Infendo Radio Episode 328: Super Guide!

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Welcome to episode 328 of Infendo Radio! A special welcome to any friends and family of myself, Harrison, Colin, Lewis, and other Infendo fans: this episode was made specifically with you in mind! In it, Harrison Milfeld, Colin Crompton, and myself discuss three main topics: questions from our friends and family about Nintendo, the company’s vast 125+ year history, and our thoughts on Super Smash Bros. for 3DS.

As always, we welcome your questions and comments. We don’t expect anyone to be converted to gaming by listening to this episode, but we will happily answer your questions if you send them in an e-mail to contact@infendo.com. Thanks for your support!

Enjoy the show!

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In addition to being a girl gamer, Holly prides herself on being a red-head. Consequently, the blue shell in the Mario Kart series is her natural enemy. Don't worry, though: she still loves Mario Kart and is very good, despite the occasional blue shell-sabotaged race. Like any Nintendo fan, Holly also loves Zelda, Pokemon, Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Kirby...you name it. But she'll try just about anything (besides horror games) and has a soft spot for unique, little-known rhythm games like Rhythm Heaven and Samba de Amigo. NNID: Aeroweth

5 Comments

  1. I love this episode, I wish I could have joined you!

  2. Greetings!

    I wish I could mirror Anthony’s happiness/enthusiasm for the show, but as an informed, diehard Nintendo fan, I don’t think I learned anything in the show, and it kind of dragged (for me) because of it. I understand I definitely wasn’t your target audience, so take that for what it’s worth. And just to keep things on the (slightly) “negative” side, I must say: do we really need more Smash Bros talk? In the lead up to release multiple games were not even talked about, and multiple new releases were also subsequently given next to no attention because every week there was some character leak, or roster rumor, or whatever. This isn’t just your fault/problem (NEARLY EVERY Nintendo focused podcast has been going on and on about this game for months, and it is sooooo far beyond worn out now). Again, if everyone else likes listening to this over and over and over and over and over, I guess I’ll just grit my teeth and bear it.

    Now then, Colin, while yes, SEGA is Ages backwards, the name comes from the previous company name/occupation SErvice GAmes (having started as a pinball, pachinko, and arcade machine servicing company).

    As for your PSP games request…what category of games do you want recommendations in? I have a PSP and love RPGs, so can definitely make some serious recommendations there.

    Also, still looking for some GameCube game recommendations. I mentioned it in the comments two or three podcasts ago.

    Thanks, and looking forward to next week’s episode!

  3. I’m actually also an RPG fan, but I’d rather not play something that’s part of a well-established franchise that I have no experience in (Final Fantasy is a big one), unless you think it’s a good starting point. I can’t really think of any other genres at the moment. I love rhythm games, but that seems like a stretch for the PSP. 😉

    Also, I did recommend Pokemon Colosseum for GameCube a while back. It may seem like a bit of a lame recommendation, but I was surprised by the departure of a storyline in that game, for Pokemon anyway. Honestly, though, I didn’t play much else on the GameCube beside that and Melee, heheh!

  4. Since you like RPGs, I can definitely make some recommendations. I will make some non-RPG recommendations too. Also, you should know by now that I am kind of wordy, so this is going to be a pretty massive post. Be warned though: my first three recommendations are pretty massive games (which is good anyways, since it means you’ll have to buy fewer games to keep yourself entertained). So, without further ado:

    1) Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lion – This is in my top five games of all time. The PSP version is a slightly enhanced port of the PS1 game (and the PS1 game is the reason I bought my PS1). The story is pretty straightforward (ESPECIALLY for a Final Fantasy game) but compelling, and the gameplay is standard SRPG, but where the game shines is in the job (class) system. Be prepared to dive pretty deep.

    2) Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together – Another game in my top five games of all time list; to be honest, I’m not sure which game is higher on the list. Another SRPG (like Final Fantasy Tactics), this one has a much more complex story with branching paths, secret characters, and many alternate endings. This game is also a PSP port of a PS1 game (which is actually a port of an SNES game that never left Japan), but this game has some pretty massive gameplay changes.

    3) Disgaea – There were two Disgaea games released on PSP: Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness and Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days. Each game is a pretty straight port of the PS2 titles and, like the Final Fantasy series, the titles are not related to each other (in terms of story). UNLIKE the Final Fantasy series, the core gameplay and mechanics are pretty unchanged between the two. These are more SRPGs (notice a trend?) and have definite anime vibes (to include much crazier stories, but in good/entertaining ways). The class system is also simpler here, but the game gets it’s depths from the items. Every item is basically a portal to a special world (called an Item World in-game), and you make your items more powerful by fighting deeper and deeper into that dungeon. Lastly, any one of these two games will be the biggest game you have ever played. Period.

    4) Cladun: This is an RPG! – Another RPG, this is a more traditional JRPG with a more lighthearted feel and story. I did not play this game to completion (due to playing many other games at the time), but would be more than happy to return to this game when I get a chance.

    5) God of War – There were two PSP God of War games: Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta. Each PSP game has a pretty stand-alone story, but they are much better enjoyed if you’ve played more of the main God of War games. These are “character action games” (think along the lines of Bayonetta) and look and play so good that you will actually question how it is that Sony’s PSP did not beat the Nintendo DS.

    6) Patapon – There were three Patapon games made, all for PSP, and the series appears to be dead now. That having been said, get and play all three. They are rhythm games, but a full and accurate description would sound more like “2D, side-scrolling, rhythm-based Pikmin.” Probably the only non-plastic instrument/accessory rhythm/music game I’ve ever enjoyed.

    That list should be a good place to start. Let me know what you think of any of those games, or if you don’t play those, what you do end up playing!

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