Another one on one show as Richard Naik and Mike “permanently screw yourself into a hole” Suskie discuss the (de)merits of ReCore and the collapse of Keiji Inafune’s reputation. Also, if you have not played Metroid Prime, please do so. You’ll thank us. Also also, here is the video Mike references around the 20 minute mark.

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Richard Naik

Richard Naik

Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Richard received his first console (the NES) at the age of six, and from that point on games have been an integral part of his life, whether it's been frittering summers away with the likes of Mario, Mega Man, and the Zerg or partaking in marathon sessions of Halo, Team Fortress 2 or Left 4 Dead. After being a longtime reader of GameCritics, Richard joined the staff in March of 2009, and over the years Richard grew into the more prominent role of part-time podcast host.

In 2016, he spearheaded a complete rebuild of the ToFat.com website, earning him the title of Chief Engineer.

His gaming interests are fairly eclectic, ranging from 2D platformers to old-school-style adventure games to RPGs to first-person shooters. So in other words, he’ll play pretty much anything.
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5 Comments on "ToFat.com Podcast Episode 157: ReCore and Keiji Inafune’s No Good Very Bad year"

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Really enjoyed this edition guys ty.


Regarding the checkpoint video noted at the 20 minute mark, here what happened to me in Uncharted 4:

GOTY material 😉

Of all the Switch crazyness, no one is mentioning the disaster of the Switch controls. Right sided face buttons directly above the analogue stick! WTF is that. And straight after the disaster controls of the Wii U tablet. OMG x 1000. Did you see those super hip 20 something cool kids pretending real hard how much they enjoyed using the joy-pad on it’s own….what performances. Bravo. Nintendo will alway find a way to ruin controls and ease of use, so to sell a gimmick. The control shape is also rectangular with rounded edges, Just so we know that the priority… Read more »

Thanks for these more intimate podcasts, and I hope the gang gets back together soon.

Poor old Mark Pacini and team that left Retro. All they wanted was to keep making high quality games but then Nintendo forced them to make tired lifeless old retreads like Donkey Kong Country Returns. I would have left too. From such a high of Making Metroid Prime, those poor guys at Armature have now been forced to released unfinished and underdone piles of trash like Batman Blackgate ( worst Batman game I’ve played in at least 10 years ), and now Recore ( I’ve not played Recore yet but seemingly not as bad ) Exploitative publishers/management have force these… Read more »