Podcast 221: Whoa, you go big guy!

February 21, 2012

Do you have the rhythm? In this episode, new columnist Grant Potter joins the crew to discuss soul patches, Andrew thinks Twisted Metal is good except for most of the parts of it, Graham has Rhythm Heaven Fever fever and also an actual cold, Gerry plays Hakuoki (a visual novel about dating samurai and dealing with vampires) and Shawn can’t remember the year 1994. We also discuss our favorite rhythm games of yesteryear, like UmJammer Lammy, Patapon 2 and Space Channel 5!

 

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Hosts: Gerry Pagan, Andrew Passafiume, Grant Potter, Graham Russell, Shawn Vermette.
Music: Podcast theme by Tom Casper.

{ 4 comments }

Chris Ingersoll February 21, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I’m sort of with Shawn on Rhythm Heaven, in that I really can’t stand the WarioWare games so RH suffers by association. That said, I’m getting desperate for Club Nintendo coins, so I’ll probably pick it up in the next four months or so. :P

Would have joined you guys on Sunday, but I was recovering from my semi-annual (cold-related) laryngitis and didn’t want to push it. Also, I was watching the Sakura Wars TV anime.

Will catch the second half of the show later, but I’m not staying at work to do so. :)

Chris Ingersoll February 22, 2012 at 8:04 am

Either there’s no way that Mass Effect GotY balloting count was accurate or my ballot didn’t count… :P

Signs of a good rhythm game: I actually own the Gitaroo-Man soundtrack.

Speaking of Gitaroo-Man, Elite Beat Agents/Ouendan only gets a passing mention? :( Although glossing over the Looney Tunes Cartoon Conductor knock-off is probably for the best.

Grant Potter February 22, 2012 at 10:25 am

Wish I could have said more about the iNiS games in general, but it would have turned into incessant banter. There’s a lot to be said about rhythm games (As you will see in my next article!)

Graham Russell February 23, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Yes, looking back, there were a number of issues with my math and recollection of Gerry’s participation in the voting. Yay sickness! It still stands that ME2 was an almost-unanimous selection, though.

I think we only slightly mentioned EBA/Ouendan because, unlike a lot of those we brought up, that series is somewhat more like a music game, since you’re playing along to a licensed song. Regardless, it’s good.