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Rocket Pants – Episode 16 : Hashtag Consequences
Hosting this episode: Alex
Editing this episode: Jon
Guest this week: Mode A: No Guest
Recording Time : March 15th, 2016 8:00 p.m. EST
- What have you been playing?
- Chris- Chrono Trigger (DS)
- Jon- Hearthstone(PC/Mobile)
- Alex- TMNT Arcade, Tattoo Assassins, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Various Pinball machines, Tapper, Smash TV, Sunset Riders, TMNT for the CPC, Castlevania for MSX2, Yoop, A Next Computer, Vectrex, Zippy the Porcupine, Mr. Driller, StarCraft 2, Fix it Felix
Block 2- Listener Email 1
I was having this debate with one my good friends recently about what the “father of modern indie games” is. I argued that Cave Story is because of how old it is and how critically acclaimed and loved it is by so many. But he argues that flash games (no game in particular) are the basis for modern indie games.
What do you guys think?
Word to your mothers,
Title: Jade Catacombs
Original material: Plant Overgrowth Area – Upper Brinstar From Super Metroid
From the Chozo Legacy album produced by GameChops
Block 3 – Listener Email 2
Hello Rocket Pants Crew,
Long time listener, first time question writer. 🙂
I was just catching up on the podcast, and was very sad to hear that the consensus on Hatoful Boyfriend was that the game was not great. However, I am a big fan of visual novels, so the satire of the game really reached me the way it was intended. And the game did take a nice twist in the “detective” chapter, but it is a time investment to even unlock it.
Disappointment aside, I wanted to send a recommendation for a good visual novel series, one with a gripping story and more interactivity than HB. If you have a Nintendo DS, you should certainly check out the Zero Escape series – 999, Virtue’s Last Reward, and a third game upcoming. These are suspense/thriller games with a puzzle-solving aspect thrown in. I will mention that it gets a bit brutal at times.
Enough ranting, here is my question 🙂 after hearing that your early ventures into visual novels weren’t the best, have there been any other genres that you didn’t like at first, but grew to enjoy? Or maybe a genre you couldn’t stand as a kid, but love now?
Thank you for making a great podcast!
Block 4- Personal shoutouts, project highlights, mini segment
Alex- RIP Bingo (Blog post about Bingo incoming)
Jon- FFT Pilot to shoot/upload
Chris- Tom Francis Gamemaker How-To