Who wants to play a video game version of Swiss Family Robinson, only with Adol Christin? This week’s RPG Backtrack takes us to a deserted island, as we talk about Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana with guests Josh, Robert, and Wheels.
Author: Kelley Ryan
Let’s kick off the new year by cutting down hundreds of bad guys in Hyrule! This week on RPG Backtrack, we dive into the Hyrule Warriors series, with Musou expert Phil Willis joining the show.
It’s time to get festive for RPG Backtrack’s last show of the season. Join us along with Wheels for this holiday special, while we talk about two gems from Zeboyd Games: Cthulhu Saves the World and Cthulhu Saves Christmas.
On this week’s show, we take a trip to the future with CD Projekt RED’s long anticipated take on science fiction, Cyberpunk 2077. Sam, David, Josh, and special guest Jim all hop on the bullet train for this exciting episode!
It’s one final week of JCServant “Phil-ing” in! Chris plays Podcast: Painkiller Enhanced Edition, and probably needs a nap. Anna Marie picnics with some ham sandwiches, while her Pokémon are gettin’ busy.
Phil is not a Privitere, and is NOT playing Pokemon. Anna’s little community manager heart flutters, while Kelley learns that it IS a Chain Chomp.
With a new character and a new battle system, Yakuza: Like a Dragon was a fresh start for many longtime fans of the series. On this week’s backtrack, Josh, Robert, and David bring their opinions on this soft-reboot.
Phil Willis is back and while he’s not Chris, he plays him on the podcast. Anna Marie is wondering why her cat, Scamper, is losing his mind. Kelley is compensating for suck, and we’re all anxiously awaiting the launch of Pokémon this week.
This week’s backtrack takes us to the Galar region, where we fight in a soccer stadium with a Pokemon that’s shaped like a teapot. It’s time to talk about Pokemon Sword/Shield, with guests Cassandra and Jon.
It’s Extra Life Weekend baby! Phil puts Chris in a closet while Anna states that it’s not because she’s Canadian, it’s because she’s a cheap bitch. Meanwhile, the treasure chest looks back at Kelley with an expression that says “…Bruh.”
It’s part two of our Souls celebration, featuring Dark Souls II and III. Guests Pascal, David, and Wheels join the show this week, reminding everyone to keep those estus flasks filled!
It’s spooky season, and that means it’s time to collect some souls. Come join the cast, featuring David, Wheels, and Pascal, as we talk about Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls.
Do you like sentinels? Well, this game has thirteen of them. Ryan and Jon stop by to discuss Vanillaware’s latest title, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. Clothing is optional for robot piloting!
It’s time for part two of our tribute to Supergiant Games! This time around, both games focus on the afterlife. Join us along with Wheels and Sam as we tackle Pyre and Hades on this week’s show!
It’s time to take to the skies in our airship so we can talk about a beloved Dreamcast and GameCube classic. Robert, David, and Cassandra all join the crew this week for a celebration of Skies of Arcadia.
It’s time to grab a wand, because we’re going to a magic school for RPG Backtrack this week. Join us along with Sam and Josh as we explore the mystical school of Ikenfell to solve a mystery, and pet a few cats!
A few former developers for the SaGa series came together to give the 3DS two spiritual successors to the series. Wheels and Pascal join us on the show to talk about The Legend of Legacy and The Alliance Alive, and if they were worth playing.
Sometimes, a game makes you say “Why? Just why?” It’s finally time for Josh and Kelley to air their grievances with The Witch and the Hundred Knight and its sequel, along with Matt who questions their taste in games.
What happens when Japan’s most beloved RPG series draws inspiration from the world’s most popular monster catching game? Matt comes back from vacation to school Kelley and Wheels on these charming Dragon Quest spin-offs.
Square’s successor to Final Fantasy XI is the game so nice, they launched it twice! Join us along with guests Robert, Noodle, and Phil, while we reminisce about Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (and a little of 1.0).