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Join the RPGFan crew as they play through and discuss classic RPGs and adventure games!

RPGFan's Retro Encounter RPGFan

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    • 4.7 • 61 Ratings

Join the RPGFan crew as they play through and discuss classic RPGs and adventure games!

    413 - Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Spoilercast

    413 - Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Spoilercast

    To be the sad man / Behind Mako eyes

    Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, one of the most anticipated RPGs of 2024, reimagines many of the most dramatic and emotional moments of Final Fantasy VII, from Cloud’s flashback to Barret’s hometown and beyond, in a segmented open world environment driven by a mix of action combat and classic Final Fantasy ATB. Four Retro Encounter panelists / FF VII aficionados recently finished FF VII Rebirth, and reacted with a mix of joy, frustration, and confusion. We break down those feelings and more in today’s Retro Encounter! 

    Featuring: Michael Sollosi, Gio Castillo, Tin Manuel, Zach Wilkerson; Edited by Paul Dennis

    Opening and ending music by Miles Morkri
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    • 2 hr 6 min
    412 - Fallout Encounter

    412 - Fallout Encounter

    Retro. Retro never changes.
    But boy, long-running RPG series sure can! Back when a small group of developers at Interplay Productions released Fallout in 1997, I'm sure they couldn't imagine they were setting the foundations for one of the most iconic RPG series of all time. From its humble beginnings as an isometric CRPG to Bethesda's first-person RPG take on the series, Fallout has gone through several genre and tonal shifts over the years. And with the first season of a brand-new Prime Video TV show coming out, Amazon is set to bring the world of Fallout to our TV screens for the first time.
    This makes it the perfect time to look back on the long-running series and find out exactly what it was about Fallout that set the RPG world on fire!
    Featuring: Jonathan Logan, Abraham Kobylanski, Jimmy Turner; Edited by Jonathan Logan

    Opening and ending music by Miles Morkri
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    Fallout ReviewFallout 2 ReviewFallout 3 ReviewFallout: New Vegas ReviewFallout 4 ReviewFallout 76 ReviewFallout - Season One Review

    • 1 hr 41 min
    411 - Musou Encounter

    411 - Musou Encounter

    Warriors! Come out and play~~~

    Omega Force, a subsidiary of Koei Tecmo, has made a name for itself over the past 25 years with dozens of entries into its Musou series, Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors in particular. Today, a Retro Encounter panel discusses Musou's origins as historical sims, its litany of different series, and its later evolution as a video game sub-genre Today, the larger Omega Force family includes Musou entries for Zelda, Dragon Quest, Persona, and many other beloved video game and anime series. 

    Featuring: Michael Sollosi, Audra Bowling, Wes Iliff; Edited by Michael Sollosi

    Opening and ending music by Miles Morkri
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    Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity on RPGFanDragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below on RPGFanFire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes on RPGFanPersona 5 Strikers on RPGFanTouken Ranbu Warriors on RPGFan

    • 1 hr 14 min
    410 - Final Fantasy IV Part II

    410 - Final Fantasy IV Part II

    I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon. 

    Retro Encounter sees Final Fantasy IV through to its logical conclusion, from journeys to the center of the earth to heartbreaking family reunions, then, Alice, you’re going to the moon. Four Retro Encounter panelists talk the second half of Final Fantasy IV, including the changes made to the Pixel Remaster and Nintendo DS versions. Lali Ho! 

    Featuring: Michael Sollosi, Aleks Franiczek, Lucas Greene, Zach Wilkerson; Edited by Michael Sollosi

    Opening and ending music by Miles Morkri
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    Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster on RPGFanFinal Fantasy IV DS on RPGFan

    • 1 hr 31 min
    409 - Final Fantasy IV Part I

    409 - Final Fantasy IV Part I

    I am not my Dark Knight’s keeper

    Final Fantasy IV is a 1991 RPG full of colorful characters and high drama. But how does it hold up after 33 years of perspective? Four Retro Encounter panelists who grew up (separately) playing Final Fantasy IV give the classic SNES RPG another look (together), discussing everything from the opening cutscenes to Kain’s second betrayal. Or is it his third betrayal? Eventually you lose count. 

    Featuring: Michael Sollosi, Aleks Franiczek, Lucas Greene, Zach Wilkerson; Edited by Michael Sollosi

    Opening and ending music by Miles Morkri
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    Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster on RPGFanFinal Fantasy IV DS on RPGFan

    • 1 hr 20 min
    408 - Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth Spoilercast

    408 - Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth Spoilercast

    The real Infinite Wealth was the friends we made along the way. 

    Ichiban Kasuga returns in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (Ryu Ga Gotoku 8 in Japanese), teaming up with former Like a Dragon protagonist Kazuma Kiryu in a wild turn-based open-world RPG set in both Japan and Hawaii. Four RPGFan staff, all of whom highly anticipated Infinite Wealth prior to its release in January, are ready to bring all of their thoughts and feelings into the Sujimon Arena, from the worst marriage proposal of all time to our heroes trading final battles. No need to hold back - step forward if you want to listen! 

    Featuring: Michael Sollosi, Gio Castillo, Jonathan Logan, Tin Manuel; Edited by Michael Sollosi

    Opening and ending music by Miles Morkri
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    • 2 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

gamer from chi town ,

Good conversations about classic video games

I’ve been listening to RPG Fan’s podcasts for many years. I consider them to be underrated gems. Retro Encounter in particular is really good. They always have very interesting discussions around classic RPG’s. I admittedly don’t listen to every episode. I usually just listen to the episodes covering games that I’ve either played or am interested in. But it’s always an enjoyable and fascinating listen.

CTurri11 ,

Great Podcast

Been listening for years. Even if you haven't played the game they are talking about it’s always a good listen.

braprap ,

Impressive fan cast

These people put so much effort into their hobby, it makes me feel terrible about myself. I love it!

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