Let’s talk about SNES Squaresoft RPGs! Toss this one on the Don’t Play list, and listen to our episode on Treasure of the Rudras, now on LibSyn and YouTube, with the latter below the cut! AdvertisementsRead more "DGC #30 – One Rudra’s Treasure Is Our Trash"
Our briefest episode yet covers Luminous Arc and is now available on LibSyn and YouTube; the latter is below the cut!Read more "DGC #29 – Who Names Their Child Sprunt?"
Ronald Reagan stated in his 1986 State of the Union Address, “Never has there been a more exciting time to be alive, a time of rousing wonder and heroic achievement. As they say in the film Back to the Future, ‘Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.’” A vacuous quote. In the film it’s stated […]Read more "One More Time, for the Road (Against Chrono Trigger)"
All the problematic 90s anime without any of the interesting writing; our episode on Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete is now available on LibSyn and YouTube! The latter is below the cut!Read more "DGC #28 – There’s No Way My Little Sister Can Be A Goddess"
By far the most common kind of complaint about JRPGs is that they are ‘unrealistic’, either in their combat systems or character designs. This holds true despite the fact that all JRPGs are fantasy stories of one kind or another (I know of no exceptions). In fact, given that nearly every western game is also […]Read more "Why do you care if it’s realistic?"
Participate in enthusiast discussions long enough and you’ll encounter the idea of Japanese role playing games (JRPGs) not really being games. Because JRPGs are understood as being full of cutscenes (cutscenes being non-interactive and thus antithetical to a true game), and because what little gameplay they do have is a repetitive set of instructions the […]Read more "Defining the JRPG: A History"
Would you rather eat skeleton meat or slime meat? Join us for this discussion of SaGa 1 & 2, now live on LibSyn and YouTube; the latter is below the cut!Read more "DGC #27 – Skeleton Meat"