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Podcast 463 - The Lone Rollerblade Show (Furi, Wind Waker, Persona 4, and more!)


og:image:, Feedback from Last Weeks Episode
, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
, Subnautica
, Furi
, Persona 4
, Street Fighter V (Story Mode)
, System Shock (Kickstarter Demo),

Our local Retro Gaming Enthusiast, Jack Claxton, fills in for Nolan this week and brings us his thoughts regarding Wind Waker, the FIRST Zelda game he has EVER played! Nick touts his respect for the difficult new indie game, Furi, Brad gets real about Persona 4, and Krispy revels in his new found love of Subnautica. The second segment takes an unexpected turn that... well... you should just listen.

Podcast 463 - [download]

This Week's Discussion Topics:

Feedback from Last Weeks Episode
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Persona 4
Street Fighter V (Story Mode)
System Shock (Kickstarter Demo)
and more...

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  • Chris Davis 3 years, 6 months ago

    Man, what a great episode! I sure hope that Chris Davis guy is on the podcast next week. His rather insightful take on video games, the gaming industry and just how well to run an incursion in The Division makes him a perfect podcast guest... not to mention how ruggedly handsome he is!

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  • GonzoLewd 3 years, 6 months ago

    I think Brad would have a better time with Persona 4 if he played on New Game + because when you beat the game, all of your stats stay the exact same as you finished it, which are Understanding, Diligence, Courage, Knowledge, and Expression. Meaning you can just focus on improving your social links whenever you're out and about in school and the town.

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  • pioshfd 3 years, 6 months ago

    I don't think Brad is wrong about Persona, it just doesn't seem like it fits the way he wants to play it. It sounds like he wants to be able to plan ahead but there really isn't anything that allows you to see what personas you'll find next or what skills they'll end up learning.

    The first time I played, I just kind of did whatever. I don't remember putting a lot of thought into fusing personas because the game never stops giving you more personas and, like Brad said, the combat is fairly simple. Hope Brad eventually finds his groove or at least retains his sanity.

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    • GonzoLewd 3 years, 6 months ago

      In a way it does, because the impact of finding out who it is is lessened.

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  • Slaardacity 3 years, 6 months ago

    Knowing who the killer is in P4 isn't THAT big of a deal, theres more to it then that and it's not as clear cut as you think.
    Aimlessness is kind of the bread and butter of the first playthrough of a Persona game as of the 3rd one. You sort of make your own focus by doing and not doing things as you playthrough the game.
    The main plot, while good, isn't the reason why this game got so big.

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  • TheZerby 3 years, 6 months ago

    I feel that what movie companies need to do is when creating a story to a gaming franchise they need to focus on being an extension of the world rather than a retelling of one of the games. It needs to fit with establish lore but be able to compliment what has happened in the game. In reverse we have Alien Isolation which ontop of being a good gaming experience connects well with the first movie but being digestible for newcomers. The Riddick game did a great job of this as well. The movies need to do something like those.

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    • Nick Henderson 3 years, 6 months ago

      This is definitely an interesting observation! I agree with you in both cases (Alien Isolation/Riddick). I also wonder if it's reason to believe that the Assassins Creed movie MIGHT be decent -- since they appear to be taking this approach.

      Anyways, it will make for an interesting discussion next week.

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  • Tobli 3 years, 6 months ago

    I can understand why that grandfather would replay mass effect 2 as many times as he has. It has amazing moments, great characters, gameplay, etc and it was my favorite game until i played the witcher 3.

    Mass effect 1 and 2 are the games i have replayed the most by a wide margin. Even though the rate at which i replay them was reduced after being disappointed with ME3.

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    • MinovskyPhysics 3 years, 6 months ago

      I've had a similar experience. Absolutely loved the Mass Effect series and I've replayed those games several times.

      I also feel in love with the Witcher 3 and even started reading the books after having heard them be mentionned on this very podcast.

      However, I'm one of the few people who actually liked Mass Effect 3. Don't get me wrong, the ending was very dissapointing but I feel that the first 95% of that game was absolutely amazing. Mass Effect 3 really capitalized on all the emotional investment you put into the characters you met in 1 and 2, at least at first. I laughed, I cried, I cheered. That game made me *feel*, damn it, and I'll always like it for those reasons.

      Also, the Citadel DLC was amazing, and it's only recently that Blood and Wine has dethroned it as my favourite DLC of all time.

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  • 93spartan94 3 years, 6 months ago

    Hey guys. I just wanted to say that I am a huge fan and followed your show for a while now. Still haven't had that fight on dark souls Nick. Anyways quick question. Is brad planning on playing anymore fire emblem on the stream? Because I unfortunately missed any opportunity to see that due to my tight work schedule.

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    • Nick Henderson 3 years, 6 months ago

      Well thanks so much for the compliment! It's always nice to hear that. I'll be sure to press Brad for an answer about Fire Emblem on the podcast ;) As for the Dark Souls fight, i'm not sure what you are referring to...

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      • 93spartan94 3 years, 6 months ago

        Haha. First time you guys played dark souls 2 on the feed. I challenged you to a fight. Didn't have a PS3 back then so I never tried to invade you. And yeah. Just I usually miss all live streams due to work. With my tight schedule. On twitch my name is Sinful_King

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  • Moom 3 years, 6 months ago

    "Who's gets into roller skating?" - Brad 2016

    *Looks over at newly purchased skates...sweats profusely*

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  • ljmoura 3 years, 6 months ago

    Hey you guys were talking about using Uncharted and Jak and Daxter IP in "spinoffs" and also talked about Capcom and Megaman and I remember a specuation on my part (or I saw somewhere else) that maybe Capcom is not using Megaman because it might be bound to Inafune somehow. Maybe in Inafune's contract with Capcom had some revenue share tied to the Megaman franchise, maybe even Onimusha. Sounds like conspiracy theory, but seems to make sense, since I saw somewhere that someone twitted that Inafune is a businessman, above a game creator.

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  • MinovskyPhysics 3 years, 6 months ago

    Hey guys. Long time listener of the podcast, but I've only recently starting watching streams and participating in chat.

    You guys mentionned that grandfather who played Mass Effect 2 a couple of dozen times. Wich games have you guys played that had the most different outcomes after having replayed and made different decisions?

    Chrispy mentionned his unease about the proximity of his math final and the release of No Man's Sky. I've recently gone back to university as well and I've been finding it hard to reconcile my gaming habits with my new workload. Just wanted to wish you good luck in your studies! Resist the temptation and only reward yourself after you're done with finals, it will make all that space exploration all the more rewarding!

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  • shwigwam 3 years, 6 months ago

    Hey y'all, long time listener and lurker on the stream. Submitted once for chatter of the week like a year ago.

    Regarding the recurring Dark Souls 1 and 2 comparisons, I believe a big distinction between the two in terms of judging their quality is how interesting the enemy encounters and designs are. In DaS, There was a clear emphasis on situational encounters with one or a couple enemies that had interesting properties or design, while in DaS 2 you can sort of see the design being relegated to the world and how it looks, and then just sort of plopping enemies randomly in your path (sometimes more than necessary, to be honest). Even more specific, however, is the boss encounters. As people know, DaS had some interesting variety in its bosses whereas DaS 2 had a couple interesting ideas with an excess of humanoid bosses that sorta didn't excite players like me as much. Part of what makes these games enjoyable is seeing what the next boss is gonna be like, and in DaS 2 it disappointed more often than excited every time I encountered a new humanoid type.

    Plus, once you've got that Artorias boss battle, you sort of have to step up your game if you want another good human vs human fight, in my opinion.

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  • MedievalToffees 3 years, 6 months ago

    So yeah.....just beat Inside. WTF!!! It's a very beautiful game with a very mysterious story. Then it takes a left turn with a little acid involved in that turn. I really loved the game and will be one of the best moments of 2016.

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  • PunchDrunk 3 years, 6 months ago

    Brad's comments on the battling system for the Persona games has been something I have been trying to tell my friends about. It really feels that once you get into the dungeons, your brain can sort of go into an autopilot mode where all you do is, find the weakness, spam it, and repeat.

    Character connections are what drive the Persona games, it would be amazing if you are able to do more than one thing after school in Persona 5 before you have to head home, I highly doubt they will change that though.

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  • MockingMo 3 years, 6 months ago

    Since the talk of Furi has come around on the podcast - a game that a lot of people have been able to play thanks to PS Plus, I think that the Freebie tag sometimes diminishes the value that a game might carry with it just because people begin thinking: "Its free and probably not that good to begin with, thus it is free". I am sure a lot of people dismiss PS Plus games that way. I know I do sometimes yet it has made me discover some really good games like Transistor, Unfinished Swan, Never Alone, Stick it to the Man among others. What do you feel? Has anything you liked been a PS Plus Freebie.

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  • king_kerry 3 years, 6 months ago

    You mentioned what IPs would copy the Pokemon Go formula. I can see something like Ghostbusters utilizing it ala what Spirit Camera 3ds tried

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