It’s the beginning of a new season of S.Link FM! To start the year off, we figured recording a more casual episode was a good plan. We talked about the various Fire Emblem games announced, and the possibilities of Nintendo’s new console.
Then in the second half we talked a bit about the games we’ve been playing. From Resident Evil 7 to Gravity Rush 2, a lot of games were touched on. Hope you all enjoy!
After a two-year absence from the show, the mythical being known only as John Hardin has joined us once again. For those new to the show, John is the PR manager for Atlus USA and Sega. He’s been on in the past, but this is the first time he’s been on and can talk openly about Persona 5. So buckle up and join us for Episode 71!
Well we did it, we finally made it to the 70th episode of the podcast–it only took us nearly 4 years! Coming up in this episode in turn one, we go over the games we’ve been playing which include: Dragon Quest Builders, World Of Final Fantasy, and SMT IV Apocolypse. Then in turn two, we talk all about the shenanigans that went down at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Las Vegas. All that plus we answer some listener questions sent to us this week!
It’s story time on this week’s episode of S. Link FM. This week we decided to look back on the RPGs that really resonated with us when we were young. Kyle discusses his first foyer into PC gaming with Diablo, Cheska gets swept up in Kingdom Hearts adoration, Serah tells us of her notes in Final Fantasy VI, Ron explains how Final Fantasy X’s themes of race and faith affected him, and finally Andrea shares tales of spending time with her mom and Final Fantasy IX.
No that episode title is not a typo. After deliberating for several months, we finally went ahead and did an episode on Pokemon. In turn 1, we discussing the linage of Pokemon and our childhood memories the games, anime, and card game. Then in turn 2, we talked at length about the phenomenon that is Pokemon GO.
(And yes, that’s a certain red haired S.Link host as a child with a cutout Pikachu)
With Andrea, Ron, and Serah banished to the shadow realm; it’s up to Kyle and Cheska to save the day. On this episode we talked about Star Ocean Integrity and Faithlessness and Tokyo Mirage Sessions. And of course, we touch on our trip to E3 2016. We also debuted a new format with this one, so let us know what you think about it!
Overwatch, DOOM, and Uncharted–Oh my! On this episode we talked about basically every other genre aside from RPGs. Thankfully Serah and Andrea reigned us in a bit with talk of Divinity: Original Sin. Also we talked a bit about our own predictions for E3 coming up next week.
If you’ve every wanted to hear the intricacies of warfare coupled with the romance game then look no further than this episode. This time we jumped head first into the world of Fire Emblem Fates, and the series at large.
There’s probably no game released yet this year that’s made as many ripples in the water as Fire Emblem Fates has. It’s the center of a lot of attention for both longtime fans of the series and newcomers alike.
On this episode we will be discussing a whole slew of topics regarding this title and its various incarnations, so please send us a question in the comments section below!
It’s hard to believe, but after 10 years Final Fantasy XV finally has a release date. This episode we had a discussion on the Uncovered event, the Platinum Demo, and the various expanded media circling XV. We even had a heated debate, enjoy this one!
There’s a lot of buzz regarding Final Fantasy XV in light of the reveal of its release date, all the additional media, and the Platinum Demo. So we figured it was high time to voice our opinions on all the big recent announcements! Ron was at the Uncovered event in person too, so he’s going to tell us all about it.
So please leave us a question in the comments below!
We’re back with another more chill episode were we talk about the RPGs and games we’ve been playing lately. Serah recounts her experience hiding from eyeballs in Bloodborne. Cheska tell us all about the means streets of Stockton and how it prepared her for playing Yakuza. Ron sells Justin Trudeau and Obama as best Fire Emblem couple. Finally Levito laments the loss of his beloved in Dragon’s Dogma. It’s a weird episode, but enjoy it all the same!
This past weekend we finally got the chance to sit down and record the long awaited “open world” Episode. We talked about our feelings on open world RPGs, and answered all the listen questions we had. Hope you all enjoy it!
To bring new year and season 4 of S.Link FM, we decided to kick back and talk about the games we have been playing lately. Some of the games discussed include Final Fantasy VIII, Rune Factory IV, Dark Souls, The Witcher 3, and Trails Of Cold Steel.
We’re going to do more chill episodes like this from now on too, so we hope you enjoy listening!
Another year has come and gone, and as such it is time for our annual holiday episode! As with every year, we went through our top 3 favorite games of the year and explained why we loved them. Enjoy and see you in 2016!
Note: The audio on this episode got a bit muddled up, so apologies in advance. Hope you still all listen to it though!
Well here we are, nearly at the end of another year, 2015 went by a bit quick, didn’t it? With that, I figured we should give you a bit of a status update on the state of the show.
Recently a questions post went up for an ‘open world’ episode of the show. We were originally going to record an episode on that topic on the 13th of November, but everyone here’s pretty busy with life, so we’ve got to put that topic on hold for now. Sorry we couldn’t get to it this month, but it’s a busy fall for everyone.However we’ll return to it in the new year, so your questions wont go unanswered!
As for the rest of the year, we plan to do our annual holiday special and game of the year episode in early December! Thank for sticking with us, we have some pretty awesome listeners.
“Open world” is becoming synonymous with RPGs as of late. The Elder scrolls games, Dragon Age, The Witcher, and several other series have gone with the open world route. And now even games like Mass Effect Andromeda and Final Fantasy XV are heading in that direction as well.
Developers of these type of games promise “living, breathing worlds”–but does a larger world always equate to a better experience? An immense world can immerse the player for sure, but it can also be overwhelming with bloat too. On episode 60 we plan to talk all about what works(and what doesn’t work) about open world RPGs.
In this second part of our Mass Effect series, we talk about Shepard as a self insert protagonist vs wholly their own character. We also dip into the romances of the series and how believable they were to us. Finally we finish off the last bit of questions sent to us, hope you all enjoy!