This is a pretty straightforward episode of rpg criticism, where we discuss Ara Fell by Stegosoft Games. Ultimately the game is pretty typical, even shallow at times. It has a lot of heart and stands out among its contemporaries, but what's that good for?
It's also the start of a new year for this podcast, which is exciting. Expect a new level of dedication, probably! Game on!
Next game is Shadows Over Imdahl https://rpgmaker.net/games/5991/
Music used, from Ara Fell
Louise Heaney - Inyuna's Tower
Louise Heany - Ghost of the Forest
The cast that comes out whenever decided that whenever is today. Standstill Girl is a very realized, curated, put-together tragedy... which maybe made it harder to talk about than what we've covered so far! Enjoy a lot of waffling and strained discussion and maybe some good points and maybe some other kinds of points.
Content warning: Standstill Girl depicts or otherwise implies parental abuse, self-harm, sexual assault, and suicide.
Next... time's game is Ara Fell, which can be found on steam https://store.steampowered.com/app/440540/Ara_Fell/
Music used, from Standstill Girl
Sildra Company - The Hand Guiding Alice
Extra Ocean - Goodbye, World
Ah, we're back. Somehow, in some way!
In round 2, we're talking about a rpgmaker game that inspired John as a kiddo, which led to a candid discussion on dorky games, dev communities, and what any of this is for anyway.
Music used, from slime&co itself
Some Chrono Trigger Song in Midi
Some Castlevania Song in Midi
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