March 7, 2017

Episode 50: Great Games on the Horizon


We talk about Paper Mario, Super Mario World, and...Horizon Zero Dawn which Steve loves.

Jake discusses his Mario Timeline and compares to some other Mario timelines and theories out there.

Some links for our episode:

Game trailers mentioned:

Burgertime Commercial - 1983
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Debut Trailer
Official Resistance 3 Teaser

Mario Timeline links:

OK, Bear With Me: What If Mario And Wario Are The Same Guy?
The Extraordinary Quest to Put All the Super Mario Games On One Timeline


Check out this episode!

3 comments:

  1. You've been pretty consistent with cranking out the podcasts this year... good job!

    Horizon Zero Dawn - I'm having fun with it. So far, there's not as much to do as I thought their would be (in regards to variety and innovation in game-play), and mission types are pretty standard at the core if all (wipe out camps, find collectibles, fetch quests), but what is there is a lot of fun. I don't mind having the same objectives come up if the objectives are entertaining to complete. I also find the developers take on a matriarchal society interesting, and am interested in where the story is going. I'm glad I picked it up, and look forward to my time with it, which will probably be quite a while as I am trying to complete as many of the side missions as I can. I'm definitely not rushing through it, but I know what I do know what I want to play next...

    Nier Automata - I played the first one just a year or two ago, and it was good. I liked the combat far and above more than anything else in the game; the developers were able to keep the enemies and environments engaging and entertaining. Although I had fun with it I didn't fall in love with it; definitely not enough to bother with the hassle to get all the various endings. But I am looking forward to this sequel quite a bit. This seems like it's the work of Platinum Games' A-team, and I'm a fan of theirs. Bayonetta, Revengeance, Vanquish! Better than Pac-Man. ;)

    Which games go into the Mario timeline - Geeze, I dunno. I'm not invested enough to care. :D I made a joke (JUST a joke) once about the original SMB - People say the love the original SMB, but they don't. No one wants to ever play that game. That's why everyone uses the warp zones: so they don't have to play it!

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  2. Update on Horizon Zero Dawn - My progress report says I'm about %50 complete at this point. I think this is an excellent case of refinement over innovation. I've seen a lot of the same ideas in other games, but this one executes on them very well. Exciting, challenging, engaging, and overall a lot of fun. I'm always excited when I get a chance to play it, and when I start I don't want to stop. The only thing I'm not really interested in doing right are the hunting trials, although I may give them another go after I get through the campaign. I also only recently noticed the tutorials, and that you have to activate them to get credit for them. I found that a little weird, but now that I know I've been checking some off my list. It's a nice way to get some extra XP.

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  3. Finally, I have been waiting for this episode for years! Hah,its just a joke, but I really fell in love with your podcast. Also I fell in love with mame roms https://romsmania.com/roms/mame-037b11 from this great service that made special for gamers.

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