Active Quest Episode 100!!! Our Favorite Games of All Time

Chris, Joseph, and Josh celebrate Active Quest’s 100th episode by discussing their favorite games of all time.

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Music

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

Moonlight Beach by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6671-moonlight-beach

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Featured Image:

Kingdom Hearts (Disney & Square Enix)
What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Our Favorite Games of All Time

Listener Questions

Voice message from Abram Buehner

Voice message from the Biggest of Average Josh Bois!

Andrew McMahon

My favorite moment is @JosephYaden ‘s collective disgust anytime he reads or is about to read anything from @TurnerandDouche. 

Mass Effect will always have a special place in my heart, regardless of what has happened/will happen to it in the future.

#1 Turner and Hooch Fan

My favorite part of the show is whenever you answer a question from this handsome guy.

My favorite moment was when you guys discussed the game idea I had called Bongerman with a bong peripheral controller

Samuel Guglielmo

Making y’all debate over who Best Sam was.

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Immortals: Fenyx Rising
  • Gears Tactics

Chris

  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Josh

  • Hades 
Active Quest Episode 99 Game of the Year The Last of Us Part 2

Active Quest Episode 99: Our Game of the Year 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 Fiasco, and Best Moments of 2020

Chris, Josh, and Joseph discuss the best games of 2020 and the recent Cyberpunk 2077 fiasco.

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DISCLAIMER: We received review codes of Crash Bandicoot 4, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, The Avengers, Yakuza: Like A Dragon, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, Journey to the Savage Planet, Coffee Talk, Mortal Shell, and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. 

Music

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

From Hades by Darren Korb & Supergiant Games

From The Last of Us Part 2 by Gustavo Santaolalla, Naughty Dog, & PlayStation

News

CD Projekt Red promises Cyberpunk 2077 refunds ‘out of our own pocket if necessary’

Nick Statt

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/18/22189322/cyberpunk-2077-refund-cd-projekt-red-ps4-xbox-one

Best Storytelling

Winner: The Last of Us Part 2

Runner Up: Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Best Multiplayer/Ongoing Title:

Winner: Call of Duty: Warzone

Runner Up: Fortnite

Best Indie

Winner: Hades

Runner Up: Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 

An excellent game created from an independently run team that has outstanding gameplay design that moves the industry forward, a gorgeous art style, and/or an engrossing story.

Best Art Design

Winner: Hades

Runner Up: The Last of Us Part II

A game that shows exuberance within its environmental art, character designs, and animations. The art itself perfectly represents the theming and atmosphere the game is going for. 

Uplifting Game of the Year

Winner: Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (review code provided)

Runner Up: Animal Crossing: New Horizons

A game that shows excellence in creativity and brings an insurmountable amount of charm through its humor, storyline, fun gameplay, nostalgia, or vibrant art. It should be a game that brings a smile to many. 

Game of the Year 

Winner: The Last of Us Part 2

Runner Up: Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Listener’s Award

Winner: The Last of Us Part 2

Runner Up: Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Listener Questions

Jerel

@jitrel

Talking to @LeBlancWes and @MrLuidon about how much I didn’t like the story of Last of Us Part 2, and talking to @PenwellWrites and @CamFinalMix about Kingdom Hearts on the HPCritical Podcast..

Connor Ewing

@connoerewing

Here’s a what come to mind:

– Ellie/Joel Museum sequence

– Ghost of Tsushima Title Card

– Finally beating Theseus and The Minotaur in Hades

– Miles Morales Classic suit creation montage

Wesley LeBlanc

@LeBlancWes

Well….one of my fav things was recording a show with the AQ crew a few months back

And if we’re talking actual games, nothing beats hearing the prelude theme that plays on the game’s main menu in FF7R for the first time. Instant chills

Stacin 

@PlayStacin

The fact that a SpongeBob game not only got an HD remake,  but the fact that it was built from the ground up and a beautiful game to look at. Battle for Bikini Bottom all day!

Andrew McMahon

@McMahon_BearPig

Beating Hades for the first time is so satisfying. The build up to it is fantastic. You try all these different approaches and some you think are perfect but sputter out because of one weakness, while another feels bad at the start but is great with a buff. It was so damn fun.

B.S. Byrley

@BrianByrley

Ellie’s birthday gift/scene 

The start screen for FF7R

#1 Turner & Hooch Fan

@TurnerandDouche

My favorite moment in gaming this year is probably when cyberpunk 2077 came out and I got to see the funniest montages of glitch clips in a game ever.

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Warzone

Chris

  • Observer: System Redux (review code provided)
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Winter Update

Josh

  • Grindstone
  • Fortnite

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Active Quest Episode 98: Cyberpunk 2077 Is a Mess, and The Game Awards 2020 Announcements/Winners

In this episode, Chris, Joseph, and Josh discuss the mess that is Cyberpunk 2077, and all the winners/announcements at The Game Awards 2020.

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Music

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

Quick Releases

The Prince of Persia Sands of Time Remake has been delayed

Tom Ivan

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/the-prince-of-persia-sands-of-time-remake-has-been-delayed/

Xbox Game Pass gets Skyrim next week; Yakuza hits coming in January

Owen S. Good

polygon.com/2020/12/10/22168954/xbox-game-pass-skyrim-december-yakuza-january

News

November 2020 NPD: Call of Duty dominates as next gen begins

Jeff Grubb

https://venturebeat.com/2020/12/11/november-2020-npd-call-of-duty-dominates-as-next-gen-begins/

Halo Infinite Isn’t Coming Out Until Fall 2021 At The Earliest

Luke Plunkett

https://kotaku.com/halo-infinite-isnt-coming-out-until-fall-2021-at-the-ea-1845838654

All The Big News From The Game Awards 2020

Joe Juba

gameinformer.com/the-game-awards-2020/2020/12/10/all-the-big-news-from-the-game-awards-2020

All The Winners At The Game Awards 2020

Marcus Stewart

gameinformer.com/the-game-awards-2020/2020/12/10/all-the-winners-at-the-game-awards-2020

Listener Questions

The Quiet Man Fan Account (Samuel Guglielmo, Reviews Editor at TechRaptor)

@Sgulgi

What is the Sam of the year?

Erick E. Epperson

@TheTriple_E

Do you think that the genital customization in Cyberpunk was just there to get more people to talk about it or is it there for a real reason? Is it unfair that there are more penis options than vagina options? Tell me what you really think about what V has in their pants!

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Chris

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla (review code provided)
  • Fortnite
  • Will talk about Observer: System Redux in a dedicated impressions episode
  • Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Godfall (review code provided)
  • Astro’s Playroom

Josh

  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (review code provided)
  • Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope 
  • Fortnite     

Recommended Reading

When It Comes To Representation, Trans People Don’t Need Your Excuses (thegamer.com)

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.