19 episodes

It's JRPGs and Me!
Austin loves JRPGs and you should too! Each episode focuses on a different JRPG, exploring series like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Tales of, and Legend of Heroes - as well as standalone games like Legend of Dragoon, Blue Dragon, Skies of Arcadia, and Fantasy Life.
So whether it's a super famous video game or maybe one you've never even heard of, you can find it all right here. Plus, each episode is 99% spoiler free, so you can listen to the show and still play one of these great games without having major plot points ruined for you!

JRPGs and Me Austin King

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

It's JRPGs and Me!
Austin loves JRPGs and you should too! Each episode focuses on a different JRPG, exploring series like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Tales of, and Legend of Heroes - as well as standalone games like Legend of Dragoon, Blue Dragon, Skies of Arcadia, and Fantasy Life.
So whether it's a super famous video game or maybe one you've never even heard of, you can find it all right here. Plus, each episode is 99% spoiler free, so you can listen to the show and still play one of these great games without having major plot points ruined for you!

    18 - Final Fantasy IX (PlayStation)

    18 - Final Fantasy IX (PlayStation)

    This time on JRPGs and Me, Austin is talking about Final Fantasy IX! So if you love Vivi (and you should) and all the rest of the FF9, gang be sure to check out this episode! Want to hear about Tetra Master, Chocobo Hot & Cold, and why ATEs make the game SO much better? That's included here as well.

    Remember, you can find Austin on Twitter @DragonQuaustin

    Music curtesy of bensound.com


    ---

    This episode is sponsored by
    · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

    17 - Yakuza: Like A Dragon (PS4, PS5, Xbox)

    17 - Yakuza: Like A Dragon (PS4, PS5, Xbox)

    This week on JRPGs and Me, Austin is talking about Yakuza: Like a Dragon and how this seventh entry in the series leaves behind the beat 'em up gameplay from previous games and turns Yakuza 7 into one of the best JRPGs of all time! As usual, story spoilers are kept to a minimum. So even if you haven't played the game yet, you can still enjoy the episode!

    You can find Austin on Twitter @DragonQuaustin

    Music appears curtesy of bensound.com


    ---

    This episode is sponsored by
    · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

    • 15 min
    16 - Bravely Default (Nintendo 3DS)

    16 - Bravely Default (Nintendo 3DS)

    Season Two of JRPGs and Me is kicking off with Bravely Default, a 3DS title that started off as a Final Fantasy spin-off before becoming its own successful series. This was a long time coming, since Austin started the game back in 2017 before finally finishing it up over the 2020 holidays. From characters to crystals, there's a lot to cover!

    Remember, you can find Austin on Twitter @DragonQuaustin

    Music is curtesy of bensound.com


    ---

    This episode is sponsored by
    · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

    • 18 min
    JRPGs and Me Season Two Is Coming Soon!

    JRPGs and Me Season Two Is Coming Soon!

    Season Two of JRPGs and Me is coming soon! 

    In the meantime, catch up with some of your favorite episodes and get pumped! Because the new season starts on February 22nd, 2021. We'll be covering games like Bravely Default, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Yo-Kai Watch, Final Fantasy IX, Suikoden II, Grandia, and a whole LOT more! 

    See you in a few weeks!

    • 1 min
    15 - Blue Dragon (Xbox 360)

    15 - Blue Dragon (Xbox 360)

    In this episode of JRPGs and Me, Austin is raving about Blue Dragon, the turn-based fantasy RPG from Final Fantasy's Hironobu Sakaguchi and Dragon Quest/ Dragon Ball's Akira Toriyama. With a great soundtrack by Nobuo Uematsu and some interesting gameplay mechanics, Blue Dragon is one of the standout video games on the Xbox 360.

    From Marumaro's LOUD talking to Mechat fights and more, Austin gives a spoiler-free rundown of Blue Dragon - and highly recommends checking it out for yourself if you haven't play it yet.

    Remember to talk to Austin on Twitter @DragonQuaustin 

    If you want to support Austin's podcasts, please check out Patreon.com/DragonQuestFM

    Music is curtesy of bensound.com


    ---

    This episode is sponsored by
    · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

    • 21 min
    14 - Breath of Fire II (SNES)

    14 - Breath of Fire II (SNES)

    This time on JRPGs and Me, Austin is talking about Breath of Fire II, which released on the SNES. From the diversity of the playable characters (dog people, cat people, frog people, planet people...) to the town-building mechanic that makes the game so much fun, Austin discusses it all. So, whether you've played this Super Nintendo classic a million times or never before, there's still something to enjoy.

    Find Austin on Twitter @Dragonquaustin or Patreon.com/DragonQuestFM

    Music curtesy of bensound.com




    ---

    This episode is sponsored by
    · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Redfield70x7 ,

Ridiculously good JRPG podcast

I’ve listened to a handful of episodes now and I can’t say enough good things about this podcast.

I love the general format and way in which Austin enthusiastically talks about and reminisces on each particular JRPG. Each episode starts off with an overview of the game (facts) and then transitions midway to Austin’s experiences with it (likes, dislikes, etc).

Perhaps it’s due to the fact that it’s just one host, but one thing I adore is that there is no time wasted here. Too often hosts/co-hosts will waste the first 10-15 minutes of an episode discussing their personal lives which often has nothing to do with the subject of the episode. Not here! Austin gets straight to the point and doesn’t deviate. My only complaint/suggestion is to make the episodes a little longer (30-45 minutes would be fantastic). Here’s to hoping there’s many more!

C-Lambo ,

Makes me keep wanting to buy games!

Austin does such a great job talking about JRPGS that I’ve mostly never even heard of before and explaining them so well. Since listening to his show I have purchased some of the games and put so many more on my wish list— just because of this podcast. He has a great voice for podcasting, he is very thorough in his discussion of each game, and the games he chooses to talk about are fantastic. Definitely worth a listen if you haven’t yet.

fishstolen ,

My favorite new video game podcast

If you’re a fan of JRPGs then go ahead and check this podcast out. Austin does a great job talking about a broad range of games in an interesting and engaging way. Looking forward to hearing what comes next!

Top Podcasts In Leisure