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Episode 9: The GameCube 10 Plus More

by Karl Castaneda, Zachary Miller, Mike Sklens, and Scott Thompson - November 20, 2011, 9:32 am PST
Total comments: 10

We're kicking it old school in this roundtable on the GameCube 10.

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We've finally finished our list of the 10 best GameCube games, and now we're gonna talk about them all. This episode is an old-school, newscast-style roundtable on the GameCube 10, plus a few more games we felt deserved to be on the list.

Keep it up with all of your great comments and questions! Please comment on this episode, or send an email to connectivity@nintendoworldreport.com. We'd also love for you to rate and review us on iTunes.

This episode was edited by Mike Sklens.

Talkback

AVNovember 20, 2011

so no RFN this week because of child's play counted for that right?


I hope to see that giant podcast to download. What like 8 hours?


I enjoyed my GAMECUBE so I look forward to listening

Retro DeckadesNovember 20, 2011

Interesting discussion, guys. I certainly agree with several points you make regarding NWR's Gamecube 10, but must disagree with some others. For example, Super Monkey Ball, despite being a great game, wouldn't be on my list, either. There are several Gamecube games which I would place in this category, such as the Timesplitters games. I would definitely include Eternal Darkness in my top 10 because it told a compelling story (the forces of evil inciting World War One and setting up a makeshift hospital in a church in order to feed wounded soldiers to a developing monster that dwells deep beneath it? Sweet) and exhibited some truly brilliant moments of gameplay.

Zach, I am not sure that I understand your criticism that Pikmin 2 is too "randomly generated" for you. Is that a knock at it's level design, or lack thereof? If so, keep in mind that the ourdoor areas of the game are specifically crafted and designed to remain the same; it's only the different cave levels that are randomly generated. And that sort of illustrates my overall opinion of Pikmin 2: It's the best of both worlds. Though both Pikmin games are excellent, I've always favoured the sequel because it offers more of everything, and that was basically the only shortcoming I had with the first game -- I was left wanting. I felt that Pikmin 2 built upon the many things that made the first one great. Also, the Water Wraiths that were found in the depths of the caves were downright terrifying. Oh, and Pikmin 2 had the Pluckaphone, which almost single-handedly renders the first game obsolete.

AVNovember 20, 2011

No love for or Hulk Ultimate Destruction ?? I really enjoyed this podcast allot guys

@OneTwenty: Yeah, the randomly-generated "cave" areas (dungeons, really) bothered me. Not that they were poorly designed or anything, but I played the first game to the point where I recognized the path through and really got good at growing Pikmin and finding stuff as quickly as possible. Couldn't really do that in Pikmin 2.

SundoulosNovember 20, 2011

Looking forward to listening to this tomorrow to get me through the two days of work until Thanksgiving break!  Woo-hoo!

Super bummed I missed this. Stupid colds. Luckily y'all could hear me on the live show go from nervous to argumentative to failed Jeopardy host to drunk.

ejamerNovember 21, 2011

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No love for or Hulk Ultimate Destruction ?? I really enjoyed this podcast allot guys

Nice!


Not sure it's one of the "best" games on the system, but it is awesome and still one of the best superhero games around. Ultimate Destruction managed to get the controls just right and always felt comfortable to play. It also was pure, simple fun to play.

PlugabugzNovember 21, 2011

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Super bummed I missed this. Stupid colds. Luckily y'all could hear me on the live show go from nervous to argumentative to failed Jeopardy host to drunk.

You changed your stripes faster than Lady Gaga changes her outfits then? :P

oksodaScott Thompson, Associate EditorNovember 21, 2011

Totally forgot about Ultimate Destruction, but it was definitely one of those out-of-no-where, wow-this-is-really-good type games. Kind of like Spider-man 2.

PlugabugzNovember 23, 2011

Lemme send a PM instead....

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