Cody Gough here, checking in with a 2014 year-in-review for your video game recap pleasure. Jon and I will unveil our favorite games of 2014 on our end-of-year podcast next week, but I wanted to take…

Cody talks about the Final Fantasy VI 20th anniversary performance of Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy before giving his highly anticipated review of Bravely Default: Flying Fairy for the Nintendo 3DS. Hear his thoughts after 8…

Cody basically refuses to talk about anything relevant, so Jon discusses The International Dota 2 Championships and explains the difference between Dota and League of Legends http://media.blubrry.com/unqualifiedgamers/p/gamelifebalanceus.com/wp-content/uploads/podcasts/unqualified-gamers-079-the-international-dota-2-championships-moba-talk.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Cody and Jon discuss the game mechanics in Sid Meier’s Civilization V through the lens of board games, and then talk about grinding in JRPGs, particularly Jon’s experience with the Final Fantasy V Four Job…

Jon and Cody give a full Shovel Knight review, and Cody is quite happy with the game. Jon then gives an update on his Final Fantasy V Four Job Fiesta, and Cody checks in on…

After recapping their Memorial Day weekends, Jon reviews Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (Nintendo 3DS) and explains to Cody why he stopped playing Bravely Default and Batman: Arkham Origins. Click here to download this…

Cody and Jon use Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Bravely Default as a launching point into surprisingly interesting video game topics, from video game pricing to the importance of dynamic storylines. Cody also…

Cody pushes Jon’s capacity for suspension of disbelief to its limit by discussing the storyline thus far in the Final Fantasy XIII universe and explaining the premise behind Lightning Returns, and Jon discusses his first impressions of Bravely Default (Nintendo 3DS). Join the Square-Enix JRPG extravaganza! Continue reading