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by Toon Scottoon
July 26th, 2020, 10:22 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: 432: The Gardens Between
Replies: 5
Views: 8930

Re: 432: The Gardens Between

The thing that impresses me most about The Gardens Between is the way it’s stuck with me despite my having not played it since it first came to Switch in 2018. I finished it in two sittings, but there are flourishes in this game that I can still recall after spending hundreds of hours in other virtu...
by Toon Scottoon
June 21st, 2020, 7:51 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Paper Mario
Replies: 7
Views: 5152

Re: 430: Paper Mario

Whoever put this game on the show list this year, I owe you a big thank you. Until this February I had never played a Paper Mario game. I’d tried Super Mario RPG and it didn’t work for me enough to stick with it for more than an hour. In fact it made me write off all Mario RPG’s, but Cane and Rinse ...
by Toon Scottoon
May 24th, 2020, 10:26 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows / Specter of Torment / King of Cards
Replies: 10
Views: 7474

Re: 424: Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope / Plague of Shadows / Specter of Torment / King of Cards

The Shovel Knight DLC is a lot like the sack of candy I remember bringing home on Halloween night as a kid, a package of sizable heft with some treats you reach in and scarf down instantly because they’re your favorites, a coconut job you pass to your pops because he’s into that sort of thing but yo...
by Toon Scottoon
May 12th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Replies: 10
Views: 5901

Re: 422: Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon/Ritual of the Night

In January I played two games by noted design teams on my Switch. Both games were in familiar genres and both games brought me joy. Neither felt like it broke new ground and neither showcased the graphics of the hardware I ran them on, but five months later only Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon stick...
by Toon Scottoon
May 2nd, 2020, 9:06 pm
Forum: Patreon feed
Topic: Our Patreon
Replies: 235
Views: 70759

Re: Our Patreon

Just wanted to say that the last few episodes I've listened to, in particular the Axiom Verge episode, and the two Sound of Play's with Tom Quillfeldt have had a great vibe to them. A little more loose than the show can sometimes be, but in a very heartfelt way. When the current crisis is over, we'r...
by Toon Scottoon
April 23rd, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Community Gaming
Topic: Super Mario Maker 2 - **1st Page For Community Level Codes**
Replies: 152
Views: 52419

Re: Super Mario Maker 2 - **1st Page For Community Level Codes**

The map building (whilst cool), simply adds a package in which peoples levels are delivered as it were. Saw your post on the podcast page Suits and thought I should bring that over here. Although this still might not be the right place. The thing I find most cool about the world builder is that it ...
by Toon Scottoon
April 23rd, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Maker 2
Replies: 10
Views: 10305

Re: 426: Super Mario Maker/Super Mario Maker 2

Most of us have heard the nugget about the first rule of magic being that a magician never reveals how their tricks are done, and yet the Mario Maker series, of which I’ve played all three games, makes the act of revealing some of how Nintendo performs their most famous tricks its own sort of hocus ...
by Toon Scottoon
April 21st, 2020, 10:12 pm
Forum: Community Gaming
Topic: Super Mario Maker 2 - **1st Page For Community Level Codes**
Replies: 152
Views: 52419

Re: Super Mario Maker 2 - **1st Page For Community Level Codes**

Well at least we can say that someone has Caned and Rinsed the Pokey. Great video resource to share.
by Toon Scottoon
April 13th, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: Community Gaming
Topic: Super Mario Maker 2 - **1st Page For Community Level Codes**
Replies: 152
Views: 52419

Re: Super Mario Maker 2 - **1st Page For Community Level Codes**

Alright, my Cane and Rinse episode 426 level is up and ready to be broken by the C and R community.

Course ID is 1F8-DN3-W3G

Stay healthy
by Toon Scottoon
March 23rd, 2020, 8:14 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Replies: 6
Views: 8871

Re: 416: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

It’s not a surprise that Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze begins with a birthday party; it is absolutely a celebration of the series, a whistle blowing, rocket lighting, hard charging, beat on the ground, Mardi Gras style romp where almost every part of the game looked, sounded, and felt the way ...
by Toon Scottoon
March 8th, 2020, 5:10 am
Forum: Community Gaming
Topic: Super Mario Maker 2 - **1st Page For Community Level Codes**
Replies: 152
Views: 52419

Re: Super Mario Maker 2 - **1st Page For Community Level Codes**

This might be the antithesis of what Dez mentioned above, but anybody have any interest in doing some 426 themed making for the upcoming episode? I'm going to scrape one together regardless, but I've really enjoyed playing the community levels.
by Toon Scottoon
March 8th, 2020, 4:58 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Axiom Verge
Replies: 7
Views: 6916

Re: 414: Axiom Verge

I should have liked Axiom Verge more than I did. I’m a fan of Metroidvanias or 2D exploratory combat platformers, or whatever we want to call these sorts of games. (Truthfully I’m willing to agree to let the mash-up experts at the excellent Play;Write podcast determine the moniker we go with for thi...
by Toon Scottoon
February 28th, 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The World Ends With You
Replies: 7
Views: 5282

Re: 428: The World Ends With You

I made it through most of the second week of this game on Switch. I had an okay time, but it showed me that life is too short for a game to require its player to use touch controls for traversal, especially during combat. I've heard the DS version blends d-pad and touch controls, which might be bett...
by Toon Scottoon
February 28th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Nintendo Super Famicom (SNES)
Replies: 12
Views: 15755

Re: Our next Console Special No.8 - recording late March 2020 - Nintendo Super Famicom (SNES)

The design aspect I remember most about my original SNES was the reset switch, that purple plastic pad issued such a satisfying, soft squeak, when you flicked it, even when you flicked it out of anger. That reset switch, and the SNES it was attached to came into my life when I was ten and my brother...
by Toon Scottoon
January 28th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Assassin's Creed Origins
Replies: 9
Views: 968

Re: Our next podcast recording (2.2.20) - 404: Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed Origins is the first open world Ubisoft game I’ve ever played. Previously I’d pushed these games into the same meat locker with franchises like Gears of War, Mortal Kombat, and Grand Theft Auto labeled “Too Bloodthirsty For Me.” However when I saw Cane and Rinse include this game in...
by Toon Scottoon
January 18th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shadow of the Colossus (2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 3893

Re: 406: Shadow of the Colossus (2018)

If you leave “The Wanderer” untouched in this version of Shadow of the Colossus, he will pick up his foot and examine his shoe in a gesture familiar to anyone who’s walked through a park frequented by careless dog owners. It made me wonder if Bluepoint developers felt a bit like they too had “steppe...
by Toon Scottoon
January 9th, 2020, 2:42 am
Forum: Community Gaming
Topic: Super Mario Maker 2 - **1st Page For Community Level Codes**
Replies: 152
Views: 52419

Re: Super Mario Maker 2 - **1st Page For Community Level Codes**

I've given 2 thirty or so minute goes on the prickly stage Suits and I'm not quite there. Died in the final funnel a few times, but I still can't consistently get through the second choke point where that Toad comment is. Having fun with the challenge though and it's making me think about design, in...
by Toon Scottoon
January 9th, 2020, 2:38 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things God of War
Replies: 84
Views: 10739

Re: 402: God of War (2018) *recording the week ending 19th Jan.*

As time passes it is normal to compare the people in our lives now to the versions of themselves we knew from the past. We hope they get better, and I can say that for me, this version of Kratos is a lot more enjoyable to spend time with than the throbbing slab of pixels and pain I remember from the...
by Toon Scottoon
December 25th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 1029
Views: 131794

Re: Games Completed 2019

If 2019 proved anything it is that games have always been great, but they just keep getting better. From their construction to the communities around them (like this one), things just keep improving. Here’s to 2020 keeping up the push forward, and to a safe and happy holiday season for us all. If yo...
by Toon Scottoon
December 15th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Community Gaming
Topic: Super Mario Maker 2 - **1st Page For Community Level Codes**
Replies: 152
Views: 52419

Re: Super Mario Maker 2 - **1st Page For Community Level Codes**

I put a new one together too. Finished five days before my fake little deadline I was having so much fun with the new Link stuff. Here's the code.

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