My main concern is that by having information on the screen like this, the staff will just not bother to mention the name of the game because it's already there, and so now only people who watch the video get that info.
It's sorta like how people were concerned when the Bombcast went video to begin with because people might do something visual like make a motion with their hands to illustrate a point, and audio only listeners would be missing out on this sort of thing.
I know the Beastcast (or just Vinny, mostly) has been trying to make sure to say the name of the game after a segment is over. I wouldn't mind the Bombcast doing something like that too.
Yeah I'm in this camp too. I mostly enjoy podcasts as something to listen to while I'm doing something else (driving, working out, gaming, painting miniatures, etc.) so I just hope none of the audio context gets lost in the mix of things.
With that said I love the new visual things you're doing and think it's healthy to mix things up and try new stuff!
A little surprised at some of the comments about episode 7. Cool not to like it but saying that it does nothing for 11's character seems strange to me. I think that episode firmly establishes who 11 is morally and solidify's the nature and character of her relationships with other characters. Kal is who she could have been under different circumstances and the audience needed to see what 11 would do give the chance (a real chance) to live out that revenge.
The original Blade Runner is probably my favorite film of all time (no hyperbole) and I'm definitely going to see this one. However, my wife hasn't seen the original so I'm curious whether seeing the original is necessary for enjoying the new one. She's interested in seeing both but we probably won't have time to fit in the original in the near future. Any thoughts on whether she should just go see the new one with me or should we wait?
I doubt GB will touch it outside of a passing mention on the BeastCast.
Aside from other streamers covering it I'm willing to bet that Three Moves Ahead will do a pretty podcast about it. They did a decent podcast recently about what's been happening and changed in Total War: Warhammer since release. It's worth a listen if you're into that sort of thing.
I put in 3 hours last night. So far I'm really enjoying it. I appreciate that I was able to bring in my hunter from the first game and see a small recap of when I accomplished things I'd done in Destiny 1. I feel like that helped me connect with Destiny 2 in a small but meaningful way that emphasized what I'd done rather than what I had.
I like the way areas are put together and feel like I can get in and play the way I want to without wasting a lot of time. The population of the social areas seems appropriate and I'm running into the right number of players in zones in a way that feels natural. For a person who likes to explore on his own but likes seeing activity around me it makes the world feel alive and a lot less lonely than Destiny 1.
The two big environments I've been in so far look great and when I take a moment to stop and look around I appreciate that a lot of work has gone into making things seem big without feeling empty. I hope that continues to be the case and more people take in those details. I also think they're doing a better job "signposting" side areas.
Don't know what to think of the story so far. I did have a few moments where I felt the dialog was a bit over-the-top especially when someones says "Guardian" with a bit too much reverence for my tastes. Ghaul seems decent so far and I appreciate the stakes of what's going on. We'll see but I'm enjoying it so far.