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    RPG Backtrack: Episode 26 - Symphonia's Phantastic Eternal Destiny

    Today, the Tales series gets a lot of time under the spotlight. In exchange for giving each game some quality time, we didn't even attempt to chronicle the entirety of the series, so rejoice in our deep dissections.
    Tales games - but not all
    It's not what he's eating, but what's eating him that makes it ... sort of interesting.

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    Wow, has two weeks gone by already? Not on iTunes I see. . .well I'll just download it and comment some more once I'm done.
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    It should be on iTunes, but was out of order. We've updated the feed that iTunes pulls from, but not sure how long it takes them to update. If you don't subscribe via iTunes, just scroll to the bottom of the episode list.
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    I find it hilarious that Anna's first appearance on the backtrack is talking about Tales games, considering she's on record with the rest of RPGCast as disliking them. Wonders never cease.

    Oh, and boobs.



    As to Grandia, I must say that I've always loved the series' music, but at the same time, the story was really only great in Grandia II, Ninja Turtle Ryudo aside. That's probably because of the excellent localization Ubisoft ponied up for, which the series didn't have with 1 or 3. Not sure about Xtreme, but as that was pre-merger Enix, I have my doubts.

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    Anna not like the Tales series? GET OUT. I certainly did not get that impression. /sarcasm

    As far as two weeks....naaa...it hasn't been two weeks. But it took me almost a week to edit the last show. This time, I was able to hammer it out before I went to bed. So, basically, we're just catching up.
    Last edited by jcservant; 10-05-2010 at 07:27 AM.

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    Hey I hear a rumor that Tales of the Abyss is better than Symphonia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels View Post
    Hey I hear a rumor that Tales of the Abyss is better than Symphonia?
    You're just ASKING for it, aren't ya?

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    I was there to balance out Adriaan. There had to be someone who didn't like them at all, or it'd just be a big love-in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paws View Post
    I was there to balance out Adriaan. There had to be someone who didn't like them at all, or it'd just be a big love-in!
    Heh heh, this is why I'm on the lineup for the Final Fantaxy X show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocelot View Post
    Heh heh, this is why I'm on the lineup for the Final Fantaxy X show.
    For the love or hate of FFX?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macstorm View Post
    For the love or hate of FFX?
    There are people that like FFX on the staff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clix View Post
    There are people that like FFX on the staff?
    Right here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macstorm View Post
    For the love or hate of FFX?
    I be on the hate train. Chooooo choooooo!

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    See, now you're gonna get people excited about something that's not happening soon. Good job, everyone.
    It's not what he's eating, but what's eating him that makes it ... sort of interesting.

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    Well fine back on topic, for the love of all that is holy do not purchase Tales of the Tempest

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    That was an excellent Backtrack! It's already become my most favorite so far. So many people, so much discussion, so much gushing over one of my favorite games, so many laughs. Heck, the beginning skit even had more people than just Mike and Phil.


    Ha ha, I can just imagine Sheena's reaction to all your gushing over her boobs. And thinking Zelos had something to with it. XD In fact. . .

    Sheena: *Runs up and slaps Zelos* Gah! I can't believe you sometimes!

    Zelos: Hey ow! What did I do this time?!

    Sheena: You know very well what you did! These people won't shut up about my chest!

    Zelos: Huh?

    Sheena: They keep talking about how much they . . . grrah! Why'd did you do a thing like that?!

    Zelos: What makes you think I had anything to do with it?

    Sheena: Why else would they be talking about my chest like that? Even the girls are saying how much they--

    Zelos: The girls? <3 Ow! Quit hitting me!


    Speaking of Sheena's boobs, that line you said was absolutely golden, John. Consider yourself sigged.


    Huh. . . I'm the only one sending these audio review things, aren't I? I'd figure there'd be at least one other wanting to send for this episode. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strawberry Eggs View Post
    Speaking of Sheena's boobs, that line you said was absolutely golden, John. Consider yourself sigged.
    woot!

    Although I had a realization earlier today that I missed a trick by not channeling Dale Winton during the opening skit.

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    btw Quin's import pick was much better, because his game didn't suck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels View Post
    btw Quin's import pick was much better, because his game didn't suck


    By the way, if you've seen how slow original Tales of Destiny moves in battle, watch the remake in action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quin View Post


    By the way, if you've seen how slow original Tales of Destiny moves in battle, watch the remake in action.
    Well now I know where Tales of Hearts' battle system comes from (which just came in the mail yesterday).

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