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Retro Encounter 339 – Story vs. Gameplay

Retro Encounter 339 Story Vs Gameplay

What’s the story, RPGFan? Do you think it’s worth a look? It seems kinda familiar, like a story from a book. 

RPGs and adventure games very often have an outsize focus on storytelling, in part because so many of them are about a group of characters growing and changing over the course of their journey. Naturally, RPG fans of all stripes would prefer their games have a great story and great gameplay, but we know that’s not always the case. In today’s episode, five panelists decide whether they prefer a great story or great gameplay when only one of the two is an option, and highlight several games with particularly good narratives and lackluster playability, or vice-versa. 

Featuring: Michael Sollosi, Audra Bowling, Niki Fakhoori, Dom Kim, Peter Triezenberg; Edited by Anthony Krolikowski

Opening and ending music by Miles Morkri

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Michael Sollosi

Michael Sollosi

Sollosi joined RPGFan in 2014 as part of the music section but switched lanes to podcasting a year later, eventually becoming showrunner of the Retro Encounter podcast. Outside of RPGFan, Sollosi works in a government engineering office, enjoys visiting local parks and petting local dogs, and dreams of a second Ys vs Trails fighting game.

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