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Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« on: May 05, 2015, 05:59:33 PM »
Hey everyone! We're doing our own game journal! ...sort of.

http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2015/3099.html

A new podcast approaches!

We'll play a new game every month, with three episodes per game. Episode 0 is a brief introduction, and tomorrow we'll have our first episode, discussing the early parts of Trails in the Sky! We want to talk with you about these games, and maybe even have you join us for our playthroughs. Chat us up here!
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Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2015, 06:37:51 PM »
I like the idea.  But you guys are just calling things "retro"whenever you feel like it.

I thought this was going to be replays of 8 and 16 bit classics.  Trails in the Sky doesn't seem old enough to fit the bill.  If you play FFXII or Tales of Vesperia and call it "retro"you going to have a lot of explaining to do to anyone who is over 30.

Probably still a great Podcast but I am a bit disappointed.

 

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Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2015, 06:39:22 PM »
Well, Trails in the Sky first came out in 2004, and that's over a decade ago.

But, more to the point, we want to hear your feedback as to what games you'd like to hear us play! So let us know! When we say retro, we mean 'older games' not 'only the oldest games.' :) The crew behind this show wants to have a lot of collaboration with the community as to the form and path of the show, so if you want to see 16-bit games (which we definitely already have plenty of on our list), tell us!
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Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 06:44:24 PM »
I like the idea.  But you guys are just calling things "retro"whenever you feel like it.

I thought this was going to be replays of 8 and 16 bit classics.  Trails in the Sky doesn't seem old enough to fit the bill.  If you play FFXII or Tales of Vesperia and call it "retro"you going to have a lot of explaining to do to anyone who is over 30.

Probably still a great Podcast but I am a bit disappointed.

 

Most of us are that age ourselves, so we definitely understand the sentiment.  But yeah, definitely just let us know what your the most interested in, and we'll be sure to prioritze it!  We hope to open the game selection to listener vote very early on.
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Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2015, 07:13:41 PM »
Off the top of my head for each of the "retro"consoles (fifth generation back):

1. Panzer Dragoon Saga - Saturn
2. Breath of Fire 3 or 4 - PSX
3. Paper Mario - N64
duh. Lunar 2: EB - Sega CD (or the PSX version)
4. Earthbound - SNES
5. Shining Force II - Genesis
6. Legend of Zelda - NES

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Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2015, 07:25:15 PM »
fuck it. also wouldn't mind listening to you guys try to grind on through:

Symphony of the Night, Parasite Eve, Tales of Destiny II (the NA version for PSX), Vagrant Story

Lufia II, Super Mario RPG or Secret of Evermore.

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Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2015, 07:36:05 PM »
Tales of Destiny II (the NA version for PSX)

You probably mean Tales of Eternia.

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Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2015, 08:01:27 PM »
fuck it. also wouldn't mind listening to you guys try to grind on through:

Symphony of the Night, Parasite Eve, Tales of Destiny II (the NA version for PSX), Vagrant Story

Lufia II, Super Mario RPG or Secret of Evermore.

You, sir (or ma'am) have impeccable taste!  There's only a couple of those not on our list already, so I'll make sure to add them.  Really excellent suggestions!
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Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2015, 08:44:35 PM »
I'd be so down for a Parasite Eve discussion it's not even funny. Excellent suggestion, sir.

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Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2015, 08:45:26 PM »
Tales of Destiny II (the NA version for PSX)

You probably mean Tales of Eternia.

My first, and favorite, "Tales of" game. I would play this in a second. ;)

fuck it. also wouldn't mind listening to you guys try to grind on through:

Symphony of the Night, Parasite Eve, Tales of Destiny II (the NA version for PSX), Vagrant Story

Lufia II, Super Mario RPG or Secret of Evermore.

I've never played a Parasite Eve game, so I wouldn't object to that. Also, I love this list. MOAR. ;)

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Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2015, 09:09:35 PM »
Tales of Destiny II (the NA version for PSX)

You probably mean Tales of Eternia.

It was still called Tales of Destiny II when I played it as a freshman in college.  AND it came out before the Japanese ToD2.  So I always felt like calling it Tales of Destiny II is still ok if you make note that you are talking about the North American PSX version.  Also there are a lot of subtle (and not so subtle) differences between the game I am talking about and the Tales of Eternia that came out on PSP. 

It is ALSO my favorite Tales game by a WIIIIIIIDE margin.
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Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2015, 11:13:26 PM »


You guys have also inspired me to make a game art podcast.... Projected to be listened to by about 2 followers over the span of ten years. Or lemme gest star as RPGFan's most obnoxious and irritating stereotypically-rambling-female award poster....  Bah.  Point is, I've really enjoyed these lately and get happy when they're up, keep t up.  Keep up the good work, I'll probably be listening in on this while I do some urrtweerk [artwork].

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Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2015, 11:26:04 PM »
I like the idea.  But you guys are just calling things "retro"whenever you feel like it.
This was a concern that came up when we were having discussions as to what to call the podcast.  We ultimately decided on Retro Encounter because 1) it looks / sounds good alongside Random Encounter and Rhythm Encounter; 2) we are more than likely to concentrate on games that are 10+ years old; and 3) it was probably the favorite suggestion among all the options. 

Trails in the Sky was chosen as the first game because it was the suggestion that garnered the most interest after an internal vote.  The second game is another game from the early 2000s - we don't want to put ourselves in a box by ONLY playing RPGs from the 80s or 90s, even if it makes the podcast's title a little misleading.  And honestly, "retro" is in the eye of the beholder. 

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Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2015, 11:32:31 PM »
And honestly, "retro" is in the eye of the beholder

So you're going to play the Eye of the Beholder trilogy?
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Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2015, 11:35:34 PM »
Apparently they're spectacular!