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.

RPG Backtrack 229: For the Gravy!

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.

RPG Backtrack 228: Hedgehog Age

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?

RPG Backtrack 226: Sim City Evermore

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.

RPG Backtrack 225: A Frozen Tangled Toy Story

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!

RPG Backtrack 224: Slimecraft

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!

RPG Backtrack 223: Blade-y Driver

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!

RPG Backtrack 222: Third Trail’s a Charm!

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.

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.