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Episode 718: On the Edge of Blue

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - April 18, 2021, 3:45 pm EDT
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Jon is back, and it is time for us to do an email. Perhaps, the theory goes, starting the show with this task would allow us to do more than AN email. Shockingly, perhaps improbably, this turns out to be true. Four whole emails are answered in this week's Listener Mail. Am I double-counting one topic that received two emails? Just let me have this. This week we investigate: if Nintendo plans more Directs before whatever E3 2021 has become, does Nintendo really intend to release a new Switch iteration this year, and what RPGs can be completed in ten or so hours. You can ask us to ferret out the truth by sending us an email.

After a break, we tackle a shorter New Business segment. We have to start with Jon's feelings on Monster Hunter Rise. but given we spent most of an hour on it last week, we're going to dig in deeper in a subsequent episode. James promised an update on Bravely Default II, and now that he's done it turns out it is a bit tough to talk about. He's also reviewing Poison Control, a game that is unfathomably "anime." Gui is using his Apple Arcade trial to play Mistwalker's PSX-era inspired JRPG Fantasian. From the mind of Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, it turns out Mistwalker can make some solid games.

This episode was edited by Guillaume Veillette. The "Men of Leisure" theme song was produced exclusively for Radio Free Nintendo by Perry Burkum. Hear more at Perry's SoundCloud. The Radio Free Nintendo logo was produced by Connor Strickland. See more of his work at his website.

This episode's ending music is Was That Light We Dreamed of the Past or the Future? from Bravely Default II. Composition by Revo. It was selected by James. All rights reserved by Square Enix Co., Ltd.


NullNoMoreApril 20, 2021

Thanks for responding about short JRPGs/RPGs. Because the names often defy any kind of sense, here are the titles mentioned.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country
Cosmic Star Heroine
SEGA AGES Phantasy Star
Seiken Densetsu games (Mana series, also on 3ds)
Collection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend (esp. Final Fantasy Legend 2)
West of Loathing
Ys Origin (possibly any Ys that is not 8 or 9)
Tokyo RPG Factory games (Oninaki etc.)
STAR OCEAN First Departure R
the Atelier games (Atelier Ryza 2 is the most recent)
The Alliance Alive (also on 3ds)

Crimson Shroud
Retro Game Challenge (Guadia Quest:Feast of the Mad King)

The Last Story

Half Minute Hero

Not recommended: KEMCO short jrpgs, all of them.

I admit to being weak to anything published by Circle Entertainment (ASH for 3ds, Mercenaries Saga).

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