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Negative World Podcast 022 - GuiBA
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December 05, 2011, 00:09:17

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Yes, it's been two weeks already! DrFinkelstein hosts for the second time in a row along with Ploot and PogueSquadron in this 'saturated with greatness' podcast. In the first hour you'll find that the guys take care of the almost obligatory Zelda: Skyward Sword discussion being that all three have conquered the game. In the the second hour you'll find a lot of variety!

Ploot explains why you Americans now have NO EXCUSE not to buy Xenoblade Chronicles, PogueSquadron heads a discussion of heroic proportions about superhero games, and DrFinkelstein gets semi-old school as he gets the gang to ponder some "What If" titles they'd like to see from the Gameboy Advance on the 3DS Virtual Console.

During the Zelda discussion, (from the 36 minute mark, lasting for about six minutes) the guys discuss some boss battles and later game stuff. It's probably the most spoilerish part of the discussion, so you have been warned!

As usual, the theme music comes from Negative World's owner and dictator, Zero. The music throughout the podcast is taken from Skyward Sword, Xenoblade Chronicles, Batman (NES), and Golden Sun.

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Posted: 12/05/11, 00:09:17  - Edited by 
 on: 12/05/11, 06:20:26    
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Awesome! Downloading now.

Somehow it completely escaped me that Pogue's topic was gonna be superhero games. I probably would have said something, given it was a topic a few weeks ago. Oh well, at least it's three entirely different people talking about it.

And this is why you want to catch up with the podcast before appearing on it. Or hosting it!

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/11, 00:19:26
Nothing wrong with talking superhero games though. As you said, it's a whole different person, and plus Pogue's topic isn't about what makes it great. It's a whole different beast of a topic. You shall not be disappointed!

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/11, 00:24:39
I'm gonna download this now but wait until after I've played Zelda to listen.

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/11, 00:25:16
Cool! Man, that 2 weeks went fast. I remember seeing that the podcast was being recorded on the dec 3rd, but it slipped my mind. For those who have not finished SS, other than what is mentioned above, there is def. no MAJOR spoilers...right?

At lease for me, Im not as picky as when it comes to spoilers as some, like the post game stuff, to me, none of that is really spoilerish. Stuff like that I actually like knowing about before completing the game. What I am talking about is basically the main storyline.

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/11, 00:27:52
It mentions like....

Where one of the heart pieces was that we all initially were missing.
Stuff about the Crystals
A note to watch the end credits because they're cool.
Some of the middle-game story elements...
Timeline stuff
Boss battles (though pretty vague)
How the new mechanics allow you to uniquely kill enemies
And more!!!

In the bosses portion we do vaguely get excited over how the final battle of the game went but we don't get specific on who, what, where, when, why, or how of it. We just mention our pleasure about it and I guess how pleased we were with the gameplay of it.

Nothing major at this point for anyone who has started the game and made their way through the first few dungeons but you can always go back to this part of the podcast in a little bit. Pretty much, if you get through the first half of the game, nothing should be surprising.

Zelda discussion is from 6 min 09 seconds through 42 min 18 seconds. So skip that for now if you must.

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/11, 00:38:52  - Edited by 
 on: 12/05/11, 00:47:29
If it made it in, I apologize for my amazing Zero impression. He has the best voice in the world.

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/11, 01:18:31

Im listening and so far about 17 mins into it and at least for me, nothing I have heard has been spoilish. If anything it makes me more excited to get into the game. Even though I really avoided alot of the media, videos, articles, some of the stuff you mentioned, like Link making the mastersword I knew about this just from the little bit of stuff I did read. And at least for me, that was almost kindof a given, that Link had something to do with it.

Not sure if it has to do with getting older or what, but it seems as excited as I am about games, lets say SS, SML3D, DKCR, ect., as much as I want to play the games, I can easily fall out of them as well. It has nothing to do with the games being bad, ect, it has more to do with me. Its hard to explain, but basically, when I am home, I just like sitting back and watching tv, reading articles, ect. Its almost like playing the game takes a little bit more effort than what I am willing to give.

So far though, I love listening to you guys and what you have said about SS and Zelda games in general is very interesting and entertaining.

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/11, 01:19:32
Oooh, does the podcast mention the Master Sword bit? I would put that as major spoilerishy thingamajig. Eep.

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/11, 01:26:40

Thats what I meant about the middle of the game story elements but I didn't wanna actually state it, how would anyone know either way if it's behind the spoiler text, thus they cant see when it is. So I specified the time frame of the game which I know is vague in itself.

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/11, 01:29:47
I just got to the point where Ploot talked about Xenoblade and it really stoked my fire for wanting to play this game. Thing is, game is still 4 months away, so Ploot, you'll need to do another podcast right B4 the game is actually released(ha,ha) or I guess I could listen to this podcast again.

I know what you mean about being overwhelmed when it comes to a game like Xenoblade. At the same time though, people usually know what they are getting into when they buy a game. Meaning, if you don't want a game this long or involved, then you shouldn't buy the game.

The only thing that worries me about Xenoblade, the last JRPG game that I played was the FF7,FF8 and FF9 games. I did own FFX, but the characters kindof turned me off and I just couldn't enjoy the game. My point is, it looks like Xenoblade plays like FFXII, which played differently than the FF games I played. The characters moved around instead standing still, ect. Now, that is what could overwhelm me. So, how hard is actually fighting/battling the enemy/bosses? Since I never played FFXII, I did own the game, but just did not get around to playing it. I'm just afraid its going to be too much to learn and I will not play the game.

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/11, 02:11:34
It does take some learning, but the game generally eases you into the different parts of battle. The moving around feels great because it almost feels real-time.

Man, I took a break from this game, but I am really wanting to get back to it. Must... Finish... Skyrim and Batman first.... Then Xenoblade will be my lady for the new year.

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/11, 02:31:57
Oh man, Ploot just brought up Pokemon Pinball. Even though I never owned any handhelds prior to the DS, my sons both had the handhelds and one of them had the pokemon pinball. I remember playing the hell out of this game. I love pinball and I love well done videogame pinball games.

Which reminds me, I got the metroid prime pinball game used from Gamestop the other day for only $7! I was just looking thru their DS games and I saw it and had to buy it cause it was one of the few games I owned for the DS.

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/11, 02:55:05
Good deal! That's a great pinball game.

Edit - Hmm, I said I was playing Oblivion, but I was actually playing Skyrim. I AM A LIAR!

Edit Again - So, umm, Xenoblade is both LIKE Skyrim and my anti-Skyrim... I sort of contradict myself there don't I? Ah well, my rambles are rambly!

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/11, 02:56:16  - Edited by 
 on: 12/05/11, 04:08:36

What is it exactly are you trying to say Ploot!?! No more lying or rambling! Spit it out, man!

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/11, 04:25:51
Alright, finished it. Great discussions guys! I'd add my two cents on superhero games or the GBA Ambassador wish list, but... I already have. It's cool you guys got the chance to chime on that though.

And the way the podcast ended, with ploot announcing the music as it came on, was perfect. Nice job editing/ being ploot, guys!

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/11, 04:48:14
One thing to note about the music that I did, besides keeping Ploot's fun little thing in there, I let the entirety of that Xenoblade song go because it made Ploot's passionate plea to play so pleasant. +1 for Alliteration!

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/11, 05:12:08
It's a great game, that's all you need to know!

Yeah, that part was pretty sweet.

I guess my Zero impression will have to wait until next time.

Good job, Fink! The whole thing (aside from my constant rambling, of course) flowed, which says a lot for the editing.

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/11, 05:14:09  - Edited by 
 on: 12/05/11, 05:15:30
What? I was looking forward to Ploot's impression!?

Anyhow, I hate to admit it but I haven't even started episode 21 yet! I've listened to 1-20 but I fell a bit behind in the last few weeks. Oh noes!

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/11, 05:19:19

I'm charmed you and others seem to enjoy the editing. I do my best!


It's not lost forever... I still have it but it didn't flow with the episode because it was during a failed first attempt at a sign off, and then it didn't make sense to add to the end because we already had 4.5 min of good discussion after the end credits... BUT I saved it specifically in it's own .aif file and it will in fact show again... perhaps in the end of the year special? hmm..... That may have been one random Doctor's plan....

And 21 is awesome cause well, they're all awesome, but it was my first hosting episode. So listen punk!

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/11, 05:33:13  - Edited by 
 on: 12/05/11, 05:34:00
Smerd did not know this was up.

Posted by 
 on: 12/06/11, 05:42:27
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