This week we take a break from discussing Nintendo’s first-party games and focus on some indie gems instead. Up first is our discussion of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, a twisted, rogue-like, twin-stick shooter/dungeon crawler developed by Edmund McMillen. Ending the show is our review of Never Alone, an atmospheric puzzle platformer that explores the harsh and dynamic world of Alaska Native stories. Using gaming as a medium to tell a beautiful, classic story, Never Alone was developed by Upper One Games (the first indigenous-owned video game developer and publisher) in partnership with the Alaska Native community, and is faithfully based on the folklore of the Iñupiat people. Joining us this week is special guest Mariko McDonald from GamerWife.com.
00:00: Animated WiiU parody sound clip
01:30: Nintendosage: Rumours about the NX / WiiU sales and more.
17:00: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth trailer
18:00: The Main Event: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth review
38:00: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth theme song
46:00: Post Game Content: Never Alone review
58:00: Never Alone soundtrack