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Phoenix Edge Ep. 179 – Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Tales of Arise Demo Discussion

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In this week’s episode, Hat and Stan take a look at the recent trailer for Pokémon Legends: Arceus and also give their impressions of the recently released Tales of Arise demo. After a brief recap of other Pokémon related announcements, the crew discusses what they hope to see in the first Pokémon game to attempt the open world format. The latter half of the episode dives into the Tales of Arise demo; covering every aspect from the new graphics engine, combat system, music, story, and characters. A fun discussion for two classic JRPG franchises that both aim to innovate while also staying true to their roots.

  • [01:19] – Quick recap of recent Pokémon Announcements
  • [04:45] – Thoughts about open world Pokémon
  • [23:30] – Some graphical performance concerns
  • [33:02]Tales of Arise Demo- overall impressions
  • [46:23] – New Graphics Engine and Aesthetic
  • [54:48] – Gameplay impressions
  • [1:01:42] – RPGFan Media Partner

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Stan Marlow

Stan Marlow

Stan is part of RPGFan Media Partner Phoenix Edge, a weekly RPG podcast on YouTube. His first RPG was Final Fantasy IV. Today he spends his days in an office and on the side - when not podcasting - writes articles about storytelling in games. He is also designing a couple board games, a task that he is learning is harder than expected.

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