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One of the coolest things about hosting this podcast over the past 200+ episodes is discovering "new" retro games that I missed out on back in the day. And Alundra is a prime example of that. It's an action RPG from the original PlayStation (incredibly influenced by The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past) and after spending about 40 hours of my life with it, I can safely say this was a diamond in the rough that I skipped over.
If you've never played it before, you play as, well, Alundra. You're on a ship that crashes on a beach and you tackle dungeons to track down 7 crests to save the world with your sword and magical items and...look, I know it sounds a lot like Zelda, and it is. But give it a chance. There's a focus on puzzles, a better story than just about anything Link has ever done, it looks gorgeous, and you can freaking JUMP!
Long-time hot dog and Alundra fan Timmy The Exuberant Turtle sponsored this episode, and he swung by to tell me why he likes this game so much (along with sharing the phenomenal origin of his online handle), and then I hogged the mic for a while and explained what I liked, loved, and hated about the superb PSOne classic, Alundra.
And before we invade some dreams, I slap together another edition of the 'Remember The Game? Infamous Intro'!
This week, we get into dealing with that problem every gamer has where you're excited to play games, but can't decide what to play! Someone asks for my opinion on the Switch vs the Switch Lite (and I stumble through it), and what game(s) do I turn to when I'm feeling blue?
Plus we play another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', too! This one features 3 "lesser known" PlayStation RPGs: Dragon Valor, Star Ocean, and Brave Fencer Musashi.
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