The MoeGamer Podcast: Episode 27 – Death to the JRPG!

Ohayou gozaimasu, listener-san, and welcome once again to The MoeGamer Podcast, featuring both my fruity, succulent baritone and my good friend Chris Caskie of MrGilderPixels.

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In today’s episode, we kick off with the usual discussion of the news, taking in a variety of topics ranging from newly fan-translated (then, apparently, un-fan-translated) PS1 games to Kenichiro Takaki’s upcoming “waifu Wave Race” project, Kandagawa Jet Girls.

We then continue with some talk of what we’ve been playing, taking in Sundered, Love³ -Love Cube-, Senran Kagura Bon Appetit and Happy Birthdays along the way — with, of course, plenty of video footage for you to enjoy in the YouTube version of the podcast.

Then finally we launch into today’s main topic, where Chris argues that the term “JRPG” is pretty much useless, and we should look at finding better, more descriptive labels for the games that we play. What do you think? How do you talk about your favourite games? Are you a fan of “JRPG” as a term, or do you prefer to talk about things in more granular, fine detail? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

Enjoy the episode; we sure did!


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