Ultimate Despair Reprise Episode 00 – Prelude to Despair

The night before classes start, join Kyrie Page, Jennifer Unkle, Jackie Platinum, and Ines Gorgon discuss the beginnings of a brand new podcast series! If you are new to the franchise, or a returning reader, tune in for a weekly revisit to old Hope’s Peak. Music: https://www.youtube.com/user/VTMProjectsTwitter: https://twitter.com/udespaircast http://ia601503.us.archive.org/28/items/UDRS100/UDRS100.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

A Tale of Two Scanlines: Chapter 1

Sims is one of the most disproportionately undercovered series. It’s a big franchise with a wealth of entries and expansions, yet games crit rarely mentions it. It’s with a mind to explore this little-documented territory that Jen and Six set forth on a journey. Six, a longtime series fan, and Jen, a dabbler in Simdom, …


Letters from Ivalice: Part 4

As Jennifer Unkle and Allen Ibrahim journey from Mt. Bur-Omisace to the sprawling city of Archades, they reflect on the difficult circumstances surrounding Final Fantasy XII’s development, gush over how much they enjoy Balthier, and decide to switch things up for the next session. JEN, Here we are again, a few months later. Despite a tumultuous few weeks …


Letters from Ivalice: Part 3

Jennifer Unkle and Allen Ibrahim make their way to the summit of Mt. Bur-Omisace, learning more about Fran and the inner workings of the Archadian Empire. Jen finally manages to get a handle on the combat, while Allen insists that even the game hates Vaan. ALLEN, After our last series of letters, I came close …


Letters from Ivalice: Part 2

As Jennifer Unkle and Allen Ibrahim continue their journey through Final Fantasy XII, Allen is swept up in the politics and finer details of this gorgeous, complex world, while Jen grits her teeth through several brutal bosses. JEN, I’m surprised by a lot of Final Fantasy XII. Its minute-to-minute structure reminds me of a linear RPG or …


Letters from Ivalice: Part 1

This year, Jennifer Unkle and Allen Ibrahim decided to play through Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, a remastered update of the PS2 classic. While Jennifer had never played it before and Allen had some prior (if incomplete) experience, the two set out to chronicle their experiences through a series of letters. This first set …


Street Fight Night: January 16, 2018

Earlier this month, Colin, Kyrie and I booted up the brand-new Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition and took turns punching each other for a few hours. Our last-minute idea, combined with the glacial speed of PSN downloads, meant our stream got started later than expected. But fighting games have a way of smoothing things out, and this …