RPGamer’s weekly podcast looks at the latest happenings in the world of Role Playing Games. From video to pen and paper, all is fair game as we go through the week’s news, latest releases, and reviews to keep you up to date on the best gaming genre out there.
What’s old is new again as we deep dive into WoW Classic and how the heck did we even get onto this topic again? News from TGS, what games you’re playing in September, and even more releases coming in the second half of the month, please pity our reviewers.
While Fire Emblem: Three Houses seems to finally be put aside by most folks, a few are still learning the dangerous pitfalls of gift giving. As usual, cats and Robin Williams are discussed. Then someone pre-orders Pantsu Hunter and someone else tries to shove CDs into an iPhone to get monsters.
Remember your lost days of innocence? Neither do we. Peter, Kelley, Josh, Matt, Chris, and Anna Marie all prove they shouldn't be trusted with a podcast this week. Then we investigate whether...oh no, look out! Fraulein!
We hope you’re not sick of Fire Emblem: Three Houses from last week, because we’ve got even more this episode. We discuss strategies for raising professor rank and recruiting, in case you need some tips. We also cover a variety of games and their official release dates. Finally, our briefs are more like long underwear this week.
Johnathan, Nathan, and Chris try to figure out the code running behind Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Yokai Watch is coming out again. China has a bunch of cool RPGs. And Persona 5 Royal leaks some more details!
Fire Emblem Three Houses released this week and we're (almost) all playing it - but there's a bit of controversy afoot. Pascal talks about poor choices he's made in other games. And the news section is all twisty, tumbly, and turvy. Now back to our respective waifus, husbandos, and depressing games...sos.
Chris got kicked off his own show this week to make room for a panel full to bursting with #JRPGJuly updates! Some are playing new games, some are playing old games, but let’s face it - everyone will be playing Fire Emblem next week.
We’re back from our mini-vacation and #JRPGJuly is in full swing. Now playing includes praise for Persona Q2, FF14, and Atelier Lulua. We're also impressed with how everyone agrees in the feedback section. Now I must go find Chris and comfort him as he laments Marle.
Anna Marie loses her mind as well as control of her mouth. Chris investigates the impacts of bringing Diet Coke into Mementos. Peter buys more games. Nathan finishes Final Fanatasy VIII just in time to start playing Final Fantasy VIII. And Kelley just tries to survive Bloodstained's framerate on the Switch.
After the giant Show 500 last week, we’re back to a more normal format. A robust Minecraft discussion during Now Playing precedes news including first hints of things being shown at E3. We also discuss your feedback and this week’s releases include a game both Kelley and Anna Marie are very excited for!
Today we celebrate 500 episodes of fun with memories and clips you picked. While we don’t know why you keep listening, we’re sure glad that you do. Here’s to 500 more and our apologies that we still don’t have that dang horse for sale.
It's the final countdown! Chris and Anna Marie are joined by regular Kelley and irregular Jonathan, who always brings interesting games and hardware to discuss. April Fool's just passed, and several companies got silly. We also considered piles of feedback in the Question of the Week. We'll miss you all, see you in six weeks.
A party of four puts on our thinking hats, contemplating games we haven't played - and which we should tackle in a packed April. Surprise announcements and an interesting debate on old looking games versus classic feeling games. Yup, that's the RPGCast!
Question of the Week
Are you getting any of April's releases?
A slightly smaller show doesn't mean any less action, news, or hilariously questionable jibes for this week's RPGCast. We learn we cannot, in fact, git gud enough, so we're gonna go back to playing games with tutorials and a real sense of direction now. Thanks to listener DanielNL for his title suggestion this week!
Question of the Week
Do you play Switch docked, undocked, or both?
We're joined by a new staffer (Peter) this week for a HUGE cast! We set off a KEMCO alert with massively overpriced DLC, we're accidentally forgetting about pre-orders, and as if we didn't have enough upcoming games, NISA announced all the things. This was all prefaced by an extensive Now Playing section, so your dose of weekly silliness has arrived.
Question of the Week
What 3DS game would you like to see ported to Switch via an HD version?
We’re all coughing, sniffling, and feeling terrible, but we love you and still wanted to record our weekly podcast. Join us as we get simultaneously excited and confused about…well…everything going on in March? This is going to be a busy month for RPGamers!
This week's cast discusses what foibles can hold back a game, including not being able to connect and bad translations. We also dive into DLC discussions - some pretty cool, some late, and some just crazy expensive!
Question of the Week
What ONE game do you regret buying at full price and why?
You won’t get skunked this week with a full-fledged RPGCast! We dissect the recent Nintendo Direct (BOWSER IS TAKING OVER), discuss our Now Playing (with a love-hate CompileHeart relationship), and have a heavy dose of fun feedback.
So this is actually Episode 491 because "Game Of The Year" was 490. After the show, Anna Marie and Chris got Taco Bell. Johnathan got distracted from his review. Josh got arrested by the feds. And Alex got the worst punishment of all, more Kingdom Hearts.
It's time for way too many people to get on a Skype call and debate the following. How much is Wheels is wrong? What decade will the Final Fantasy VII remake will come out? And most importantly, what did we do to deserve Metal Max Xeno and The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2?
A surprise disappointment in our Now Playing, a surprise announcement in the News, and Chris shouting ELDER SCROLLS really loudly in the briefs (and beyond) sum up this week's podcast. Please, someone get that man a donut.
Question of the Week
What are your thoughts on the Trails of Cold Steel III news?
This week's cast has Pascal and Johnathan discussing their holiday gameplay time as well as whether Octopath Traveler is worth a second look. Also, Chris gets really frustrated about Atelier games and Anna Marie gets really frustrated with Chris.
Happy Holidays! We wrap up the final podcast of the year affirming it's OK for Anna Marie to play casual games, even if Chris disagrees. While Josh and Kelley are making New Year's resolutions, Chris also disagrees about what should be a brief story. We'll see everyone in 2019!
The podcast goes a little potty-mouthed as Chris complains about waiting for his Christmas gift, Anna Marie complains about hard games, and we discuss the mess that is Fallout 76 (and its collector's edition). What a weird two weeks!
Two long-gone cast members return this week as we discuss Pokémon, a huge amount of FFXIV news, and some curious info about E3. It's way too early, but there it is. Happy Thanksgiving - we'll be back in two weeks.
This week’s cast crew discusses realistic horse bits and their impact on the gaming world. We also tackle unusual stories like a long-awaited fan translation, and we begin to take bets on "who’s the daddy?" Also, Extra Life is next week! Get hyped!
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Question of the Week
What should we play during Extra Life? Doesn't have to be an RPG.
Technical snafus won’t get us down! Before our trip to Las Vegas we discuss how Chris really needs a Switch (but there’s no way he’s getting one) as well as cRPGs both modern and retro, as Jonathan joins the crew this week. Can you tell we lost half the audio?
We return from a weekend off to discuss good games, bad games, old games, and new games that aren’t out yet! Anna Marie hosts as we tackle TGS, the continued flood of holiday releases, and numerous site features.
Chris is merely a man. If you prick him, does he not bleed? If you give him two awkwardly full bottles of soda, does he not spill them on his laptop and require an expensive repair? And if you give him a cup of coffee after that repair, does not his cat spill it on the same laptop and break it again? What? Oh, those last two aren't normal? Oh, I guess he is an idiot then.
If you're not too busy swinging through the streets, perfecting your armour, or exploring the Dreaming City we've got a new RPG Cast for you. And if the current fall lineup wasn't already overwhelming, then get ready for a long list of new titles announced or shown recently that are going to make you wonder how you can ever get caught up.
Armadillos that look like hedgehogs. Chocobos that cheat. Monsters that invade. And squirrels that ride cat skeletons. It's a really weird week. It also seems no one can agree on the best Tales game.
Question of the Week
Do you have a favorite Doctor Who doctor? Whom?
This show marked the beginning of the Donut Wars. Why they began, historians disagree. All that is known is that the destruction left in their wake had long lasting effects on humanity. No fewer than 30 species went extinct in the aftermath of the Wars. It is also widely believed that Strawberry Cream Cheese began his tyrannical rule directly due to the power vacuum the Wars left. Also, Shining Resonance Refrain is kind of not very good.
Question of the Week?
What modern Tales game should Paws play?
Chris gets stared down by kangaroos while playing every game in existence. Anna Marie shows us her kangaskhan. Kelley does a blind taste test of demonic dungeon crawlers. And Josh leaves Japan and jets on down to Egypt.
Question of the Week?
Did you get anything in the Steam Sale, and how much have you spent total? How bad do you feel about this?
E3 is just around the corner, so everyone's working on their backlogs before the new stuff gets announced. There are predictions, Pokémon, and vague Fallout announcements. Then there is a memorial service for baby meowth.
Question of the Week?
What are your E3 predictions?
Josh goes through small spell caster based torment. Kelley awakens from a kitty coma. And Johnathan tries to talk Chris into playing Suikoden...again. This episode of RPG Cast will never be on Virtual Console.
Question of the Week?
How much do you care about digital retro games dying?
Anna Marie proves she's insane and tries to get Chris to start up a human breeding program to boot. We hear from people about the new sock. Josh tells us about a witch school. Also Kelley goes to Antarctica.
RPGamer is brand new, but does it do that woo woo circle thing? We find the answer to "What is the Dark Souls of Jurassic Park?" Someone loses a leg but still runs around headbutting enemies. And of course, we get baseball coaching lessons from a gangster.
While Johnathan defends his pride from Scar, Alex practices being Daduza. Christopher learns that it's hard work owning a TurboGrafx. Anna Marie, meanwhile, has been beating three games in the time it took you to read this.
While Chris is tempted by another physical collector's edition, Kelley drowns in chili dogs. Alice survives Mars and seems to enjoy FFXV to boot. Josh, meanwhile, wanders deep into the mired woods that is Witch and the Hundred Knight 2. We may not see him again.
Anna Marie hosts this week's Cat Fancy, as the cast tries to figure out if touching girls is OK (we discover it isn't OK to touch underage girls in several countries, as one upcoming title gets refused ratings). Games come out, games get delayed, games change their name, and Josh really hopes an anime game doesn't suck for once. Chris' addiction to Monster Hunter continues unabated, and since it's getting a big update, it's probably not going to end any time soon. Don't forget to leave us an answer to our question of the week!
We return from the depths of kidney despair to bring you a fresh show. Chris's FFXI obsession has passed (for now). Kelley learns to Musou. Jonathan becomes a snobby retro collector. Joshua samples the VR sandwich. Alice blasts off into open space. And Anna Marie plays literally everything.
RPG Cast is back, if a little bit lighter. See what one plays when they have three weeks without work. See what happens when THQ becomes THQ again. See what happens when FFXV is on Windows. See what happens when Goofy is turned into a Cthulian horror. Actually don't see that one; you can't unsee it.
Lots of mechs today. Watch out that they don't break you. Were you a supporter of Obsidian's last kickstarter? See when you get your reward for being one of their pillars. Finally, see if there's a princely reception or pathetic squalor waiting for you in the Royal Edition of FFXV.
2018 is shaping up to be the year of catching up on 2017 games. Not a lot coming out this week to dissuade one from that opinion. Although, Switch owners may have some stuff to look forward to. And Pikachu fans get a special surprise.
It's a new year but it has the same old shenanigans. Not finishing games, PC hackers, getting distracted by shiny new toys, and Tarutaru addiction. So sit down, relax, make some tea, and warm up during the cold winter's chill by listening to this week's show. Maybe you can figure out how to get Chris to stop playing FFXI.
We have a pawsitively clawsome lineup for you today. Play with your furriends in a mew unexpected expansion. Enjoy a new title from the creators of the vaunted Clawout games. Finally, if you're feline behind in your backlog, now is the time for kitten caught up. Make your purrlans, beclaws 2018 is coming soon!
Chris struggles with grains. Anna Marie goes on a month long Final Fantasy journey. Pascal enjoys being called "commander." Kelley is underwhelmed by her 'mon. And Josh bravely undertakes the task of trying out Tokyo RPG Factory's next game.
Xenosaga Chronicles 2 is here. Did you get a switch just for it? Chris and Alex talk through their experiences. Johnathan, meanwhile, has been delving through ancient Bioware dungeons. Oh and I just remembered, we're getting Valkyria Chronicles 4.
Armadas of sheep, ragequitting farmers, warring ogres, and super powered raccoons are unleashed upon the world this holiday season. Will the heroes of RPGamer be able to stand against the Black Friday hordes? Will they succumb to the despair of multiple unfunded Kickstarters? Will Noctis just join the cast and fix everything?
Chris needs help with Xenoblade. Alice discovers something in deep space. Josh is finally free from the tyranny of Ireland. And Kelley exits a prison of dungeon crawling only to immediately get tossed into a new one.
I'll spare you the puns and just describe the show. We all want to play SMT and Dragon Quest games, but no one wants to play FFXIV DLC. The jury is still out on the upcoming portable Final Fantasy. In the meantime, donate to Extra Life and try not to fall asleep.
This week we discover that about 4000 horror RPGs are coming out in time for Halloween. We learn that Chris is once again bad at finishing games. We listen to Kelley fall back into WoW and Stardew addiction. We find Josh being pelted by Summon Night heroes falling from the heavens. And finally we take solace in Alex holding steady with yet another visual novel RPG. At least some things you can count on.
Real estate scandals, early DLC announcements, lootbox gambling, and golf rap battles are some of this week's controversies. Also, Joshua Carpenter makes his first RPG Cast appearance. Welcome him like you'd welcome Chris. No wait, welcome him better than you'd welcome Chris.
At some point Chris dropped a keyboard on the floor during this show and lost a tilde key. Anna Marie lost her mind trying to keep up on all the new releases. And Kelley lost so many socks. So so many socks stolen by wicked feline thieves.
This week I have a challenge for you. Yes, you, the person reading this description. Call our voicemail at 608-729-4098 and leave a message about our question of the week. For each call I get, I'll donate $5 to our Extralife fund this year. Unless someone makes some crazy auto call bot and spams 10,000 calls. Don't get any ideas now!
As we acknowledge our robot overlords, we also listen to all the new stuff coming out of Japan. There's mechs, monsters, Chobobros, and deformed amazons. What else can you ask for? What? No, there was no FFVII remake news. Ok, stop asking about that.
Chris commits sins originally. Anna Marie reminisces about PAX. Kelley hunts monsties and travels octagonally. Alex is still searching for Ray Romano. And Pascal, sadly, seems to lack determination. It's all good though, since it sounds like everyone will finally get an NES Classic.
PAX is history but Chris is still feeling the siren's call of some of its best games. Alice is busy fending off aliens and hedgehogs. Meanwhile, Alex is neck deep in Otome byproduct. Which is probably illegal. Or at least it should be.
While getting ready for PAX, the crew realizes there's an unyielding torrent of videogames heading their way. Are they all remakes? How many of them are Final Fantasy XV? Why is there a new temptation to come back to World of Warcraft? How many collector's editions will be bought? Tune in and find out on today's RPG Cast.
The Bard's Tale, Realms of Arkania, and Ultima Underworld all try to get a piece of the good old nostalgia today. Sadly, that's already owned by a giant hedgehog statue and random FFV bosses. Oh well, better luck next time. Now to get back to managing my cat cafe.
The summer doldrums are here. Wash away that gaming sadness with the plethora of new releases...oh right there aren't any. You could watch some videos of some games that will eventually come out? Ah forget it, let's all go back this automatic toothbrush.
Chris goes to therapy for his primal EX woes. Anna Marie gets a new mobile addiction. Kelley asserts that Zestiria is NOT the seasoning of the future. And Alice gets everyone to give their personal information to strange Japanese MMOs. She also gets a really cool monitor that I'm super jelly of.
E3 has come and gone. What did we think? What did you think? We try to tackle all these topics as well as figure out why we need an Xbox One X. We also get lost in FFXIV's Deep Dungeon. What day is it? I'm still sick. Send help. And pizza.
As we gear up for E3, we get hyped about the latest games. That's right, we've got some hot impressions on Harvester and Diablo II. Ok, well we do, so you can just stop complaining now. Hey you be good or I'll turn this hype train around and we won't go to E3 at all. What do you mean that you don't care cause it's all streamed now and you can just eat Doritos and watch trailers?
Magikarp manages to keep swimming up the current of news for another week. But Fire Emblem, River City, and Pyre show up as stops along the river. Waters get a bit choppy when Zwei shows up, but Pascal manages to talk everyone through the crisis and return to his home galaxy of Andromeda.
Today's episode is pretty fishy. But that doesn't keep Alice from telling us about her music sequencer powered robot armor. It doesn't stop Capcom from shocking Chris with a Switch version of Monster Hunter. And it doesn't stop Square Enix from having the most amazing release windows for the FFVII remake.
Pascal joins us to fill us in on what those pesky Vikings are up to nowadays. Kelley brings us the latest on SNES RPGs. Anna Marie has some insights on delusional temporal disorders. And Chris...well...Chris can't play a game legitimately to save his life.
Chris confesses his lack of Fire Emblemy skill. Anna Marie confesses her love for melty slimes. Simon sleeps for most of the show. But all of our listeners are apparently finishing Persona 5 and starting TiTS 3rd.
Atlus makes an announcement, Two Worlds II necroposts DLC, and those darn Trails take to the Sky again. A new crisis is burgeoning, however. Chris has been spotted wandering around wearing nothing but his skinsuit and shouting "this hand of my burns with an awesome power!" Alice has been called in to resolve this situation.
It's four two two on 4/22. Can you feel the synergy? No? Listen, it's a slow news week so we need you to work with us here. We literally have a story about a patch. Also we developed a new Kirby spin off with demon negotiation. Yeah...it's a slow week.
Would rather hang out with an advice-giving cats or a species of hivemind hominids? Would you rather play Dragon Quest XI on PS4 or 3DS? Would you rather play FFXIV for free or go out looking for NES Classics? Would you rather watch the Disney Afternoon or TGIF? We ask the hard questions this week.
This is the end of an era. No longer will we be able to look forward to episode 420. You could say our ambitions have gone "up in smoke." But it would be more positive to point out that this just gives us a reason to look forward to RPGCast's eventual HD reboot where we have free swimsuit DLC for everyone.
Digimon has a new case. Nintendo has a new Limited Edition. Radiant Historia has a new remake. World of Warcraft has a new patch. You know what isn't new? My Joy-Con. I think I'll mail it back to Nintendo.
I'll be honest with you. I'm pretty sick and I don't remember what happened on this episode. I think I eventually complained about Mass Effect and Alice talked about robots. At some point my wife left me but she's still here so I'm not sure how that went down. I'm going to go take a nap.
This week we have two essential tips for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We ask, "What's too much to spend on a video game?" Is this FFXV star too much for you to handle? And finally, you won't BELIEVE who we caught hanging out in inappropriate swimwear!
RPGCast is surprisingly current this week. That's right, besides the expected Super Robot Wars V, Zelda, and Horizon: Zero Dawn impressions, we have info on the hotly anticipated FFXIV and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Cozy up to your Zune and give the show a listen.