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Negative World Podcast 026 - Franchide Mose On Madden
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February 03, 2012, 08:39
 


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Fashionably late to the party, it's Episode 26 of the Negative World Podcast! Rob (Mr_Mustache), Anand (Anand), and Lewis (Ludist210) join their host, Stephen (DrFinkelstein), in discussing some hot games being played right now such as Mutant Mudds, Radiant Historia, Kirby's Mass Attack, and a whole slew of games from deep in the past from a year known to some as 2005.

Soon after the guys dive into the real meat and potatoes by discussing the Community factor in gaming, Storytelling, RPGs, and Licensed Games!

As usual, the theme music comes from Negative World's owner and dictator, Zero. The music throughout the podcast is taken from a mixed assortment ranging from Okami to Tiny Toons.

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Posted: 02/03/12, 08:39  - Edit:  02/03/12, 08:49
 
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Anand said:
I watched that video. That guy really likes Mega Man X. It kind of makes me want to actually play it. I've played Zero and Battle Network and Network Transmission, but never X or the original. Crazy.
Oh man, Network Transmission is TERRIBLE. What an awful game. The Mega Man Zero games are pretty boss, though. That was pretty much hands-down my favorite series last gen. Loved 'em.

But yeesh. Network Transmission. Yuck. Everyone hates that game... except you. Apparently. I think you even mention that fact during the podcast, lol.

Mr_Mustache said:
I play TONS of stuff! None of those guys play anything I play!
You need to play better games! Like handheld games!

Posted by 
 on: 02/09/12, 06:10  - Edit:  02/09/12, 06:12
I just felt like I had nothing to listen too so listened to the latest NVC over at IGN, then realised I have not listened to this podcast yet...... FAIL!!!!!!

I will get to it ASAP.

Posted by 
 on: 02/09/12, 13:53
@GameDadGrant

Can you believe Anand has never played Mega Man X OR the original series?? Whats wrong with that guy?

AND I was playing Fire Emblem GBA stuff last night, and it doesn't even SNIFF Path of Radiance. Handheld = Subpar!

Posted by 
 on: 02/09/12, 22:34
Anand said during the podcast that he's 89 years old, but his profile says he's 95. WHICH IS IT?

Posted by 
 on: 02/10/12, 05:34
@Mr_Mustache

Completely bad argument! You know that!

Maybe,

GBA Fire Emblem Game = Subpar

But definitely not,

GBA = Subpar.

Just accept that handhelds have great games despite you having no interest in them. That's a perfectly valid position to make!

Posted by 
 on: 02/10/12, 07:23
@DrFinkelstein

Its so TINY. I had no idea what was going on. I even, at one point, held up the 3DS thinking that maybe the screen WAS the same size from where I was sitting, and that I was just crazy. No. I'd need to hold it like an inch from my face to get the same impression. And my TV isn't even really that big. I always say I want to play on a "big screen," but I think its only like 26-30 or so. Nothing huge.

Posted by 
 on: 02/10/12, 08:43
@Mr_Mustache

Oh you...! Y U NO LIKE NINTENDO?!?

Sacred Stones is pretty great. Branching paths, two lead characters, awesome sprite battles (way better than 3D battles on consoles), not to mention the optional Battle Tower. The GBA game actually does a lot of stuff the GCN game does not.

Posted by 
 on: 02/10/12, 17:46  - Edit:  02/10/12, 17:47
Sorry, I can't do handhelds. I have a 55 inch TV that I think is small. But that's probably because I sit about 15-18 feet away. The words are so small!

Posted by 
 on: 02/10/12, 18:22
@TheOldManFromZelda

You can't take your TV with you when you go out during the day. Or night, whatever. Don't you feel really restricted being tethered to your TV? Unable to move, no access to a sleep mode or suspend feature?

Consoles are to confining to me. I may be growing out of them, honestly. I'm gettin' too old for that shit.

Posted by 
 on: 02/10/12, 20:22
@GameDadGrant

I'll still play it (here and there). I just prefer the comfort of a television set.

@TheOldManFromZelda

Sit closer!

@GameDadGrant

Lou is a teacher. He's gotta teach kids, or something. He's a busy fellow.

Posted by 
 on: 02/11/12, 00:30
Regarding GBA game size - GAME BOY PLAYER.

Alternatively...


Chick not included

@GameDadGrant
Can you try to break down exactly what everyone hates about Network Transmission for me? As far as I can tell, it's a unique action game with tight gameplay. Is it the randomness that bugs people? That aspect cracked me up.

@canonj
Somewhere in the middle...

GameDadGrant said:
Consoles are to confining to me. I may be growing out of them, honestly. I'm gettin' too old for that shit.
You'll be back, when you really get old like me and farsightedness kicks in...

Posted by 
 on: 02/13/12, 07:07
Anand said:
@GameDadGrant
Can you try to break down exactly what everyone hates about Network Transmission for me? As far as I can tell, it's a unique action game with tight gameplay. Is it the randomness that bugs people? That aspect cracked me up.
Yeah, the randomness is kinda stupid. Like, you need a specific weapon in order to complete the game, but it's totally up to chance as to whether or not you get it. That's... dumb. Especially for a Mega Man game.

Besides that, the action was slow, the controls were sluggish, and having to start out with the restriction of only shooting ONE bullet (pellet?) at a time (until you were able to upgrade later) was... uuuurrrggghhhh. Frustrating and annoying in and of itself, but it's made even worse since it's Mega Man. A franchise that has a long history of pick-up-and-play gameplay with great controls and... non-randomness.

You say you enjoyed the "tight controls" - what? Were we playing the same game?

Posted by 
 on: 02/13/12, 07:50
@GameDadGrant
I dunno, I thought they were sufficient. I beat each stage without losing a life (because I didn't know that you could continue). Actually, I did the same for Mega Man Zero, for the same reason. Until I got to the Boss Rush, which was a complete bitch, and stopped playing forever.

That randomness WAS weird, but it was SO weird that it was cool to me. Like, "Hey, you can either beat the boss in 1 hit or 100!"

Also, are you conveniently blocking out the random levels in Mega Man... X-something? X5, maybe?

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/12, 05:31
 
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