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Dead Genre Chronicles

Join us as we play through a JRPG every month and chronicle the ongoing life and times of a genre many would consider long since gone!
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Sep 13, 2018

This was always bound to happen! Join us for the final episode of Dead Genre Chronicles, where we discuss Final Fantasy XIII, the Death of the JRPG incarnate, and all around unfairly maligned game. All it takes is a little change of paradigm to understand its quality!

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy. Thanks to them for the special final outro tune.

Aug 2, 2018

This is the wrap-up and anniversary episode for Dead Genre Chronicles! After the next game, Final Fantasy XIII, the podcast will be done! We discuss the reasons why in this episode.

We mention the Discord, which can be found here:
https://discord.gg/0mBAd1LyCyJFNLUx

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Aug 2, 2018

The DGC crew searches for the Reason behind the chaos as we trudge through Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, an Atlus RPG with a twofold reputation for its difficulty and its philosophizing.

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Jun 29, 2018

The DGC crew tackles Radiant Historia, an Atlus RPG focused on the exploits of Stocke, a man who is granted the ability to travel through his personal history in order to fix mistakes and, eventually, right the world's course. We're also joined by Ted (@teioh) on this episode!

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Jun 2, 2018

The crew returns from a brief technical-difficulty-induced hiatus to talk about Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga for the briefest episode yet!

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Apr 10, 2018

Listen in as we discuss Exist Archive, a tri-Ace game burdened with being the spiritual successor to Valkyrie Profile! Marvel as we tear it apart! Discover who calls Yamatoga "daddy" first!

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Mar 5, 2018

This month, we handle discussing Shadow Hearts, a rather stupid game that has its heart in the right place. And given that the monster designs include organs in the very wrong place, that's a feat!

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Feb 5, 2018

In this very subtly named episode of Dead Genre Chronicles, we discuss Treasure of the Rudras (Rudra no Hihou), a Squaresoft RPG for the SNES that was never released in the west until a fan-translation made it available! It's on our Don't Play list!

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

Jan 10, 2018

Join us in our most brief episode yet to discuss an equally brief tactical RPG by a now-defunct studio! Luminous Arc is something you can probably pass on.

Note: somehow we didn't touch on how basically every enemy NPC pulls from really weird tables for their random names, and Sprunt was definitely a human unit's name. Who would subject their child to that?

The music tracks used have been commissioned from Fuzzy Proxy.

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 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 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 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 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.

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