Category: Podcast

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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Top 25 RPG Countdown, #5: Suikoden II

Top 25 RPG Countdown, #5: Suikoden II

Kotaku's Jason Schreier returns for #5 on our Top 25 RPG Countdown: Suikoden II! He joins Kat and Nadia to discuss 108 Stars of Destiny, Iron Chef cooking challenges, Luca Blight vs. Kefka, and much more.
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Top 25 RPG Countdown, #6: Ultima VII: The Black Gate

Top 25 RPG Countdown, #6: Ultima VII: The Black Gate

Guest Rowan Kaiser joins us to talk about #6 on our Top 25 RPG list: Ultima 7! Find out how it revolutionized the open world RPG genre, and why it's still a remarkable game nearly 30 years later.
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Top 25 RPG Countdown, #7: Fallout

Top 25 RPG Countdown, #7: Fallout

Mike Williams returns for #7 on the Top 25 RPG Countdown list: Fallout! Mike and Kat talk about its amazing writing, the memorable world it created, and why the rest of the Fallout series is still trying to match it.
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Top 25 RPG Countdown, #8: Dragon Quest V

Top 25 RPG Countdown, #8: Dragon Quest V

We leap back into the Top 25 RPG Countdown with the best Dragon Quest of them all: Dragon Quest V! Kat and Nadia explain why its epic sweep, monster hunting mechanics and romance system make it our #8 pick.
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Top 25 RPG Countdown, #9: Persona 4

Top 25 RPG Countdown, #9: Persona 4

Persona 4 takes the #9 spot in our Top 25 RPG Countdown! Join us as Kat and Nadia explore this transformative RPG from its story and battle systems to its infamous controversies.
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Top 25 RPG Countdown, #10: Baldur’s Gate II

Top 25 RPG Countdown, #10: Baldur’s Gate II

Baldur's Gate II is BioWare's magnum opus, and #10 on our Top 25 RPG Countdown! Guest Troy Goodfellow joins us to break down the story, the world, and all the reasons this RPG deserves a top 10 spot.
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Top 25 RPG Countdown, #11: The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Top 25 RPG Countdown, #11: The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Matthew Allen joins us for #11 in our Top 25 RPG Countdown: The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind! Listen as we discuss why this unique game was was ahead of its time, and the end of an era for Bethesda.
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