Hello, friends! It’s time once again for a new episode of the RPG Reload Podcast. It’s a special one, because this time around Eric Ford and I have a guest joining us for the first time. The main topic this time around is King Of Dragon Pass ($9.99), and neither Eric nor I have a particularly long history with the game. I’ve played it a few times since its release, and Eric played it for the first time leading up to this podcast. With that in mind, we decided to tap one of our expert readers, a fine fellow by the name of Zack Kline, to join our discussion. He offers a unique perspective on the game, and not just because he’s a big fan of it. Zack is a blind gamer with a keen interest in hardcore games like RPGs. He was instrumental in King Of Dragon Pass adding full voice-over support, making it one of a small selection of RPG titles that are accessible to the visually impaired. It was a pleasure to have Zack join us, and we’d like to have him on again if the opportunity arises.
That said, this podcast wasn’t all puppy dogs and rainbows. I have to apologize to all of you, because there are a couple of sound problems with this one, and they’re almost entirely my fault. It was a rather hot day in Japan when we recorded, and I had a window open during the first half, which caused my part of the conversation to be peppered with the sound of the wind blowing in. We resolved that for the second half only to have some lag issues with the conversation creep in. I’ve done my best in editing, but a couple of parts still sound odd. There wasn’t much else to do besides re-record the entire podcast, and that wasn’t really feasible. I can only offer my apologies and try to do better in the future.
Even with those issues, I think this turned out to be a pretty good conversation. There’s a bit of Final Fantasy Record Keeper (Free) chatter, some Apple Watch thoughts, a sad discussion of the Spiderweb Software situation, and of course, lots of King Of Dragon Pass talk. The music selection on the break comes from the Ys Chronicles 1 ($4.99) soundtrack. It’s titled “First Step Towards Wars“, the main theme that plays when you’re wandering around the overworld map. It’s the remixed Chronicles version, so it’s particularly rocking. I hope you all enjoy it. As always, thanks for listening!
In this episode, we discuss:
- King Of Dragon Pass ($9.99)
- Final Fantasy 13
- Final Fantasy Record Keeper (Free)
- Paladin Of The Sky (PC)
- Etrian Mystery Dungeon (3DS)
- SEGA 3D Classics (3DS)
- Ys Chronicles 1 ($4.99)
- Kingdom Hearts
- Avernum 2: Crystal Souls
With cameo appearances from:
- The World Ends With You
- Chrono Trigger ($9.99)
- The Legend Of Zelda
- Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition ($9.99)
- Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition ($9.99)
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