RPGCast – Episode 496: “Painful Sneeze Out Of Ten”

We’re joined by a new staffer (Peter) this week for a HUGE cast! We set off a KEMCO alert with massively overpriced DLC, we’re accidentally forgetting about pre-orders, and as if we didn’t have enough upcoming games, NISA announced all the things. This was all prefaced by an extensive Now Playing section, so your dose of weekly silliness has arrived.

Question of the Week
What 3DS game would you like to see ported to Switch via an HD version?

6 Responses

  1. Budai Budai says:

    I can’t imagine playing an Etrian game on heroic, they are already so difficult as normal.

    As for the question of the week, I’ll take an hd verison of fire emblem fates/conquest that has both versions and all dlc on one cart.

  2. FeatherHoof FeatherHoof says:

    QOTW: If there’s one game in the 3DS’ library that would totally benefit from better controls and graphics that I’d absolutely love to see, that would be ‘Kid Icarus Uprising.’ I thoroughly enjoyed the game on 3DS even if my hands and wrists didn’t.

    Alternatively, because I’ve been fiending for more/new info on the (allegedly/supposedly/so they say) upcoming ‘Grandia 1 + 2 HD Remake,’ my other answer would be I’d kill for a ‘Bravely Default + Bravely Second HD Remaster Collection’ on Switch.

  3. plattym3 plattym3 says:

    Is a non-answer an answer? I’d actually not prefer any 3DS remakes for HD. The 3DS games I’ve loved are in great part beloved because of the dual screen nature of them and more-so by the handheld, portableness of a game. I’ve never wanted a console release of a handheld game, it’s always the other way around.

  4. Victar Victar says:

    3DS Kemco RPGs are my guilty pleasure. I played Kemco’s Bonds of the Skies on the 3DS, where it costs only $10 US (or $6 when on sale) and has no paid DLC. All 3DS Kemco RPGs cost $10 or less, and have no paid DLC. Kemco’s Dragon Sinker is another notable example; its 3DS version is cheaper than its Switch version, and the 3DS version doesn’t offer paid DLC.

    Like nearly all Kemco RPGs, Bonds of the Skies is mediocre JRPG comfort food – mildly amusing, but not memorable. Characters naturally gain levels quickly, and can easily run away from random encounters. Very little level grinding is needed to finish the main game. Grinding to level 99 is required to complete the postgame and see the story’s “second ending”, but it only takes an hour if done efficiently.

    If you’re playing Bonds of the Skies on the Switch, don’t bother buying the DLC unless you have money to burn. You won’t need it for 100% completion (unless the game has been deliberately tweaked from its 3DS incarnation, but Kemco wouldn’t be that evil… would they?)

    QotW: The main reason to port a game from the 3DS to an HD version on the Switch would be to improve its graphics, so I think the best contenders are the Zelda titles that appeared on the 3DS, such as Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, or Link Between Worlds.

  5. I would so buy HD remasters of Bravely Default and Bravely Second. I don’t know how they’ll handle the parts where the 3DS camera is used, but it would still be awesome. 😀

    An HD of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia would be great as well. Heck, I’d probably get one for Fire Emblem Awakening as well, despite playing that game to death.

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