The panel discusses the best and worst implementations of New Game+ mode in RPGs, and what they would like developers to consider in order to avoid the pitfalls of Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins, and instead reach the same level of success as Chrono Trigger.
The beginning of the County Cricket Championship heralds a veritable buffet of news and game announcements, including an unexpected PC release of Octopath Traveler, and even more ludicrous claims about Nintendo Labo VR implementation in Zelda and Mario.
After last week’s reminder of the historically bad takes which have come from Caspius, the panel discusses other past ‘temporary errors of judgement’ about games which are now regarded as pinnacles of the medium, including F.F. VII and Chrono Trigger.
Lusipurr is joined on a trans-Atlantic cable call by Imitanis to discuss the recent European and American release of the Sony Play Station. The panel discusses whether Sony can become a major hardware developer, or whether they will be forgotten.
When SiliconNooB gives his Australiaitis to Imitanis, the podcast panel is once again reduced to two players. Lusipurr discusses the necessity of challenge in games and wider culture, whilst SN engages in some Nantucket-based poetry appreciation.
SiliconNooB makes a well-hydrated recovery to rejoin Imitanis and Lusipurr for a rundown of the week’s news and the site’s playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Perhaps Nintendo’s VR ‘device’ can help him catch up to the other staff!
When SiliconNooB is laid low by another bout of the Australian Flu (sobreity), Imitanis and Lusipurr are left to cover the news themselves, whilst also unveiling the spring 2019 site playthrough and an opportunity for 2018 donators to receive [bad] games.
Lusipurr, SiliconNooB, and Imitanis comment on the past, present, and future of the role of the President of Nintendo of America, and then delve deep into handheld console games and hardware, and whether they are played out of necessity or by design.
Lusipurr and SiliconNooB delve into the latest news from the Nintendo Direct, including surprising new game announcements and release windows, and they share heartening details about the forthcoming Nintendo Switch release of Dragon Quest XI S.
After paying tribute to some arcade memories and the best threequels ever made, Lusipurr, SiliconNooB, and Imitanis review the hardware, software, and developer results for the previous year, and render judgement on which of each was the worst.