Monday, November 13, 2017

Ep. #149 - Cold

The weather outside is frightful but the video games of 2017 continue to be delightful.

Call of Duty: World War 2 is thrilling for Alex...when it works. Horizon Zero Dawn's DLC is more of the same but cool, and Josh stands trial over the Nintendo Switch.

Also discussed: Wolfenstein 2, Nioh, What Remains of Edith Finch, Mario Odyssey, Zelda and the news.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Ep. #148 - Brutal or Blasé?

Gamers were surprised this week by a number of new announcements from Sony at Paris Games Week - including a new trailer for Last of Us 2. While the trailer was brutal (?), it left 2v1 perplexed and happened to be released during the same week of Call of Duty: WWII - a title that may not necessarily treat a real world war with reverence.

Wolfenstein 2 is divisive between Nick & Josh, Alex is wary of AI in the Turing Test, Mario is great, Josh doesn't like Splatoon 2 and Spelunky 2 is the best announcement of 2017.

Outro from Splatoon 2 soundtrack

Enjoy this bonus episode where Nick is joined by the Philosophically Suave One, AJ, to gush about the wonderful Super Mario Odyssey.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Ep. #147 - Super Wolfenstein: The Colossal Mario

October 27th, 2017 has unleashed a torrent of New Things on 2v1: Super Mario Odyssey, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Assassins Creed: Origins and Stranger Things Season 2.

Also discussed: Fortnite, Battlegrounds, HBO's Vice Principals, Gone Home OG Xbox and more.

Outro from Super Mario Odyssey OST

Monday, October 23, 2017

#146 - RIP Single Player?

Fall to your knees and weep. As you exit your corporeal form due to crushing despair over the loss of narrative-driven video games, the Reaper dabs in triumph.

It's a week of bad looks at 2v1, with EA closing Visceral Games and any hope of a promising single player focused Star Wars game with it. Activision/Blizzard wants you to covet the game-winning items of Marquee Players and Xbox reveals its delusion.

Also discussed: Middle Earth: Shadow of War, Steamworld Dig 2, Rocket League, Cuphead, Alienation, Mario + Rabbids

Outro from Steamworld Dig 2 OST:

Monday, October 16, 2017

Ep. #145 - Wardor

Everyone hates loot crates. Well, some people. And it depends on the game. And what if you can buy them with in-game currency? But is it gambling?! What we're trying to say is loot crates are divisive.

Middle Earth: Shadow of War dominates this episode as the follow up to a game Nick & Josh (and some dude named Cody who joins again) greatly enjoyed. There's much to discuss outside of loot crates including new gameplay twists, updates to the Nemesis system, breaking Lord of the Rings universe and a more interesting world to explore.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Ep. #144 - Battlefront II

The streak of guests continues this week with friend of the show, Lindsey!

The Star Wars Battlefront II beta opens up to the public and it appears to be an improvement for the revived series. Fortnite Battle Royale is still fun and Cuphead is a must-buy.

2v1 covers a lot of games this week: Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, Metroid: Samus Returns, Persona 5, Last Guardian, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, Undertale & Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain.

Outro from the Undertale soundtrack by Toby Fox:

And here's Nick & Cody playing some Cuphead:

Monday, October 2, 2017

Ep. #143 - Original Sin

It turns out 2v1 is having a blast with Fortnite Battle Royale - but how does it compare to the 2017 classic PUBG?

Another week dissolves into history as 2v1 welcomes back their friend Cody to help Nick discuss the depth of Divinity Original Sin 2 as well as the mythical, hardcore, 1930's action game, Cuphead.

The gang discusses the future of Battle Royale games, Zelda's Master Trials, the Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain & more.

Outro from Cuphead OST: