The Downpour Podcast Episode 30

Monday, August 19th, 2013

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Welcome to another Monday, and to another episode of The Downpour Podcast.

This week’s show is a little different. The hosts had a completely packed schedule last week and were unable to sit down and record a show. So in lieu of a regular episode, here’s a look at a discussion that was left on the cutting room floor to feature our interview with Precursor Games way back on Episode 19 (June 3rd, 2013).

Please do enjoy a talk of sequels, remakes, and the things that make them tick. Jonathan talks the expected Chrono Break and Golden Sun 4, Randy gives a little love to the LUNAR franchise, and Jared wants to see more from the Final Fantasy IX universe. As far as anime talk: Escaflowne takes center stage, but there’s tons more touched on in that second half! Since it’s a talk of sequels and remakes, one should be aware of spoilers when it comes to the games and franchises discussed, but they’re very veiled allusions at best; there’s nothing to worry about, really.

This show has all the tropes of a regular episode in a third of the time! From misplaced jabs at Tetsuya Nomura to one of the hosts being completely “lost in the fog” by the end of the show—and all the laughter in between—there’s plenty to take in.

By the time you hear from us next Monday, everything will be back to normal. If you all want to hear us sooner than that, you can join us for a live broadcast this week this Wednesday, August 21st at 8:30 PM EST, 7:30 PM CST.

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Show Notes

Games of the Past REVIEW: Lunar 2 – Eternal Blue Complete
OPINION: “Golden” Games Should Stay in the Dark
On Nihilism and Time: Analyzing the “Chrono” Games
Oprainfall Origins: Final Fantasy IX

MUSIC: Golden Sun: The Lost Age – Mars Lighthouse