DualCast Level 1 – What Defines an RPG?

on July 12, 2010 2:00 PM

DualCast Level 1 – What Defines an RPG?As we mentioned a couple times in our ShockCast, we have been hard at work behind the scenes on a new podcast dedicated to role-playing games, which just happens to be my genre of choice. All that work has finally come to fruition this week, as we kick things off with a huge premiere episode of our DualCast. Join us as Yaris, Joel, Al, Jon, Tyler and myself discuss what really defines an RPG, at least to us. With so many games these days taking bits and pieces of various RPG mechanics, what really makes a true RPG stand out? We also discuss our first memories of RPGs and how that experience helped shape us as gamers. Finally we delve into topics about dialog in games, whether text-only or voiced, as well as how much we (well, most of us) dislike Fable II. Various high jinks ensue, in true DualShockers fashion, so even if you’re not a fan of RPGs, come join us for a fun romp around this corner of the gaming world in our inaugural DualCast!

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Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.