Oh dude! Phoenix DOWN I GET IT NOW. Wow.
Oh dude! Phoenix DOWN I GET IT NOW. Wow.
I am very surprised you guys didn't put Phoenix and Down together! LOLOLOL!
Not all usage of the English language in Japanese games are broken and awkward.
/still laughing at Jeff's revelation.
Nanking Road is an awesome place. I used to live literally 5 minutes away. There is a line every night of the week (except Wednesday when they're closed) so go early.
Oh shit, I forgot about this.
After the first introduction I just thought Vinny was away from the mic or something, thank god I was wrong and it was Rich Gallup! Yay-ay!
I have truly missed Rich Gallup's presence, and it's good to hear devs actually apply SCRUM in practice.
Whaaat Phoenix Down?! Holy crap, I feel dumb.
That's even worse than realizing just last month than Leon Kowalski in Star Fox is called Leon because he's a chameLeon... I always thought of him as "the lizard dude", it wasn't until I was describing him to a friend that I had to figure out what species he is... and that's when it clicked.. around ten years too late.
But duuude, phoenix down... I have to change how I pronounce that now...
right there with everyone on phoenix down. makes total sense, never made the connection. MIND BLOWN
did they really make overtones about jeff's leaving of gamespot last week?? really subtle
I feel compelled to mention that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is an awful, shitty, terribly written piece of crap, just in case anyone was thinking of reading it after hearing it mentioned on the bombcast. I cannot emphasise enough how bad that book is. It is low-grade fanfic quality.
Much like the dozen other people who've said so here in the comments; I've been playing Final Fantasy games for most of my life, and never made the Phoenix 'Down' connection. Sheesh, bit messed up.
" @darkjester74 said:Wow really? Am I and Brad the only people who intuitively knew what that meant? Does that mean that we are an especially horrible type of JRPG nerd? Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! =(" OH! Phoenix DOWN!!! ROFL "As a long time Final Fantasy fan, that still blew my fuckin' mind. I've always associated "down" with your character being dead. Thank you, Brad. "
" I feel compelled to mention that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is an awful, shitty, terribly written piece of crap, just in case anyone was thinking of reading it after hearing it mentioned on the bombcast. I cannot emphasise enough how bad that book is. It is low-grade fanfic quality. "Thank you! Yeah, that and all those other "nerd fiction" pieces of shit, that Lincoln Vampire Hunter one and then the other one that's just like this, are awful and rely entirely on people saying "LOL pirates ninjas zombies so random!" when they see the title.
RICH GALLUP!! my wish for the bombcast has come true!
What is Brad talking about when he says there are no open areas in FF13? I seen a video with him narrating what is happening, where they were riding a chocobo around in an open area...
RICH GALLUP I'M JUST YOUR BIGGEST FAN AND I LOVE YOUR WORK AND YOU KNOW LIKE WHAT
Oh, man. SO AWESOME.
Holy shit its rich
Holy doofycrap! Lightning face himself!
I realized the Phoenix Down thing a few years ago, but just as it did for Jeff and Ryan, it totally blew my mind.
I shed a manly tear for Rich, I missed him so much.
PHOENIX DOWN O_O!!!!! WOW MIND BLOWN AWAY
Damnit, if I knew Rich was on this episode I would have listened a lot sooner.
Rich Gallups ads 100 % more energy to the cast. You guys have great chemistry with this dude. Get him on the cast as often as possible. He's awesome. It's almost as good as when he hosted back in the gamespot days.
Do it ;) .
//Greetings from Sweden
Brad's thoughts on FINAL FANTASY 13 were very interesting. As was the admission by the others that FF7 ain't all that.
I have a controversial opinion that I'll stick to until my dying day and say that FF8 was superior in every single way to FF7, and is still the best FF game since.
The only thing that comes close to FF8 is LOST ODYSSEY.
I would totally buy Lincoln Force :)
I agree with what Ryan said about FF13. The game's first 20 hours is crap. The rest of the game doesn't make up for it at all.
And I don't get how people need to have played the other Final Fantasy games so their opinion on the subject matters. Other than the names, the games have been almost completely different of each other.
" did they really make overtones about jeff's leaving of gamespot last week?? really subtle "Remember when Jeff said the worst way to fire someone was to let them tell people about it before it actually happened, or to be allowed back in the building afterward?
I'm tremendously pleased to hear Mr. Gallup again (notice the Bomcast's lack of swearing).
Sound advice about staying in school.
Still can't stand the Wiware music.
I heard that the first 5 hours "suck" and the next 55 hours are awesome.
Haha, yeah, in retrospect, "Frestration" sounds more like an energy supplement.
It was totally worth it to hear the BombSquad fumble over the name of my town (spelled Poughkeepsie), and have Rich excitedly chant it, correctly no less.
I got it a few years ago, but yeah... I felt pretty stupid that I hadn't realized it until then. I think it was around the time Final Fantasy XII came out.
" Oh dude! Phoenix DOWN I GET IT NOW. Wow. "
"I know how you feel. Every time I hear Rich, I can't help but smile. I miss his podcasting days.
RICH MOTHERF******** GALLUP!
GREATEST DAY OF MY LIFE
I didn't actually press caps btw I am so excited that I am holding the Lshift button down while typing."
YEEEESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rich Gallup i love you. Also, you signed me NES controller at PAX one time, that was cool, but also kinda weird...
" FINAL FANTASY 7 WAS BEST FF EVER Fuck Brad ok 13 sucks but FF7 best RPG ever !! "
Man, did somebody say that Darkwing Duck was the best Disney Cartoon? Come on fellas...
Does anyone have a DL link for the WiiWare music?
I'm like 7 or 8 hours into Final Fantasy XIII and I am personally absolutely loving it.
omgsh I wanna play Linkin Force! Great show guys!
Awesome Endurance Run reference, Rich! Damn, I miss those days...
Also, Phoenix Down???!!!
" BOMBCAST IS OSCAR MIKE "overdone comment is overdone.
" @punkxblaze said:Overdone comment notifications are overdone..... BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMM!" BOMBCAST IS OSCAR MIKE "overdone comment is overdone. "
"Coming soon from Jason West and Vince Zampella.....CONTEMPORARY CONFLICT..... 3!!!!!"
Pure gold Gerstmann and Shoemaker....pure gold
Rich Gallup!!! Man, I miss that guy.
lol "Go back to school you dumbass!" that might be one of the best lines in bombcast history
Holy shit! Phoenix Down. My mind is blown.
" I agree with what Ryan said about FF13. The game's first 20 hours is crap. The rest of the game doesn't make up for it at all. And I don't get how people need to have played the other Final Fantasy games so their opinion on the subject matters. Other than the names, the games have been almost completely different of each other. "Let's put what Ryan was referring to into context. The people defending the change in the game at the 30 hour point is only in regards to the linearity of the level design. Depending on what you feelings regarding this is, this might be significant issue for you, or it can be not a one at all.
I can understand not enjoying a game genre (FPSs, as popular as they are, are mostly boring trash to me) or not enjoying what it has turned into, but good lord... the amount of hatred and bitterness spat on FFXIII by three people in this podcast was honestly hard to listen to.