The Inner Gamer,

286: Microsoft Flight Simulator, Rocket Arena and Marvel’s Avengers vs. Destiny

September 15, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator returns after 6 years of no big titles and this one is a whammy. Microsoft recruits Asobo Studios, known for A Plague Tale most recently. They have built a flight simulator that lets you fly anywhere in the world. Literally anywhere in the world. They used AI technology combined with Bing’s mapping system to produce the whole world and place 3D objects on top of flat, satellite imagery. The result is a beautiful journey to anywhere in the world you want to go. We then dive into Rocket Arena and find very quickly it’s not a very good game. It was a good attempt but too shallow of a delivery to make it worth anyone’s time.

In the news, Ubisoft has their next Ubisoft Forward featuring Immortals Fenix Rising, the new name for Gods and Monsters. They also reveal a new game from the creators of Steep called Riders Republic. It now features bikes as part of the gameplay. Nintendo surprised us with a new game called Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Finally, Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War gives us a taste at what the multiplayer looks like and how it will work with Warzone.

Our discussion has us revisit Marvel’s Avengers to discuss the online service component of the game. We’ve beaten the campaign and discuss whether or not this game will truly keep us coming back for more. Is the grind fun? How does it compare to Destiny and its evolution over the years?

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Show Notes
      • 5:00

        Microsoft Flight Simulator

      • 32:10

        Rocket Arena

      • 42:11

        Ubisoft Forward, Hyrule Warriors and Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer

      • 1:20:05

        Marvel’s Avengers vs Destiny

      • 2:17:27

        Upcoming Video Game Releases

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