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NWP Spoils The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


Posted on 07/02/2017 at 11:34 PM | Filed Under Feature

You all seemed much more hyped about it then I was. It was fine but I can't even imagine putting it anywhere near top 25 all time. Not even talking about my personal list but I feel it'll be a top 10 game in many All Time lists.

Ryan Higgins proclaimed it game of all time in the recent Geekbox but I just don't see it. There's certainly some amazing things but I feel the "Zelda" name is whats carrying it so far. I much preferred Horizon to this BotW. Though I choose Chrono Cross over Trigger so.... 

Anyways, great podcast guys. I like these spoiler casts. Looking forward to the next one I can relate to. Should we repost Chrono Crossing/Stage Select picks here or are you pulling them from the episode a few weeks back?

Episode 115: Nerdy Dialogue


Posted on 06/09/2017 at 04:40 PM | Filed Under Feature

Welcome to the crew. I've been listening to podcasts for about 4 years now. I got about 15 main podcasts and NWP is second (or third) only to Beast/Bombcast. But in fairness I think thats also Julians top podcast. As you've stated, it's laid back and just a good listen. Some hosts come off like they are better than you. NWP just feels like hanging with friends. Where else would you get hosts that hang around here and shoot the breeze regularly?

Episode 115: Nerdy Dialogue


Posted on 06/09/2017 at 04:26 PM | Filed Under Feature

Great show guys. You were correct about Kid, Julian. Lucca finds and adopts her. Kid is Schala's daughter/clone. I don't know if you ever saw the anime cutscenes for Chrono Trigger on PSX but the baby Lucca finds is Kid. Lynx ends up killing Lucca which is why Kid wants revenge.

I was really surprised to hear that you never played the other 2 Metroid Primes considering how much you loved the first. I'd say 2 is very good but not as good as 1. The 3rd was definitely lacking. There was like 4 upgrades for the freaking grappling hook. It was ridiculous.

I'm also surprised how much you dislike PC gaming but I guess that's part of why I like this show. Like I've said, just normal fellas who love to play games. I got friends who always berate my consoles but I wouldn't trade them for anything. I just want to insert a disc and play. I'd hate to be one of those guys on a forum trying to figure out why my newest, most anticipated game won't run on my PC. Too many variables there.

Anyways on to some Stage Select

Stage Select: Toilet Paper Characters

Slippy Toad (Starfox)
He's so annoying. I just shoot him down and get it out of the way.

Falco Lombardi (Starfox)
He's so smug but he'll always be 2nd rate.

Dog (Duck Hunt)
If you don't hate this dog, you didn't have a Nintendo.

Dan (Street Fighter)
Seriously?

Cow (Fighters Destiny)
I still remember the swaying utter dance after a defeat. I'll be eating your brethren for dinner...

Voldo (Soul Calibur)
This guy is just too out there. I love slamming my blade over his head.


Chrono Crossing: Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage is one of the series I recall most from my childhood. I always had friends over so there was always someone to play with. I still wait for a sequel or spiritual successor that can capture the feeling of these types of games.  

Episode 114: Tropes vs NWP in Video Games


Posted on 05/31/2017 at 09:07 PM | Filed Under Feature

Got to say that this Stage Select was tough since I don't remember many quotes. Sure there's some standouts but something that I really like was hard to pinpoint. Here goes. 

 

Stage Select: Top 3 Quotes  

3. I'll kick your bloody arse so hard you'll kiss the moons.

-Kid from Chrono Cross

You know I got to "Angelo" Chrono Cross into this somehow. I loved Kids fiesty spirit which was the complete opposite of Serges quiet, reserved demeanor. This highlighted her tough nature in the game.

 

2. Tonight, Gehrman joins the hunt.

-Gehrman from Bloodborne

The last words before one of, if not, the greatest climatic boss battles I've ever played. After declining to give up your life, the old hunter, your mentor/guide, decides to take it from you. 

 

1. Those of you who volunteered to be injected with praying mantis DNA, I've got some good news and some bad news. Bad news is we're postponing those tests indefinitely. Good news is we've got a much better test for you: fighting an army of mantis men. Pick up a rifle and follow the yellow line. You'll know when the test starts.

-Cave Johnson from Portal 2.

I honestly could have filled all 3 spots with Portal 2. Cave Johnson is such a perfect character. His Lemon speech was great along with his twisted Professor Farnsworth (Futurama) like enthusiasm. I hope to play a Portal game set in the past to see his glory days.  

 

Chrono Crossing: Dr. Robotniks Mean Bean Machine

I stumbled upon this gem with my, sorely underrated,  Sega Channel. Being a huge puzzle game fan, I immediately fell in love with this Puyo Puyo Pop reskin. To this day I still pull out this game to play. At least until I get my hands on Puyo Puyo Tetris for Switch.

Episode 113: The Fourth is With Us


Posted on 05/20/2017 at 10:41 PM | Filed Under Feature

I am one of those who enjoys the longer shows. I would actually like them longer sometimes. If only so we could get some good Consumption Junction talk. That extra episode a few weeks ago was great. I'm assuming once 85 is done then it'll probably return to that. It'll be similar to how the show was before Stage Selct but when we still had Chrono Crossing. 

 

I really enjoy the interactive appeal of the show. I think Stage Select was a great idea. Maybe every few weeks, people could post a stage select topic down the line. 

Episode 113: The Fourth is With Us


Posted on 05/16/2017 at 10:23 PM | Filed Under Feature

Julian I also just finished Breath of the Wild the other day. I definitely side with you on the score. I think nostalgia is a powerful thing for the Zelda series. I'd go solid 9 at most but more around 8-8.5.

The world traversal is by far the best in any game I've played. I want a Horizon Zero Dawn 2 using that same feature. The shieldboarding was great too. Outside of that though it was pretty lackluster. I don't get the people who want to keep playing non-stop. To each their own I guess.

The rain was pretty annoying. Especially one area where I think it never stops until you finish a shrine. I didn't know that. I sat and waited for a half hour til I fell asleep in my chair after a long work day. Turned it on the next day while watching TV and finished a whole show still waiting. I eventually said screw it.

I think it may have been the super hype that got to me. So many prefect scores and so many of my podcasts praising it like the second coming. I think your opinion was the only one I've heard that wasn't enormous praise. I'm looking forward to the next one for sure but I'd be happy with a more traditional dungeon model next time. 

Episode 113: The Fourth is With Us


Posted on 05/16/2017 at 10:15 PM | Filed Under Feature

Damn good list. I think I'd have used yours if I thought of those. Another good one is the teammate who's vastly cooler. Its hard to think of a JRPG that has a main character who is the coolest character. I love alternate endings also. Hence my love for the Chrono Series. 

Episode 113: The Fourth is With Us


Posted on 05/15/2017 at 02:15 AM | Filed Under Feature

Sorry about the late Giantbomb application Julian. I think you'd be a great fit but I'd hate to see NWP go away. Though I don't see why itd have to unless it's too much to do both. I think the spot filled but who knows what could happen down the line.

I loved the Price is Right theme for Stage Select. There was only 1 right answer, even for me. I couldn't not pick it. I love the music and Frogs Theme is my favorite piece of music from those days. I forced myself to learn how to whistle just to whistle that song.

Also did you know that Ozzie, Flea, and Slash make an appearance in Chrono Cross? In NG+ you can go to a hidden island on the map. It turns out to be The Bend of Time. You have to do the 3 laps like in Trigger. Then you face off against the trio. Each has a great item to steal also. But the coolest part is if you use Sprigg and she finishes them off, she has a chance to dopplegang them later. So they can be teammates in a manner of speaking.

You should check out Yu Yu Hakusho if fighting anime is your thing. I even got my wife into it. The characters have some heart and it isn't 1000 episodes so It's actually watchable. 

Chrono Crossing: Super Metroid
It's not even close. This game was perfect. I'm sure Julian has already sung it's praises so I'll just ask: Did any of you play Axiom Verge and if so, does it fill that hole Nintendo drilled into our hearts?

Stage Select:

3. Exploding Barrels: Who cares how little sense it makes? Few things are more satisfying then blowing guys to hell with a single bullet. Just Cause 3 comes to mind.

2. QTE boss endings: I love crazy cinematic cutscenes where you wreck enemies in ways not possible in game. God of War comes to mind. That fight against Hercules was brutally awesome.

1. CG Cutscenes: Even in today's world where graphics are amazing, I'm still fond of some highly detailed CG technology. Chrono Cross is the first I really recall but damn was the Lost Odyssey opening awesome. Should have had that on my Top 3 favorite openings. Kicking myself now.

Episode 112: The Fate of the Pantsless


Posted on 05/03/2017 at 04:52 AM | Filed Under Feature

It was nice to have a solid Consumption Junction episode. I wish you had the time to make a 4 hour podcast. I know NWP isn't as renowned as Bombcast, Geekbox, or many others but I really appreciate  (as I'm sure many others here do) the time and effort you guys put to make this podcast. I think things are starting to fall in place. Seems like there's new listeners jumping on board every episode. I really hope NWP can reach the success other game podcasts do because you guys deserve it. NWP comes second (or third) only to Bomb/Beastcast. It's survived podcast purges and skyrocketed past so many of my weekly staples. Keep it up guys. 

 

Man, I was obsessed with hearthstone. But I cut ties with it hard. It became a chore and money pit. One day in the middle of a match I was winning, I forfeited. I took all my legendaries, which i had most of the best ones, and dusted them. Later when a new expansion came out, I got pulled in again. I had lots of dust from all those legendaries so I was able to make a killer deck. Two days later I dusted all my new legendaries, all my epics, and crafted 4 golden garbage legendaries. So if i ever get tempted, I'll look at my account and see a golden Pat Nagle, Millhouse Manastorm, Lorewalker Cho and Anomalus. Really glad I quit when I did but glad to see some are getting joy from it again. Now I'm just addicted to Fire Emblem Heroes...

Hey Julian, whats your opnion on Yu yu Hakusho? I loved it when I watched it. Wish itd make a comeback.

I also had a small list of Wii games that may be worth looking into. Some may be obvious to someone like you who's a collector but maybe there's a few surprises.

Lost in Shadow
Madworld
Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn
Muramasa the Demon Blade
Sin and Punishment: Star Successor
Zack and Wiki
The Last Story
Pandoras tower
Boomblox 

Episode 111: My Face is Tired


Posted on 04/28/2017 at 09:29 PM | Filed Under Feature

I agree that From fans are some of the worst. I've argued that an easy mode would be a great addition to the series so anyone could enjoy them. They don't want to hear it. Git Gud cazul is the normal response followed by excessive cursing. I'll NEVER understand how more options in difficulty could ever be a bad thing. I personally wouldn't use an easy mode because the difficulty is part of the charm of that series to me. But if my friend who doesn't have 70 hours to bang his head against the wall on a game just wanted to experience it at a casual pace then it's fine. Every game should have a "Do it for me," option. It doesn't hurt anybody for someone else to experience a game in a manner of their choosing. 

 

Also I'm a fan of Sunshine. It isn't my favorite game by any means but I definitely look back on it fondly. I don't get all the hate behind it. It seemed to do something cool. Though I'm also a fan of Star Fox Adventures. So what do I know...

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