Friday, December 3, 2021

The eShop Gems Of The Year: 2021 Edition | All Things Nintendo

As we approach the end of 2021, every podcast and major outlet is starting to reflect on the best the year had to offer. This week, Brian invites Game Informer associate editor Jill Grodt to talk about the best indie games that came to Switch over the course of 2021. The pair runs down a ton of indie games you can find on the eShop, giving you a wide variety of titles to help you potentially find something new that you might have missed earlier in the year.

If you'd like to follow the people from this episode on Twitter, hit the following links: Brian Shea (@brianpshea), Jill Grodt (@Finruin)

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
00:01:36 – First Nintendo Game/Favorite Nintendo Game
00:06:53 – Why Are Indie Games Rarely "Favorite Games of All Time"?
00:15:02 – Jill Grodt's "Fall for Indies" Column
00:18:43 – The eShop Gems of the Year
00:20:22 – Blue Fire
00:21:58 – Unpacking
00:26:48 – Death's Door
00:29:40 – Unsighted
00:31:50 – Toem
00:36:07 – Lost in Random
00:41:14 – Dodgeball Academia
00:43:31 – Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion
00:45:43 – The Forgotten City
00:50:10 – The Binding of Isaac: Repentance
00:53:29 – Hoa
00:56:31 – Griftlands
00:57:55 – Dreamscaper
01:01:57 – Eastward
01:04:11 – Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights
01:05:28 – Loop Hero
01:09:18 – Tails of Iron
01:11:06 – Olija
01:12:31 – Wytchwood
01:18:12 – Definitive Ranking: Upcoming Indie Games

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