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Episode 589: One-Third of a Title

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - September 16, 2018, 5:07 pm PDT
Total comments: 4

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This week Nintendo dropped their delayed Nintendo Direct on the day of recording, so our intrepid team turned their attention to the proceedings. Isabelle in Smash, every Final Fantasy except VIII on Switch, Jon and James' future plans for NES Pro Wrestling, a double-shot of Luigi's Mansion, and the awful decision to give a tentative name of "Town" to your game are all covered. It was a big, weird Direct full of swerves and ports. So very many ports.

After the break we take a stab at a trio of emails. This week we try to determine if we can port games forever, save a retiree's Civilization 6 "Me Time", and think of a Nintendo Rogue-Like-Like. You too can ask us for relationship advice for your parents by sending us an email.

This episode was edited by Guillaume Veillette. The "Men of Leisure" theme song was produced exclusively for Radio Free Nintendo by Perry Burkum. Hear more at Perry's SoundCloud. The Radio Free Nintendo logo was produced by Connor Strickland. See more of his work at his website.

This episode's ending music is Battle Theme, from Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country. It was selected by James. All rights reserved by Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Talkback

EnnerSeptember 17, 2018

Good show.

With regards to the originality question, we are blessed to see the creation of a new art form first hand, so it's gonna be a bummer as we see things settle down due to various factors. Adding to that, we're all getting older and more experienced, so things will seem less novel as we start to see patterns through history.

Lastly, things have to come from somewhere. Computer RPGs didn't pop out of nowhere; some table-top game enthusiasts were trying to darnest to adapt the game they love on to a couple of kilobytes of program.

KDR_11kSeptember 17, 2018

Everything about Daemon X Machina makes it look like Armored Core 5 to me, including coop battles against giant bosses. Though at least it doesn't seem to have that stategic metagame thingy that didn't really work too well in 5.

EnnerSeptember 18, 2018

Hmm, I thought the co-op boss fights against a giant robot was more of a Armored Core for Answer thing? Never got around to playing either Armored Core 4, 4A, 5, or Verdict Day. Kinda wish I did.

I think James was on the money with the CIV answer - Sometimes you just need some time/space to yourself.  My dad who is retired golfs a few times a week, it's both a hobby he enjoys but is also time to be either with himself or .  I'll on occasion take a day off just to have time to myself without having to chase a few kids around or feel like I have to have conversation with my wife.  Doesn't mean I don't adore my wife or love spending time with my family, but sometimes you just need some me time.

That said, the questioner knows their parents better than anyone.

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