Nintendo Heartcast Episode 064: Rinse and Repeat

Evan and Noah talk through their– and your– E3 2013 Nintendo reactions.

By M. Noah Ward. Posted 06/12/2013 09:00 12 Comments     ShareThis

Nintendo Heartcast Episode 064: Rinse and Repeat

Nintendo Heartcast Episode 064: Rinse and Repeat

Evan and Noah discuss their detailed reactions– and yours– to Nintendo’s E3 2013 announcements.

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Recording Date
June 10, 2013

Evan and Noah

Show Contents
00:00:00 Introduction
00:01:37 E3 2013: The Technical Presentation
00:10:33 E3 2013: Pokemon X & Y
00:14:58 E3 2013: Super Mario 3D World
00:22:00 E3 2013: Mario Kart 8
00:28:32 E3 2013: Wii Party U & Wii Fit U
00:31:27 E3 2013: Art Academy Wii U
00:34:25 E3 2013: Indies & Third Parties
00:39:23 E3 2013: Wind Waker HD
00:43:47 E3 2013: Wonderful 101
00:46:42 E3 2013: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
00:56:29 E3 2013: Bayonetta 2
00:58:32 E3 2013: X
01:04:50 E3 2013: Smash Bros.
01:11:30 E3 2013: No-Shows
01:22:36 E3 2013: Overall Impressions
01:41:13Listener Feedback
02:05:44 Conclusion
02:09:22 Credits
02:10:17 Total Length


12 Responses to “Nintendo Heartcast Episode 064: Rinse and Repeat”

  • 143 points
    oldmanstauf says...

    Pretty disappointed about Donkey Kong as the Retro Studios game :/

    • 432 points
      dmgice says...

      Well, they got DAVID WISE back for the music, added back in swimming, and there are four playable characters. I would say that Donkey Kong Country Returns was fun; but Tropical Freeze looks better. I mean, new compositions from DAVID WISE. One of the best things about the original Donkey Kong Country games was the music.

      • 143 points
        oldmanstauf says...

        It’s not that I didn’t like DK Returns. I had fun with it for sure, but certainly wasn’t hoping for a sequel. I’ve got my fill of 2D platformers for awhile. I was hoping they would have been working on new IP or at least bringing back a long forgotten one. I love DK, but this was not what I was expecting. Basically, after I heard it, I deflated like a balloon.

      • 1244 points
        lukas85 says...

        not even david wise and his amazing musical skills can make this good news, i really really wanted retro to make something bigger and better.

  • 318 points
    Greg Wampler says...

    At first, admittedly, I was a bit mad that this was the game Retro has been working on (although, I still believe there is a second in development); however, after really digging into the videos and picking them apart, this game is amazingly detailed and designed. This is a fully 3D worl even though you only move a long one plane at a time. And, many levels seem to have 6 or even 7 planes in them and even more layers of art on top of that. The dynamic camera is really impressive.

  • 1244 points
    lukas85 says...

    overall i liked the games presented in the nintendo direct, i also have problems watching it, in fact, i haven’t watched it yet, i have seen all the trailers but i wasn’t able to watch it live, so yeah, that was very bad on nintendo’s part. I’m also super dissapointed that retro is working on DKCR, DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE YEAR!!

    I think mario kart looks Awesome, i didn’t expect to be this hyped for a mario kart, megaman in smash, yeah!!! i predicted this in the last show!

    X is looking better than ever, is my most anticipated game for wiiU, best game of the show for me.

    bayoneta and wonderful 101 look amazing too.

    oh and mario 3d world, big dissapointment too, i was expecting something better.

    So overall i will give this nintendo e3 a 7.5

  • 381 points
    Hyawatta says...

    Super Mario 3D Universe

    Super Mario 64 is my favorite game of all time. Super Mario 3D Land feels more like a sequel to SM64 than Super Mario Galaxy does. I have been trying to play through Galaxy 1 & 2 since they were released, but I still haven’t beaten them yet. I was able to beat SM3DL, however, and I am even working towards getting the five shiny stars.

    The problem that I have with the Galaxy games is that I get lost in the hub world too easily. I know that Galaxy 2 is supposed to be easier to navigate, but I haven’t gotten to it yet because I’m still working on the first game. I have so little time to play that it takes me too long to get re-acclimated to where I left off in the game. I’m very happy to see that we are getting Super Mario 3D World instead of Super Mario Universe. I won’t be ready to play Mario Universe until after I have finished playing through all of the other Mario games. I do still want it; I’m just not ready for it yet.

    Also, it will be wonderful to play SM3DW multiplayer with my daughter now that Princess Peach is playable. And the cat suit is already a hit with her just from watching the videos. I’ve wanted an online multiplayer 3D Mario since the 64, so I hope they eventually take the series online. Another issue I see is that SM3DL makes extensive use of 3D on the 3DS. I hope beyond hope that Nintendo includes a 3D mode, like in Assassins Creed 3, so that people who have a 3D TV can play Super Mario 3D World in 3D.

  • 381 points
    Hyawatta says...

    Wii U Re-Launch Prioritized List

    1. Super Mario 3D World
    2. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
    3. X [Monolith Software]
    4. Mario Kart 8
    5. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist
    6. Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
    7. Watch Dogs
    8. Wii Party U
    9. Wii Fit U
    10. Rayman Legends
    11. Pikmin 3
    12. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    13. Bayonetta 2
    14. The Wonderful 101
    15. New Super Luigi U
    16. Game & Wario
    17. Cloudberry Kingdom
    18. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Director’s Cut)
    19. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
    20. Just Dance 2014
    21. DuckTales Remastered
    22. Batman: Arkham Origins
    23. Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure
    24. Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty
    25. Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party
    26. Zumba Fitness World Party
    27. Disney Infinity
    28. Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures

    This doesn’t even include the games that have released since launch that I haven’t been able to get yet.

  • 690 points
    KisakiProject says...

    Hey guys. I figure I’d share my thoughts. I’m excited for 101, P3, Rayman Legends & Adventure Time but those are all known quantities. WW HD looks cool. Sonic might actually be good. I could care less about DK Tropical Smoothy. I never got into the first. I was hoping on Retro doing something new. I’ve enjoyed 3DS’s franchise revivals, KI:U & LMDM and was hoping for another. But they are playing it safe. But given SMBU low performance will DK Tropical Smoothy really make a difference? I’m guessing not. I have really mixed feeling about SMB3DWorld. 3D land is great. But not what Galaxy was. 3D world could be amazing don’t get me wrong but it’s not the revolution we all expected. It almost feels like it was ported from 3DS at the last minute? I played it at Best Buy. With a wiimote. Did not like it. I hope it has Classic Controller Prop support in the retail release.

    2013 feels a bit underwhelming. However, holy crap 2014 looks amazing. Smash Bros has no tripping! X is my most anticipated game currently. Mario Kart looks fun. Yarn Yoshi. ZombiU 2? 2014 looks like WiiU is gonna kill it.

    I think I’ll be happy with my WiiU but retro not doing something new kinda hurts it big time. I think if retro was reviving an old IP and the presentation had not been terribly presented the narrative would be different.

    Sidenote: PS4 pre-ordered. Sony won E3 and this gen. I’ll get it for exclusives and 3rd party since WiiU is getting skipped.

    Picking up Game & Wario Sunday. My first new WiiU retail game since getting the system for Xmas. Are you guys getting it?

  • 690 points
    KisakiProject says...

    Also I agree MarioKart looks different enough. It also looks the best visually. Maybe even better than current gen. Looking forward to playing online with all of you next spring!!!

  • 261 points
    JasonMaivia says...

    I have a feeling that Nintendo is just giving the holiday away to Sony/Microsoft. Wii U also need stronger 3rd party support and a price cut.

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