Derek Heemsbergen
Random Encounter 151: Full Spectrum
Our former hosts return for a 2.5-hour extravaganza!
09.11.18 - 1:49 PM

On this episode of Random Encounter:

- It's a full house as former Random Encounter hosts Rob Steinman and Stephen Meyerink return (alongside veteran Caitlin Argyros) as special guests to discuss the season's hottest releases!
- Metroidvanias: We love 'em, but not every one gets the formula down pat. We discuss what makes Chasm crumble in the face of contemporaries like Hollow Knight.
- We tackle the dragon in the room with a lengthy discussion of Dragon Quest XI, including Stephen's experience with the Japanese 3DS version.
- Rob, herald of all things Yakuza, delves into what makes Kiwami 2 the best Yakuza game yet.
- Does Prey's new Mooncrash DLC surpass the game it was built around? Rob thinks it just might.
- Derek can't keep Pillars of Eternity II and Divinity: Original Sin II straight, but Stephen can. He explains why it's one of the best co-op RPG experiences out there.
- In the shadow of so many huge games this year, a trio of Aksys visual novels released without making a blip on the radar, but Derek's here to remedy that with an introduction to Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly, 7'sCarlet, and Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk.
- The Cyberpunk 2077 demo has the podcast crew feeling a few different ways, leading to a spirited discussion of where CD Projekt RED's heavy hitter is headed thematically.

Featuring: Derek Heemsbergen, Caitlin Argyros

Special Guests: Rob Steinman, Stephen Meyerink

Questions? Comments? Spare Potions? Email us at podcast@rpgfan.com!


Twitch Schedule & Status

Sunday, September 30
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Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT

Star Ocean: Till The End of Time • 3:00pm PDT/5:30pm EDT
Wild ARMs 5 • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

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Kingdom Hearts - Re:Chain of Memories • 2:30pm PDT/5:30pm EDT
Wild ARMs 5 • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Final Fantasy IX • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT
Friday Super Variety Night • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Week in Review: Live • 11am PDT/2pm EDT
Wild ARMs 5 • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

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