Nintendo Everything: Book Club

[Book Club] Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward – Week 1

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Ah yes, that’s right kids: We’ve chosen Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward as the game to play for the next NintendoEverything Book Club! If you want to hear the reasoning behind it, check out the latest episode of the podcast, but otherwise feel free to pick up the game this week and start playing. The game can be picked up on the cheap via the Nintendo 3DS eShop; it’ll cost you $24.99.

We’ll have our first discussion about it on next week’s podcast, as per usual!

“How far do I have to get this week?”

The goal is simply to start playing. We’ll aim to get beyond any opening tutorial sections and a little ways into the story individually– plan to put in 2 to 3 hours.

“How can I participate in the discussion?”

If you have something you want to say about the specific section of Zero Escape that we’re going to be playing, send us an email! [email protected] is the place to do that.

Please refrain from discussing the game in general only– if you have a general observation, we’d love to hear about what specific parts of the game made you come to that conclusion!

 

Here’s a Podcast Book Club Poll #4 – Portal, Metroid Prime, or Zero Escape?

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Well guys and gals, it’s time once again for another NintendoEverything videogame book club! This time up we have a trio of fairly interesting games that will likely breed a lot of discussion regardless of which is picked, so take a look at the poll below and take your pick. It’s worth noting that sheer number of votes will not be the only determining factor when we’re considering which game to play and discuss on the podcast; another large factor will be which game has the strongest case made for it in the text answer within the poll, so do your best to rationalize which one of these three is most worth discussing in a serious sense.

Vote Here



Unsure what the NintendoEverything Book Club for Videogames is? It’s simple: Just like a real book club, we get together every week and discuss a game chronologically in great depth with the goal of promoting and enjoying some genuine discussion of games on a deeper level than you might find elsewhere. Listeners are encouraged to send their thoughts along to our podcast email to potentially be read on the show.

 

[Feature] NintendoEverything Book Club (for Video Games!) – Earthbound Week 1 Details

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Here we go again…



Hey look, the Book Club is back, and we’re playing recently released SNES classic EarthBound! You can purchase the game on the Wii U eShop for $10 or on the internet as a Super Nintendo cartridge for several hundred dollars.

Don’t know what the Book Club is? Well golly, let me explain! Once upon a time, the hosts of NintendoEverything’s weekly podcast decided that they wanted to play and discuss the same game with one another instead of all playing different games. Thus, the idea for the “Book Club” was born.

Every few weeks we all decide on a game to play and then play it over the course of a month or so, discussing the intricate details of the level design, gameplay, story, and anything else that may cross our path while we play. It’s meant to be a super detailed and intricate discussion akin to a real-life book club, and we would love if you played along! Check out the FAQ below for more details.


“How far do I have to get this week?”
Deadline for email submissions this week: Saturday, August 10th

I’ve never played Earthbound before, but from a bit of research I’ve done I think we’re going to try and make it to the location in the game called “Winters”. I’ve been told that’s roughly 5 hours into the game, which is a lot of time, so don’t feel bad if you don’t make it there. We may not make it either.

Also, please do not send us emails discussing portions of the game beyond where the book club is. We want to avoid spoilers and we don’t want to feel unable to answer your questions/respond to your comments, so if you’ve gotten ahead of everyone (which is fine!) do your best to only talk about the parts that we’ve all agreed upon. :]


Hit the break for info on how to participate in a discussion, plus other ‘Frequently Asked Questions’!

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NintendoEverything’s Book Club (for Video Games!) – Game #2, The Starship Damrey

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“Seek the inconceivable truth of the Starship Damrey and discover why nothing is more frightening than complete innocence.”



Well, the games have been voted on and after an extremely tight race, The Starship Damrey was chosen as our second ever NintendoEverything Book Club (for Video Games!) game! Read below for details on how to get it/what to play.


3DS eShop Copy ($8)


“How far do I have to get this week?”
Deadline for email submissions this week: May 24th

It’s going to be very difficult to divide The Starship Damrey into parts because we all have zero idea exactly how the game is sectioned off (or if the game is sectioned off). What we decided was that we’ll all play roughly two hours of the game, and whoever among the podcast crew got the least far is where we’ll discuss up until.

For you guys? Play as you will. It’s not a very long game from what we’re hearing (2-3 hours), so if you beat it in the first week it’s not a huge deal. Otherwise I’ll try and post more specifics this Thursday or Friday so you have a more concrete idea of where to stop.

Also, please do not send us emails discussing portions of the game beyond where the book club is. We want to avoid spoilers and we don’t want to feel unable to answer your questions/respond to your comments, so if you’ve gotten ahead of everyone (which is fine!) do your best to only talk about the parts that we’ve all agreed upon. :]

Hit the break for info on how to participate in a discussion, plus other ‘Frequently Asked Questions’!

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[Group Review] Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars

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Authors: Austin, Jack, Laura

As many of you know, the podcast crew here at NintendoEverything has just wrapped up their first ever Book Club (for Video Games!), completing Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars in five weeks. This week, we unveil the final piece of this puzzle: The “Group Review”, where the three of us will write a brief summary of what we thought of the game, tied with a simple thumbs up or thumbs down.

Just a note: These aren’t necessarily meant to be totally objective, but rather a simple subjective summary of what we thought during our playthrough. Don’t hastily make a purchase based on them.

Hit the break for the reviews.

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NintendoEverything Book Club (for Video Games!) – Game #2 Voting

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edit: An incredibly close race has ensued! Only one vote separates the current leader from the second place contender!

So there you go. We conquered Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars for our first ever NintendoEverything Book Club, and now it’s time to start thinking ahead! We won’t be playing the next game until next weekend (and we won’t be discussing it until two weeks from now) but today we need to get the voting part out of the way!

You’ve got six games to choose from this time around, all of which are hand-picked to suit a shorter play session compared to the 20-odd hour Mario RPG since we want to wrap up Book Club #2 by the time E3 rolls around. Your options are as follows:



- Mole Mania (GB/3DS VC) follows a mole named “Muddy Mole” whose wife and children have been stolen by the farmer, Jinbe. Muddy has to go find his wife and children by finding his way through puzzle based worlds. Cost: $3.

- Zombies Ate My Neighbors (SNES/Wii VC) is a run and gun video game developed by LucasArts and originally published by Konami for the Super Nintendo and Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis consoles in 1993. The object of the game is for one or two players to take control of protagonists Zeke and Julie to rescue the titular neighbors from monsters often seen in horror movies. Cost: $8.

- ActRaiser (SNES/Wii VC) is a 1990 Super Nintendo Entertainment System action and city-building simulation game developed by Quintet and published by Enix (now Square Enix) that combines traditional side-scrolling platforming with urban planning god game sections. Cost: $8.

- Pokémon Snap (N64/Wii VC) is a first-person rail shooter and simulation video game developed by HAL Laboratory with Pax Softnica and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 video game console. The objective of the game is to take pictures of Pokémon, using items such as apples and “pester balls” to achieve better shots. After each round, players are judged based on the quality of their screenshots. Cost: $10

- Luigi’s Mansion (GCN) is an action-adventure game published by Nintendo for the GameCube. The game takes place in a haunted mansion when Luigi wins a contest that he never entered. He told his brother to meet him there to celebrate his victory. Luigi is searching for his brother Mario, who came to the mansion earlier, but went missing. Cost: $50+

- The Starship Damrey (3DS eShop) is a mystery and survival horror game designed by Kazuya Asano and Takemaru Abiko. The game throws players into a suspenseful environment with no tutorials or hints to guide them. Cost: Probably ~$10.


Vote here!

 

NintendoEverything Book Club (for Video Games!) – Super Mario RPG (Final Week Details)

Posted 1 year ago
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The end is in sight, and it feels so good.



If you want to play along and discuss during the week, check out our forum thread here. If you missed out on the first week but you still want to participate, you’re looking at a total of about 20 hours of game-time this week to catch up!


“How far do I have to get this week?”
Deadline for email submissions this week: May 10th

Onwards to the end of the game, everybody! Regardless of where you ended up last week, we’re powering through to the very end and we’ll do our discussion on the podcast this coming weekend. Best of luck! Be sure to share your thoughts via forums or email.

Also, please do not send us emails discussing portions of the game beyond where the book club is. We want to avoid spoilers and we don’t want to feel unable to answer your questions/respond to your comments, so if you’ve gotten ahead of everyone (which is fine!) do your best to only talk about the parts that we’ve all agreed upon. :]


Hit the break for info on how to participate in a discussion, plus other ‘Frequently Asked Questions’!

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Minor Book Club Goal Adjustment

Posted 1 year ago
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Just a quick note for those playing Super Mario RPG alongside us for the NintendoEverything Book Club: We’re only going to be getting the sixth Star this week, so if you’re struggling to try and get the seventh, you may cease! The reason for this is two-fold:

1) The sixth one takes a really long time to get.

2) The seventh is tied to the final boss, which we want to do on a separate day.

Thanks!

~Austin

 

NintendoEverything Book Club (for Video Games!) – Super Mario RPG (Week 4 Details)

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Week 2: Complete! Onwards to this place… whatever it is!



If you want to play along and discuss during the week, check out our forum thread here. If you missed out on the first week but you still want to participate, you’re looking at a total of about 11 hours of game-time this week to catch up!


“How far do I have to get this week?”
Deadline for email submissions this week: May 4th

Since last week we obtained the fourth and fifth Stars (out of seven!) in the game, this week we’re just going to gather up the last of the seven stars! Don’t beat the final boss yet though– we’ll do that last section and a post-mortem on the game next week!

Also, please do not send us emails discussing portions of the game beyond where the book club is. We want to avoid spoilers and we don’t want to feel unable to answer your questions/respond to your comments, so if you’ve gotten ahead of everyone (which is fine!) do your best to only talk about the parts that we’ve all agreed upon. :]


Hit the break for info on how to participate in a discussion, plus other ‘Frequently Asked Questions’!

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