97 episodes

Phoenix Edge is a unique weekly video game podcast that focuses on the RPG genre, as well as more broadly, video game news and listener submitted questions. We also review games such as Final Fantasy XV, Dragon Quest XI, Kingdom Hearts III, Xenoblade Chronicles, and Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic.

Phoenix Edge RPG Podcast Hat, Eric & Stan

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    • 4.5 • 12 Ratings

Phoenix Edge is a unique weekly video game podcast that focuses on the RPG genre, as well as more broadly, video game news and listener submitted questions. We also review games such as Final Fantasy XV, Dragon Quest XI, Kingdom Hearts III, Xenoblade Chronicles, and Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic.

    Update - Tales of Arise Impressions, KOTOR Remake, FFIV Pixel Remaster, Misc

    Update - Tales of Arise Impressions, KOTOR Remake, FFIV Pixel Remaster, Misc

    Our Media Partner - https://www.rpgfan.com/​​​​
    Check out our Discord: https://discord.gg/2JP6ZQEs6r
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhoenixEdgeRPG​​​
    Quartet Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/somethingclassic/quartet-0
     

    • 23 min
    Designing Classic RPGs in 2021 w/ Something Classic (Quartet, Shadows of Adam)

    Designing Classic RPGs in 2021 w/ Something Classic (Quartet, Shadows of Adam)

    Quartet's Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/somethingclassic/quartet-0
    Something Classic Twitter: https://twitter.com/SomethingClassc
    Reverse Design Books: http://thegamedesignforum.com/books/books.html
    Our Media Partner - https://www.rpgfan.com/​​​​
     
    0:54 - Introducing Something Classic Developers
    07:27 - Quartet's Kickstarter
    19:11 - Developer Burnout / Learning from Mistakes
    23:27 - RPGs that Inspired Quartet
    28:20 - Quartet Demo Discussion - Start
    30:20 - Worldbuilding & Story in Quartet
    47:18 - Design Philosophy of Quartet's Characters
    53:56 - Class Based Battle System
    01:00:17 - Challenges of Coding Quartet
    01:12:10 - Composing RPG Music
    01:15:32 - Quartet's Narrative Tone
    01:23:45 - Quartet's Release Window
    01:27:51 - Most important element of an RPG
    01:35:42 - Small Team Size in RPG Development
    01:39:20 - Lessons Learned from Shadows of Adam
    01:44:28 - Advice for New Game Developers
    01:54:38 - 90s Dev Struggles Similar to Today?
    01:59:41 - Closing out episode
     

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Pokemon Legends Arceus & Tales of Arise Demo Thoughts

    Pokemon Legends Arceus & Tales of Arise Demo Thoughts

    Our Media Partner - https://www.rpgfan.com/​​​​
    Check out our Discord: https://discord.gg/2JP6ZQEs6r
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhoenixEdgeRPG​​​
     
    01:19 - Other Pokemon Announcements
    04:45 - Pokemon Legends Arceus Thoughts
    33:02 - Tales of Arise Demo Impressions

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Sakaguchi's Fantasian Pt. 1 Discussion - Non-Spoiler

    Sakaguchi's Fantasian Pt. 1 Discussion - Non-Spoiler

    Follow Hian on Twitter: @hiansphere
    Our Media Partner - https://www.rpgfan.com/​​​​
    Check out our Discord: https://discord.gg/2JP6ZQEs6r
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhoenixEdgeRPG​​​

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Thoughts w/ Hian

    Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Thoughts w/ Hian

    Follow Hian on Twitter: @hiansphere
    Our Media Partner - https://www.rpgfan.com/​​​​
    Check out our Discord: https://discord.gg/2JP6ZQEs6r
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhoenixEdgeRPG​​​

    • 36 min
    The BEST JRPG Cast?

    The BEST JRPG Cast?

    Our Media Partner - https://www.rpgfan.com/​​​​
    Check out our Discord: https://discord.gg/2JP6ZQEs6r
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhoenixEdgeRPG​​​
     
    Topics:
    JRPGs with Great Characters [01:16]
    1 RPG over Summer Break [19:26]
    Off the Radar RPGs [42:32]
    RPG Franchises We Haven't Played Yet [01:06:15]

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Alba White ,

Yay a newish rpg podcast!

Very excited that there’s a solid, funny, enthusiastic podcast catering across console and computer rpgs. Keep it up!

Fitz of Rage ,

Final Fantasy VII Remake

The Final Fantasy VII Remake content of this podcast is difficult to listen to when you seem to know so little about the FF7R/FF7 plot line. The Avalanche bombing mission was intended to disable the pump not destroy the reactor and hurt the people of Midgar. This is vocalized in the character conversations. Even the characters themselves were shocked by the explosion caused by Shinra at the end of the bombing mission. Also need to play the combat more than once to get a full grasp on how to do it effectively. Nice work thought overall just maybe need to do more research before podcasting.

Redfield70x7 ,

Fantastic RPG news and discussion podcast

Hat, Eric, (and now) Stan do an excellent job each week providing an informative and entertaining discussion on video games (mostly RPG’s).

There’s a nice blend of casual conversation, informative talk of recent video game related news, and reviews/analysis or just discussion on particular games each guy has played or is currently playing.

I enjoy the passion these guys have about the games they play and their perspectives on things.

They also do a good job of considering and responding to listener feedback or comments and generally take time to respond to these on a weekly episode.

Far too often I seem to find a podcast covering a topic I’m interested in only to find out that the hosts spend half the episode or more talking about completely non-relevant topics - it always feels like a waste of my time, but here on Phoenix Edge this couldn’t be further from the truth - Hat and the guys don’t wander off in the weeds and almost always stay on track with the topic at hand.

This has quickly become a weekly podcast I can rely on and I can’t thank the guys enough for doing such a fantastic job! Thanks Hat, Eric, and Stan! Keep up the great work.

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