Essays & Espresso Podcast
Essays & Espresso Podcast Special: Kara no Kyoukai

Essays & Espresso Podcast Special: Kara no Kyoukai

February 14, 2021

Three analytical Youtubers pose themselves open essay questions about games, shows, movies and entertainment media in general.

The essay question today: Nothing, we just talk about Kara no Kyoukai!

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YouTube link to the episode: https://youtu.be/KJrMNJi7p0g

Your hosts:
Daniel Santos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShintaiReviews
BoukenJima: https://www.youtube.com/c/boukenjima
AesirAesthetics: https://www.youtube.com/user/DumbDumbGames

Essays & Espresso #29: Holiday Catch-Up!

Essays & Espresso #29: Holiday Catch-Up!

January 24, 2021

Three analytical Youtubers pose themselves open essay questions about games, shows, movies and entertainment media in general.
The essay question today: Nothing. We're catching up on what we did over the holidays!

2:40 - Getting Gamers
9:47 - Young Frankenstein
13:35 - Cobra Kai
27:56 - Irishman + Hateful 8
49:25 - Kingdom Hearts/Cry For Help
1:20:31 - 13 Reasons Why
1:35:53 - Hades
1:47:04 - Nasal Spray Addiction
1:51:25 - Gamer Mom
1:53:53 - Master & Apprentice
2:04:45 - DO NOT  TAKE YOUR EYES AWAY FROM THE RED FRIDGE
2:06:17 - Planet Earth
2:11:27 - Ratchet and Clank Stream
2:19:35 - The Silmarillion
2:24:34 - Bloodborne

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YouTube link to the episode: https://youtu.be/paoWmKokBcU

Your hosts:
Daniel Santos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShintaiReviews
BoukenJima: https://www.youtube.com/c/boukenjima
AesirAesthetics: https://www.youtube.com/user/DumbDumbGames

Essays & Espresso Podcast Special: Game of the Year 2020

Essays & Espresso Podcast Special: Game of the Year 2020

December 28, 2020

Three analytical Youtubers pose themselves open essay questions about games, shows, movies and entertainment media in general.
The essay question today: Nothing. We're talking about our Games of the Year!

Categories:
9:30 - Dumbest gaming related decision of the year 
14:29 - Best platform exclusive
24:03 - Best kid game for children
29:12 - You need to stop making these
34:07 - Best world 
41:27 - Best anime
47:04 - Best crunch
48:52 - Best character design
50:15 - Best original property
53:00 - Worst meme where kids make fun of us, their wise elders 
56:47 - Best sequel / prequel / reboot / remake / brand expansion / blapity bloopity
1:02:38 - Lifetime achievement award for excellence in the field of ragdoll physics
1:05:49 - Best game we didn’t hate
1:06:32 - Best “are we still doing this?”
1:08:37 - Best game we didn’t play
1:12:02 - Biggest disappointment
1:15:13 - Best unexpected engagement
1:17:42 - Best game whose name is the exact same as a Yu-Gi-Oh! Card
1:20:58 - Most pleasant surprise
1:24:27 - Best indie game but being artsy is a penalty
1:28:04 - Best game with a prominent car
1:33:42 - Most annoying whining that people do
1:36:26 - Best videogame essay video
1:38:06 - Best sidekick
1:44:12 - Best villain
1:49:21 - Best hero
1:54:12 - Best babe
2:03:11 - Best hunk
2:12:42 - The best game where you push the stick forward and the movie plays / The Playstation Award / The Most Afraid Of Innovation Award / The Last of Us 2
2:13:09 - Game of the Year 2020

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Your hosts:
Daniel Santos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShintaiReviews
BoukenJima: https://www.youtube.com/c/boukenjima
AesirAesthetics: https://www.youtube.com/user/DumbDumbGames

Essays & Espresso Podcast #28: Transitioning To The Next Generation

Essays & Espresso Podcast #28: Transitioning To The Next Generation

December 16, 2020

Three analytical Youtubers pose themselves open essay questions about games, shows, movies and entertainment media in general.

The essay topic today: How are we transitioning to the next console generation?

Topics: 
5:18 - Sopranos
6:34 - Green Lights
14:21 - Family Stories
16:35 - I Can't Make This Up
22:41 - Tales of Heart R
27:26 - Fighting Games
34:32 - Asian Horror Movies
47:25 - Finding Drago
53:46 - Ghostrunner
1:03:45 - The Pathless
1:12:34 - Essay Topic
2:10:55 - The Gundam Incident

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YouTube link to the episode: https://youtu.be/mwrf65BL_so

Your hosts:
Daniel Santos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShintaiReviews
BoukenJima: https://www.youtube.com/c/boukenjima
AesirAesthetics: https://www.youtube.com/user/DumbDumbGames

Essays & Espresso Podcast #27: Plotholes

Essays & Espresso Podcast #27: Plotholes

November 22, 2020

Three analytical Youtubers pose themselves open essay questions about games, shows, movies and entertainment media in general.

The essay topic today: Silent Protagonists

Topics: 

3:03 - The Sopranos
17:49 - Killzone Mercenaries.
20:20 - Controllers
24:34 - Emulations
27:04 - Coffetalk
36:54 - The Boys Season 1 and 2
53:04 - Essay Topic

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YouTube link to the episode: https://youtu.be/ijHl-4hO878

Your hosts:
Daniel Santos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShintaiReviews
BoukenJima: https://www.youtube.com/c/boukenjima
AesirAesthetics: https://www.youtube.com/user/DumbDumbGames

Essays & Espresso Podcast Special: All-Star Superman

Essays & Espresso Podcast Special: All-Star Superman

November 8, 2020

Three analytical Youtubers pose themselves open essay questions about games, shows, movies and entertainment media in general.

The essay question today: Nothing, we just talk about All-Star Superman!

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YouTube link to the episode: https://youtu.be/f8jMZEKlEIY

Your hosts:
Daniel Santos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShintaiReviews
BoukenJima: https://www.youtube.com/c/boukenjima
AesirAesthetics: https://www.youtube.com/user/DumbDumbGames

Essays & Espresso Podcast #26: Silent Protagonists

Essays & Espresso Podcast #26: Silent Protagonists

October 25, 2020

Three analytical Youtubers pose themselves open essay questions about games, shows, movies and entertainment media in general.

The essay topic today: Silent Protagonists

Topics: 

1:42 - Uncharted: Golden Abyss | 
15:13 - The Last of Us: Part 2 | 
39:28 - Hades | 
51:26 - Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time | 
1:03:39 - Essay Topic

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YouTube link to the episode: https://youtu.be/2M_6wpbbZ2A

Your hosts:
Daniel Santos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShintaiReviews
BoukenJima: https://www.youtube.com/c/boukenjima
AesirAesthetics: https://www.youtube.com/user/DumbDumbGames

Essays & Espresso Podcast #25: Maligned Sequels

Essays & Espresso Podcast #25: Maligned Sequels

September 27, 2020

Three analytical Youtubers pose themselves open essay questions about games, shows, movies and entertainment media in general.

The essay question today: Maligned Sequels

Topics: 

5:56 - Harley Quinn | 
19:43 - ICO | 
29:56 - Bojack Horseman | 
43:45 - Fighting Games are embarassing | 
1:01:29 - Florence | 
1:05:25 - Last of Us | 
1:44:00 - Essay Topic

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Your hosts:
Daniel Santos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShintaiReviews
BoukenJima: https://www.youtube.com/c/boukenjima
AesirAesthetics: https://www.youtube.com/user/DumbDumbGames

Essays & Espresso Podcast Special: Spec Ops: The Line

Essays & Espresso Podcast Special: Spec Ops: The Line

September 7, 2020

Three analytical Youtubers pose themselves open essay questions about games, shows, movies and entertainment media in general.
The essay question today: Nothing, we just talk about Spec Ops: The Line!

For this episode we are joined by our friend Codey Entry!
Go check out his channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCseUB-78sF7MGcbl4mHhEng 

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YouTube link to the episode: https://youtu.be/y7d1RfQ3FD8

Your hosts:
Daniel Santos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShintaiReviews
BoukenJima: https://www.youtube.com/c/boukenjima
AesirAesthetics: https://www.youtube.com/user/DumbDumbGames

Essays & Espresso Podcast #24: Completionism

Essays & Espresso Podcast #24: Completionism

August 23, 2020

Three analytical Youtubers pose themselves open essay questions about games, shows, movies and entertainment media in general.

The essay question today: Is the AAA model sustainable?

Topics: 

00:02:50 - Magnetic Rose | 
00:09:19 - Streets of Rage 4 | 
00:13:46 - Signifigant Zero | 
00:23:21 - Handshakers | 
00:43:58 - Last of Us 2 | 
01:06:49 - Red Dead Redemption | 
01:18:50 - Cormack McCarthy | 
01:27:29 - Essay Topic

Link to the RSS feed: https://feed.podbean.com/essaysandespresso/feed.xml 
YouTube link to the episode: https://youtu.be/LNFPO04zQK8

Your hosts:
Daniel Santos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShintaiReviews
BoukenJima: https://www.youtube.com/c/boukenjima
AesirAesthetics: https://www.youtube.com/user/DumbDumbGames

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