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.
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.
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 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).
In the year 2004, World of Warcraft released and changed gaming forever. Robert and Pascal joined our group to chat about the classic version of the game (minus the Chuck Norris jokes). Lok’tar Ogar!
Ready the battalion! It’s Backtrack time! In this episode we talk about Sega’s other strategy RPG series, Valkyria Chronicles, with guests Josh, Robert, Pascal, and Wheels.
It’s time to take another journey to Thedas. Sam, David, and Jervon come join the inquisition as we explore the third title in the Dragon Age series.
In 2019, Sega revived the long dormant Sakura Wars franchise with a soft reboot on the PlayStation 4. It’s time to brush off those theater glasses as Sam, Josh, and David talk about the Imperial Combat Revue while trying to cure their Koi-Koi addictions.
The Outer Worlds is Obsidian’s interpretation of a post-apocalyptic experience. Sam, Josh, and David hop on the podcast to talk about their adventures in this wacky space western.
The Nintendo DS was the home of several strange RPGs. During this week’s backtrack, we provide some mixed opinions about Sands of Destruction with guests Sam Wachter and Cassandra Ramos.
The summer of 2011 gave us a little company named Supergiant Games, which has made several beloved games. Guests Sam, Ryan, and Pascal hop on to discuss the developer’s first two titles: Bastion and Transistor.
It’s time for the next part in the Legend of Heroes saga, Trails of Cold Steel II, featuring guests Josh Carpenter and Pascal Tekaia. The first game ended on such a cliffhanger that the fans must be chomping at the bit to hear the next part!