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Live A Live Review, Inbox Q&A | All Things Nintendo

by Brian Shea on Jul 22, 2022 at 03:00 PM

Brian's on vacation this week, so on this episode of All Things Nintendo, he's joined by editor-in-chief Andrew Reiner to answer listener questions. Then, after the break, Brian gets the final verdict on Live A Live, Square Enix's the new HD-2D remake of the cult favorite RPG. Finally, Jill Grodt joins All Things Nintendo for the final time as a member of the Game Informer staff to give us some indie games to keep our eyes on in the near future.

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The All Things Nintendo podcast is a weekly show where we can celebrate, discuss, and break down all the latest games, news, and announcements from the industry's most recognizable name. Each week, Brian is joined by different guests to talk about what's happening in the world of Nintendo. Along the way, they'll share personal stories, uncover hidden gems in the eShop, and even look back on the classics we all grew up with. A new episode hits every Friday!

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00:00:00 – Introduction
00:02:27 – Why Doesn't Nintendo Have Trophies?
00:07:30 – Will Success Cause Nintendo to Play it Safe?
00:13:16 – What Nintendo Games Need More Power?
00:16:55 – Non-Pokémon Game Freak Games
00:21:16 – What Would Be Your Pokémon Party?
00:24:43 – What Characters Should Come to Mario Strikers?
00:31:45 – Future of Top-Down Zelda Games
00:36:58 – Under the Radar Nintendo Games
00:39:41 – Our Musical Tastes
00:44:14 – Will We Get a New Star Fox or F-Zero First?
00:48:42 – Live A Live Review
01:02:10 – Personal News from Jill
01:03:27 – Definitive Ranking: Jill's Indie Games on the Horizon
01:18:37 – eShop Gem of the Week: Apico

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For more Game Informer podcasts, be sure to check out The Game Informer Show with host Alex Van Aken, which covers the weekly happenings of the video game industry, and Video Gameography with host Marcus Stewart, which explores the history of video games – one series at a time! We also have From Panel to Podcast from host Andrew Reiner, covering everything from the world of comic books, including the shows, movies, and games that spawn from them!

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Andrew Reiner & Jill Grodt contributed to this article.