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Tetracast - Episode 169: RPGs as a Service

Welcome to the latest edition of the Tetracast, RPG Site's regular, seemingly weekly, podcast!

On the episode of the podcast, George opens up with a discussion around Mortal Shell, a recently released indie Soulsborne style action RPG. James continues his trek through Final Fantasy XIV. Bryan has a lot to say about Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition, which unfortunately is severely hamstrung by its poor online implementation.

Much more news to talk about this week compared to last. Yakuza: Like a Dragon finally has a confirmed release date, hitting shelves on November 13. A surprise Nintendo Direct hit us earlier in the week, so we chat Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure PackCollection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend, and a lot of Kingdom Hearts with respect to Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory.

Other news scattered throughout the week includes a February 2021 release date for Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, an October 2020 date for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne's fifth and final free title update, and a new expansion coming to Guild Wars 2. Now that George is back, we end the episode revisiting the recent announcements for Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad.

This edition of the Tetracast features Bryan Vitale (@zeomassicot), James Galizio (@theswweet), Adam Vitale (@King_Seda), and George Foster (@gepugg). As always, you can find links to the full episode of the podcast below along with our RSS feed, and also subscribe to us on iTunes or Google Play, and follow on Spotify!

Note: This podcast has open spoilers for Kingdom Hearts III and Re Mind DLC in discussing Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory.

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Timestamps

  • 2:48 - Mortal Shell
  • 14:18 - Bug Fables, with tangents about game economies and exploits
  • 25:20 - Final Fantasy XIV (again)
  • 36:06 - Unexpected tangent into Toontown Online
  • 39:57 - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition
  • 56:22 - Yakuza: Like a Dragon launches on November 13 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC 
  • 1:01:59 - Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory launches on November 11 in Japan, November 13 in the West 
  • 1:22:09 - Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend releasing for Nintendo Switch on December 15 
  • 1:27:31 - Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack is a compilation of two rhythm RPGs, set to release for Nintendo Switch this Winter 
  • 1:33:07 - Ys IX: Monstrum Nox launches on February 2 in NA, February 5 in EU for PlayStation 4, with PC and Switch versions to launch in Summer 2021 
  • 1:41:30 - Monster Hunter World Iceborne's Fifth and Final Free Title Update adds Elder Dragon Fatalis on October 1 
  • 1:52:26 - Guild Wars 2 is coming to Steam in November, End of Dragons expansion teaser 
  • 1:59:54 - We turn to George to hype up Gotham Knights
  • 2:07:24 - Dragon Age, Indie games, PSO2 New Genesis, and signoff
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