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 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.

RPG Backtrack Episode 210: Genre Splicing

What happens when the Shin Megami Tensei concepts are extended into other series, such as Etrian Odyssey and Fire Emblem?  We get interesting fusions like the first Persona Q and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, both of which are the focus on this episode.

RPG Backtrack Episode 209: The Pokemon Are Restless

Pokémon is such a sprawling series that it contains numerous titles varying from its usual template.  We tackled a lot of them in this episode, and while the result may not be comprehensive regarding every Pokémon spinoff, it wasn’t for lack of effort.