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MGSV: The Phantom Pain Story Analysis

It’s the MGSV podcast and the gang discusses the storytelling or lack thereof within the game.


Persona 4 Story Review!

It’s certainly been awhile, but our latest story review video is up! And it covers one of our favorite game stories ever: PERSONA 4.


Majora’s Mask Story Review!

Lost Link revamps our old Majora’s Mask podcast into a concrete solo take on one of the best entries into the Zelda universe. With music so orchestrated and graphics so HD you’d think Nintendo finally announced the remake!


Rescue the Princess! – #0034! Pacing in Video Games!

After a long period of podcast inactivity, RtP! is back with a themed cast. Today we discuss how pacing effects storytelling in video games.

Games discussed: Panzer Dragoon, Metal Gear Solid, Uncharted, Skyrim, Modern Warfare, Half Life, God of War, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Silent Hill, Suikoden, Mass Effect, Persona, Final Fantasy, Gone Home, Myst, Zelda, The Witcher, Resident Evil, Journey


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.


2013 Game Story of the Year Podcast!

It’s that time again. RtP! decrees the best video game stories of the year. Major spoilers.


The Best Video Game Stories of 2011 by Lost Link

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2011 was a good year for video games with a lot of big releases during the last quarter. I haven’t even been able to start a few that I wanted to play (thanks Skyrim!). Unlike one of my notorious accomplices b-rock, I try to dedicate my time to a single gaming experience before moving on to the next. I feel more immersed and focused on the game’s story and characters. That, or my memory won’t allow me to save multiple princesses at once. But as the year is up I must pause and reflect upon the games that have stood out among the crowd and captured my imagination.

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Rescue the Princess! – #0016! Christmascast!

Merry Christmas! Rescue the Princess gathers together for some holiday cheer and discussion on what we’re looking forward to in 2012. What games are sure to have engrossing tales? Cooleto and Seagz even dare to mention games that don’t focus on story at all!

What games are you looking forward to the most? Email or comment!

Opening theme jacked from Mariah Carey. Cheerily edited by Lost Link.


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.


3 Great Game Stories You CANNOT Miss of Q1 2011

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The first quarter of 2011 (that’s January to March! But WE’RE INCLUDING APRIL) has come and gone…and we’ve already contenders for the coveted RESCUE THE PRINCESS BEST GAME STORY OF THE YEAR! Really?? Oh, indeed! What three games have pieced together b-rock’s shattered heart and superglued it with AWESOME? Find out now!

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Rescue the Princess! – #0011! Missile, Missile! Short Version!

Short, edited version of podcast ELEVEN! It’s…the GHOST TRICK EPISODE, “Missile, Missile”! Titled just for Cooleto! But wait…how can there be a game podcast about a game that only came out this year? SHUT UP, THAT’S WHY. Rescue the Princess has deemed it the most likely BEST GAME STORY OF 2011 unanimously so it’s THAT good! But wait! SUPER, SUPER SPOILERS for Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective…so if you have yet to play it…GO PLAY IT NOW. Oh, NSFW like usual on account of MISSILE! Special guests: Captain Falcon, Seagz (on an official podcast!), and a certain fellow in red!

Super spoilers for:

  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

Enthusiastically edited by Lost Link.

HINT COIN #0008: Track 17 is for a bad girl. Track 18 is I LOVE YOU FAYE BUT DEATH TO FF. Track 19 is Fallout 3 with swords. Track 20 is a miserable little pile of secrets.


Rescue the Princess! – #0009! Heroine Addicts Are Superheroes! Short Version!

Short, edited version of podcast nine even though it’s really eleven because we skipped two podcasts for some reason or another! “Heroine Addicts Are Superheroes”! …IT’S THE BIOSHOCK EPISODE AT LONG LAST! Will ONLY put up the edited version because BY THE GREAT WILL, uncut is ungodly long! Serious, serious LITERARY and PHILOSOPHICAL debate between b-rock, Cooleto, Lost Link…and special guest, Stewart M! HIS BLOG’S OVER HERE! Kindly run away if ye be terrified of massive spoilers, unscripted bollocks, and capitalist pig profanity!

Super spoilers for:

  • Bioshock
  • Bioshock 2
  • System Shock 2
  • Bioshock Infinite (b-rock went to the future)

Enthusiastically edited by Lost Link.

HINT COIN #0002: Track 01 is only on the PS3 and the 360 as of May 26th, 2011. A 2010 game.


Rescue the Princess! – #0008! Short Version!

Short, edited version of podcast eight! “Small Fry”! The Zelda episode with special guest: Zelda Girl! I took a long time to put this up because I’M THE ONLY ONE WRITING GODDAMMIT I WANT A BREAK TO PLAY DRAGON AGE 2 AND SHOGUN 2 AND AW YEAH POKEMON BLACK.

Super spoilers for:

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

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


Let’s Play! Dragon Age II! Parts 1-10! No Commentary!

Part 1 – Intro of ACTION!

It’s the intro! A sexy dwarf interrogated, a sexy Seeker interrogating, and so the legend of the Champion of Kirkwall begins! HEY, SPOILERS FOR THE ENTIRE GAME FROM HERE ON! Hit the jump for the rest!

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Rescue the Princess! – #0008! Small Fry!

Podcast episode EIGHT! Zelda episode! …um, wait, WHAT?? Did Rescue the Princess follow through on a promise from last time…? By Tingle’s beard, yes we did! We even have a special guest: Zelda Girl! We have HEATED DISCUSSION on which Zelda game is the greatest and what each game MEANS. So much literaryness that you’ll want to choke yourselves to death on rupees! Long, uncut, kinda-not-really-safe-for-work-on-account-of-HEATED-DISCUSSION, references to the path of overcoming and TONS OF ZELDA PICTURES!

Super spoilers for:

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

Sorry we didn’t talk about your favorite Zelda if it doesn’t happen to be on the list! Get audio only mp3 here! So? What are YOUR thoughts on the Zelda universe? Should we get to witness a man turning into a Stalfos? Is Wind Waker the greatest Zelda of forever? Got TIMELINE THEORIES?? Email the show or post some comments!

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


Let’s Play! Dragon Age II!

Rescue the Princess! b-rock plays Bioware’s “Dragon Age II” from start to finish! That’s right, the entire game! Only showing dialogue and cutscenes though! Maybe some fights if it’s really important! Here’s the preamble! Keep an eye out on our Youtube channel or our own Let’s Play Dragon Age II page for the rest!

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Let’s Play! Warhammer 40K Dawn of War II: Retribution! What a Long Title!

b-rock plays the Warhammer 40K Dawn of War II: Retribution expansion campaign…for the Imperial Guard! WATCH OUT, there be SPOILERS for all the games before! Commentary by b-rock! Like all Let’s Plays, two versions of every video will be put up: one with commentary and one without so you have options! Keep an eye on the Rescue the Princess Youtube channel for further videos!

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Rescue the Princess! – #0007! Short Version!

It’s the edited, short version of “Skull Kid Guy Sucks”! THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: MAJORA’S MASK episode! Rescue the Princess celebrates it and Zelda’s 25th anniversary! AND GROUNDHOG DAY!

Super spoilers for:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

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


Let’s Play! Dragon Age II Demo! With Commentary!

Rescue the Princess! plays Bioware’s Dragon Age II demo from start to finish! b-rock and Lost Link do commentary! Don’t want commentary? We’ve already upped a version without! Check here or go to the RtP! Youtube channel! Four parts in total! There be spoilers for Dragon Age: Origins, Awakening, and minor ones for Dragon Age II!

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Rescue the Princess! – #0006! Short Version!

Short, edited version of “Karma Crunchcast” aka podcast SIX! Edited by Lost Link and that is why the resolution is all CRAZY. Rescue the Princess talks about the Karma Meter and its affect on games! BIOSHOCK EPISODE IS NEVER COMING BECAUSE OF NEGATIVE KARMA!

Maybe kinda spoilers for:

  • Baldur’s Gate (NOT REALLY)
  • Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn (NOT REALLY)
  • Baldur’s Gate II: Throne of Bhaal (NOT REALLY)
  • Dragon Age: Origins (NOT REALLY)
  • Dragon Age II (NOT REALLY)
  • Fallout 3 (NOT REALLY)
  • Fallout: New Vegas (NOT REALLY)
  • Infamous (NOT REALLY)
  • Mass Effect (NOT REALLY)
  • Mass Effect 2 (KINDA BUT IT SHOULDN’T BE)
  • Metal Gear Solid (KINDA)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (KINDA)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations (KINDA)
  • Planescape: Torment (NOT REALLY)
  • Red Dead Redemption (NOT REALLY)
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (NOT REALLY)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (NOT REALLY)
  • Spider-Man: Web of Shadows (NOT REALLY)
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (NOT REALLY)
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (NOT REALLY)

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


Let’s Play! Dragon Age II Demo!

b-rock of Rescue the Princess! plays Bioware’s Dragon Age II demo from start to finish! It shows the opening of the game, to be released on March 8th, 2011…so RUN AWAY IF YOU WANT THE VIRGIN EXPERIENCE! Four parts in total! Check them out and more at the official Rescue the Princess Youtube channel!

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Rescue the Princess! – #0007! Skull Kid Guy Sucks! Uncut!

It’s podcast EPISODE SEVEN! Not the Bioshock episode…or even a topic episode! It’s the very, very first GAME episode from Rescue the Princess…and to mark such an occassion, it’s about THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: MAJORA’S MASK! Hey, it’s also the 25th anniversary, isn’t it?? Long, uncut, highly not safe for work but with pretty, pretty pictures and sexy dancing! Special guest: SKULL KID. DAMN YOU OFF CENTER CAMERA!

Super spoilers for:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

…OBVIOUSLY. Oh and Groundhog Day starring the eternal greatness that is Bill Murray! Get audio only mp3 here! Do you think that Majora’s Mask is LITERARY GOODNESS or GIMMICKY BOLLOCKS? Email the show or post in the comments!

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


The World’s Most Romantic Game is Persona 3 Portable

SOCIAL LINK REVERSAL

Whether you play as a girl or a boy, you can love up everyone and that’s what matters most.

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