Curtiss joins forces with his California cohort Chris Roberts to take on March Madness! They discuss everything Nintendo DS/3DS including: the ridiculous amount of system variations, all the games YOU played this month and reviewed on the forums, your MOST DISAPPOINTING games for the DS, and what ever happened to the MEAN GIRLS game??? All this and more in the most jam packed episode yet!
This week Mark couldn’t make it but thankfully my lovely wife Colleen stepped in to fill his shoes. Last of Us and March Madness lead the way for the Prime and Portable games of the month. We talk about Grey’s Anatomy, Jumanji and Kirby’s Star Allies
Odin Sphere is an action role-playing game developed by Vanillaware for the PlayStation 2. It was published by Atlus (Japan and North America) in 2007, and by Square Enix (Europe) in 2008. A remake titled Odin Sphere Leifthrasir was released on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2016. The story follows five characters on the fantasy continent of Erion during a war between the nations of Ragnanival and Ringford over a weapon called the Crystalization Cauldron, and their roles in the Armageddon, a catastrophe which will destroy Erion.
Cartridge Club Intro/Outro Music
Cartridge Club Logo
P2(Mark) gives a quick overview of Odin Sphere and panel discusses their memories of the game and first impressions.
- Developer: Vanillaware
- NIS America (Leifthrasir)
- Director: George Kamitani
- Release Date:
- May 22, 2007
- June 7, 2016
- Genre: Action Role Playing
Discuss story of the game:
Odin Sphere is set on the fictional continent of Erion, which is divided into multiple nations scattered across the land. The two main nations are the warrior land of Ragnanival, and the forest-bound Fairy Kingdom of Ringford, separated by a wasteland that was once the kingdom of Valentine. At the game's opening, Ragnanival is ruled by the Demon Lord Odin, and Ringford is ruled by the Fairy Queen Elfaria with help from her nephew Melvin. The other nations include the neutral land of Titania; the volcano-bound Fire Kingdom ruled by the one male resident King Onyx; and the Netherworld, the land of the dead where natural crystals grow, ruled by the undead Queen Odette. The plot is driven by the tale of Armageddon, a foretold catastrophe in which Erion is destroyed and the survivors reign the new world.
The Wise Ones
The Pooka Curse
Discuss gameplay mechanics:
Favourite Character to use
BGM - memorable or forgettable
Holy shit this game is gorgeous
Favourite designs of enemies/characters
Lasting Impressions, overall rating and final thoughts. Did this make you want to play it again and if not, what would need to be changed? Would you suggest it to friends?
3 Word Review #CC3WR from Twitter first followed by panel
Outro (thank panel and plug)
Announce the game for next month (The Last of Us)
We talk game OST’s to open the show this week and narrowing it down to our top 5 is way too hard. P2 is frustrated about someone backing into their driveway on a snowy night and the window is open!
We tackle the Nintendo Direct and how it has one of us extremely hyped. Lastly the show rolls into some answers and we realize that our miss had been janked up the whole show, sorry about that.
Top 5: 3:58
What We’ve Been Up To: 26:57
Nintendo Direct: 28:45
We list our top 5 Square JRPG’s to start the show and P2 is surprised by one of the games on P1’s list. Jay snubs P1 at work and sends in his own fantastic top 5 list. The Bros announce the future plan for Cartridge Club Prime and it’s new hosts.
P2 gets credits in a Switch heavy hitter but he isn’t done with it yet. Then we talk I Am Setsuna and we go into spoilers.
Top 5: 2:33
What We’ve Been Up To: 24:46
I Am Setsuna Spoilers Start: 52:50
I Am Setsuna Spoilers End: 1:03:29