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Rescue the Princess! – #0035! Tutorials in Video Games!

Today the gang is discussing another storytelling theme: tutorials in video games. Can tutorials be creatively integrated into video game storytelling or will they forever be a “gamey” feature that disrupts our immersive experiences?

Games discussed: Bioshock, Persona, Prince of Persia, XCOM, Kingdom Hearts, Zelda, MGS, Arkham City, Call of Duty, Siren


Kingdom Hearts Story Review!

Check out our very first solo-casted under-10-minute podcast video story review! Wherein Lost Link discusses the story of the first Kingdom Hearts game as it stood before the series’ convoluted future. Spoilers abound. Full video and beautiful musics.


Musings of Mudora XIII: Contrasting Hearts

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Light and darkness has been a central theme in the Kingdom Hearts series and has been explored over seven games now. While I feel that its story has become bloated with unnecessary drivel, each game still retains remnants of what came before: a strong, simple take on the classic battle between light and dark that takes place in all of us. And nowhere in the series does this theme ring most true than where it all began: the first Kingdom Hearts.

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Katsucon Is Best Con Says Rescue the Princess!

Annnd we’re back having survived all travels. National Harbor was wonderful and all the people, places, events and surprises have made Katsucon the best convention for us thus far. We’ll have our con review/adventure video up as soon as we can. In the meantime check out Lost Link’s first music video (1 of 3!!!) he made with the collaboration of cosplayers around National Harbor’s beautiful Gaylord hotel and resort.

Special thanks to Akuriko, Andrea and Luna Rahzel!


Rescue the Princess! – #0027! The Sound of Music!

RtP! discusses the POWER OF MUSIC in video games! How does it affect characters and story? Does it actually make them better? We also give our TOP 10 favorite tracks!

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Rescue the Princess! Casual Cast 0003!

RtP! casually conducts conversation with two special guests.


Rescue the Princess! – #0023! The Curse of Video Game Franchises!

RtP! discusses the impact that video game franchises have on the quality of storytelling in games.

Some topics covered:
Metal Gear Solid
Final Fantasy
The Legend of Zelda
Metroid
Kingdom Hearts
Warcraft
Bioshock
Suda 51
Team Ico
Fire Emblem
The MANY incarnations of Mario.
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Rescue the Princess! – #0019! Badasses F*** Their Crew!

RtP! discusses the concept of romantic relationships in video games, specifically ones that are affected by the player’s actions.

Games discussed and possible spoilers for: Mass Effect, Harvest Moon, Fire Emblem, Alpha Protocol, Pandora’s Tower, Persona 3 + 4, Dragon Age II.


Rescue the Princess! – #0015! Anniversarycast! EDITED VERSION!

Edited (aka BETTER) version with abundant video clips!

It’s the first anniversary of Rescue the Princess! So we’ve got Seagz as an official co-host, finally! Then we each talk about our top 3 games stories of all-time forever! Cooleto gushes over Batman! Lost Link supports Metal Gear Solid! Seagz waxes poetic about Final Fantasy AND Kingdom Hearts! b-rock chokes in rage and cries over Megaten! If you want to just know our fav games and not bother with this podcast at all, look at the About page!

Games discussed so no real spoilers:

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Ghost Trick
  • ICO
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
  • Persona 4
  • Planescape: Torment
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne

So what are YOUR top 3 game stories of ALL TIME? Email or comment!

Opening music jacked from “8-bit Escape from L.A. Theme”. Erotically edited by Lost Link.


Rescue the Princess! – #0015! Anniversarycast!

It’s the first anniversary of Rescue the Princess! So we’ve got Seagz as an official co-host, finally! Then we each talk about our top 3 games stories of all-time forever! Cooleto gushes over Batman! Lost Link supports Metal Gear Solid! Seagz waxes poetic about Final Fantasy AND Kingdom Hearts! b-rock chokes in rage and cries over Megaten! If you want to just know our fav games and not bother with this podcast at all, look at the About page!

Games discussed so no real spoilers EXCEPT FOR RED DEAD REDEMPTION (thank you very much, Cooleto):

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Ghost Trick
  • ICO
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
  • Persona 4
  • Planescape: Torment
  • Red Dead Redemption (ACTUAL ENDGAME SPOILERS)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne

Blip had some encoding problems because Lost Link made b-rock change the perfectly wonderful current settings to a different size and bitrate and now WTF. Sorry! Still watchable, just no thumbnail!

So what are YOUR top 3 game stories of ALL TIME? Email or comment!

Opening music jacked from “8-bit Escape from L.A. Theme”. Erotically edited by b-rock.


Top 6 Most Developed Characters in Video Games

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Who are the most developed characters in gaming?

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RUMOR CONTRACT: Kingdom Hearts Arrested For Taunting Fans

KINGDOM HEARTS YAOI THAT IS WHAT RESCUE THE PRINCESS IS ALL ABOUT

Desperate gaming junkies pleaded to see the Square-Enix powerhouse, only to be verbally assaulted when Kingdom Hearts left its office on Tuesday.

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Rescue the Princess #0002! Lost Link Editing Edition!

Rescue the Princess Episode 2, “Don’t Spare a Bear!”, edited by Lost Link! It’s shorter, more compact, version of this and has GAME VIDEO inside! Craziness!

SUPER spoilers still stand for:

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (LOTS)
  • Bayonetta (KINDA)
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (KINDA)
  • Donkey Kong 64 (KINDA)
  • God of War 3 (KINDA)
  • Goldeneye (KINDA)
  • Kingdom Hearts (KINDA)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (BIGTIME)
  • Metal Gear Solid (ALL OF IT, RUN AWAY)
  • Metroid Prime (KINDA)
  • No More Heroes (KINDA)
  • Planescape: Torment (BIGTIME)
  • Red Dead Redemption (BIGTIME)
  • Shadow of the Colossus (BIGTIME)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (KINDA)
  • Spider-man: Shattered Dimensions (KINDA)
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 1 and 2 (BIGTIME kinda who cares it’s force unleashed)

Opening music jacked from “8-bit Escape from L.A. Theme”.


Musings of Mudora – III: Women in Games; Blast from the Past

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So in my eighteenth century literature class we talked a lot about women and how they were treated pretty poorly, what with their husbands ruling them like kings, and having them restricted to non-thinking and non-talking activities. One of my favorite things was this laughably bad women’s “conduct” book (obviously written by a male) which literally instructed women on how to behave in various situations. I think my favorite quote came in a section informing women on what to do, should they catch their husbands doing something wrong. You know, maybe you caught him sneaking sweets before dinner, or macking on some lass outside, or punching an old man in the ear. Whatever the case, the gist of the rule is to “Do not seem to look or hear that way“.

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Rescue the Princess! – Boss Montage is Best Montage!

Boss fight montage from Episode #0002, “Don’t Spare a Bear”! SPOILERS ABOUND; go check that post for which games were spoiled because you should watch that podcast anyways!


Rescue the Princess! – #0002! Don’t Spare a Bear!

Podcast episode number TWO! Heated literary debate on BOSS FIGHTS and why the montage is the best narrative device ever! I wanted to talk about Okami but I forgot and we also forgot to turn off AUTOFOCUS! SORRY AMMY! Features CENSORSHIP (TOO SOON MISCOMMUNICATION??) and SPOILERS (ranging from kinda minor spoilers…to TONS of spoilers…to BIGTIME spoilers so you should’ve played the damn game, you FOOL!) for (listed in alphabetical order for your convenience and discussed completely NOT in this order!):

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (LOTS)
  • Bayonetta (KINDA)
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (KINDA)
  • Donkey Kong 64 (KINDA)
  • God of War 3 (KINDA)
  • Goldeneye (KINDA)
  • Kingdom Hearts (KINDA)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (BIGTIME)
  • Metal Gear Solid (ALL OF IT, RUN AWAY)
  • Metroid Prime (KINDA)
  • No More Heroes (KINDA)
  • Planescape: Torment (BIGTIME)
  • Red Dead Redemption (BIGTIME)
  • Shadow of the Colossus (BIGTIME)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (KINDA)
  • Spider-man: Shattered Dimensions (KINDA)
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 1 and 2 (BIGTIME kinda who cares it’s force unleashed)

Get audio only mp3 from Mediafire! Don’t know if the end will cut off streaming again so here’s the direct download! HEY, LISTEN! SOMEONE TELL US WHAT THE END IS LIKE! Also this episode is dedicated to Fight Club and M. Night Shyamalan!

Opening music jacked from “8-bit Escape from L.A. Theme”. Censor music jacked from “Pure-White Giant Tiny Glastonbury”. Everything compiled and edited AWESOMELY by the simple and humble b-rock.