Category: Podcast

Console RPG Quest: Game Boy Advance

Console RPG Quest: Game Boy Advance

For this edition of the Console RPG quest, Kat and Nadia return to the early days of the 2000s to delve into the overlooked RPG legacy of Nintendo's most underrated handheld: Game Boy Advance.
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Console RPG Quest: Nintendo GameCube

Console RPG Quest: Nintendo GameCube

The Console RPG Quest continues with an in-depth exploration of the Nintendo GameCube. Hailing from an era when Nintendo was considered deeply uncool, it's now remembered more fondly along with its best RPGs.
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Console RPG Quest: PlayStation 2

Console RPG Quest: PlayStation 2

On this episode of the Console RPG Quest, Kat and Nadia tackle the PlayStation 2! This remarkable console opened the floodgates for Japanese RPGs in the west and ushered in a new wave of franchises and developers.
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Console RPG Quest: Sega Dreamcast

Console RPG Quest: Sega Dreamcast

We've nearly reached the PlayStation 2 era in the Console RPG Quest, but first we take a quick detour to talk about the Sega Dreamcast and it's unique RPG legacy. With special guest Shane Bettenhausen.
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Console RPG Quest: Nintendo 64

Console RPG Quest: Nintendo 64

As the Console RPG Quest wraps up the 32-bit era, we arrive at the Nintendo 64 for a discussion of the console's RPGs, its place in RPG history, and Nintendo's evaporating success amid the rise of the Sony PlayStation.
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Console RPG Quest: Sony Playstation

Console RPG Quest: Sony Playstation

We look at the momentous RPG history of the Sony PlayStation in this edition of the Console RPG Quest! It's RPG legacy is well-known, but is more complicated than you think. Find out why!
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Console RPG Quest: Sega Saturn

Console RPG Quest: Sega Saturn

The Console RPG Quest returns to tackle perhaps the most interesting console of them all: Sega Saturn! With guest John Linneman, we discuss its immense impact on gaming history despite being an abject failure (in America).
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Console RPG Quest: Jaguar, 3D0, NeoGeo, CDi

Console RPG Quest: Jaguar, 3D0, NeoGeo, CDi

In part 8 of the Console RPG Quest, we run through some of the more infamous consoles of the 16-bit era: CDi, the Atari Jaguar, the 3DO, plus the limited RPG legacy of the Neo Geo.
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Console RPG Quest: Super NES

Console RPG Quest: Super NES

It's time to add the Super Nintendo to the Console RPG Quest! Kat, Nadia, and Kotaku's Chris Kohler delve into the console's rich legacy, exploring the history of perhaps the greatest RPG console of them all.
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Console RPG Quest: Sega Genesis

Console RPG Quest: Sega Genesis

In this episode of the Console RPG Quest, we talk about the legacy of the Sega Genesis and its rich RPG history, in the wake of its 30th anniversary.
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Console RPG Quest: Game Boy

Console RPG Quest: Game Boy

Next stop in the Console RPG Quest: the Game Boy! Kat and Nadia reflect on their time with the tiny handheld, its incredible RPGs, and how it transcended humble origins to become one of the most important platforms ever.
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Console RPG Quest: TurboGrafx-16

Console RPG Quest: TurboGrafx-16

Part 4 of the Console RPG Quest finds Kat and Nadia examining the RPG legacy of the TurboGrafx-16! Including the success of Far East of Eden, the outsized impact of Nihon Falcom, its success in Japan, and more.
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Console RPG Quest: Sega Master System and Game Gear

Console RPG Quest: Sega Master System and Game Gear

In part 3 of the Console RPG Quest, we examine a console that isn't as well-known in North America: the Sega Master System. Plus discussion on the RPG legacy of the Game Gear and SG-1000.
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Console RPG Quest: The Nintendo Entertainment System

Console RPG Quest: The Nintendo Entertainment System

Axe of the Blood God's Console RPG Quest continues with one of the most consequential consoles ever for the genre: the Famicom/Nintendo Entertainment System!
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Console RPG Quest: Colecovision, Intellivision, and Atari 2600

Console RPG Quest: Colecovision, Intellivision, and Atari 2600

To kick off the Console RPG Quest, we're starting with the Intellivision, Atari 2600, and Colecovision: three consoles featuring games that each take their first halting steps into the RPG genre.
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Top 25 RPG Countdown Wrap-Up and Honorable Mentions

Top 25 RPG Countdown Wrap-Up and Honorable Mentions

The Top 25 RPG Countdown is officially finished! But there are a whole bunch of amazing RPGs that deserve an honorable mention. Nadia and Kat talk about the best of the rest.
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Top 25 RPG Countdown, #1: Chrono Trigger

Top 25 RPG Countdown, #1: Chrono Trigger

It's time to pick the #1 entry for our conclusion to the Top 25 RPG Countdown! Buckle up for this momentous episode as Kat and Nadia discuss the greatest RPG of all time: Chrono Trigger.
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Top 25 RPG Countdown, #2: Planescape: Torment

Top 25 RPG Countdown, #2: Planescape: Torment

It's on to #2 of the Top 25 RPG Countdown: Planescape: Torment! Kat and Nadia talk about what made its story so good, why it was the apex of the Golden Age of RPGs, and more.
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Top 25 RPG Countdown, #3: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Top 25 RPG Countdown, #3: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Caty McCarthy joins Kat to discuss #3 on our Top 25 RPG Countdown list: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt! The pair talk its splendid open world, its fantastic writing, and the expert way it handles romances.
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Top 25 RPG Countdown, #4: Final Fantasy VI

Top 25 RPG Countdown, #4: Final Fantasy VI

Final Fantasy VI is the #4 entry in our Top 25 RPG Countdown! Kat and Nadia talk General Leo, Sabin vs. Sah-bin, letting Cid die, and more in their big Final Fantasy VI discussion!
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