272 episodes

RPG Backtrack is a podcast in which we reflect back upon some of the staple RPGs of the genre.

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    • 4.2 • 29 Ratings

RPG Backtrack is a podcast in which we reflect back upon some of the staple RPGs of the genre.

    RPG Backtrack 272 – Omelette Stonks

    RPG Backtrack 272 – Omelette Stonks

    With a new character and a new battle system, Yakuza: Like a Dragon was a fresh start for many longtime fans of the series.  On this week's backtrack, Josh, Robert, and David bring their opinions on this soft-reboot.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    RPG Backtrack 271 – Say Hello to the Welcome Onix

    RPG Backtrack 271 – Say Hello to the Welcome Onix

    This week's backtrack takes us to the Galar region, where we fight in a soccer stadium with a Pokemon that's shaped like a teapot. It's time to talk about Pokemon Sword/Shield, with guests Cassandra and Jon.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    RPG Backtrack 270 – The Dark Souls of Backtracks

    RPG Backtrack 270 – The Dark Souls of Backtracks

    It's part two of our Souls celebration, featuring Dark Souls II and III.  Guests Pascal, David, and Wheels join the show this week, reminding everyone to keep those estus flasks filled!

    • 2 hr
    RPG Backtrack 269 – I’ve Got Souls, but I’m Not a Soldier

    RPG Backtrack 269 – I’ve Got Souls, but I’m Not a Soldier

    It's spooky season, and that means it's time to collect some souls.  Come join the cast, featuring David, Wheels, and Pascal, as we talk about Demon's Souls and Dark Souls.

    • 1 hr 51 min
    RPG Backtrack 268 – Help! I’m Naked and in a Giant Robot!

    RPG Backtrack 268 – Help! I’m Naked and in a Giant Robot!

    Do you like sentinels? Well, this game has thirteen of them.  Ryan and Jon stop by to discuss Vanillaware's latest title, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. Clothing is optional for robot piloting!

    • 1 hr 30 min
    RPG Backtrack 267 – Running Up That Hell

    RPG Backtrack 267 – Running Up That Hell

    It's time for part two of our tribute to Supergiant Games!  This time around, both games focus on the afterlife.  Join us along with Wheels and Sam as we tackle Pyre and Hades on this week's show!

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

DChap07 ,

Its a bunch of nerds

I'm not sure why I listen to this podcast. It's not really good. The intros are stupid, discussion is all over the place, the hosts are not very exciting or particularly listenable, there seems to be little preperation in general and the podcast tends to drag on for hours without any real engaging humor or witty banter or anecdotes of better podcasts like Retronauts.

But there is something genuinely authentic about a bunch of RPG nerds just sitting and discussing old games. It's rough and mostly unfiltered and resembles a more casual conversation rather than a polished presentation. And being a nerd who loves old games- I am sometimes put to shame by the breadth of RPG knowledge displayed here. Although a lot of times there is only one or two people on the panel who have played a certain game, or (in the case of FF8 for example) the panel will be composed of people who don't like a game, with no one there to defend it- so the discussion is often one sided. And with more research the show could probably be infused with more useful/interesting bits of info or trivia about the games.

I would say the podcast could benefit from some more interesting radio-type personalities, but it would take away from what is a very raw discussion with opinions straight from the mouths of the biggest RPG fans around- often covering incredibly obscure games you won't hear about anywhere else and probably have no interest in.

Again I'm not sure why I listen to this podcast but I do for some reason look forward to what topic is next.

plattym3 ,

Amazing Show!!

I gave this almost a good 2 dozen episodes (all over from #30 - #180) before I came here to write this review. It's an AMAZING show! My app tells me I've listened to almost 2 full days of Mike & Phil talk about many of the amazing games from my childhood (Phil often talks 80s games) and from earlier this millenium. Great taking me through the games and then the best part: the roundtable which is the 2nd half of each show. If you enjoy RPGs, you'll enjoy this. Love the sound effects and effort they put in to the whole production!

TheDeathmaskDivine ,

Ugh

There's one dude on here who is literally the worst.

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