We’ve attended speak reveals. We’ve created Keanu Reeves. We’ve tracked down reduce scenes from the ‘90s and coached newcomers within the intricacies of tactical shooters. But this week marked a primary for us: We married a pair in Animal Crossing: New Horizons whereas they had been caught overseas in Amsterdam.
Okay, no, there was no marriage license, so the ceremony wasn’t completely legit. But we did get our host Jimmy ordained. And the couple did write their very own vows for the event. So within the grand sweep of Speedrun’s first two months, I really feel comfy telling you that we joined a pair collectively in holy matrimony on the island of Oasis Bay on June 11, 2020.
It was a cheerful notice earlier than at present’s grim flip. The Last of Us Part 2 critiques went up, and as Maddy Myers made clear in her evaluation: that recreation is darkish. It’s additionally violent. It’s additionally a regression, in some ways, for the developer that’s made a few of at present’s most lauded narrative adventures. I personally completed the sport a couple of days in the past, and whereas I discovered the violence to be essential to a number of sudden character arcs, I couldn’t shake the sensation that Naughty Dog was figuring issues out on the fly. Do I like the sport? Yes. I feel it’s nice. Is it Naughty Dog’s finest? Not by a protracted shot.
Regardless, as considered one of 2020’s greatest releases, it’s a becoming recreation to commemorate our 50th episode. We additionally took the possibility to dig into PlayStation’s historical past, waxing poetic in regards to the PS2’s library (it’s the finest one, in any case), and highlighting the errors Sony has made with every platform. Side notice: Has anybody found out what, precisely, Spider-Man: Miles Morales is but?
Anyway. For the subsequent two weeks, Speedrun might be going darkish. We’re reformatting the present to raised enable for extra vital takes, in-depth investigations, and artistic gameplay challenges, and 50 episodes appeared like one of the best time to take action. We’re excited to indicate you what’s subsequent, and we hope you’ll be a part of us for it.
In the meantime, get to work on these 1,000 video games you simply purchased.