Exploring The Metroidvania

In June of 2017, the Retronauts podcast released their first episode in a series on the evolution of the Metroidvania, a term used commonly used to describe platforming games with a heavy focus on exploration and expanding powers. Over the course of several episodes, the hosts established a historical through-line from the prototypes that laid [...]

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Order and Chaos in SMT: Devil Survivor Overclocked

The Persona series has quickly become one of my favorite JRPG franchises. The last few of these games have struck a wonderful balance of character driven story and engaging gameplay. I'm not the only one who has come to appreciate the series in the last decade. Persona 5 was well represented in "game of the [...]