188 episodes

A comprehensive podcast where we discuss a classic Japanese Roleplaying Game (JRPG), chapter by chapter, beat by beat. We delve deep into the story, dialogue, game mechanics, music, influences, and themes.

Season 1: Xenogears | Season 2: Chrono Cross | Season 3: Final Fantasy VIII | Season 4: Suikoden & Suikoden

Retrograde Amnesia: Comprehensive JRPG Retrospective Retrograde Amnesia

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 107 Ratings

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A comprehensive podcast where we discuss a classic Japanese Roleplaying Game (JRPG), chapter by chapter, beat by beat. We delve deep into the story, dialogue, game mechanics, music, influences, and themes.

Season 1: Xenogears | Season 2: Chrono Cross | Season 3: Final Fantasy VIII | Season 4: Suikoden & Suikoden

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Suikoden E12: Classic Imperialism [Exploring Milich's Domain]

    Suikoden E12: Classic Imperialism [Exploring Milich's Domain]

    All I'm interested in are boats. Before we brave the rapids, we’re squaring off against some jabronis at Garan, murdering 3000 soliders with the Lepant family, refusing a recon mission, inhaling poisonous pollen, foreshadowing Gremio’s doom, wondering if pharmacists were invented yet, locating a guy who can appraise anything, denying imperialist town reclassification, accessing the Blinking Mirror, not needing old men, dancing on stage with Mina, robbing Antei of its merchants, slaughting feral creatures for an urn, locating Lotte’s cat that is also called Mina, and telling three pirates to get their f*****g lives together. We’re all over.
    00:00 Intro | 04:31 Battle at Fortress of Garan | 08:19 Garan Debrief | 09:58 Battle at Scarleticia Castle | 11:55 Scarleticia Castle Debrief | 18:52 Rikon | 24:35 Teien | 34:53 Toran Castle 3.0 | 37:53 Scarleticia Castle | 38:52 Antei | 50:37 Jabba & Lotte | 54:09 Pirate Fortress | 01:01:25 Real Net | 01:04:15
    Get more Retrograde Amnesia: Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/retroam. Join the community and get bonus episodes, miniseries, and access to the RealNet. For a complete list of our bonus material, check out content.retrogradeamnesia.com. 
    Twitter: @retroamnesiapod
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    Website: www.retrogradeamnesia.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Suikoden E11: The Hop Pissed [The New Liberation Army]

    Suikoden E11: The Hop Pissed [The New Liberation Army]

    We found our way here, to this mystery. As we pivot from military recruitment to cult assembly, we’re playing Mark’s voicemail, wondering if we’ve slaughtered Kuromimi’s family members, separating choice from destiny, adding a bunch of elfes (elves), paying off a food debt, leaving children unattended in perpetuity, jumping ahead three months, butting heads with Flik, allowing the silent to speak, forcing animal friends to sleep outside, creating an alliance, naming a sword Odessa, and preparing to take on Garan. It’ll be 30 bits per creature.
    00:00 Happy Birthday Chris | 08:41 Pannu Yakuta Aftermath | 17:59 Kobold Village | 25:54 Lorelai | 27:21 Apple | 30:08 Toran Castle | 32:22 Flik’s Back | 39:29 Toran Castle 2.0 | 42:52 Flik’s In Kaku | 49:32 Garan Fortress Planning | 51:18 Real Net | 55:12 Outro
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    • 58 min
    Suikoden E10: The Power of the Science [Dwarf Vault & Pannu Yakuta]

    Suikoden E10: The Power of the Science [Dwarf Vault & Pannu Yakuta]

    God? There is no god in these modern times. As we seek to shatter the Burning Mirror, we’re discovering Kage is working both side’s case, stealing a root to prove our worthiness, getting beat up because we’re poor, solving an incredulous phone number puzzle, slaying Gigantis, commissioning a Firewind Cannon, delaying a proposal for dramatic effect, finally obtaining a map, idiotically submitting to a bounty, recruiting a talking dog, leaping into a full scale war, representing battlefield death with ascending angels, seeing the power of the science, resting with a lady, and surmounting the insurmountable. War is timing, and now is the time. 00:00 Intro | 04:50 Chief of the Dwarves | 08:19 Dwarf Vault | 15:56 Presenting the Water Root | 17:12 Elf Village Aftermath | 24:40 Kobold Village Confrontation | 33:22 Battle at Pannu Yakuta Castle | 45:20 Kwanda’s Fortress | 50:56 Kwanda Rosman | 55:47 Kwanda’s Fate | 01:01:31 Real Net | 01:04:31 Outro
    Get more Retrograde Amnesia: Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/retroam. Join the community and get bonus episodes, miniseries, and access to the RealNet. For a complete list of our bonus material, check out content.retrogradeamnesia.com. 
    Twitter: @retroamnesiapod
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Suikoden E9: Wet Elves in Our Bed [Village of the Elves]

    Suikoden E9: Wet Elves in Our Bed [Village of the Elves]

    Ho ho, you smell like humans. After we roll this wet elf out of our bed, we’re recruiting more children into the army, throwing dice for another degenerate, sacrificing morals for money, slaughtering Christmas trees, recruiting a teleporting amnesiac, meeting a talking dog, receiving racism, counting chicken hearts, getting locked up, busting out of jail, fondly recalling abandoned twitter handles, marveling at circular dwarven windows, appraising a piss boy, and inventing electricity. It looks like I blew it.
    00:00 Intro | 05:19 Recruiting Trail | 15:56 Great Forest | 21:28 Kobold Village | 24:57 Village of the Elves | 34:09 Elf Elder | 37:24 Elf Jail | 47:41 Dwarf Trail | 53:21 Dwarf Village | 01:00:17 Real Net | 01:04:50 Outro
     
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Suikoden E8: Husband Lady [Lepant, Part II]

    Suikoden E8: Husband Lady [Lepant, Part II]

    Want to take a bath? You’ll feel refreshed. While we refuse to discuss our trauma, we’re escaping Lepant’s fun house, stealing a named sword, refusing to get poisoned again, donning a skin cloak, threatening a man’s wife, taking a man’s life, dividing our will to kill, making a family fighting team, letting a cop in the squad, throwing a dinner party, dealing with a ninja assassin, storing our precious antiques in the hot tub, and finding a friend who swam here. You are no longer my wife.
    00:00 Intro | 03:17 Wheel of Fortune | 06:25 Operation Lepant: Debrief | 12:18 Lepant Unleashed | 15:20 Kraze Showdown | 29:08 Pahn | 32:38 Toran Castle | 36:42 Banquet | 43:07 Toran Castle’n | 50:22 Elf | 54:46 Real Net | 57:43 Outro
    Get more Retrograde Amnesia: Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/retroam. Join the community and get bonus episodes, miniseries, and access to the RealNet. For a complete list of our bonus material, check out content.retrogradeamnesia.com. 
    Twitter: @retroamnesiapod
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    Website: www.retrogradeamnesia.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Suikoden E7: Hello, Fellow Thieves [Lepant, Part I]

    Suikoden E7: Hello, Fellow Thieves [Lepant, Part I]

    A liberating invention needs a liberated world. On the New Liberation Army’s Founding Day, we’re receiving a non-electronic tablet to coordinate destiny, starting a cult, being watched in our sleep, seeing stars, sleeping in the dirt chamber, uniting our recruitment efforts, installing an elevator in the castle, putting indie stores out of business, employing those we’ve made unemployable, hallucinating an elf, appraising question marks, stealing a sword to create a conversation, literally descending from the rafters, and smelling what Rock is vaulting. When the world is twisted, so are people’s minds. 00:00 Intro | 03:08 Toran Castle Lore |05:05 Commander Tir |13:51 Stars of Destiny | 18:45 Toran Castle Exploration | 22:47 Recruiting in Kaku | 26:13 Recruiting in Kwaba | 28:13 Recruiting in Seka | 33:31 Recruiting in Garan | 36:32 Recruiting in Great Forest | 42:19 Operation Lepant | 48:00 Lepant Home Invasion | 55:54 Real Net | 59:14 Outro
    Get more Retrograde Amnesia: Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/retroam. Join the community and get bonus episodes, miniseries, and access to the RealNet. For a complete list of our bonus material, check out content.retrogradeamnesia.com. 
    Twitter: @retroamnesiapod
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    Website: www.retrogradeamnesia.com

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

Dr Brewington ,

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I would both d*e and ki*l for the FakeNet lol great show yall!

C-dOggy123 ,

Funny and Full of Personality

It’s a joy to listen to Eric and Chris dissect some of my favorite JRPGs and even the ones I haven’t played they paint a colorful and hilarious picture of the games events. Character reads I would’ve never thought of, next to a biting wit make every listen an awesome experience! Keep it up guys!

p0lyph0nic ,

My favorite long-form RPG podcast.

Hands-down the best longform RPG podcast. Two funny, smart friends playing through some of the best SNES/PSX-era RPGs, in hilariously meticulous detail, from item drops to musical cues. Thoughtful, sometimes poignant, commentary mixed with random personal anecdotes. One of the only podcasts I listen to at 1x speed. Make sure you start at the beginning of one of the podcast "seasons"! And just wait till you meet the Fakenet…

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