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379: Hunt Showdown, Baldur’s Gate 3 and Phantom Liberty

August 14, 2023

In this episode, Brett heads to the past to play a game from Crytek called Hunt: Showdown. This game released in 2019 and it has taken us awhile to get there. Jumping into this game, we’re sad it took us this long. This is a great game with a really fun gameplay loop that keeps us coming back. Hunt monsters, fight other hunters and try and escape alive with your bounty.

We also talk a lot about the new cRPG Baldur’s Gate 3 from Larian Studios. This is as close to D&D in a video game as you’ll probably ever get and it’s so much fun. We share first impressions of the game and talk about how devs are a little worried that this may set a new standard that they can’t achieve with future games.

Red Dead Redemption is officially releasing August 17th but not as a remaster or a remake. Instead it’s simply a re-release on PS4 and Switch. How silly is that! Jason is excited but the rest of us are not. One of the greatest games of all time is getting a re-release for 50 bucks with no upgrades. Oh well.

THQ Nordic had a showcase where they launched two new games we were stoked to learn more about. One is TMNT: The Last Ronin and another is South Park Snow Day. We’re hopeful these two games really show up and blow us away!

Finally, Brett has beat Cyberpunk 2077 and talks about the ending (SPOILERS) and whether or not Phantom Liberty can bring the game back into the public’s positive eye.

Show Notes
    • 1:18


    • 2:38

      Hunt: Showdown Review

    • 23:30

      Baldur’s Gate 3 First Impressions

    • 57:19

      Baldur’s Gate 3: The Gaming Industry’s Kryptonite

    • 1:29:49

      Red Dead Redemption Re-Release

    • 1:44:34

      THQ Nordic Showcases Surprises with South Park and TMNT

    • 1:58:30

      Will Phantom Liberty Bring Back Cyberpunk 2077?

    • 2:21:21

      Upcoming Video Game Releases

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