Category: Weekly Episode

The Console RPG Quest: Nintendo Wii

The Console RPG Quest: Nintendo Wii

On this week's Console RPG Quest, Nadia and Kat discuss the strange, often troubled RPG history of the Nintendo Wii. Plus EA no longer has a Star War, the Final Fantasy VII extended universe, and Cyberpunk discourse.
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The 2021 RPG Preview: From Final Fantasy XVI to Elden Ring

The 2021 RPG Preview: From Final Fantasy XVI to Elden Ring

It's officially 2021, which means it's time for Kat and Nadia take to talk about what's in store for RPGs this year. Will we get our hands on Elden Ring and Final Fantasy XVI, or Breath of the Wild 2? Hear our predictions and more.
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The Great Final Fantasy Ranking, Part 2

The Great Final Fantasy Ranking, Part 2

Axe of the Blood's special quest to rank all of the numbered Final Fantasy games (and their direct sequels) continues with the Top 10! With the help of special guest Ash Paulsen of Good Vibes Games.
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The Great Final Fantasy Ranking, Part 1

The Great Final Fantasy Ranking, Part 1

Our two-part ranking of all the numbered Final Fantasy games, as well as their direct sequels, commences with special guest Kim Wallace! We talk Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy II, and other controversial entries.
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Console RPG Quest: PlayStation 4

Console RPG Quest: PlayStation 4

Kat and Nadia examine the outsized impact of the PlayStation 4 on RPGs in this episode of the Console RPG Quest, and discuss the ways that RPGs have changed over the past seven years.
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Console RPG Quest: Xbox One

Console RPG Quest: Xbox One

With the next generation of consoles looming, we're jumping ahead in the Console RPG Quest to the Xbox One! While at first glance its RPG legacy appears quite weak, we discuss why there's more to it than meets the eye.
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Console RPG Quest: Xbox 360

Console RPG Quest: Xbox 360

The Console RPG quest enters the HD era as we unpack the legacy of the Xbox 360! In a period of transition where shooters dominated, trendsetting RPGs still proved instrumental to the console's early success.
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Console RPG Quest: PlayStation Portable

Console RPG Quest: PlayStation Portable

The latest edition of the Console RPG Quest explores the legacy of the PlayStation Portable! Sony's initial foray into the handheld space has a richer RPG legacy than you might expect.
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The Console RPG Quest: Nintendo DS

The Console RPG Quest: Nintendo DS

The latest entry in the Console RPG Quest series takes on the Nintendo DS, the legendary "third pillar" that did its part to carry Nintendo for more than a decade.
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Console RPG Quest: Xbox

Console RPG Quest: Xbox

This week's episode wraps up another generation by adding the original Xbox to the Console RPG Quest. Kat and Nadia look back on Microsoft's entry into the console market, which helped usher in gaming's modern era.
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Console RPG Quest: WonderSwan and Neo Geo Pocket

Console RPG Quest: WonderSwan and Neo Geo Pocket

On this week's episode we add the WonderSwan and the Neo Geo Pocket to the Console RPG Quest! Kat and Nadia discuss the RPG legacies of these somewhat obscure handhelds that still maintain a loyal following.
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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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