The Downpour Podcast Episode 44

Monday, February 24th, 2014

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Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to another Monday and another episode of The Downpour Podcast!

This episode starts off with a lengthy discussion about all the exciting stuff to come out of the Nintendo Direct that happened on February 13th. After that, there’s talk of two Final Fantasy remakes…XII and VII, respectively. Should these games be brought to life in high definition (or rebuilt from the ground up) to suit the new console generation? Our responses may surprise you. Games discussed by all include NES Remix, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3: Full Burst, Retro City Rampage and more. But…the gaming section really focuses on three big titles that Jared, Randy and Jonathan spent huge chunk(s) of time with. And since we’re talking about games that came out less than a year ago, less than two weeks ago, or maybe even sooner, beware. There’s also some spoilers about a certain show in the anime section!

Jared talks Grand Theft Auto V, but the talk gets fairly spoiler-heavy from 48:00 to 58:02, specifically in regards to how things end and the structure of some later missions. Randy talks at length about Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and manages to remain spoiler-free outside of a last minute slip from 1:27:32 to 1:28:24. And last but not least, Jonathan talks Bravely Default. He gets pretty heated about some plot details that happen in the second half of the game from 1:40:55 to 1:44:30. In the anime section, there’s some talk about Attack on Titan’s English dub, more news, more discussion, and a talk about Kill la Kill from 2:37:10 to 2:44:05 that spoils up to Episode 19. 

Last but not least, we’re still continuing our segment featuring community guests. This time, welcome long-time listener ZPRDingo from Basement Quality.

Enjoy the show this week! 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. And please do look forward to Episode 44 coming your way on Monday, March 10th, 2014!

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Show Notes

RETRO REVIEW: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
RETRO REVIEW: Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
RETRO REVIEW: Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
RETRO REVIEW: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
REVIEW: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
REVIEW: EDGE
RETRO REVIEW: Toki Tori

Nintendo Direct—February 13, 2014: The Games of Spring 2014
Shinji Hashimoto Mentions Possible Final Fantasy XII HD Remake
Final Fantasy VII Remake Would Be “Huge Responsibility”
Attack on Titan Dub Will Premiere at Anime Boston




  • smacd

    Listened right up to the point of the Bravely Default spoilers (too soon to spoil! thanks guys..)

    I think the Lightning Returns descriptions were a little more positive than I heard before. I think I may enjoy it more than I think.