Nintendo Heartcast Episode 073: Dig In

In addition to Steamworld Dig impressions, we also discuss July’s strong 3DS numbers, 3DS XL and more.

By M. Noah Ward. Posted 08/21/2013 09:00 4 Comments     ShareThis

Nintendo Heartcast Episode 073: Dig In

Nintendo Heartcast Episode 073: Dig In

Noah and Evan talk Steamworld Dig, July NPDs, and the case of the missing preorder bonuses.

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Recording Date
August 19, 2013

Evan and Noah

Show Contents
00:00:00 Introduction and NOA’s Lack of Preorder Bonuses
00:12:40 Discussion: July NPDs
00:19:39 Player Input: Steamworld Dig and Pikmin 3
00:36:57 Player Input: 3DS XL and Animal Crossing; New Leaf
00:51:28 Listener Feedback
01:09:44 Conclusion
01:10:28 Credits
01:11:25 Total Length


4 Responses to “Nintendo Heartcast Episode 073: Dig In”

  • 690 points
    KisakiProject says...

    I actually really liked the 2nd to last boss in Pikman 3. It was super epic. I did loose a lot of Pikmin. I actually didn’t like the last boss because the multi-tasking more frustrating than it was intriguing. Making progress day per day was cool. But man was it infuriating at times. The last 2 bosses are just require wars of attrition. I’m nowhere near as negative as you.

  • 702 points
    Matthew Tidman says...

    A thought for discussion re Pikmin 3: if a game is good for 75% of the experience and then has a frustrating ending, does it make it a bad game? Conversely, if a game has a frustrating beginning and then the last 75% is good, does that make it a good game? How does our perception of the beginning and end of the game affect our response to it?

    • 285 points
      Kyle England says...

      Hm you bring up a good point. It makes me think of Mass Effect 3, which has a great first couple of acts but then a really really bad ending. However, that’s a special case as the ending of ME3 sort of invalidated a lot of the work you did in the trilogy.

      With Pikmin 3, I loved the entire game. The entire final level really put your knowledge of using all kinds of Pikmin and the three captains to the test. I admit that the last level was pretty frustrating at times, but the last boss was very creative and interesting.

  • 576 points
    MegabusterLegends3 says...

    Okay, first up, a rapid fast forward. A few weeks ago, we had another addition to our family, a bouncing baby boy! We shall refer to him as Minibuster. Long story short, the baby has made sleeping at night near impossible. So for the sake of having not much else to do, I’ve been finding myself playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf into the wee hours of the morning.

    And then Sunday night happened.

    At exactly 3:33 AM (Monday morning, I guess), I was rearranging my furniture just for the heck of it, having recently expanded my house and looking for a new look. I left my TV on, because, why not? Well, at exactly this time, the novela that was playing on the TV turned to static, and then it started flashing images of UFOs and an alien in a tractor beam. And then, in typical AC jibber jabber, its eyes glowed and it addressed the audience. In hindsight, it wasn’t that scary, but it caught me off guard, and the alien was pretty intimidating looking.

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