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Category: RPG Backtrack
The RPG Backtrack takes some lengthy strolls down memory lane to recall RPGs from the recent past all the way back to yesteryear. Co-hosts Phil Willis and Mike Moehnke lead a raucous group of panelists who all bring opinions positive and negative to each week’s discussion.
For anyone who couldn’t get enough job hats, Square Enix delivers with a sequel to its weirdly-named “Not Final Fantasy” for the 3DS. Join us along with guests Cassandra Ramos and Alex Fuller as we dive into Bravely Second: End Layer.
BioWare was on top of the world in the late 2000s. Then it got the bright idea to make a portable game with a certain blue hedgehog, and the internet rejoiced… or did it?
It’s the 25th anniversary of the launch of Pokémon Red and Green in Japan. You just weren’t a ’90s kid unless you were bragging to your friends about how you found a Mew under the truck.
Bandai Namco surprised us with a sequel to its team-up with Studio Ghibli. Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is a little less Ghibli than we would like, but guests Chris and Anna Marie Privitere still joined us to talk about how to make Evermore great again.
Like many games before it, Kingdom Hearts was a series that had trouble getting to three. Join us along with guests David McBurney, Ryan McCarthy, and Shannon Harle, as we discuss the long-awaited third entry in the beloved Disney RPG mash-up!
What happens when Japan’s most popular RPG decides to mimic the world’s most popular sandbox game? Find out along with guests Robert Albright and Anna Marie Privitere as we mine some slimes and craft a castle or two!
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was one of the first major RPGs for the Nintendo Switch (if you don’t count Breath of the Wild). Does it live up to the legacy of the Xeno series? Join us along with guests Alex Fuller and Michael Apps as we dive into the Cloud Sea!
The last game in the Trails in the Sky trilogy took 10 years to come to the United States. That’s a long wait! At least you don’t have to wait that long for us to talk about it. Join us as one long-time host says goodbye, and two new hosts take the helm along with some familiar friends to discuss Trails in the Sky the 3rd.
Imageepoch made one final game featuring witches before the company disappeared, and Stella Glow proved a quite decent swan song. It’s the subject of today’s Backtrack, in fact.
After learning some things with Lunar, Game Arts created a series called Grandia that has quite a bit to recommend. We have some new points of view eager to chime in on this series today.
Falcom has delivered a number of titles over the years that aren’t part of its currently-ongoing series, and we tackle a sextet of them here. ...
Every now and then, a Musou title crosses over into the realm of something we cover at RPGamer. A quartet of these games from the worlds of Dragon Quest, The Legend of Zelda and Fire Emblem somehow prompted one of our lengthiest dissertations yet.
In Japan it’s called Mother, while for North America it’s called Earthbound. Either way, Shigesato Itoi’s series is unique and worth some discussion.
Once upon a time, a Dream Team of RPG talent created something called Chrono Trigger. Years later, a sequel called Chrono Cross made its way onto store shelves. The tale of these two titles is told today.
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.
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.
After a lengthy and problematic development cycle, Final Fantasy XV was released to the world in 2016. Many people subsequently played it and have a variety of things to say regarding the experience on this episode.
The Fallout series has gone through a number of permutations, and we’ve covered everything predating the fourth numbered one. The time has come to give...
Considering it was a brand-new intellectual property, Horizon Zero Dawn succeeded beyond what most publishers would have expected. We have a lot of people ready...