Featuring: Ammosart, Ashgar, Belghast, Grace, Kodra, Tamrielo, and Thalen


Hey Folks! We are back to a full crew this week. We start off with a discussion about Fallen Aces which leads into a larger discussion of games that feel like spiritual successors to other games. From there we talk about Kodra’s experiences with Origins and taking his kiddo to at least part of it.  We revisit the Nintendo Direct discussion from last week with a few things that Kodra specifically wanted to talk about.  Tam has returned to Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis and how it now has way more content than someone can actually do.  We wrap up the show with some initial discussion of Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail which feels like a love letter to South America.


Topics Discussed:

  • Fallen Aces

  • Spiritual Successor Games

  • Origins with a Kid

  • Nintendo Direct Revisited

    • MIO

  • Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis 

  • Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail

    • Our Initial Non-Spoiler Thoughts

Direct download: aggrochat_episode-483.mp3
Category:gaming -- posted at: 9:11am EDT

Featuring: Ashgar, Belghast, Grace, and Tamrielo


Hey Folks! We are down essentially half our folks and as a result we have a bit shorter show than our normal fare.  We start off with some discussion about Grace’s return to Final Fantasy XIV and how Bel “influenced” them into coming back.  From there we talk a bit about Four Job Fiesta and how the White Mage start is REALLY rough.  We dive into Nova Drift and talk about its roguelike take on Asteroids or Geometry Wars. Tam talks about his love of arcade racers and talks about playing the 2012 Need for Speed: Most Wanted and then Ash and Bel try and sell him on Forza Horizon.  Tam also talks about What the Car…  which is also loosely a “car game” but not really.  Then we try and wrap up the show and suddenly remember that a Nintendo Direct happened and talk about some of the games showed off.


Topics Discussed:

  • Bel Lures Grace back to FFXIV

    • Speedrunning a Post Expansion

  • Four Job Fiesta in Final Fantasy V

    • White Mage Start is Awful

  • Nova Drift

  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted

  • What the Car

  • Nintendo Direct

Direct download: aggrochat_episode-482.mp3
Category:gaming -- posted at: 8:53am EDT

Featuring: Ammosart, Ashgar, Belghast, Grace, and Kodra


Hey Folks! We are down a few folks who are travelling this week.  Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there.  We start off with Bel talking about the recent controversies surrounding New World Aeternum and the general marketing self-own of that announcement and seemingly ignoring the current player base.  We roll into a discussion about Steam Next Fest and a few games we have played, namely: Flintlock, Dungeon Clawler, and Beastie Ball.  From there we talk a bit about Guild Wars 2 releasing information about the new spear attacks for three more jobs and how fun some of the general off meta weapons can be.  Bel talks about getting his confidence back and tanking once more for the first time in a few years in Final Fantasy XIV.  Ash and Kodra talk about their recent experiences playing Pokemon Mystery Dungeon as a Tabletop Roleplaying Game.  Finally, we talk a bit about the influx of monster collection games including some more discussion about Beastie Ball.


Topics Discussed:

  • New World Aeternum

    • Marketing Self-Own

  • Steam Next Fest

    • Flintlock Siege at Dawn

    • Dungeon Clawler

    • Beastie Ball

  • Guild Wars 2

    • More Spears Released

    • Fun with Off Meta Weapons

  • Final Fantasy XIV

    • Bel Got His Groove Back

  • PokeRole

    • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon as TTRPG

  • Monster Collection Games

    • More Beastie Ball

Direct download: aggrochat_episode-481.mp3
Category:gaming -- posted at: 9:23am EDT

Featuring: Ammosart, Ashgar, Belghast, Grace, Kodra, Tamrielo, and Thalen


Hey Folks! Bel crash lands the introduction by completely managing to skip over Thalen.  We have a pretty packed show as several things got bumped from the previous show. We start off the show with some discussion of Luck Be A Landlord, a game that was compared to Balatro.  From there we talk a bit about Summer Games Fest, admittedly in a disjointed manner while also talking about the Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail Media Tour Embargo lifting.  Bel has now wrapped up the Post Endwalker content ans is significantly more excited for Dawntrail.  Grace talks about the Alan Wake II DLC and her experiences so far with Number One Fan.  Tam talks about Star Trek Resurgence.  Collectively we talk about some One Shot TTRPG Ideas, and Kodra shares some thoughts about Dropout TV.  Finally we talk a bit about Kodra’s experiences with the Kitsune Tails Demo on Steam.


Topics Discussed:

  • Luck Be A Landlord

  • Summer Games Fest

  • FFXIV Dawntrail Media Tour

    • Bel Wraps up Post-Endwalker

  • Alan Wake II DLC

    • Number One Fan

  • Star Trek Resurgence

  • RPG One Shots

  • Dropout TV

  • Kitsune Tails Demo

Direct download: aggrochat_episode-480.mp3
Category:gaming -- posted at: 9:56am EDT

Featuring:  Ammosart, Belghast, Grace, Kodra, Tamrielo, and Thalen


Hey Folks! Apologies for another missed show last week but Bel very narrowly missed some Twisty Weather. This week we start off the show with a discussion of Grace’s recent experiences in Diablo IV and how the game has changed for the better. From there we talk about Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail and how a number of us are on the fence about playing it.  Ammo shares her thoughts about the expansion.  Bel talks about his recent experience with Pandaria Remix and how it has jarred him out of his stupor when it comes to forming groups and playing with other human beings.  Bel also shares some of the recent happenings with the Frogger incident.  Tam discusses his dive into Warhammer Orks and how they are maybe the best that game has to offer in the vibes department.  We close out the show with some discussion about a weirdly good Random PVP mode in AFK Journey.


Topics Discussed:

  • Grace’s experiences with Diablo IV

  • AmmosArt Explains FFXIV Dawntrail

  • World of Warcraft Pandaria Remix

    • The Frogger Incident

  • Orks are the best of Warhammer

  • Random PVP Mode in AFK Journey

Direct download: aggrochat_episode-479.mp3
Category:gaming -- posted at: 9:31am EDT