RPG Cast – Episode 539: “Call Me Goku Because I’m About to Ride a Cloud”
Alex, Kelley, Nathan, and Peter have all descended into the slums of Midgar, so the Final Fantasy VII Remake dominates our Now Playing, but Anna Marie still manages to answer a question left over from last week about Persona 5 Royal. Our listeners recount their memories of the original FF7 and we even manage to squeak in some news of the week too.
Question of the Week
What’s one game you never “got around to” that you wish you could go back and play at or around launch?
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I didn’t own the system at its launch, but I would have loved to play Skies of Arcadia when it came out. (Come to think of it, I’d like to play it now…)
I loved the first five games in Might & Magic computer RPG series, back in the early 1990’s, and I wish I had played Might & Magic 6: The Mandate of Heaven when it came out in 1998. It did get very good reviews.
At the time, I didn’t have a computer with Windows that could run MM6. By the time I did get a computer with Windows, I was busy with other things. If I had played MM6, then I might have enjoyed MM7 through MM10 too.
Now, I don’t play computer RPGs because I do so much work, writing, or World of Warcraft on my computer that any more computer time feels like overkill. I don’t know if I’ll ever get around to playing the rest of the Might & Magic RPG series that I once adored.
I’m with Shaymin on this one, I would’ve loved to have played Skies of Arcadia at launch. I never owned a Dreamcast, though, and my first GameCube was my Nintendo Wii, and by that time it was already outside of my price range.
I can only think of recent examples: The Legend of Zelda: Breathe of the Wild and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, to name a few.
And I should have finished listening to the episode before I replied. It would not be hard to go back to either of these games. Indeed, I plan to play them some day. Oh well.
In retrospect, I would’ve loved to play Undertale at launch when it was the thing everyone was played whereas now it suffers the cruel fate of being one of the many games in my Steam library that sits untouched.
Noooo… it’s not too late! Undertale is very short, and totally worth playing.
The only RPG that comes to mind that I never played and should have during its inception are the Mega Man Battle Network games.