The Downpour Podcast Episode 30

Monday, August 19th, 2013

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We’re happy to announce that every single episode of The Downpour Podcast is readily available on the iTunes music store! If iTunes isn’t your cup of tea, you can still check out this page for a newly updated archive of past episodes! Lastly, be sure to follow the show on Twitter for more interactivity! 


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.

As usual, we always appreciate your feedback. Please let us know how you feel in the comments below, or by sending an email to downpourpodcast@oprainfall.com.

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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




  • smacd

    I used to think that sequels were really important, but then I realized they almost never live up and I’d prefer stand alone games that have conclusive endings. Sequels are better when they are loosely tied like the first 6 Dragon Quest games. And as much as people want Chrono Break, much like an FF7 remake I seriously doubt it could ever live up to the fans hopes.

    As someone who doesn’t watch Anime and has zero interest in it, I was interested in part of the manga/anime conversation because it sounded so much like the discussion around normal comics like The Walking Dead and how the comic and show differ but follow similar ideas, and how they are talking about how Game of Thrones is scheduled for 7 seasons and will have to make up the last two-ish seasons themselves if GRRM doesn’t get around to finishing another book or two before the show finishes with the existing material.

  • Stealth

    missed it