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Episode 352: Captain Sameface

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - September 29, 2013, 1:57 pm PDT
Total comments: 8

We are all waiting for a Jon Lindemann-based character action game.

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Jonny is still out of commission, so the situation required bringing in someone with the chops to answer the bell. It required someone who could participate in our Retroactive discussion. It required someone to fill a void in our hearts. An exhaustive search turned up nothing. Then, seemingly as if by providence, Greg Leahy showed up, and we were made whole.

As our guest, Greg kicks off New Business with quick summary of Rayman Legends and then gives us his thoughts of the recently updated Toki Tori 2+. Gui continues his valiant effort to be Atlus Fan #1 with impressions of Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl demo. He seems less than convinced by the story mode. Jon continues his self-abuse with Ninja Gaiden on the 3DS Virtual Console, making us all happy that his Ninja Gaiden countdown has reached its conclusion. Lastly James gives his concluding thoughts on Valkyria Chronicles before teasing his next play: Ni No Kuni.

After the break we conclude our Retroactive of Pandora's Tower. Warning, this segment contains spoilers for some of the game's five endings. James and Greg have cleared the title so they can dwell on the impact of the game's finale. Gui and Jon give updated, or in Jon's case first, reactions to what they have seen thus far. We all agree the game is surprisingly complex and an utterly befuddling blend of gameplay styles. Certainly this is the top Character-Action, dungeon crawling, dating sim with RPG mechanics on Wii.

Next week we'll be back to our regular format, which means we need your listener mail. You can send us all your questions, comments, and complaints here.

Our thanks to Greg for filling in on short notice.

This podcast was edited by Guillaume Veillette.

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Talkback

night814September 29, 2013

Greg is king

Sycoraxic98September 29, 2013

I know that it's oddly specific, but doesn't Sakura Wars: So Long My Love also fall into the category of "Character-Action, dungeon crawling, dating sim with RPG mechanics on Wii"? I personally prefer that one ;P

EJtheKSeptember 30, 2013

James, enjoy Ni No Kuni!  It's truly a delight.  Truly.

Adrock¸September 30, 2013

Great episode. It was fun to participate in the Retroactive.


On the glitch in the North American version of Pandora's Tower: I never bothered to research what the root cause is, but the glitch is a chance of failure to load either the Light Tower or the Dark Tower from any circumstance (from exiting the Observatory or exiting any of the 10 other towers). It is unfortunate that it exists, but I was able to power through it.


On the origin of the master flesh: If you look closely at the bosses, you will notice the remnants of their humanity. This is apparent in the dark side towers as all the bosses have female breasts as some part of their anatomy.


While it would have been fun to hear more in-depth discussion on the endings (especially the messed-up/awesome Ending C), I enjoyed the talk on all aspects of the game.


Also, James' was right. There was a 2007 Wii game titled Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire.
http://www.gamespot.com/dragon-blade-wrath-of-fire/

Quote from: Sycoraxic98

I know that it's oddly specific, but doesn't Sakura Wars: So Long My Love also fall into the category of "Character-Action, dungeon crawling, dating sim with RPG mechanics on Wii"? I personally prefer that one ;P

I'll say it's more of turn-based strategy role-playing game + dating simulator. Ah, I wonder if I can find a cheap copy of that somewhere.

BeautifulShyOctober 01, 2013

The moment Lindemann referred to himself as "The Full-Meal Deal", I had to stop the podcast.

I reviewed Dragon Blade for NWR. It's not the most memorable game, but I do recall that the motion controls were kind of fun to use, if simple.

Quote from: ClexYoshi

The moment Lindemann referred to himself as "The Full-Meal Deal", I had to stop the podcast.

This full meal is only half-baked :)

Good episode, guys. The title is especially amusing.

Leo13November 17, 2015

If anyone's still following this thread, The Millennial Girl that Gui discussed in this episode is on sale for $10

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