Active Quest Episode 109: PlayStation State of Play, Pokémon Presents, and Persona 5 Strikers

This week, Chris, Joseph, and Josh discuss the latest State of Play event, the recent Pokémon presentation, and more on Persona 5 Strikers.

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Music

Theme Song made by Novila. soundcloud.com/novila-edm

Rapid News

🏳️‍Trans rights are human rights 

Upcoming Harry Potter game keeps brewing trouble

Patricia Hernandez

polygon.com/2021/2/24/22299095/harry-potter-jk-rowling-hogwarts-legacy-wb-games-troy-leavitt-youtube-resetera

News

PlayStation State of Play February 2021 Roundup: Everything Announced During the Event

Joseph “Give me Wario” Yaden

yourmoneygeek.com/everything-announced-during-the-february-2021-playstation-state-of-play-event/

New Details Emerge On The World Of Halo Infinite

Matt Miller

gameinformer.com/2021/02/25/new-details-emerge-on-the-world-of-halo-infinite

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes are coming to Nintendo Switch

Nicole Carpenter

polygon.com/pokemon/2021/2/26/21301048/pokemon-diamond-pearl-remake-nintendo-switch-game-freak

New Pokémon Game Is An Open-World Story Set In Feudal-Style Sinnoh Region, Pokémon Legends Arceus

Liana Ruppert

gameinformer.com/pokemon-presents/2021/02/26/new-pokemon-game-is-an-open-world-story-set-in-feudal-style-sinnoh

Listener Questions

Sabrina Rei

@StewOfBoo

Who among you is the best archer?

Sabrina Rei

@StewOfBoo

What does Sony have to do or show you to make you excited about its newly announced follow up to the PSVR headset?

Michael Cwick

@The1stMJC

Origin story! 

How’d you all meet? Who’s idea was it to do the podcast and have you ever all met up in person?

Jake Free

@JakeFreeDieHard

When it comes to remakes of games like the RE2 and 3, Tony Hawk 1 and 2 or even Final Fantasy Remake, who do you trust more? A review from someone who played the original or someone playing the remake of the game for the very first time?

Christian

@CTH73

With the death of Anthem how long do you think it will be before we see EA/Bioware try and pull off a similar game. Maybe not as far as gameplay, but for the looty shooty genre?

Sara Green

@98saraFLOPS

With the reveal of Intergrade, how long do you think it’ll be till we hear anything on Final Fantasy Remake pt 2?

Daniel Linton

@DanielLinton91

What are your thoughts on the newly announced Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Sinnoh Remakes?

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Warzone Season 2

Chris

  • Persona 5 Strikers (it’s pretty good) (pretty good review code provided)
  • Ring Fit Adventure 
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Josh

  • Littlewood (Review code provided) 
  • Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze 
  • StarTropics (for an article – very fun! First time playing!)

Recommended Reading

uppercutcrit.com/why-final-fantasy-viis-trans-story-resonates/

Active XP: Persona 5 Strikers Review

Chris Penwell reviews the amazing Persona 5 Strikers from Atlus, Koei Tecmo, and Omega Force. He explains why this game is “What You Wish For,” especially if you’re a fan of the original game.

Featured Image by Atlus & Koei Tecmo.

A review code was provided by Atlus.

Music intro from “What You Wish For” from the Persona 5 Strikers’ soundtrack by Atlus, Atsushi Kitajoh, Gota Masuoka, and Masayoshi Sasaki. The vocals are from Lyn Inaizumi.

Active Quest Episode 107: Persona 5 Strikers Is A Great Sequel So Far And Jack Black Should Play Everyone

Chris, Joseph, and Josh discuss the CDPR hack, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Persona 5 Strikers, and The Last of Us HBO show casting.

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Music

Theme Song made by Novila. soundcloud.com/novila-edm

Upcoming Releases

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart arrives on PS5 June 11

blog.playstation.com/2021/02/11/ratchet-clank-rift-apart-arrives-on-ps5-june-11/

The Kingdom Hearts Franchise Is Coming To The Epic Games Store March 30

Jason Guisao

gameinformer.com/2021/02/11/the-kingdom-hearts-franchise-is-coming-to-the-epic-games-store

Crash Bandicoot 4 Coming to PS5, Xbox Series, Switch in March 12

Jonathan Dornbush

ign.com/articles/crash-bandicoot-4-release-date-ps5-xbox-series-x-switch-pc

Jack Black Will Voice Claptrap In Borderlands Movie

Jason Guisao 

gameinformer.com/2021/02/11/jack-black-will-voice-claptrap-in-borderlands-movie

News

January 2021 NPD: PS5 Breaks Decade Old Dollar Sales Record
Sammy Barker

pushsquare.com/news/2021/02/january_2021_npd_ps5_breaks_decade_old_dollar_sales_record

Pedro Pascal To Star As Joel In ‘The Last Of Us’ HBO Series Based On Video Game

 Nellie Andreeva

deadline.com/2021/02/pedro-pascal-star-joel-the-last-of-us-hbo-series-video-game-playstation-1234691935/

Stolen Cyberpunk and Witcher data reportedly sold after ‘$7 million auction’

Tom Ivan

videogameschronicle.com/news/stolen-cyberpunk-and-witcher-3-data-reportedly-sold-after-7-million-auction/

Listener Questions

Greysun Morales

@GreysunMorales

Are you guys happy with TLOU casting choices so far? And also, who do you want to see as the other characters such as Tess and Tommy?

PlayStacin

@PlayStacin

If there’s a female Ratchet and a parallel Nefarious, do you think there’s other characters from other dimensions? Will we see other Clanks, Qwarks, and Lawrences?

Sabrina Rei

@StewOfBoo

So about that female Lombax…

Jake Free

@JakeFreeDieHard

What video game fight do you think you could win in real life? Personally I think I could win the garage  fight in the beginning of RE7

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Super Mario 3D World
  • Little Nightmares 2

Chris

  • Persona 5 Strikers (review code provided)
  • Ring Fit Adventure (lost weight!)

Josh

  • DOOM 3 
  • (tried playing) Nuts (review code provided)
  • Resident Evil 4 

Active Quest Episode 106: Persona 5 Strikers, Ring Fit Adventure, and No Overwatch 2 or Diablo 4 This Year

Chris, Josh, and PlayStacin discuss the lack of Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 in 2021, Ring Fit Adventure, and Persona 5 Strikers!

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Music

Theme Song made by Novila. soundcloud.com/novila-edm

Quick News

Prince of Persia Puts the Sands of Time on Hold Until a Later Date

Sammy Barker

pushsquare.com/news/2021/02/prince_of_persia_puts_the_sands_of_time_on_hold_until_a_later_date

Yip! Yip! Avatar: The Last Airbender TTRPG Announced

Chris Penwell

thegamer.com/official-avatar-last-airbender-korra-ttrpg/

News

Embracer Group Acquires Gearbox Software And Aspyr Media

Tuffcub

thesixthaxis.com/2021/02/03/embracer-buys-gearbox-aspyr-media-easybrain-borderlands-3/

Activision Blizzard Doesn’t Expect To Release Overwatch 2 Or Diablo 4 This Year

Joshua Henry

thegamer.com/activision-blizzard-earnings-call-release-overwatch-2-or-diablo-4-2022/

‘Final Fantasy VII Remake’ developers want to surprise players with sequel

Surej Singh

nme.com/news/gaming-news/final-fantasy-vii-remake-part-two-details-suprise-2869323

Listener Questions

Jake AKA Creamydave

When do you think the average person will have no issues getting a PS5?

Andrew McMahon

What is your favorite sports video game of all time. Also, did you ever enjoy them because you felt like you where living the dream of a pro athlete vicariously through playing it?

#1 Turner and Hooch Fan

Hey gamers, I have to say, I’m looking forward to the day I have enough copies of Turner and Hooch on vhs that I can build a gaming throne out of them. My question for you is this: if I stick a controller up my ass, will I become a peripheral? Asking for scientific reasons.

Sabrina Rei

Rocket league is basically soccer with cars, what other sports mashups do you think could potentially work?

#1 50 Cent Blood on the Sand Fan

alright so you know I need to ask 

do you think Resident Evil 8 will have 50 Cent in it? Obviously as like a cosmetic DLC because the game would be over almost immediately if you were playing as 50 Cent.

Joseph Yaden

Were y’all as confused as I was when you you first heard Combustion by Meshuggah? It has this hi-hat countdown in the intro that sounds like it’s off beat…but it couldn’t be. It’s Meshuggah, after all. Turns out, the song starts on the upbeat, making it sound like the hi-hat…

..count-in is off time — but it’s not. If you play the entire intro sequence with a metronome and start it on the downbeat before the song actually starts, the hi-hat countdown will make sense and will be absolutely 100% on time.

https://youtu.be/YsYClJk8Zv4

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Persona 5 Strikers (review code provided)

Chris

  • Uno: Ultimate Edition (review code provided)
  • Coromon Demo
  • Ring Fit Adventure

Josh

  • Resident Evil 4 

Stacin

  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  • Crash 4: It’s About Time
  • Worms: Rumble

Active Quest Episode 97: The Game Awards 2020 Predictions – Will The Last of Us Part 2 Sweep?

Chris, Michael, and Greysun discuss The Game Awards 2020, Dragon Age 4, and Persona 5 Strikers!

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Music

Theme Song made by Novila. https://soundcloud.com/novila-edm

Quick Notes

Oscar Issac Cast as Solid Snake in Upcoming Metal Gear Solid Movie

Chandler Wood

https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2020/12/04/oscar-issac-solid-snake-metal-gear-solid-movie/

Quick Releases

Doom Eternal Comes To Switch On December 8

Nicole Carpenter

https://www.polygon.com/2020/11/30/21726522/doom-eternal-nintendo-switch-release-date

Persona 5 Strikers leaked trailer reveals Western release on PS4, PC, Switch

Releases On February 23

Owen S. Good

https://www.polygon.com/2020/12/4/22153871/persona-5-strikers-release-date-ps4-switch-pc-west

News

Mass Effect and Dragon Age leads leave BioWare

Michael McWhertor

https://www.polygon.com/2020/12/3/22151192/bioware-casey-hudson-mark-darrah-leaving-dragon-age-mass-effect

Dragon Age 4 Will Get a ‘Special Look’ at The Game Awards Next Week

George Yang

https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/dragon-age-4-special-look-the-game-awards-2020/

Super Nintendo World opens on February 4th with AR Mario Kart roller coaster

Sam Byford

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/30/21726093/super-nintendo-world-osaka-japan-opening-date-announced

God of War’s Kratos Is In Fortnite

Michael House

https://blog.playstation.com/2020/12/03/join-the-hunt-as-kratos-in-fortnite-chapter-2-season-5/

Mando and Baby Yoda In Fortnite

https://www.starwars.com/news/the-mandalorian-joins-fortnite

Game Awards Predictions 

Game of the Year

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo
  • Doom Eternal – id Software
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake – Square Enix
  • Ghost of Tsushima – Sucker Punch
  • Hades – Supergiant Games
  • The Last of Us Part 2 – Naughty Dog

Best Game Direction

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Half-Life Alyx
  • The Last of Us Part 2

Best Narrative

  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghosts of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • The Last of Us Part 2

Best Art Direction

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghosts of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Last of Us Part 2

Best Score/Music

  • Doom Eternal
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Last of Us Part 2

Best Performance

  • Ashley Johnson – Ellie, The Last of Us Part 2
  • Laura Bailey – Abby, The Last of Us Part 2
  • Daisuke Tsuji – Jin, Ghost of Tsushima
  • Logan Cunningham – Hades, Hades
  • Nadji Jeterm – Miles Morales, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Among Us
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Valorant

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Ghosts of Tsushima
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  • The Last of Us Part 2

Any snubs? 

Listener Questions

#1 Turner and Hooch Fan

Gamers, how fast would my shit have to be to break the sound barrier? Also, if I managed to do so, would it break my toilet? Thanks in advance!

Plastic Hearts Podcast

With Doom Eternal on Switch scrapping the physical release how long can the base model switch handle these console/PC ports going forward? Will devs just keep squeezing their engines or is there a limit coming soon to what the Switch’s hardware can do?

Josh Nichols

what’s your favorite Zelda game other than Breath of the Wild? Do you think Wind Waker HD will get ported to Switch for Zelda’s anniversary? It’s my favorite Zelda and it belongs on Nintendo’s best system.