23 episodes

We like RPGs. In fact, we like RPGs so much that we’ve decided to talk about them. Our premise is simple: we play an RPG from start to finish, and then we tell it like it is on our podcast. We plan to cover all types of role-playing games on various platforms – JRPGs, Western RPGs, retro games, RPGs out on current generation consoles, and games released on handheld systems. Whether you’re here for some nostalgia or want to pick up a new game, give our podcast a listen.

Upcoming games: Shining Force 2, Dragon Warrior, and Bravely Default.

Find older episodes at talrpg.com!

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    • 4.8, 21 Ratings

We like RPGs. In fact, we like RPGs so much that we’ve decided to talk about them. Our premise is simple: we play an RPG from start to finish, and then we tell it like it is on our podcast. We plan to cover all types of role-playing games on various platforms – JRPGs, Western RPGs, retro games, RPGs out on current generation consoles, and games released on handheld systems. Whether you’re here for some nostalgia or want to pick up a new game, give our podcast a listen.

Upcoming games: Shining Force 2, Dragon Warrior, and Bravely Default.

Find older episodes at talrpg.com!

    Segue Episode #2–Over and Over and Over Again (RPG Roundup Episode 36)

    Segue Episode #2–Over and Over and Over Again (RPG Roundup Episode 36)

    "Over and Over and Over Again" (RPG Roundup Episode 36). So what have we been playing? Lots of stuff! Today’s episode laments some of the more repetitive elements of Bravely Default and also questions some of the -um- wardrobe decisions of the denizens of Star Ocean 5. We also discuss Final Fantasy II, King’s Quest: Episode 1, and our progress in Dragon Warrior! Some FFXIV, FFXI, and Shining Force 2 also sprinkled in.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Persona 4 Golden – You are Yu! (RPG Roundup Episode 35)

    Persona 4 Golden – You are Yu! (RPG Roundup Episode 35)

    Persona 4 Golden – You are Yu! (RPG Roundup Episode 35). PlayStation Vita. 2011. What happens when your parents go to work in some foreign country and you move to a little town called Inaba? Murder, that’s what happens! Join Yu Narukami and pals as they learn the power of Persona, bond over beach escapades and boring school trips, and of course try to solve the murder mystery! Turn-based combat married to an intriguing social link system makes for a great 100 hours, especially on the newer Vita version. Disclaimer: we did misremember a few things in retrospect, so try not to mind when we get a few things wrong. We also couldn’t discuss everything we wanted to, given how long the game was.

    • 2 hr 20 min
    Segue Episode #1 – Oh Where Have the JRPGs Gone? (RPG Roundup Episode 34)

    Segue Episode #1 – Oh Where Have the JRPGs Gone? (RPG Roundup Episode 34)

    "Segue Episode #1 – Oh Where Have the JRPGs Gone?" We're now splitting up our What We've Been Playing and review episodes – have no fear, Persona 4 Golden should be out in about a month! Today we talk about Persona 5, Shining Force 2, and South Park: the Stick of Truth, among other games, and also about this year’s rather disappointing E3, although a few games piqued our interests. And what’s this terrible game called Magikarp Jump that we’ve been playing? Find out if you dare!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance – the Eyeliner of Evil Returns (RPG Roundup Episode 33)

    Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance – the Eyeliner of Evil Returns (RPG Roundup Episode 33)

    "Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance – the Eyeliner of Evil Returns." PlayStation 4. 2015. Now coming out on the Nintendo Switch! Although a little more simplistic than its predecessors, Disgaea 5 still has its merits, with a fun tactical battle system, larger than life characters, and fixations with curry that border on the obscene. Why does main character of Killia want revenge on the powerful overlord Void Dark? All this and more, to include some spoiler-free Persona 5 talk and discussion on our travails through Final Fantasy XI.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Conception 2 – The One With the Boobs (RPG Roundup Episode 32)

    Conception 2 – The One With the Boobs (RPG Roundup Episode 32)

    "Conception 2 – The One With the Boobs." Recorded in early January – episode may not sound up to date with what we’re playing now. So…boobs. This game has a lot of boobs. It also has boring dungeons, painful battle mechanics, and repetitive cutscenes. Listen to us as we ramble about (of course) boobs, baby mechas (no lies there), and sleep aids (you won’t need any after playing this game).

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Dragon Age: Inquisition: Part 2—The Trouble With Lord Woolsley (RPG Roundup Episode 31)

    Dragon Age: Inquisition: Part 2—The Trouble With Lord Woolsley (RPG Roundup Episode 31)

    “Dragon Age: Inquisition: Part 2—The Trouble With Lord Woolsley.” PlayStation 4. 2014. It’s been a year and half since Part 1, but we’ve finally finished Dragon Age: Inquisition. You name it, we’ve done it: Healing the rift, defeating Corypheus, killing dragons, electing a new Divine, deciding the future of the Inquisition—and, of, course, bringing Lord Woolsley home. It’s a Christmas miracle—that we saved Lord Woolsley and that we finally finished this episode.

    • 2 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Mohawk$:@/ ,

Enjoy this one

This is one of my favorite cast. The two host work well together, and they are informative but funny too.

Khelvins ,

Keep up the good work

Excellent reviews of RPGs of yesteryear.

Batman0040 ,

Love the show!!!!

Keep up the great work! Great take on games!

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