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IGN Nintendo Voice Chat podcast - summary

by rawmeatcowboy
15 December 2008
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Some of you emailed a podcast summary thread my way. First off, thank you for the emails! Unfortunately, the thread that was sent in had a small summary that was full of fake information. The person that posted fake information has since edited their post. Just wanted to issue the warning! The summary below is 100% authentic.

Download the episode here

Guitar Hero vs. Rock Band

- Craig was impressed with Rock Band 2, but they don’t have the instruments yet
- Tried using Guitar Hero controllers and they worked
- Feature-wise identical to PS3/360 games
- Visually isn’t bad, it’s lower-res. Looks better than the PS2 version.
- Rock Band 2 review coming on Wednesday
- Everything on PS3/360 will eventually be available on Wii (DLC)
- Bozon says World Tour star power isn’t very well-done in Guitar Hero
- Actual gameplay in Rock Band is better than World Tour
- Track selection also better in Rock Band 2
- Daemon loves that you can play through Rock Band 2 solo, or bring in friends
- Overall the IGN team is very impressed with Rock Band 2

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fighter

- Bozon’s really interested in the game
- Bozon will probably end up reviewing it
- Members of the Smash Bros. team and Ex Team-Ninja
- Darker look to the game - more edgy/aged up
- 4-player Smash style game
- No single-player like Subspace Emissary, it will be something else (might just be staged based)
- Can use different controller options
- Sounds like a cool project
- Going to try to have better online than Brawl

NERF N-Strike

- It’s aimed at kids, but it comes with a gun
- Gun is very cool according to Craig
- You can buy the gun separately
- Game itself is generic, arcadey
- Opens up as crappy Area 51 clone
- Uses flash animation for intro, etc.
- Still worked really well
- If you’re older than 14, just buy the gun
- Has a cool Boom Blox inspired level
- $60 price tag - gun is $20

Strong Bad Episode 5

- Daemon likes the game
- A lot of Homestar fan service
- Haven’t made any announcements about more games, probably depends on sales numbers
- Daemon recommends combining all the games into a retail release

GTA: Chinatown Wars

- Release date announced
- March 17, 2009
- Looks like they’re releasing the game on the very last day of Winter


- Satoru Iwata said he would like to see it be used more for business
- Iwata gave businesses instead of PC terminals as an example
- Craig has heard rumors that the SD card will have similar problems as Wii SD card situation

Speed Racer

- It was in Matt’s backlog
- Came out May 6
- Game is good apparently
- Matt thought it felt like F-Zero

- Matt also liked Clone Wars on the DS

Prince of Persia: The Fallen King

- 6.8
- Thought it was kind of “meh”
- Touch screen control was unnecessary
- Character design is terrible

Dragon Ball: Origins

- It’s fun, a lot like Phantom Hourglass
- Hilarious
- Definitely earns the T rating
- Have D-pad control if you want
- Should pick it up if you’re a Dragon Ball fan
- Visuals are pretty good


- Bozon likes the game
- Super deep (some characters get older as the game progresses, etc)
- Random battles - Craig is turned off
- Craig can only tolerate random battles in Pokemon
- Set for March as of now
- Bozon says the game will give FFIV a run for its money

Reader questions

- DS capture box is how IGN gets the DS on TV (can’t buy it)
- IGN Nintendo team tries to judge kid games fairly (Would a kid like this?, etc)
- Holiday wishes: Craig always brings home casual games for his mother, Bozon is excited he’s going to get House of the Dead: Overkill this week, hopes he brings his 360 home (safely). Daemon wants to play the big games from this year.

Check out the full summary here