One Controller Port Podcast – Episode 30: 2017 Two-Thirds Sour

This week I talk about Chain Chronicles 3 and Resurgence of some of my Favorite Franchises in 2017.

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Strange Telephone: Cold Calling New Worlds

Procedurally generated content is not my favorite solution to level design. But when dealing with concepts that extend well beyond the usual scope, it’s unavoidable. No Man Sky is a good example, which essentially promises the infinite universe as a playground. Strange Telephone doesn’t attempt anything so extreme, though asks a similarly ambitious question – What if dialing a phone number would transport you to another world?

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One Controller Port Podcast: Episode 25 – The Amazing World of this Amazing Game that we’re Amazingly Publishing

This week I talk about the publisher provided game coverage as well as some general Final Fantasy XI mobile chatter.

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One Controller Port Podcast – Episode 15: Final Fortune Street XI

This week I talk about finishing up Final Fantasy XI, the new Fortune Street for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita as well as an indie game that just didn’t jive with me.

Opening music from Fortune Street.

Ending music from Mario Paint.

Recapturing the Spirit of Final Fantasy XI

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(Image Source: Final Fantasy Wikia)

Being an fan of older versions of Final Fantasy XI is somewhat of a sad situation. Many titles that people are nostalgic for exist in their entirety today. While you may not be able to recapture that exact point in your life, where you played Super Nintendo on a Saturday morning with few worries, the game itself is intact. You can have almost an identical experience today to the one you had ten, twenty or thirty years ago.

Final Fantasy XI is fortunate. Unlike many MMORPGs, the servers are still alive. Though, if you log in and expect to re-live the passion you had for it as it existed in the mid-2000s, you’ll likely be sorely disappointed. Your Final Fantasy XI no longer exists. It’s the nature of an online-only world that is constantly updating for a changing market.

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