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We’re extremely happy to (finally) announce that The Downpour Podcast is available on the iTunes music store! If iTunes isn’t your cup of tea, you can still check out this page for an archive of past episodes! Lastly, be sure to follow the show on Twitter for more interactivity!

It’s Monday and you know what that means: a new Downpour Podcast!

Continuing with the enjoyable session we had with live recording episode 23, this episode was also recorded with a live audience. While this one is edited down to the good stuff with some more professional flair, our live recordings are available on your YouTube Channel in our Downpour Podcast playlist. Speaking of which, be sure to tune in later this evening at 8:30 PM EST (July 8th) for our recording of Episode 25.

Since there was such a short time between us sitting down to talk on the previous episode and this one we forewent news and jumped straight into our meaty discussion on what we’ve been playing before digging into the topic of narrative in video games. Do we like plot-driven story lines the most or do we lean toward the slower, less complex, but interesting character-driven narrative?

Keeping in with having the show tied up in a nice little package we tackled the same questions when it comes to anime, but it’s not the same discussion in the least! What about slice-of-life series? Surely with almost no plot to speak of there can’t be much to say, right? You’ll have to check it out and see/hear.

With narrative under our belts you can expect our next show to talk about graphics and art styles. Surely a huge topic to tackle, but it’s bound to be interesting.

As usual, we always appreciate your feedback. Please let us know how you feel in the comments below, or by sending an email to [email protected].



Show Notes:
Unused Character Art of Dart (Legend of Dragoon) in PlayStation All-Stars Surfaces

Opening – Wild Arms 2 – Battle Knight Blazer
Break – Excel Saga – Ai (Chuuseishin)
Outro – Legend of Dragoon – Grassy Plains (Prairie)

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