It’s Podcast 18, where Paul Franzen and Michael Gray talk about Deja Vu for the NES/GBC/PC/MAC, and Case 1-3 of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney for the DS. Michael and Paul were supposed to limit their conversations on these games to 10-minute segments, but they ended up talking so much that it filled up a whole podcast. Whoops! Here are the show notes:
Deja Vu (0:00 to 16:30):
- We start talking about former GameCola writer Neal Iannone.
- The plan to get cool, matching GameCola jerseys fell through.
- It’s somewhat amazing that Deja Vu was released for the NES, given its M-rated content.
- Walkthroughs often contain spoilers, believe it or not.
- Paul lists all the various death scenes in testgame.
- Is the Game Boy Color version of the game better than the NES version? We conclude the PC version must be best.
- Neal Iannone, GameCola misses you.
Phoenix Wright, Case 3 (16:30 to end):
- We start by getting off-topic and discussing scenes that aren’t actually in the game.
- We talk about anime, despite our complete lack of knowledge about it.
- Oddly enough, Maya does not have fun defending her idol from false charges.
- Naming all the characters a pun—a good idea or a bad idea? Paul doesn’t like it; Michael’s OK with it.
- Michael blatantly plugs his latest Phoenix Wright fanfic, “Pearl Saves the Future.”
- This case blatantly rips off of The Gates of Life with its leet-speak characters.
- The localizers did an awesome job with the Phoenix Wright series. The people who translated the manga books? Not such a good job.
- We return to discussing the plot of the case, which is what we’re supposed to be doing, by the way.
- Does Phoenix secretly bear a grudge against Mia?
- We talk about the upcoming WiiWare Phoenix Wright releases, and the possibility that this is leading up to the release of some new Phoenix Wright material.
- Paul does not like Apollo Justice.
- Michael attempts to explain Nathaniel Hoover’s comments on Case 1-3, even though he doesn’t completely remember what Nathaniel said.
- Edgeworth’s change-of-heart near the end of the case is an example of character development.
- Paul still does not like Apollo Justice. He also has never played it, by the way.
- Paul likes how Phoenix never defends guilty people.
- Phoenix Wright 3 lost Game of the Year to Bioshock in the GameCola end of year awards for 2007. In fact, Best Portable for that year is the only award we’ve given a Phoenix Wright game.
- Professor Layton didn’t win a Game of the Year.
- Paul misses Matt Wright, Sprite Monkey, and Travis Combs.
- Do people want us to make a theme song for “The GameCola Podcast?”