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Dead Genre Chronicles

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Dec 14, 2017

Toss another one in the "Don't Actually Play" pile, folks; on this episode, we discuss the generally unfortunate Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete! 

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Nov 23, 2017

In tracing the Witcher series' lineage through the first novel, Devon (@invisifool) and Sam (@SamuelHowitt) discover little of substance to discuss at length! This episode is short and not terribly negative in comparison to the first; the first novel seems to be setting up for the rest of the saga, and as such, is a bit less interesting, but has fewer problems to dive into as well.

Send us your questions via email at witchercast@jrpgsaredead.fyi!

Music used, in order:
Alexander James Adams - Wild Hunt
Yoshino Yuuji - Wakaki Nendaiki Sakka

Nov 10, 2017

A human, a mutant, a monster, and a robot walk into a bar; it's time to chat about SaGa 1 & 2! These two old Game Boy games, known to most folks in the west as Final Fantasy Legend 1 & 2, make for a short but dense episode!

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Oct 26, 2017

The Witcher is now a well-known RPG series in the west, with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt being lauded as the newest and highest bar for all other RPGs to compete with. But Geralt of Rivia began, as many legends do, with something much simpler. Join Devon (@invisifool) and Sam (@SamuelHowitt) as they work their way through the series, from the short stories to the Wild Hunt, on Myth & Kin.

This episode has a CONTENT WARNING for sexual assault.

Send us your questions via email at witchercast@jrpgsaredead.fyi!

Music used, in order:
Alexander James Adams - Wild Hunt
Yoshino Yuuji - Wakaki Nendaiki Sakka

Oct 12, 2017

The first episode of a new Dead Genre Chronicles series covering independent and underground RPGs, hereto known as World Revolution! World Revolution is LeeRoy Lewin (as always at @wasnotwhynot) and, in their debut, John Thyer (@farawaythyer).

This month we're talking about Middens, something of a cult-infamous surreal rpgmaker game. It's easy to think of it as like Yume Nikki with combat; we discuss those implications and some of the game's shortcomings. Content warnings for a candid discussion on violence and a brief mention of suicide! It's not an uplifting game.

Music used, in order:
Takamo - A Series of Hiccups
Takamo - Fade to Black

 

Oct 6, 2017

This month, we played a pair of games from the early GameBoy Advance library, Golden Sun and its sequel, Golden Sun: The Lost Age! They were fundamental to my (Devon's) development as a player of JRPGs, and they led to an interesting discussion!

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Sep 12, 2017

In the now-established tradition of anniversary episodes, this anniversary also saw us record for double our normal time! As such, we've split it in two; this is the second half, on our game of the month, The Legend of Dragoon!

The first half of this episode can be found here.

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Sep 5, 2017

In the now-established tradition of anniversary episodes, this anniversary also saw us record for double our normal time! As such, we've split it in two, and this first segment, focused on reflecting on our last year, is its own episode for ease of consumption. 

The second half of this episode can be found here.

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Aug 4, 2017

We ended our first year with a formative game for one of our hosts, so we repeated that for the end of our second year! Final Fantasy XII is the reason Becky's interested in the genre, and it's the topic of this episode!

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Jul 7, 2017

We played Final Fantasy V as part of the Four-Job Fiesta for this episode of the podcast! A short but sweet episode follows!

The Fiesta runs until the end of August if you want to try it for yourself: fourjobfiesta.com

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

 

Jun 2, 2017

In this episode, we take on the finals for Year 2 of Dead Genre Chronicles, in the form of Rogue Galaxy! While our intro suggests we invite you to join us in playing games, we all advise against it for this game! The next few episodes are the show's summer vacation of a sort, so definitely join us in playing some less wild-card games in the near future!

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

May 1, 2017

The eponymous skies of Arcadia open up our sky pirate double-header! What lies beyond the skies? Not much, it turns out! We end up not recommending this game to anyone except extremely specifically SEGA JRPG nerds, who probably don't need our recommendation, so don't worry much about spoilers!

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Apr 5, 2017

From the depths of our soul, a new episode of Dead Genre Chronicles appears! Listen as we discuss the first game with the Persona name!

The music tracks used at the start and end have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy; the intermission is "Battle - Tesso" from the Persona OST.

Mar 9, 2017

In this episode, we're joined by Robert (@bloodyhoney_) to discuss Earthbound, a quirky and beloved SNES game with quite an impact! You guys can't envision the final collapse of genre? Incredible!

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Feb 27, 2017

[Severe spoiler warning for Tales of Berseria.]

The Takes of series of minisodes returns with opinions on the latest entry in the Tales franchise, Tales of Berseria! Alongside Becky and myself, our guest Coleen (@MadameColeen) joins us to chat about this very good game!

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Feb 5, 2017

It's here! People paid for us to cover a Pokemon game for the podcast, and this is what came out. Listen to us discuss the most popular JRPG franchise.

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Jan 2, 2017

With this episode, we close out 2016 by talking about Suikoden 2. I'm gonna level with you: we didn't like it, and we spend two solid hours talking about why. Please do not worry about spoilers; the game is 18 years old, quite basic, kinda bad, and also we don't talk about any of the plot points in order so if you're stubborn and/or don't believe us you can, against our recommendation, play this video game yourself with mostly minimal spoilers.

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Dec 15, 2016

We took some time to revisit a question we got in November of last year with another year of dense genre experience under our belts just in time for the holidays! Your assignment is to play some dang video games! 

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Dec 3, 2016

This episode of Dead Genre Chronicles is about a gen-7 game that you might own, probably haven't beaten, and really don't need to. Take it from us: The Last Remnant should remain dormant to the last.

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Oct 29, 2016

In this episode of Dead Genre Chronicles, we cut straight to the core of our mission as we engage with Dragon Quest V as part of our own quest to record and interpret the history of JRPGs.

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Oct 7, 2016

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch suffers the wrath of the DGC hosts as we take one of the most reputable seventh-generation JRPGs to task.

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Sep 9, 2016

It's the first anniversary of Dead Genre Chronicles, and in celebrating that fact, we recorded nearly four hours worth of podcast! Due to the unwieldy length, this episode has been split into two smaller ones. This second segment is all about our game for the month, Nier!

The first half can be found here.

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Sep 2, 2016

It's the first anniversary of Dead Genre Chronicles, and in celebrating that fact, we recorded nearly four hours worth of podcast! Due to the unwieldy length, this episode has been split into two smaller ones. This first segment is entirely about reminiscing about the past year of podcasting.

The second half can be found here.

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Aug 3, 2016

In this episode, we tackle Leeroy's CT, Breath of Fire 2, and end our first year of podcasting pleased by the results! 

The music tracks used were, in order:

Yuko Takehara - Critical Moment
Yuko Takehara - Memories

Jul 1, 2016

In this episode, we pull out and examine an artifact of the Battle Between Good and Bad Dubs from the year 2000, Grandia II! It turns out to be a spaceship to body horror and audio horrors.

The music tracks used were, in order:

Noriyuki Iwadare - Fight!! Ver. 1
Noriyuki Iwadare - Have Faith in Yourself

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