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Square Roots - THE Classic RPG Podcast

Square Roots is like a book club, but for classic RPGs! Each episode John, Matthew, Jim and Vanessa play through another chunk of one of your favorite RPGs, from Final Fantasy through Chrono Trigger. Are they experts? No. Are they qualified? Absolutely not. Are they good at RPGs? Probably not. But they're the fun kind of dumb, and that's what counts.
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THE Classic RPG Podcast, w/Jim Banks, John Brandon, Matthew Van Zandt & Vanessa

Dec 11, 2017

The Bard's Tale 2004 - Part Two

The tables are turned as Jim, John and Vanessa lighten up a little on The Bard's Tale while Matthew goes ballistic. John finds solace in an undead horse, Vanessa loves the Crone, Jim doesn't get the performance issues, and Matthew realizes the game may be tuned to encourage in-app purchases on iOS.

Why would Matthew start singing the Bodyguard song? What's a Kunal Trow? What's the difference between a Fnarf and a Hrafn? Will The Bard even sexually harass a Valkyrie? What the heck is a Gesa anyhow? Why is the game pulling a Halo 1 library with constantly spawning enemies? Why are Jim's free cheats better than Matthew's paid buffs?

The answers to these and more on a blockbuster, action-packed Square Roots!

This Week: We play through Chapters 4 through 6 of the 2004 Bard's Tale.
Next Week: We play Chapters 7 through 10 of The Bard's Tale.

Twitter: @squarerootspod
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Dec 4, 2017

The Bard's Tale - Part 1

Yes, that's not a typo. We're covering the, uh, classic? RPG The Bard's Tale, and by that we mean the 2004 release that first came out on PS2 and Xbox. You might have a few questions, like: why are we playing The Bard's Tale? Was it written by Adam Carolla? Will we ever see Spiderman: Too Many Spidermen? Why has Matt never seen Big Bird's legs? Is Infamous an RPG? Does the town slut shame a widow? What the heck is a Kunal Trow? Just how dark can Vanessa make this podcast?

Find Vanessa's Best Acquaintances guest spot at: https://soundcloud.com/bestacquaintancespod
Meanwhile, you can find Johnny's Kill By Kill guest spot at: https://player.fm/series/kill-by-kill/bonus-episode-thanksgiving-2007-w-john-brandon

This Week: We play through Chapters 1 through 3 of the 2004 Bard's Tale.
Next Week: We play Chapters 4 through 6 of The Bard's Tale.

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Nov 27, 2017

Parasite Eve Part 3

Planes explode! Boats sink! Daniels catch on fire! Parasite Eve's Disc 3 Crazy continues as we wrap up the bonkers story line with an insane finale. Really. Babies are shot. Mermen emerge. The statue of liberty is covered in goo. This brings up a ton of questions this week: is Parasite Eve some Ghostbusters II fan fiction? Or is Parasite Eve's Manhattan the world liberals want? Did the Jerry the janitor try to foil Klamp's sperm storage? Why is the final boss a garbage pail kid? How many times will John say "Baby Sack" this episode? Is their jumpiness at fire a sign of PTSD?

Listen for these and some hints to Jim's dark Kansas past in an exciting new episode of Square Roots!

This Week: We finish Day 5 and 6, ending our Parasite Eve run!
Next Week: We play through Chapters 1 through 3 of the 2004 Bard's Tale.

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our opening song is courtesy of Kaosware:

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Nov 20, 2017

Parasite Eve Part 2

We're back and still crushing more mitochondria! It's a dog-shooting, sperm finding episode of Square Roots as we get over halfway through Square's bizarre survival horror visual novel JRPG masterpiece.

Questions asked today: do you know the Meatball Man? Is Carl Winslow actually in the game? Was Lorraine's death preventable? Does Matthew really think sentient poop is a good superpower? Is Ms. Nusebaum the secret best character in the game? Has any Squaresoft game ever had that much sperm in it? Where does Eve carry that sperm anyhow? What's Stephanie's Choice? AND SO MANY MORE.

This episode: We finish Day 3 and 4 of Parasite Eve!

Next episode: We finish Day 5 and 6 and wrap up Parasite Eve!

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our opening song is courtesy of Kaosware:

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Nov 17, 2017

We've got a buildup of groovy letters from our awesome listeners! And heck, we've also got a bunch of questions from our Facebook group!

So today we're gonna answer:

Is Final Fantasy IX overrated?
What game do you love but don't want to play?
What's the Square Roots special sauce for picking games?
Are you going to retire from gaming?

And so many more! So join us for talkin' back to youse folks!

Nov 13, 2017

Parasite Eve - Part 1

Parasite Eve: survival horror JRPG? Or is it a visual novel? This is the first of many, many questions we have during the first chunk of this bizarre game. Others include: What the heck are the rules surrounding Eve's power? Should we be calling her Melissa? Has Vanessa won Best Character Name of All Time? Why won't Jim plug his podcast at his church? Did Daniel really shoot a kid? What's up with Klamp anyhow? Is polygony illegal in the United States? Are we right in not thinking good things are gonna happen with Ben and the dog? What the heck is a mitochondria anyhow?

This episode: We finish Day 1 and 2 of Parasite Eve!

Next episode: We finish Day 3 and 4 of Parasite Eve!

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our opening song is courtesy of Kaosware:

►YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/KaoswareMetal
►FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/kaosware/
►TWITTER: https://twitter.com/kaosware
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Nov 6, 2017

Chrono Trigger - Part 5

Finally! Vanessa has [REDACTED] the [REDACTED]! CONGRATULATIONS! 

But! Also! We finish Chrono Trigger and pretty much all get the same ending, except for Matt, but Matt got removed from the timestream and can't maintain his presence in this timeline. This is an all-singing-all-dancing episode featuring Memories of Chrono, Mama Don't Take My Chrono Chrome Away, and also some very, very very very very bad rapping. Oh! And we announce the next game!

Questions addressed: Does Queen Zeal recognize Magus as her son? Why can't Vanessa tell a Dark Carnival and Psycho Circus apart? Are conveyor belt fights better or worse than elevator fights? Should we be pouring one out for Toma? Is a JK Execution in bad taste? Do robots really need to be gendered? Who does John hate Geno?

This episode: We play when we are taken aboard the Blackbird until the end of the game!

Next episode: We play Day 1 and 2 of exciting mystery game!

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our opening song is courtesy of Hyperduck Soundworks!
Hit up their homepage at: hyperduck.co.uk
Check them out on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/hyperducksw
Check them out on twitter at @hyperduckchris

Our end song is performed by insaneintherainmusic:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/insaneintherainmusic
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/insaneintherainmusic

Oct 30, 2017

Chrono Trigger Part 4

Chuck Charles hosts the premiere show for dating fictional video game characters - Create-A-Combo! Who will our contestant Vanessa choose? Her new romance chosen, we start asking a whole bunch of questions about this chunk of Chrono Trigger, including: building a machine that harnesses the power of Lavos couldn't be a terrible idea, could it? Does Giga Gaia have a giant dong? How did the Dark Ages people get their magic anyhow? What's it like living in the body of a giant tomato? Why do animator perverts put dongs in everything?

Find out these answers and so many more in the latest episode of Square Roots!

This week: We hit the climactic turning point of Lavos Beckons!
Next week: We finish the gaaaaame! 

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our opening song is courtesy of Hyperduck Soundworks!
Hit up their homepage at: hyperduck.co.uk
Check them out on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/hyperducksw
Check them out on twitter at @hyperduckchris

Our end song is performed by insaneintherainmusic:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/insaneintherainmusic
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/insaneintherainmusic

Oct 27, 2017

Hello, fellow lovers of the macabre and / or mouse-based action combat! Are you ready to be spooked? Are you in the mood for hyper-gory VGA-era RPG adventure games? ARE YOU? You better be, because Mikel Reparaz from Vidjagame Apocalypse joins us and he darn well finished this first person dungeon crawler for our benefit. So you'll play this creaky game from Horrorsoft and YOU'LL LIKE IT.

On this special bonus episode we explore the strange worlds of this episodic RPG and ask: why are old PC RPGs so much less accessible than their console equivalents? What's up with the crazy amount of gore? Are the policemen just made that we touched them?

Check out Vidjagame Apocalypse at:
http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/category/videogame-apocalypse/

Help support LaserTime over at: https://www.patreon.com/lasertime

You can also listen to Mikel over on Talking Critic by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/talkingsimpsons

Opening and closing music is direct from Waxworks!

Oct 23, 2017

Chrono Trigger Part 3

We're into the thick of things with Chrono Trigger as we hit everyone's favorite part of the game: Magus's Castle! Yep, that's right! Flea! Slash! Ozzie! Our panel of experts including noted pervazoid Jim Banks, loveable curmudgeon Matthew Van Zandt, mysterious genius Vanessa Girl and Manic Pixie Dream Bear John Brandon ask the questions you've always wanted answers to: is Ayla really just Cathy? Does Ayla even have a tail? Is she hitting on Lucca? Is Lucca even interested? What's Vanessa's beef with Mister Tumness? Did the Reptites draw wieners on everyones faces after passing out from the "soup"? Also! A special guest appearance by everyone's favorite Badyear Racer, Johnny!

Find out these answers and so many more in the latest episode of Square Roots!

This week: We finish the chapter Unnatural Selection and get the heck out of the Prehistoric World!
Next week: We hit the climactic turning point of Lavos Beckons!

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our opening song is courtesy of Hyperduck Soundworks!
Hit up their homepage at: hyperduck.co.uk
Check them out on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/hyperducksw
Check them out on twitter at @hyperduckchris

Our end song is performed by insaneintherainmusic:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/insaneintherainmusic
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/insaneintherainmusic

Oct 16, 2017

Chrono Trigger Part 2

After a very, very long Blade Runner talk and Jim gets the future year wrong, we settle in for our usual expert panel on all your burning Chrono Trigger questions, such as; why does Matthew constantly misquote Judge Dredd? Did they get wet after being squirted out from Heckran's Cave? Is Vanessa using jet bike racing as some kind of euphemism? Why is Matthew heck-bent on getting Vanessa an eight ball? What even IS an eight ball? Are those white fluffy things big cats or big chickens?

Find out these answers and so many more in the latest episode of Square Roots!

This week: We complete the chapter Tata and the Frog and head to the Prehistoric World!
Next week: We finish the chapter Unnatural Selection and finish up the second Prehistoric World trip.

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our opening song is courtesy of Hyperduck Soundworks!
Hit up their homepage at: hyperduck.co.uk
Check them out on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/hyperducksw
Check them out on twitter at @hyperduckchris

Our end song is performed by insaneintherainmusic:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/insaneintherainmusic
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/insaneintherainmusic

Oct 9, 2017

Chrono Trigger Part 1

We start our new time-hopping adventure in a talk that gets very, very mired in discussing what would and wouldn't be ethical to do with your inert clone. Other questions raised: Is this a total palette swap of a game? What floor does Lucca live on anyhow? What is the technology level of 1000 AD Crono Trigger? Should we advertise for companies on spec? Is Secret of Mana the distant future of Chrono Trigger? Can we tell the difference between KISS and Insane Clown Posse albums? It's perfectly natural to cuddle your clone, right? Should some yums be yucked? 

Find out these answers and so many more in the latest episode of Square Roots!

This week: We begin Chrono Trigger, and play until the bridge boss after the trial!
Next week: We play until the end of Tata and the Frog and before leaving for the prehistoric world.

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our opening song is courtesy of Hyperduck Soundworks!
Hit up their homepage at: hyperduck.co.uk
Check them out on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/hyperducksw
Check them out on twitter at @hyperduckchris

Our end song is performed by insaneintherainmusic:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/insaneintherainmusic
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/insaneintherainmusic

Oct 2, 2017

Final Fantasy XII Part 9

Vanessa and Matthew don't like the idea of playing Darkseed 2 and Beyond the Beyond at the same time and take steps to change history as we settle on what to play next. As we hit the end of Final Fantasy XII questions are asked: Is Pennywise a total CILF? Is Venat a creepy life coach? Is Vayne the Justin Trudeau of Final Fantasy? Do many good games end with terrible muscle man boss fights? Are there too many liberties taken with the translation? Where the heck were Venat and Vayne walking to anyway? Is Fran just overdramatic?

Find out these answers and so many more in the latest episode of Square Roots!

This week: We finish Final Fantasy XII!
Next week: We play until the end of the trial in.... Darkseed 2 and Beyond the Beyond? No.

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our theme song is courtesy of Knight of the Round.
Hit up their homepage at: http://knightoftheround.com/
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Sep 25, 2017

Final Fantasy XII Part 8

The next game is announced! And it's real bad. But maybe Matthew and Vanessa can have a chance to put right what once went wrong. We go deep inside Pharos which, as must be pointed out, is a large building and not the ghost kid from Persona 3. Questions addressed in this episode: do scarves cancel out fedoras? Is a boss really called Slit the Fish Monster? Have you tried a Final Fantasy XII cleanse? Did we just fight a Hatchimal? Will Vanessa make a million dollars with her Manse idea? What are Dude Wipes and why do they upset Vanessa anyway? What does Fy Forse Fints mean?

This week: We complete Pharos and get ready for the last adventure.
Next week: We finish Final Fantasy XII!

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our theme song is courtesy of Knight of the Round.
Hit up their homepage at: http://knightoftheround.com/
Check them out on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/KOTRmetal/
Check them out on twitter at @KOTRMetal

 

Sep 18, 2017

Final Fantasy XII Part 7

We dabble in converting the podcast to pure ASMR after Matthew was swept away in a hurricane. Questions asked in this episode: Is Daddy Cid really just Fancy Auron? Is Port Balfonheim a pleasant hive of scum and villany? Will Jim and John out themselves as Vayne Supporters after C** Fest '94? What the heck is a Manse? Can a three wheeled car really work?

This week: We travel through Draklor's Lab through to the gates of Pharos.
Next week: We finish Pharos!

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our theme song is courtesy of Knight of the Round.
Hit up their homepage at: http://knightoftheround.com/
Check them out on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/KOTRmetal/
Check them out on twitter at @KOTRMetal

 

Sep 11, 2017

Final Fantasy XII Part 6

Stay tuned past the credits for a very, very special bonus Level Up!

Today on Square Roots: we learn all about the origins of meatloaf, Al-Cid's assistant goes from schoolgirl to business casual as things get serious; Jim and Matthew get a sweet new comic idea; the gang questions the transport infrastructure of another fantasy world; we meet the greatest hunt of all time; John can't pronounce Draco Malfoy and so much more!

This week: We hit Old Archaedia!
Next week: We get to Pharos, who is not the kid from Persona 3.

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our theme song is courtesy of Knight of the Round.
Hit up their homepage at: http://knightoftheround.com/
Check them out on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/KOTRmetal/
Check them out on twitter at @KOTRMetal

 

Sep 4, 2017

Final Fantasy XII Part 5

Who would kill Judge Judy? We have the answer, and it's not who you think on this political intrigue packed episode of Square Roots: Topics included for your approval: Vanessa takes a third taco option; Sega conning John into buying $80 Yakuza games; sub-nipular body hair; one of our crew mixes up the words to Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer and Information Society's What's On Your Mind; hard hitting reporting on the hat-usage of Wus; and finally, a dungeon everyone likes!

This week: We clear out the Miriam Stillshrine!
Next week: We make the trek to Old Archaedia. 

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our theme song is courtesy of Knight of the Round.
Hit up their homepage at: http://knightoftheround.com/
Check them out on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/KOTRmetal/
Check them out on twitter at @KOTRMetal

Aug 28, 2017

Final Fantasy XII Part 4

So much political dramatics. Will Vayne kill Larsa? Will Larsa kill Vayne? Who are all these Senators? Do these judges want to kill Vayne or Larsa? What happens if you leave deifacted nethecite in the oven just a little too long? FIND OUT. Also: Vanessa does stand up, wedding ring re-use is discussed, we dive into physiological gender divergence among the Viera, Vanessa makes a sex joke, we debate if the show has veered into A Game of Thrones or Fight Club territory, spatchcocking, the morality of Wood banishment, and so much more!

This week: We finish exploring the Henne Mines and ice an elder dragon.
Next week: We vanquish the Miram Stillshrine!

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our theme song is courtesy of Knight of the Round.
Hit up their homepage at: http://knightoftheround.com/
Check them out on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/KOTRmetal/
Check them out on twitter at @KOTRMetal

Aug 21, 2017

Final Fantasy XII Part 3

We descend into the spooky depths of the Tomb of Raithwall to help prove that Ashe is really a princess in this sand-filled, Star Warsy episode of Square Roots. So many questions that we may or may not answer in this episode. Does Vaan also hate sand? Does Larsa have a crush on Penelo? Is Fran the Chewbacca? Are there any zones in this game that aren't vaguely desert-y? Why are elementals such jerks? Why does this group just keep getting arrested? Has Matthew finally accepted this game's pronunciation of Marquis? Will Vanessa find out what a daddybear really is?

This week: We plunge into the tomb of Raithwall!
Next week: We finish exploring the Henne Mines!

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our theme song is courtesy of Knight of the Round.
Hit up their homepage at: http://knightoftheround.com/
Check them out on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/KOTRmetal/
Check them out on twitter at @KOTRMetal

Aug 14, 2017

Final Fantasy XII - Part 2

Have you seen Judge Reinhold? He was last seen in the company of a mysterious woman with hair described as "Lord Vayne-like". If not: take a listen as we push through dungeons and mines and fight goopy cloecas; we meet Final Fantasy XII's cast of Judges, including Gabranth, Ghis, Judy, and Joe Brown; Matthew insults the entire cast of Wet Hot American Summer; there's far too much Batman talk; we get confused between The Fog, The Mist and Myst; Jim gets a proper noun overload; and we fly to the Bespin-like city of Bhujerba.

This week: We hit up the Lhusu Mines!
Next week: We plunge the depths of the Raithwall Tomb!

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our theme song is courtesy of Knight of the Round.
Hit up their homepage at: http://knightoftheround.com/
Check them out on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/KOTRmetal/
Check them out on twitter at @KOTRMetal

Aug 7, 2017

Final Fantasy XII - Part 1

The gang gets exposition overload as Final Fantasy XII opens the firehouse of names and places of importance in the world of Ivalice. But that's not all! Jim got incepted and doesn't remember a thing from his last playthrough. What are they trying to hide? Other topics discussed include: Kevin Spacey's punchability, Cardassian shoe lines, levelling down, Vanessa's theory of ranking and clothes-wearning, The Suite Life of Vaan and Panelo, a varient of the classic raft math problem, John keeps saying Depeche Mode weird, alligator jaw formation, the job system induced anxiety, the glamorous return of the Bullshit Minigame corner, shipping Balthier and Vaan, and so much more!

This week: We escape Rabanastre Castle and fight Firemane!
Next week: We finish the Lhusu mines.

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our theme song is courtesy of Knight of the Round.
Hit up their homepage at: http://knightoftheround.com/
Check them out on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/KOTRmetal/
Check them out on twitter at @KOTRMetal

Amazing Rogue Tomato cover art from: http://ultimatemaverickx.newgrounds.com/

 

 

Jul 31, 2017

Persona 3 - Part 10

Please be aware due to the nature of the game suicide is discussed.

Finally, we end the scourge of Nyx, the Death God and finish Persona 3! Topics covered today include: casting Persona 3 with TGIF sitcom stars; visual metaphors for finger stuff; sudden difficulty spikes; and a return to Matthew with his Secrets of Life segment. Many questions are answered: was the MC just sleepy? What happened to Takaya? Is Aigis the secret main character? What could have made the ending to Wonder Woman better? Should we even forgive the Gourmet King? Are JRPGs just too damn long? Is Persona 4 a classic?

This week: We finish Persona 3!
Next week: We move to the city of Rabanastre in Final Fantasy XII and play through the fete at the palace! 

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our theme song is courtesy of Sapphire.

Original Artist(s): Shoji Meguro & Yumi Kawamura

English Lyrics by: Merr, Sapphire, & Y. Chang

Instrumental by: SHADOWFOX2 and Zach Striefel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/StrawberryCreme26

Check her out on twitter at @sapphberry

 

Jul 24, 2017

Persona 3 - Part 8

THE NEXT GAME IS ANNOUNCED! YOU WON'T BELIEVE ONDORE'S THIGHS!

Please be aware due to the nature of the game suicide is discussed.

What is the meaning of life? Why live in terror when you could die in peace? Ryoji offers these questions in his final bargain as we close out the year in the classic Atlus JRPG Persona 3. There's more exams, we go on Christmas dates, and there's an overstuffed Vanessa's Social Ladder too! Also, Johnny selected the wrong microphone in Audacity so he sounds terrible. Sorry about that. Other topics include: the sad life of the Gourmet King, whether Shinto and Buddism are the same thing, moving to the brand new utopia of Amestris, Vanessa's military takeover of Amestris, and Zeboyd Games's new RPG Cosmic Star Heroine.

This week: We play to the end of December!
Next week: We finish Persona 3! 

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our theme song is courtesy of Sapphire.

Original Artist(s): Shoji Meguro & Yumi Kawamura

English Lyrics by: Merr, Sapphire, & Y. Chang

Instrumental by: SHADOWFOX2 and Zach Striefel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/StrawberryCreme26

Check her out on twitter at @sapphberry

 

Jul 17, 2017

Persona 3 - Part 8

Please be aware due to the nature of the game suicide is discussed.

 

Things don't go super well for the Persona gang, but Jim, John, Matthew and Vanessa aren't worried. It's zag after zag in a twisty, plot heavy episode of Persona 3! We meet Ryoji! There's a trip to Kyoto! There's a stealth section! Questions asked include: Are eyebuds gonna be a thing? Can you get sick from swimming in man soup? Was Dumbledore evil? Is American Domino's Cheesy Bread better than Canadian Domino's Cheesy Bread? What's Ryoji's deal, and why is he Vanessa's husbando? Is red bean paste good? Is Yukari flirting with Mitsuru? How are Rock Star Jesus and Jin still alive? Why would the corporeal embodiment of death enroll in high school? 

This week: We play to the end of November!
Next week: We play to the end of December! 

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our theme song is courtesy of Sapphire.

Original Artist(s): Shoji Meguro & Yumi Kawamura

English Lyrics by: Merr, Sapphire, & Y. Chang

Instrumental by: SHADOWFOX2 and Zach Striefel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/StrawberryCreme26

Check her out on twitter at @sapphberry

 

Jul 10, 2017

Persona 3 - Part 7

Please be aware due to the nature of the game suicide is discussed.

12:00am

11/04/09

On a Wednesday...

Square Roots: The Gang Gets Crucified!

Join Matt, Jim, John, and Nessa for the latest ep of Square Roots! We talk Persona 3 Full Moon Operation 7! We drink too much and smoke too much and vape too much and curse too much and generally do things that teenagers would think is cool but is really kind of embarrassing for a bunch of 30 something adults.  

This week: We play through the November Full Moon Operation!
Next week: We play to the end of November! 

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our theme song is courtesy of Sapphire.

Original Artist(s): Shoji Meguro & Yumi Kawamura

English Lyrics by: Merr, Sapphire, & Y. Chang

Instrumental by: SHADOWFOX2 and Zach Striefel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/StrawberryCreme26

Check her out on twitter at @sapphberry

 

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