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Episode 549: New Releases - The Hairy Palms Pack

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - November 26, 2017, 1:44 pm EST
Total comments: 4

Spend this much time on your past and you'll go blind.

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We're days away from the Nintendo World Report Telethon to support Child's Play charity. If you've somehow missed the announcement, we'll be live starting at 11:30 AM Eastern on Saturday, December 2. All the details are here. An additional reminder, RFN will be doing our live La-Mulana RetroActive at noon, so get started if you're not already playing.

James kicks-off New Business this week with impressions of Thimbleweed Park, a retro-styled point-and-click adventure from the creators of classics like Maniac Mansion. Faithful to their legacy, it's a fine title for those that appreciate games of this style, although the back-patting can be a bit extreme. He also offers a passing review of the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney manga. It's a heck of a ride.

Greg gives an update on the Switch version of Rocket League. Graphical compromises necessary to get the game running on Switch seem totally justified in the service of portable play. He and Jon then tag-team Skyrim. Greg (on Switch) is playing it for the first time, whereas Jon (on Xbox One X The world's most powerful console) is taking another pass at it. They both are enjoying the expansive world, and sheer breadth of content. Jon even leverages his extensive experience with the opening hours of Skyrim to offer some advice for first-timers. Guillaume is also playing an adventure game, Stick It to The Man on Wii U, just before it comes out on Switch. He finds that the early charm ultimately gives way to a less enjoyable experience. Also in disappointment this week, he has thoughts on Hey! Pikmin. At least in this case his disappointment was anticipated, which seems like a contradiction.

After the break, we take a stab at three Listener Mail emails. This week we: talk about Games as a Service (and continuous DLC) versus using content patches to fix a game post-release, name a bunch of Mario games, and determine how many Moons are enough Moons. You can ask us to pick your next game for you 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 requested by Syrenne McNulty: Decorating Your Store, from Style Savvy: Styling Star. All rights reserved by Nintendo Co., Ltd.


EnnerNovember 26, 2017

Good show, gents. Looking forward to the telethon!

ClexYoshiNovember 26, 2017

I was secretly hoping Greg would double-dip on La Mulana. I've been playing it almost entirely on my Gamepad's screen because I use my TV for my PC and like to be able to keep tabs on streams I watch and Discord via my PC while I'm playing the game.

Michie_November 27, 2017

Glad John was back.

Although I don't really agree with the examples the writer gave of games that needed fixes. Arms was heavily criticized for the lack off content. The singleplayer still is quite light on content.
On the other hand, the two most prominent problems Bomberman had (frame rate and control issues) got fixed almost immediately.

wcmullinsNovember 27, 2017

I'm not worried about spoilers. I should have probably clarified that in the email. I will go back and try to get to 500 after hearing your guys discussion. I got to 250 and then got to the boss rush. I was like, "I'm done." I'm glad to hear there is still some meat on the bones.

I'm still chipping away at Xenoblade for Wii as well which I should have finished 6 months ago haha. I'll pull a Jon and just buy Xenoblade II to sit on my shelf. It'll look good there. 

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