Episode 71

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (with Eric Gess - The Unlockables, and Keith Gasper - The Main Quest)


April 26th, 2023

2 hrs 9 mins 1 sec

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About this Episode

The gaming landscape is so full of games aping what makes other games successful that we end up with a lot of games that are of good quality but otherwise unremarkable. And then on the other side of the room is Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin. Stranger of Paradise uses the setting of the first Final Fantasy game to give Jack space to cook, and cook he does. The result is a game that does swing and miss in some areas, but will leave a mark in your memory more than a lot of games that might be "better". So which of those would you rather play? Joining me to discuss Stranger of Paradise is Eric Gess of The Unlockables and Keith Gasper of The Main Quest, two podcasts that are great and worth your time. Click the links to check out their shows!

Intros/Personal Histories/Opening Thoughts 1:12
Story Setup/Jack 19:24
Combat/Gameplay 34:16
Visuals/Music 1:08:18

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