On today’s episode, the boys say goodbye to summer and look forward to everything the rest of the year has to offer: Turning leaves, cooler weather, spooky season, and lots of holiday season games to play! Starting the discussion, Todd returns to the subjects of remakes and remasters, wondering what style of reimagined games best capture our attentions. Joe puts out a poll to gauge what everyone’s favorite autumn-based video game level is. And lastly, the trio deep-dive into the latest Nintendo Direct, highlighting their favorite announcements and talking about the state of the video game industry going forward.
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1 – “Shinra’s Theme” from Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade (2020) Originally Composed by Nobuo Uematsu and arranged by Shotaro Shima, Yoshinori Nakamura, Masashi Hamauzu, Yoshitaka Suzuki, Mitsuto Suzuki, Shootie HG, Tsuyoshi Sekito, George Kano, A5SEMBLER, Nozomi Toki, and Ryo Furukawa
2 – “Possum Springs” from Night in the Woods (2017), composed by Alec Holowka
3 – “Snail Mode” from F-Zero 99 (Switch, 2023) Composed by James Phillipsen