The Downpour Podcast Episode 45

Monday, March 10th, 2014

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

On the show this week: a little less news, but a little more site content to discuss! Have you gotten your votes in for READER’S PICK: Vote for the Top 10 Game Boy Advance Games You Want on Wii U Virtual Console yet, for example?

After some business, Jonathan, Jared and Randy have a decent discussion about Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete. Tune in for some history that goes a tad beyond what they discussed during the Final Fantasy Roundtable from a while back—but be careful of spoilers for Advent Children during the talk!

In games: Randy and Jared talk at length about Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Has Randy been enjoying the game, even after his review has gone live? How does Jared feel about it? Also: Jonathan’s been experiencing Pokémon in more and different ways than one might imagine. Last but not least, there’s talk of the new Strider game on the back-end.

This week’s special guest is Joe Walker, a big fan of retro gaming who happens to be the same guy as the one you’ll find in The Backlog with Joe Walker. Our interview, focused on finding the good in games, starts at 1:13:22 and runs ‘til 1:55:28.

Here’s the latest episode of The Backlog to help whet your appetite.

And in the anime section, enjoy some talk about The Wind Rises and Miyazaki. How will his retirement affect the future of 2D animation as we know it?

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 24th, 2014!

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Show Notes

REVIEW: Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai
RETRO REVIEW: Chrono Trigger (DS)
REVIEW: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

The Downpour Podcast SPECIAL Episode: Golden Time
Soundtrack Study – Xenoblade’s Main Theme
The Greatest Living Animation Director Explains Why He’s Retiring

OPENING: Final Fantasy VII – Main Theme – piano version
LEAD-IN: The Bouncer Soundtrack – Kou Leifoh’s Theme
ANIME: The Wind Rises OST – 03. Caproni (Engineer’s Dream)
OUTRO: SMW2 – Yoshi’s Island (OST) – 8. Flower Garden




  • smacd

    Final Fantasy 7? Fast Forward…

    • smacd

      Definitely enjoyed the FF13 discussion though. The more I hear, the more I’m considering I might actually pick it up at some point. Parts do sound frustrating, but I think that’ll be fine.

      And I’ll definitely be looking up The Backlog, sounds interesting.

    • Hahaha, don’t worry, we won’t talk Final Fantasy VII all the time. It just came up this time is all. 😛