We laughed at the trailer, made memes out of the cut scenes, and wondered what Tetsuya Nomura was thinking when he decided that the original Final Fantasy story need a dark take. But we have to ask, was Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin any good?
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 Kelley Ryan and Matt Masem lead a raucous group of panelists who all bring opinions both positive and negative to each week’s discussion.
It’s time to get cozy on RPG Backtrack, with a delightful little game from Level-5. Pull up a chair, grab some tea, and head into a new life with Matt, Cassandra, and Kell, as we chat about Fantasy Life on the 3DS.
What happens when the Yakuza series jumps to the other side of the law? Sam, Josh, Pascal, and David all have answers to this question during our deep dive into Judgment.
We kick off a new season of RPG Backtrack by revisiting the game from the first episode that debuted nearly sixteen years ago! That’s right, we are old, and this is a celebration of Super Mario RPG, with guests Mike Apps and Ryan Costa.
On this week’s episode, we journey back to the realm of post apocalyptic Tokyo as we talk about Shin Megami Tensei V. Wheels and Ryan M. join the crew, on this exciting season finale of RPG Backtrack for 2023!
NieR-vember continues with a sequel that surpassed the original NieR in popularity and sales. Ryan (Scar), Josh, and Pascal visit the show to talk about NieR Automata. Everybody wonders if sexy androids dream of sexy electric sheep.
Was the Drakengard series too sane for you? Then let Yoko Taro crank up the weirdness in Nier Replicant and Nier Gestalt. Josh and Pascal hop on the show to chat about how they prefer their game protagonist, young or old.
It took fourteen years, but we finally got a sequel to the original World Ends With You in 2021. Grab your pins and some boba tea, because we’re going back to Shibuya!
Spooky month rolls on! This week we return to the FromSoftware well we dove into last October to talk Bloodborne. David, Wheels, and Pascal are our Hunters as we battle our way through another bloody classic.
Spooky month is finally here! It’s about time we celebrate a pair of adorable little RPGs from Double Fine. Sam and Ryan M. don their favorite disguises with us to talk about Costume Quest 1 and 2.
On this week’s episode, we celebrate the recent announcement of a DLC expansion for Tales of Arise. Let’s just pretend this is how we planned the show, and it’s really not just a happy coincidence.
Have you ever wanted to go on a road trip across Japan? Did you want a Persona game on the Nintendo Switch in 2021? We answer both of these questions in our talk about Persona 5 Strikers, with Josh, Wheels, and David.
As students trudge back to school in real life, we go back to Thors Academy this week on RPG Backtrack. Josh joins the show to talk about Trails of Cold Steel III, along with plenty of head-pats and comments about Rean’s new glasses.
Nintendo gave us a big surprise during the 2019 Game Awards when they announced Bravely Default II for the Switch. Now Cassandra and Robert don their Asterisks to talk about this nostalgia-inspired RPG series.
On this week’s backtrack, we bid a fond farewell to Diablo III with Chris, Ryan C., and Robert. Some people loved it, some people hated it, but we can all agree on one thing; nobody liked the auction house.
Nippon Ichi’s flagship series brought a divisive new feature to aid with level grinding. Is it helpful? Does it ruin the game? Chris, Pascal, and Wheels all hop on to argue about Disgaea 6 and its robust A.I. system.
The Black Portal looms over the horizon of this week’s show, as we discuss our first time setting foot on Outland in World Of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade with Robert and Ryan. Just watch out for the Fel Reaver. Don’t worry, you will know it when you hear it.
After Final Fantasy XIV’s abysmal launch and outstanding comeback, fans wondered what was next for the popular MMORPG. Have some wine and join Robert and Noodle as we flash back to the game’s first expansion, Heavensward.
It’s been a while since we’ve visited the farm. So grab your watering can, because Anna, Ryan M, and Wheels join us this week to talk about Rune Factory 4.
Dust off that disco suit, because we’re going back to 1989. RPG Backtrack returns to Kamurocho this week in Yakuza 0 with Josh, Sam, Ryan M., and Pascal.