The Out-Cast: EP.0 – Final Fantasy XIII

What on earth is the Out-Cast?
Well, this was a series of podcasts I did back in 2010~2012 on videogames and videogame culture in Japan for an old website with a completely different crew.
I’m republishing them here on DecultureShock, but for anyone who is interested, the original website can be found here.


This is our first episode of our new Podcast, The Out-Cast, where we talk in depth about Final Fantasy XIII. It clocks in at 93 minutes. Download it below and please leave us your comments.

00:00: Introduction
04:47: Personal History With Final Fantasy
11:26: Why is Final Fantasy XIII Important and the Japanese Market
17:49: Linearity and Comparisons to Other Final Fantasys
27:07: Game-play of Final Fantasy XIII
39:13: The Good Things and the Bad
47:11: Characters and Localization Issues
69:55: Voice Acting, Translation, and Music
83:41: Final Thoughts

Note: When talking about the “black stereotype” in Japan I was actually thinking of Bobby Olugun, not Bob Sapp, in that “son’s question” television anecdote. Correction by Dan Feit.

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Gwyn Campbell

Project Manager, Macross fan, Podcast host, Anime nerd & sometime-gamer. Here in Akihabara we don't just 'like' Macross, we LIVE IT! 龍が我が敵を食らう!

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