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Now displaying: May, 2017

Discussion and play-along of classic games, with perspectives from both long-time fans and a brand new player.

Show is on twitter at @OGPlusCast.  Hosts are @HamletEJ, @healiocentric, and @Ghostcrawler.

Bumper audio from Balance and Ruin.  Header art from Lusipurr. Views expressed here are personal and do not represent Blizzard Entertainment or Riot Games.

May 22, 2017

We begin with a short segment of A Link to the Past, taking us through the first introductory dungeon, along with various discussion of game mechanics and the history and significance of Zelda.

The next episode will be in two weeks, and will go through the boss fight with Agahnim and the end of the game's first act.

Links:

The long discussion about Ocarina of Time that Jay and @perculia did in blog format.

Jay's phone lock screen for some years now.

"Official" Zelda series timeline, from Hyrule Historia.

Actual image from Nintendo Power guide.

Image gallery from this segment.

May 10, 2017

For those who didn't hear at the end of our last episode on Final Fantasy 6: our next game will be: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past!

 

Like Final Fantasy 6, Link to the Past was originally on SNES.  A remake was made for Game Boy Advance, that you can play on a GBA or Nintendo DS.  Finally, it's available on the Virtual Console online store on a Nintendo 3DS, Wii, or Wii U.

As with Final Fantasy 6, you can listen and play along, or simply listen.  This is game is shorter than FF6, so, especially if you've never played Link to the Past, consider giving it a try!

The first episode will be on Monday 5/22, and we will play from the start of the game through the Eastern Palace.

May 8, 2017

The end of our discussion on Final Fantasy 6! Kefka's Tower, the ending, and a discussion of the overall design and balance of the game.

We also announce our next game!  Hear what it is in the final five minutes of this episode, or check back here or on our twitter within a few days.  Our first segment of the new game will be posted in two weeks, and we will cover the first few hours of gameplay.

 

Image gallery for this episode.

Article on the art of the FF6 Steam/iOS remake.

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