Jaffe Jaffe is publicly shaming me for not knowing or caring about Mario of all things
I’d have liked to see Parappa go even farther!
DaveedNoo he’s not really a fighter, he was never gonna go that far…
exodus I know, but I can dream! I just liked the idea of him coming out on top with his car somehow.
exodus @Jaffe Can there be a Non-Violence Island someday for all the videogame characters who aren’t fighters? Like, I don’t know, it could be a debate tournament? The panelists can hypothesize what points Parappa would make in favor of ending social security, or whatever it is they talk about at debate tournaments. (I have no idea what actual serious debate competitions are like).
c’mon, the correct answer for which important video-games figure would get into smash bros. is miyamoto’s wife!
Honestly, it took me until you said “turnips” to get it. I just don’t see Wart as a frog any more than I see Bowser as a lizard or dragon - just a big, scaly monster.
As soon as Ash said Oscar The Grouch I immediately remembered Ultimate Play The Game’s Cookie on the Spectrum with its highly unofficial Oscar appearance…
saddleblasters that’s a fun idea!
Per John Romero correcting Sandy Peterson
a maybe dated answer cir. 2004 but the videogamiest muppets are beaker and bunsen because they’ve been writing penny arcade for like 25 years
Lunarchivist This is the correct answer
esper Who or what is the Gritty of video games?
Luigi in Mario Kart 8. For a brief time prerelease, everyone focused on his angry expression while holding an item and ascribed all sorts of qualities to him because of it.
I don’t think I heard that buzzer once this episode! Good job, panel!
Regarding the Gritty of video games, for some reason the very first character that came to mind when the question was asked was Tingle from the Zelda games.
Fuck Trevor That’s a really good answer
Fuck Trevor I guess is it that Tingle has a very small role in all of the LoZ games he appears in, yet is way more interesting than any other aspect of the series? If you’ve only played LoZ games in which Tingle doesn’t appear and someone showed you a picture of him, you’d probably just assume they’re making stuff up, the way my older brother who had only watched the Peter Jackson LotR movies always insisted I was making Tom Bombadil up every time I mentioned him as a kid.
saddleblasters So what you’re saying is Tom Bombadil is the Gritty of Middle Earth?
esper Who or what is the Gritty of video games? (53:06)
My gut reaction here was Waluigi who also seemed to have a small moment of “what is this ridiculous crap?” upon his debut before quickly being an internet meme that is posted as someone who is just….inherently funny? Maybe less of the “new meanings thrust upon him” that Gritty has with being like a mascot for leftism, but definitely has that same “goofy slapdash design thrust forward as a meme-ready strength”.
soapbox Maybe less of the “new meanings thrust upon him” that Gritty has with being like a mascot for leftism,
You’d be surprised:
I always have some quibble when I listen to these, but I never get around to posting about it before it would be weirdly late. This time it’s this:
As a lawyer, doesn’t Phoenix Wright have specific summoning powers through his ability to call witnesses?
kitroebuck but in the games you’ve got to search around a campsite for ages or whatever before you can call them, I think it’d take too long - also we’re not in a courtroom, it’s not proved that he can summon witnesses in any other context! (is what I would say on the show)
kitroebuck As a lawyer, doesn’t Phoenix Wright have specific summoning powers through his ability to call witnesses?
I haven’t listened to the episode but it is funny to me that out of context I can’t intuit whether by “summoning” you mean “calling upon someone to appear in court for a reason,” or “using magic to make someone physically be brought somewhere,” with regards to Ace Attorney
kitroebuck I had similar misgivings about Phoenix’s dismissal based on how Gumshoe frequently materializes to pull him out of the muck. However, I think that would qualify as a “deus ex machina” or “Batman would figure it out” which I believe are generally roundly dismissed on the island