Episode Archive

151 episodes of Tales from the Backlog since the first episode, which aired on October 25th, 2021.

  • 118: God Hand (with Derek Van Dyke - Super Deluxe GamesCast)

    Episode  |  May 29th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 48 mins
    action games, capcom, clover studio, game review

    Dave is joined by Derek Van Dyke from Super Deluxe GamesCast to discuss Clover Studios and Capcom's cult hit brawler, God Hand.

  • 117: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (with Jared - Play Along Podcast)

    Episode  |  May 22nd, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 53 mins
    capcom, game review, nintendo, the legend of zelda

    Dave is joined by Jared Moss from Play Along Podcast to discuss Nintendo and Capcom's The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap.

  • How Gaming Has Influenced Our Taste in Music (with Ryan Juengling - List Off! and Jon Haig)

    Episode  |  May 15th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 33 mins
    break from the backlog, roundtable

    Dave is joined by Ryan Juengling (List Off!) and Jon Haig to discuss how our many years of gaming have influenced and shaped our taste in music.

  • 116: Transistor (with Alex - Low Five Gaming)

    Episode  |  May 8th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 49 mins
    game review, indie games, supergiant games

    Dave is joined by Alex (Low Five Gaming) to discuss Transistor, the 2014 action/turn-based strategy hybrid by Supergiant Games.

  • 115: Xenogears (with Michael Berger - Bits of Time)

    Episode  |  May 1st, 2024  |  Season 1  |  3 hrs 17 mins
    game review, jrpg, square enix, xeno series

    Dave is joined by Michael Berger (Bits of Time) to discuss Xenogears, Square's epic 1998 RPG.

  • 114: Baldur's Gate 3 NON-SPOILER SECTION (with Jim Rodeman & Chris Rettig)

    Episode  |  April 24th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 6 mins
    baldur's gate, crpg, game review, larian studios

    Dave is joined by Jim Rodeman and Chris Rettig to discuss Baldur's Gate 3, the much-decorated 2023 RPG by Larian Studios.

  • Baldur's Gate 3 SPOILER SECTION (with Jim Rodeman & Chris Rettig)

    Episode  |  April 24th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 4 mins
    baldur's gate, crpg, game review, larian studios

    Dave is joined once again by Jim Rodeman and Chris Rettig for part 2 of our Baldur's Gate 3 discussion, full spoilers this time.

  • CRPG History & The Breakout Success of Baldur's Gate 3 (with Felipe Pepe - The CPRG Book)

    Episode  |  April 17th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 5 mins
    baldur's gate, break from the backlog, crpgs, discussion

    Dave is joined by Felipe Pepe (editor and contributing writer for The CRPG Book) to discuss CRPG history and why Baldur's Gate 3 broke out of the relatively small niche that games of the genre generally occupy.

  • 113: The Case of the Golden Idol (with NinaStruggles)

    Episode  |  April 10th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 57 mins
    game review, indie games, puzzle games

    Dave is joined by streamer NinaStruggles to discuss The Case of the Golden Idol, the 2022 mystery/deduction game by Color Gray Games.

  • 112: Sunset Overdrive (with Goohi)

    Episode  |  April 3rd, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 22 mins
    game review, insomniac games

    Dave is joined by streamer/YouTube creator Goohi to discuss Sunset Overdrive, the 2014 free-flowing 3rd person action-adventure game by Insomniac Games.

  • 111: Balatro (with Matt aka Stormageddon & Aaron Klaassen)

    Episode  |  March 29th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 20 mins
    deckbuilder, game review, roguelike

    Dave is joined by Matt aka Stormageddon ("Fun" and Games, Reignite, Screen Snark) and Aaron Klaassen (SuperPod Saga) to discuss LocalThunk's breakout deckbuilding roguelike hit, Balatro.

  • PAX East 2024: Reflections & Games Played

    Episode  |  March 27th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 17 secs
    break from the backlog, convention

    Dave reflects on the experience of going to and participating in PAX East 2024 and talks about the games he tried.

  • 110: Titanfall 2 (with Adam & Cory - Half Tone Takes)

    Episode  |  March 20th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 33 mins
    fps, game review, respawn entertainment

    Dave is joined by Adam Bucceri and Cory Revis, the hosts of Half Tone Takes, to discuss Respawn Entertainment's 2016 FPS, Titanfall 2.

  • 109: Resident Evil 2 Remake (with Gerry - Super Ghost Radio & Nick - Friday Night Gamecast)

    Episode  |  March 13th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 55 mins
    capcom, game review, resident evil

    Dave is joined by Gerry (Super Ghost Radio) and Nick (Friday Night Gamecast) to discuss Capcom's remake of Resident Evil 2, released in 2019.

  • 108: Final Fantasy X-2 (with Adam - The Good, The Bad & The Backlog)

    Episode  |  March 6th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 42 mins
    final fantasy, game review, square enix

    Dave is joined by Adam (The Good, The Bad & The Backlog) to discuss Square's first sequel in the Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy X-2.

  • Evaluating Retro Games Roundtable

    Episode  |  February 28th, 2024  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 38 mins
    break from the backlog, roundtable

    Dave is joined by Chris Coplien (Retro Hangover), Rick Firestone (Pixel Project Radio) and Andre (Fine Time) to discuss the challenges and our personal approaches to evaluating retro games.