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Dead Genre Chronicles

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Dec 20, 2015

This mini-episode, by Becky (@eatthepen), discusses the relationship between Final Fantasy XII and the Final Fantasy Franchise.

It includes some spoilers for the ending of Final Fantasy XII, so skip from 2:10 to 2:59 if you'd like to avoid them.

Featured music:

'Clan Headquarters' - Hitoshi Sakamoto

'Victory Fanfare' - Hitoshi Sakamoto, Nobuo Uematsu

Dec 5, 2015

In this episode, we have myself (@Invisifool), RJ (@eatthepen), LeeRoy (@wasnotwhynot), and Austin (@AustinCHowe) discussing Resonance of Fate, a gen-7 JRPG wherein daddy (played by Nolan North) knows what you want, but daddy does not approve about guns and the status quo.

This episode has a content warning for discussion of suicide. The content warning extends from the warning in the episode to the timestamp 2:01:20. The rest of the episode is Q&A.

The music tracks used were, in order:

Motoi Sakuraba - Dangerous Attraction
Motoi Sakuraba - Cardinal's Manor
Motoi Sakuraba - Square Garden: Red/Green B

For December we'll be playing The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, and in January, it's Chrono Cross!

Nov 14, 2015

This minisode is RJ (@eatthepen) and myself (@invisifool) talking about a game that is only a month old! JRPGs are still dead, though.

The music tracks used were, in order:

Motoi Sakuraba - Unforgettable Existence
Go Shiina - The Way of Katz

Nov 1, 2015

In this episode, we have myself (@Invisifool), RJ (@eatthepen), and Jackson (@headfallsoff) discussing Kingdom Hearts, the first in an ongoing series of JRPGs where Disney and Final Fantasy collide. 

The picture of Sora mentioned in the context of fashion can be found here.

The music tracks used were, in order:

Yoko Shimomura - Go For It!
Yoko Shimomura - Bustin' Up on the Beach

For November, we'll be playing Resonance of Fate!

Oct 20, 2015

This mini-episode, about survival arcs as a more focused piece of a resistance curve with respect to Phantasy Star and Etrian Odyssey, is provided by LeeRoy (@wasnotwhynot) of the primary cast.

A full script of this minisode can be found here.

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Sep 28, 2015

Episode two of our JRPG-club podcast! Send us your questions and comments at @JRPGsAreDead on Twitter!

In this episode, we have myself (@Invisifool), RJ (@eatthepen), and LeeRoy (@wasnotwhynot) discussing Wild Arms, the first in a series of five games with a Western aesthetic, somewhere in among all the fantasy.

The music tracks used were, in order:

Michiko Naruke - Oops~ (Zed's Theme)
Michiko Naruke - Uncertain Feelings Rushed
Michiko Naruke - A Lone Bird in the Shire (Rudy's Theme)

Next month, we'll be playing Kingdom Hearts!

Sep 18, 2015

This mini-episode is about how the schedule looks on the horizon!

Music is "Kaleidoscopic Space Adventure" by Fuzzy Proxy, available on BandCamp! http://fuzzyproxy.bandcamp.com/album/boundary

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Sep 18, 2015

The first episode of a book-club-style podcast where, every month, we play a JRPG and talk about it! Send us your questions and comments at @JRPGsAreDead on Twitter!

In this episode, we have myself (@Invisifool), RJ (@eatthepen), Austin (@AustinCHowe), and LeeRoy (@wasnotwhynot) discussing Live-a-Live, an SNES RPG by Squaresoft predating Chrono Trigger.

The music tracks used were, in order:

Yoko Shimomura - Megalomania (Arranged by Grandioso)
Yoko Shimomura - Wait for Truth
Yoko Shimomura - Captain Square
Yoko Shimomura - Wanderer

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