In Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, We’re Saving Everyone!

In Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, We’re Saving Everyone!

In the final battle of Final Fantasy VII: Remake we defeat Sephiroth and cast aside the shadows that swirl around. We’re standing in a familiar place: the edge of Midgar. Looking out on the horizon, you’re presented with a terrifying and hopeful world. For players returning to this place from the original Final Fantasy VII, the developers have managed to revive that feeling of grandeur because now, you may be able to change this story… (more…)

April Roundtable: Fools

April Roundtable: Fools

It’s April, the season of fools. As a group of people who both play and write about games, we are the real fools—but this isn’t about us. This month, we’re talking about gaming’s biggest fools, dinguses, and clowns, and what function they have in context.

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The Definitive Ranking of Game Frogs, Part I

The Definitive Ranking of Game Frogs, Part I

Once upon a time, a naive editor in chief sat down in the Sidequest Slack, gazed upon her writers, and asked, “What, dear friends, is a worthy followup to Witch Moms and Sword Dads? What might we rank, to be referenced for generations to come, that sits on par with those parental figures we love so dearly?” (more…)

Postgame.5: Hard Casual (or, A 2020 Retrospective)

Postgame.5: Hard Casual (or, A 2020 Retrospective)

Welcome back to Postgame, Sidequest’s monthly podcast, where the editors lay down hot takes on cold games. This is our December 2020 episode, which you may notice is releasing before our November 2020 episode, because we love to sow chaos. The November episode is already recorded and coming shortly—we just figured our 2020 retrospective should go to you while it’s hot!

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Postgame.1: Why Are We Talking About Hair, This Is a Video Game Podcast

Postgame.1: Why Are We Talking About Hair, This Is a Video Game Podcast

Welcome to Postgame, Sidequest’s monthly podcast where the editors lay down hot takes on cold games.

In our first episode, we consider narrative cohesion in Final Fantasy VII Remake, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Persona 5 Royal, and Red Dead Redemption 2. Please note: we curse in this podcast.

BIG spoilers for Red Dead Redemption 2 start at around 33:05, or when Melissa says “Fast forward to Act 3.” They pretty much go through the end of the pod.

Melissa was mistaken about the way that the mission that causes the above spoilers works. In actuality, the game will force you to do the mission by starting it automatically when you enter camp after a certain point.

Theme music is Bass Thee by Alexander Nakarada, used under Creative Commons 0.

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