Author: Mike Moehnke

RPG Backtrack Episode 215: Captain Diabetes

Not satisfied with a single venture into the RPG realm, South Park returned in 2017 with another turn-based excursion through a small mountain town in Colorado.  Be prepared for language that is in keeping with the source material.

RPG Backtrack Episode 214: Echoes in My Mind

Remakes of Fire Emblem games were limited to the DS, until the second entry in the series saw a 3DS rendition.  Something that originated on the Famicom occasioned quite a bit of discussion, presented here for listeners to enjoy.

RPG Backtrack Episode 210: Genre Splicing

What happens when the Shin Megami Tensei concepts are extended into other series, such as Etrian Odyssey and Fire Emblem?  We get interesting fusions like the first Persona Q and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, both of which are the focus on this episode.

RPG Backtrack Episode 209: The Pokemon Are Restless

Pokémon is such a sprawling series that it contains numerous titles varying from its usual template.  We tackled a lot of them in this episode, and while the result may not be comprehensive regarding every Pokémon spinoff, it wasn’t for lack of effort.

RPG Backtrack Episode 203: YO, KAI, Watch This!

A quick glance at the Yo-kai Watch games might superficially indicate nothing more than another portable monster collection title, but there’s quite a bit more to distinguish them.  Going into what makes this series distinct requires quite a few puns to be mentioned.

RPG Backtrack Episode 197: A Pillar Is Forever

After over 77,000 Kickstarter backers contributed to Obsidian’s campaign, a new title named Pillars of Eternity came to pass. We have quite a bit to say about this title that deliberately evokes the PC RPGs of a now-bygone era.