May 14, 2017

Episode 37 - Child of Light

Join RF Generation Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81), and YouTuber, RF Generation and Cartridge Club member, and co-host of the Retro Fandango podcast, Kevin (BuriedOnMars) as they discuss a big league developer's title that has a very indie look and feel. This month's Playcast ventures into a magnificent, limbo-like world of fantasy where a young lady struggles to get back to the world of the living and save her dying father. In this month's podcast, we take an in-depth look at Ubisoft's Child of Light. This title has received overwhelming praise from reviewers, but is it a meal fit for our finicky co-hosts' palates? What mechanics make the gameplay of this super, compact RPG so distinct? And even though they all scream, does anyone actually get any ice cream? The answers to these questions and many more in this episode of the RF Generation Playcast!

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this game on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss the game more. We hope you enjoy our show. Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen!

Episode 37 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=17779.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 0:00:42
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 0:02:48
Child of Light Discussion - 0:57:06
Outro - 2:39:37

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)

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Apr 14, 2017

Episode 36 - Diablo

Join RF Generation Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81), and former Playcast co-host Steven (Disposed Hero) as they discuss one of the most well-known and genre-defining PC titles of the last 20 years. This month's Playcast crawls deep into the bowels of Hell to seek out and destroy it's formidable caretaker during March's site playthrough discussion of Diablo. One of Blizzard's first entries that helped establish the famed developer, Diablo thrilled fans of action/adventure RPGs during it's time.  But, how does this game hold up after 20 years, and will this retro pick impress some of our more modern gaming centric hosts? How do the PC and PS1 versions compare, and which should you play? And does The Butcher still make us s#%t our pants just as he did in days of yore? The answers to these questions and many more in this episode of the RF Generation Playcast! 

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this game on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss the game more. We hope you enjoy our show.  Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen!

Episode 36 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=17680.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 0:00:31
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 0:02:43
Diablo Discussion - 0:36:14
Outro - 2:05:48

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com

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Mar 14, 2017

Episode 35 - Murdered: Soul Suspect

Join RF Generation Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81), and returning guest, Pam (host of Cannot Be Tamed and Media Mavens) as they discuss a lesser known title from a well-known developer. This month's Playcast plunges into Febrauray's site playthrough of Murdered: Soul Suspect, which was developed by Square Enix. Opinions of this game typically range from both ends of the spectrum, so how will our cast of gamers fall on it? Is it worth the few bucks a used copy commands, or are you better off leaving it on the shelf? Did Rich enjoy the overall narrative? Did Pam take issue with the combat? And did Shawn enjoy making little cat sounds? Be sure to tune in to this episode of the RF Generation Playcast to find out!

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this game on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss the game more. We hope you enjoy our show. Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen!

Episode 35 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=17623.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 0:00:28
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 0:02:41
Murdered: Soul Suspect Discussion - 0:34:19
Outro - 1:44:08

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com

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Feb 14, 2017

Episode 34 - Secret of Mana

Join RF Generation Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) as they discuss one of the most beloved RPGs on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Secret of Mana. Join these playthrough gurus as they review their maiden voyages through the game and try to determine what makes classic gamers dote upon it so. Topics discussed include: the general story, the revolutionary menu system, upgrades, general enemy and boss battles, and of course, the musical score. Having recently played both of Square's "Secret" SNES titles, Rich takes a few minutes to discuss the verbal war that often rages between Secret of Mana and Secret of Evermore fans and whether or not either argument holds water. Which game is better, and would either of our hosts recommend this particular title? Be sure to listen to this episode of the RF Generation Playcast to find out!

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this game on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss the game more. We hope you enjoy our show. Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen!

Episode 34 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=17592.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 0:00:26
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 0:02:32
Secret of Mana Discussion - 0:44:03
Outro - 1:57:16

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)

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Jan 1, 2017

Episode 33 - Racing Competition & Best of 2016

Join RF Generation Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81), Floyd (Fleach), and special guest, year-round playthrough participant, douglie007 as they discuss the games they played during the December racing competition, F-Zero, Road Rash II, and Burnout Revenge. The guys also discuss their five favorite playthroughs of 2016, as well as, their least favorite and a few other recommendations. This is a fun and light-hearted episode that even your Grandpa Jebediah will enjoy....as long as he's on at least his third brandy....oh, and his hearing aid is turned all the way down....and of course, you tell him it's football. Why does Shawn keep texting us photos of his meat and two veg? And why does he have a pet howler monkey? Be sure to listen to this episode of the RF Generation Playcast to find out!

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this games on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss these games more. We hope you enjoy our show. Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen!

Episode 33 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=17536.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 0:00:34
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 0:02:18
December Racing: F-Zero, Road Rash II, Burnout Revenge - 0:53:59
Top 5 Playthroughs - 1:31:20
Follow-up Questions & Recommendations - 2:22:59
Outro 3:12:08

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)

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Dec 12, 2016

Episode 32 - Heavy Rain

Join RF Generation Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81), and Floyd (Fleach) as they discuss the November playthrough, Heavy Rain. In this special 100th game episode, we delve into this Quantic Dream QTC classic and discuss the various storylines, gameplay mechanics, and the cast of characters. During September of last year, we played Indigo Prophecy, and here we take some time to compare the two games, which were developed by the same company. Indigo Prophecy was Rich's most disappointing of pick for 2015, so how will Heavy Rain fair with our Playcast newcomer? Listen to this episode of the RF Generation Playcast and find out!

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this games on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss these games more. We hope you enjoy our show. Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen!

Episode 32 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=17525.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 0:00:38
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 0:01:50
100 Game Recap - 0:27:53
Deep Thoughts by Crabmaster2000 - 0:39:16
Heavy Rain - 0:45:49
Outro 2:50:11

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)

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Nov 14, 2016

Episode 31 - Shadow of Destiny

Join RF Generation Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81), Floyd (Fleach), and returning special guest Pam, as they discuss the October playthrough, Shadow of Destiny. In this episode, we discuss some of our favorite Halloween memories, our thoughts on the Nintendo Switch, the new Godzilla flick, our recent pickups, Kishi Bashi, and oh yeah.......our game of the month! We dig deep into Shadow of Destiny by discussing its intricate plot and game specific time travel mechanics. What was our overall impression of this game, which some PS2 enthusiats dubbed a hidden gem? You'll have to listen to this episode of the Playcast to find out!

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this games on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss these games more. We hope you enjoy our show. Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen!

Episode 31 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=17504.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 0:00:26
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 0:01:49
Shadow of Destiny - 0:47:00
Outro - 1:49:04

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)

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Oct 13, 2016

Episode 30 - Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Join RF Generation Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81), as they discuss the September playthrough of Lego Batman 2.  In this episode, we discuss our history with Lego video games, our childhood love of Lego and Batman, the ins and outs of the gameplay, and the differences in the handheld and home console versions.  How does this game differ from other games in the Lego franchise?  Is this rather cheap title worth your time as a fan/non-fan of in-game collectables?  You won't want to miss this episode of the RFG Playcast!  

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this games on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss these games more. We hope you enjoy our show.  Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen! 

Episode 30 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=17473.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 0:00:24
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 0:01:48
Lego Batman 2 - 0:25:35
Outro - 1:34:16

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)
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Sep 13, 2016

Episode 29 - Jaws & The Legend of Zelda

Join RF Generation Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81), Floyd (Fleach), and special guest, Duke.Togo from the Collectorcast, as we discuss our August NES playthroughs, Jaws and The Legend of Zelda.  In this episode, we discuss whether each of these classic games hold up in the modern generation.  What's different about playing these games now and playing them when they came out?  Were these games good picks for a monthly playthrough, or were they a bit too polarizing for our audience?  You won't want to miss this fun and entertaining episode of the RFG Playcast!  

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this games on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss these games more. We hope you enjoy our show.  Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen! 

Episode 29 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=17438.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 0:00:24
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 0:01:43
Jaws - 0:25:05
The Legend of Zelda - 1:00:07
Outro - 2:24:42

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)
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Aug 8, 2016

Episode 28 - Uncharted

Join RF Generation Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81), Floyd (Fleach) and Steven (Disposed Hero), as we discuss our July playthrough, Uncharted, a third-person shooter originally released on the PS3.  In this episode, we discuss this early duck and cover, action experience that is mixed with climbing and puzzle elements.  With the most recent release of Uncharted 4, we compare the original to it's sequels and offer a verdict on whether Drake's Fortune offers enough quality gameplay for new players or those considering a revisit. Also, be sure to stick around for an important announcement at the end of the podcast. As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this games on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss the game more.  

We hope you enjoy our show.  Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen! 

Episode 28 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=17295.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 0:00:23
Uncharted Discussion - 0:01:57
Conclusion - 2:09:16

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)
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