Episode 136: Phantasy Star IV (Part 2)

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross launch through the latter portion of Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium.

It's now time to leave Motavia and head to Dezolis, because the Algo solar system is in peril. Can we fix the systems, retrieve the data, and conquer the Darkness?

Episode 135: Phantasy Star IV (Part 1)

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross soar through Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium.

We're guilty of focusing on Final Fantasy games when we talk about JRPGs because that's mostly what we grew up with. However, concurrently, there was a whole big, important series living and thriving on Sega systems, doing amazing forward looking things before it died an unceremonious death. Phantasy Star IV is considered to be the best, most friendly iteration of the main series, and you should join us to hear about how prescient it was in terms of design.

Episode 43: Sonic 3 and Knuckles

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross sprint through Sonic 3 and Knuckles.

Something about emeralds, something about robots, something about going real fast. There's some measure of debate over what the best Sonic game is, but Sonic 3 and Knuckles is probably the grandest expression of what "Sonic" is all about. We vacilitate for a while before ultimately concluding that the game ain't bad, it just has high highs and low lows.

Note: The sketch at the beginning of this episode is probably one of the funniest, and also most unsettling things we've ever done. Fair warning.

iTunes | RSS | SoundCloud | Facebook

Links of Note:

Episode 7: Shadowrun

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross plug in and talk about Shadowrun for the Sega Genesis.

It’s a dystopian cyberpunk future, and your brother is dead. By committing contract crimes and hacking into computers, you get to the bottom of the mystery and save the world. This game was very ahead of its time, being an open world RPG on a 16-bit system.

iTunes |
SoundCloud |

Episode 6: Zombies Ate My Neighbors

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross quaff the heady potion that is Zombies Ate My Neighbors.

Dr. Tongue is wreaking havoc on suburbia, as creatures of the night spill forth from the soil and devour the innocent. It’s up to you to grab a friend and save your neighbor’s lives. This is possibly the most difficult game we’ve covered thus far.

iTunes | RSS | SoundCloud | Facebook

Links of Note