The gang is back with brand new Nintendo games, Dark Souls 2, the Tomodachi controversy, and your emails!
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James kicks off this episode with extended thoughts on Stick It to the Man, a bizarre comedy-adventure out now on Wii U and several other platforms. Guillaume checks out Kirby Triple Deluxe for 3DS and learns that it's... a lot like other Kirby games. He also shares final thoughts and a weighted recommendation for Child of Light. Feeling inspired by our recent discussions of Mario sports games, Jon checks out the classic Mario Tennis for Game Boy Color (thanks to Virtual Console). Jonny celebrates the announcement of a Metroid-style sequel to Stealth Inc. (on Wii U, no less!) by trying the first game on his Vita. He also tries Dark Souls 2 --after many, many suggestions by RFN listeners-- and finds much to enjoy, amid all the frustration and curse-filled rage.
We have a great selection of Listener Mail this week, starting with a past-blast as we're asked to follow up on a comment made on the show in 2010 about how Wii games would hold up, graphically speaking, years later. It expands into a larger discussion of why some games look great forever, while others are hard to revisit -- and which generations struggled the most with it. Next up is a timely question about diverse characters and stories in Nintendo games, which gave us a perfect chance to recap and discuss the very fluid Tomodachi Life controversy. Keep in mind that we recorded this before Nintendo of America's updated comments! These topics ate up most of our time, but we fit in one more question about the impact of stereoscopic 3D displays on free-roaming 3D platformers. Yeah, it's a bit confusing.
We've got more catching up to do for Listener Mail in the coming weeks, and there's been a surprising amount of news considering it's pre-E3 season, so please continue to let us know what you think and suggest topics for the show! Until next time, you can also hear more from Guillaume on the Purpose Rockstar podcast, as well as Jonny and Karl freaking out over the energetic vocals of Otis Redding on a new episode of Discover Music Project.
This podcast was edited by Guillaume Veillette.
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