, and it didn’t make me fall in love with the series. From what I remember when the game first launched, it was all about how advanced the graphics were supposed to be. When I played the second one what stood out was just how much clutter was on the HUD. Maybe I just finished a game or two where they were going for that extremely clean HUD, so flipping to this generation hit hard how much was on the screen.

    Nier Replicant – I’m happy with my Western PS3 copy. I enjoyed it, and enjoyed it more than Automata, but I’m not dying to play it again.

    ESRB & Loot Boxes – I stand by my idea that games with loot boxes should be rated M. And the rating should be updated in the software so that if parents use parental controls, their kids will suddenly not be able to play it anymore because the rating changed, and see how impressed families are then.

    PS5 controller – I like the dual-tone colour; that’s fine. The grips do look a little chunky, but it’s more about how it feels than it looks. It looks fine, but how will it feel. I’m not going to be looking at the thing when I’m playing anyway. The picture did throw me off though, because the buttons were done with transparent plastic, so from head on it looked like the buttons were flush with the controller which would have been dumb, but the side view makes it clear they’re raised. I don’t want lights in them though… why would I want lights draining the battery faster when, again, I’m going to be watching the screen not the controller!

    Tomatoes – I like tomatoes. They taste good to me. Good on burgers, BLTs (of course, with the T and all), in a salad, or even sliced on it’s own with a little salt & pepper. Carlin does not like them though.

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