There isn't a franchise in gaming that I'm more nervous to talk about the show than Pokemon. The fanbase is rabidly loyal and knowledgeable, and I just know I'm gonna say something stupid.
That said, let's talk Pokemon! Pokemon Emerald, specifically. This bad boy won our Patreon poll last month, I know how many of you love this franchise, and I was pretty excited to play a Pokemon game I haven't played before. I have to say, this is a pretty divisive title online, and after playing it, I understand why. There was some stuff I loved, and some stuff I fucking hated.
I went out and got my buddy Miklos for this episode, a certified Pokemon junkie, and he picks up the slack this time around. He doesn't dislike the extras nearly as much as I do, and it actually made for a pretty tolerable podcast.
And before we get into monsters of pockets, we talk about a bunch of stuff, including what I've been playing, are modern retro consoles "cheating"?, and which Nintendo characters would I use for a beat 'em up game?
If you want to skip to something, here's where to go:
2:22 - 9:30: What's happening behind the scenes at 'Remember The Game?'
9:30 - 24:29: 'Blowing In The Cartridge' (Listener comments & questions, and Letter Time!)
24:30 - 33:55 'Play One. Remake One. Erase One.' - Super Mario 64, GoldenEye 007, Ocarina of Time
33:56 - 36:05: What have I been playing?
36:05 - 37:56: Listeners Pokemon Emerald Memories
37:57+: Pokemon Emerald
Enjoy the podcast!