Short Pause Gaming Podcast #125: Destiny 2's Open World, Sundered Impressions, & What Do Strong Q1 Sales Mean for Switch?
Frankie's off this week, leaving Brent, Ben, and Bender to talk the latest and greatest in the world of gaming. Topics this week include:
- Destiny 2's Open World - As part of IGN's ongoing IGN First feature, the mega media outlet continues to dive into the nitty gritty details of Bungie's upcoming shared-world sequel. This week, Bungie spilled the beans on some of Destiny 2's open world features that gamers will encounter when exploring the game's four new destinations, including Adventures, World Events, Lost Sectors, and Flashpoints. Could Bungie be putting too much for players to do into Destiny 2's open world segments?
- Sundered Impressions - ThunderLotus Games' big-time follow-up to Jotun arrived this past Friday, and Ben and Brent got some hands-on time with the title. Is this the beautiful Metroidvania experience the fellas were hoping for? How do the well-documented technical issues affect the game?
- Grand Theft Auto VI Coming Soon? - Grand Theft Auto VI showed up in the credits of a video game voice actor this past week, but the actor has since confirmed the listing as a mistake. Is this a simple mixup, or is this really the actor trying to cover up an inadvertent leak? Also, what "big" title, besides Red Dead Redemption 2, does Take Two have planned for 2018?
- Illfonic Not Abandoning Friday the 13th - With Dead Alliance, Illfonic's new zombie-slaying shooter, on the way in the near future, fans of the technically problematic Friday the 13th were wondering if the developer was abandoning the surprise hit title. Illfonic has assured fans that is not the case, and more people than ever are working on Friday the 13th now. How significantly has this game improved from a technical perspective since launch?
- Hellblade Looks Incredible - Ninja Theory's upcoming third-person action title has gone gold and, if the new trailer the developer released this past week is any indication, it looks to be shaping up quite nicely. PS4 Pro support has also been confirmed for the title. Is this set to be a breakout independent hit for the seasoned action developer?
- Switch Sales Soar - Nintendo's new console is a massive hit, selling just shy of 5 million units in its first four supply-strapped months on store shelves. What does the enormous success of the Switch mean for the unit moving forward? Will Nintendo be able to keep this momentum up throughout 2018?
- Plus this week's new releases, what we've been playing, and tons more!
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