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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.

Feb 27, 2018

The Moon Cave and the midboss of the game, the festival in Kamiki Village, and the path forward to Sei-an City and the Sunken Ship.

 

Links:

RPG Book Club's Patreon

Jay's paper drawing from the Moon Cave

Explanation of why there are two high tides on the Earth at any time

Feb 12, 2018

Proceeding apace with the next outdoor area, Taka Pass and the quests in the surrounding villages, and into the Gale Shrine dungeon.

Jan 29, 2018

We continue on to the first "real" dungeon, Tsuta Ruins, its boss, and some of the surrounding area and quests.

Jan 15, 2018

We're back from our break and starting a new game!  We briefly review some thoughts on 2017 games, then jump into Okami with a short segment of the game.  This segment goes through the long introductory cutscene and tutorial sequence, through the end of the Hana Valley tutorial dungeon.

Jan 8, 2018

The show will be back with new episodes when we post our first discussion of Okami on January 15!  Just a quick update since we hadn't given a date yet.

For those playing along with us, we'll be covering through the introductory dungeon Hana Valley.

And if you're not, consider picking up the newly-available HD remake!

Jan 1, 2018

With all other matters taken of, Melissa goes to challenge the Black Omen and Lavos. We discuss the closing fights of the game, the ending, and step back for some thoughts on Chrono Trigger as a whole.

 

We hope you enjoyed this Chrono Trigger interlude.  Usual episodes will be returning shortly, where we'll begin our discussion of Okami!

Dec 26, 2017

We discuss all 6 of the side quests presented by Gaspar at the Fated Hour: The Sun Stone, the ghost of Cyrus, the Rainbow Shell, the origin of machines, Ozzie’s Fort, and saving the forest. The quests provide a lot of opportunity to discuss the game’s story as a whole, including significant story closure for various party members, musing on the meaning of the adventure as a whole, and catharsis for lingering feelings about the Trial.

Dec 20, 2017

As mentioned in an earlier show, our next game is Okami!

Okami was originally released for Playstation 2 in 2006, but received an HD remaster last week on Windows, Playstation 4, and Xbox One: (Link) .  It's also been released for Wii and Playstation 3.

 

We'll begin discussion in January; grab the new remake (or any other version) and join in, or just listen!

Dec 18, 2017

Major story revelations unfold in a segment that includes the Blackbird escape, the confrontation with Magus at North Cape, and the quest to take the Chrono Trigger to Death Peak to undo what had been done at Ocean Palace.

Dec 11, 2017

As expected, the initial arrival at Zeal, even though it’s mostly a few minutes of talking to NPCs and looking around, has a huge amount to unpack. We carry on through being exiled from Zeal, going to Keeper’s Done in 2300 AD to find a way back to the past, and end with the dramatic scene that takes place at Ocean Palace.

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