Miyamoto, tending his garden, suddenly has a brilliant idea. What if he could recapture the feelings of his childhood in game form? What if it was possible to identify the essence of nature and replicate it on a simple disc. It would be overwhelming, yet familiar. Chaotic, yet calm. Hostile, yet intimate. He toiled with his team for years, until finally the public could join him in the garden.
After the sun had set, he opened a laptop, and went to find what the public had said. He did not know if he was truly successful, but he hoped he had reached at least a few. Yet the message he received was not one he understood. He stared at his screen under cover of night, left only with the words: CHIE IS BEST GIRL.
This month we are joined by a very special guest for Segment 2, Amr Al-Aaser. Amr Al-Aaser is a games critic. You can find them on twitter, on Medium, Paste, and even donate to their Patreon! They're good people, and we're very glad to have them.
Things Discussed: national health systems, Mark of the Ninja, Mega Man 5, Gravity Rush 2, Need for Speed: the novel based on the movie, the trailer for the NFS movie, Persona 5, Dark Souls, Yakuza, who put the J in JRPGs, GameFAQS, Pikmin 3, Mario 128 demo
This Month's Game Club: Pikmin 3
Next Month's Game Club: Myst
Music This Episode
Blown Away by Kevin MacLeod
Pikmin 3 Title Theme by Asuka Hayazaki, Atsuko Asahi, Hajime Wakai
Twilight River by Asuka Hayazaki, Atsuko Asahi, Hajime Wakai
Fruit Analysis by Asuka Hayazaki, Atsuko Asahi, Hajime Wakai
Pikmin Ai No Uta by Strawberry Flower