After watching Jeff's reactions to the new gameplay footage of Death Stranding, I really want a premium show of Jeff playing it start to finish. I feel like watching him deal with absurdity of Kojima's latest creation would be pure gold.
I don't know if I want to play the game myself. All I want from that game is to see Jeff's bewildered and incredulous expressions to every ridiculous design decision (and probably story choices) that game has to offer.
I don't see it happening, since Jeff seems busier than ever, but I can dream.
I'd watch it but I have a feeling the feature would be maybe a little too grindy to be a long running weekly feature. The trick to good full playthroughs of giantbomb games is wacky character stuff, which I'm sure Death Stranding will have, but it's a matter of how frequent it is. If it's 3 hour long walking missions to get to the next goofy cutscene, that's not very interesting. I'm not sure we can ever go back to the Persona 4 Endurance Run style of having multiple entire episodes of just grinding. There's also a decent chance Death Stranding will be a very long game, so this would be a feature that would have to run for months, which also means Jeff wouldn't have seen much if any of the game by GOTY.
So basically, I'd be down if it did exist, but I'm not sure the GB crew really want to make such a feature, and they have plenty of reasons not to do it.
@brackstone: A lot of the magic of the P4ER and the DPER come from both players being fully invested in the game and game world, and most of the conversation revolving around or somehow referencing the game. The grinding was fine because Jeff and Vinny were really good about cracking wise on-topic; similarly DP had enough going on at any time to keep both crews focused on the game. I couldn't pinpoint exactly when it happened, but most GB content these days outside of Quick Looks tend to become an audio podcast with an unrelated video playing underneath. I'm fine with it, but I also don't think an ER is as lucrative an idea as it used to be for this reason.
I get the impression that Jeff would rather play Metal Gear Survive again out of spite than Death Stranding. Over the years. The Giant Bomb staff get super annoyed any time a game gets pitched to them by the community to be turned into feature.
I like the title and the premise but I don't think it is going to happen soon after the game comes out. I expect the Quick Look, maybe a UPF rebranded for the day as "U Pee on Fungus". Maybe a spoilercast down the line. The only way I see Death Stranding being a weekly feature is if GB is hard up on paid subscribers.
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