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.
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.
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!
Square Enix’s first dive into the HD-2D style was an interesting yet divisive game. Join us along with guests Ryan Radcliff, Paul Shkreli, Jason McFadden, and Josh Carpenter as we talk about why eight is a magic number in Octopath Traveler.
It’s a double dose of Tales as we talk about Tales of Symphonia and its sequel, Dawn of the New World! Get your ex-spheres ready because Robert Albright and Cassandra Ramos join in for the fun!
We rounded up guests Pascal Tekaia and Jon Jansen to talk about Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. Get your Wizard’s Companion out of storage, because it’s time to look back at when Level-5 first collaborated with Studio Ghibli!
We kick off 2022 with a duo of indie RPGs from a little company called Zeboyd Games. Join us along with Robert Albright, Ryan Radcliff, Pascal Tekaia, and Sam Wachter as we dive into these retro-inspired games!
It’s the final RPG Backtrack of 2021! Join this lively cast of guests, including Josh Carpenter, David McBurney, Ryan McCarthy, Pascal Tekaia, and Sam Wachter as we close out the year in Kamurocho.
This week’s episode is about the hidden gem on the Nintendo system that never found its footing. Guests Ryan McCarthy and Micheal Apps both wonder if Nopons taste like potatoes while we talk about Xenoblade Chronicles X.
It’s been ten full years of dragons and memes from the Elder Scrolls universe, and for this week’s RPG Backtrack, Sam and Pascal hop on to reminisce about Skyrim. Maybe this episode will still be relevant in another decade when Skyrim gets released on the PS7 and Xbox Holodeck.
It’s an island getaway this week on RPG Backtrack, as we tale a trip to Alola and catch some Pokémon. Cassandra, Robert, and Wheels take the island challenge as well. Now if only that stupid Cosmog would stay in the bag.