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Episode 009: Ignorance Isn’t Always Bliss

Saturday, December 8th, 2012 by

Failures. We’ve all had them. Some of us more than others. Yeah, I’m looking at you, Todd. If you ever want to be a part of this family again, you need to get back on your feet and stop using. Don’t you see? You’re tearing this family apart!

The DA Crew triangulates to bring you this nerdy little slice of heaven. Contrary to what the song says, heaven can’t wait.

Today’s episode covers a short discussion on Final Fantasy IV. Well, short for us. Then we glaze over how Mother 3 made Fade cry like he just watched a puppy fall into a running blender. Ni no Kuni makes an appearance for people who love Level 5 and Studio Ghibli, which SHOULD be everyone. Then we just… yeah… we talk. Things get weird… more than once.

Honestly, this is a hodgepodge potpourri variety pack of a show, but you’ve got time to spare.

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  • http://xca2.com/ Brian

    I really enjoyed the grab-bag quality of this episode. Grab bag of comments:

    1. Mother 3 was pretty great! I never made it all the way through Earthbound, but I was sweet-talked into playing Mother 3 by my sweetheart (as sweethearts do). She played it on the GBA in Japanese; I emulated it with the English patch some time later. It has moments that really stick with you. I couldn’t summarize the plot with a damn, but there are a handful of scenes that I honestly don’t think I will ever forget. Also it has a pretty fun rhythm-based combat system.

    2. Do any of you know if the Final Fantasy ports to iOS have any sort of cloud save support? Seems like a feature they should have at their price points, but one that they wouldn’t given the general incompetence of the developer.

  • http://www.deltaattack.com/ Fade to Slack

    Thanks for listening, Brian. I’ll be honest, I enjoyed the hell out of this podcast but feared how others would take it. It felt almost too self-indulgent, in a way, but I’m happy to hear you enjoyed it. It’s quite a relief, honestly. Now, getting to your comments:

    1. Earthbound and Mother 3 are REALLY worlds apart. Mother 3 feels so heavy compared to the lighthearted nature of Earthbound, though I’ll have to see how the rest of it goes. There were a couple of dark moments in Earthbound, but nothing like the whole Drago Tooth incident.

    I’ve yet to get to the rhythm section (or I just don’t know how the battles work, yet), but that sounds very Nintendo-y to me. I’m glad to hear you liked it, though, as it seems like a hell of a game early on. Your sweetheart sounds super-cool, Brian, especially if she knows Japanese and English.

    2. I don’t know about Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II, but seeing as Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy Tactics are not universal apps, I’d assume they were not. The only cloud saving Final Fantasy that I’ve ever heard of, honestly, is that awful PC port of Final Fantasy VII that came out a few months ago.

    Sidenote, though, is that I hardly blame Square Enix for this. Apple needs to get their crap together, honestly, and introduce a save file section for easy backups. Syncing apps is cumbersome, but I keep far more games than I like on my phone simply because I don’t want to lose my save files. It’s an utter mess.