Welcome to the Negative World Podcast! This one is quite unusual as it's part two of our many-hour discussion about the April Nintendo Direct. Stephen (DrFinkelstein) is once again (obviously) joined by Andrew (Zero) and Joe (Ninsage) to finish up their discussion from Episode 74.
Game 1: Indie darling Cave Story had a strong run reaching the Sweet Sixteen as a 13 seed, but its time came to a close at the hands of Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, which has fittingly reached the finals in the Transylvania region. Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow is the only remaining handheld original in the field (although other titles have appeared in handheld form)... (more)
April 23, 2015 – Here's what new on the Nintendo eShops this week! Be sure to check out your favorite digital storefront at noon eastern (hey, that's right now!) to see all of this week's updates... (more)
Game 1: Chrono Trigger lived up its billing as a number one seed and all time classic as it smashed the well respected Gamecube remake, Resident Evil, and earned itself a spot in the Elite Eight. It joins FFVI as the second 16 bit Square RPG in the final eight... (more)
Donkey Kong 64 is a pretty divisive game, with the most common complaint among critics being “too much collecting!” While the game overdoes it with the collectables, its issues run deeper than that. Collecting “stuff” at its core isn’t a horrible gameplay concept, and—sometimes!—it’s fun to do in DK64. However, there’re several other issues that exacerbate this concept’s problem, and I’ll dive into ‘em now. For the sake of interest, only one of these complaints will be directly collectible-related... (more)
April 16, 2015 – New StreetPass games, a SEGA 3D Classic, Donkey Kong 64, a Super Smash Bros. update, and so much more are new in this week's Nintendo Download! See all of this week's updates at your favorite digital storefront today at noon eastern... (more)