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FGC #263.2 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Everyone settle down! Dr. Professor Goggle Bob is talking!

And that’s where little Breath of the Wilds come from.

FGC #263.2 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • AckSystem: In a few years, will anyone even remember this was that last gasp of the WiiU? I don’t think I know a soul that associates Twilight Princess with the Gamecube.
  • Number of players: This ain’t Triforce Heroes.
  • Phantom Hourglass isn’t that bad: Okay, it isn’t… I just really don’t enjoy playing it. I blame my left-handedness. Holding a stylus for the length of a Zelda dungeon… well… I might suffer Uprising boneitis flashbacks.
  • Come to think of it, isn’t Link supposed to be left-handed, too? Well, Breath of the Wild can’t be perfect.
  • 2nd Favorite NPC: We already covered Goggle Rob, so how about we honor the guy that built Link’s house…. Or at least fixed it up a bit.
    Damn right
  • Did you know? There are twelve billion The Legend of Zelda easter eggs in this game. That said, somehow I missed that that the gigantic, cyclopean Hinoxes are supposed to be the same dudes that kept tossing around bombs in the Dark World of A Link to the Past. I guess forsaking bombs for trees really changes a dude.
  • Would I play again? Let’s see if I’ve stopped playing by the time the DLC drops…

What’s next? Random ROB has chosen… Fighter’s Megamix for the Sega Saturn! The crossover fighting game from before there were crossover fighting games! Please look forward to it!

I apologize

WW #7 Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed

Here comes funI fear for the children.

So here was my plan: get some friends together, get a live stream of Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed going, and close out the week publicly mocking another lame example of “anime tiddy games”. It was supposed to be a thing of beauty… But it was not to be.

Akiba’s Trip is powerfully boring. Despite teasing animated titillation in all promotional materials, Akiba’s Trip… goes nowhere. I played this nonsense for an hour and a half, and was thwarted by an attempt to buy a book for a random NPC. I think Digital Goggle Bob stripped like six people. For reference, an hour and a half into Senran Kagura, I’m pretty sure I had seen the entire cast naked. In Custer’s Revenge, everybody starts naked. If Akiba’s Trip is the future of “thirsty” anime games, there is no future in the genre at all.

But, then again, maybe that’s not a bad thing.

If you’d like to judge for yourself, feel free to watch a recording of the stream below. Please enjoy the commentary of BEAT, FanboyMaster, Morningstar, Kaptain Kibosh, Wicket, and myself. And, as always, I want to excessively thank everyone that participated, commentators and viewers.

Time Annotated Notes!

Xenosaga Episode III Special 2: Xenosaga Freaks LIVE(ish)!

Previously on Xenosaga: Hopefully the previous update provided all the answers, because now it’s time for all sorts of questions.

Xenosaga Freaks, mentioned briefly at the start of the Episode 2 portion of this LP, was a “promotional” Xenosaga game released in Japan a few months before the release of Xenosaga Episode 2. The Xenosaga Freaks disc contained some Xenosaga word puzzle games, a Xenosaga glossary of terms (which, you’ll note, is missing from XS2), a demo of Xenosaga Episode 2, and “Xenocomi”, a visual novel featuring The Brews killing time aboard the Durandal during some Episode 1 respite. For many years, this game was entirely out of the reach of American audiences, but some brave souls over at Xeno Underground not only translated much of the game, but also programmed the separate Xenocomi stories into simple executables.

Seriously, good job, Jintoki and Kare Reiko.

So, in the interest of covering absolutely everything about Xenosaga for this LP, I contacted Talking Time’s own BEAT about performing a video LP of this crazy bit of nonsense, and he was very gracious in helping me put together a stream of ludicrous twaddle with FanboyMaster and SpoonyBardOL. A recording of the stream is available here.

Since I technically stole BEAT himself for this gobbledygook, I’m also going to steal his general note format.

Notes! With Time Annotations!