Mar 4, 2014
Welcome back everyone to another episode of Final Fantasy Union! Darryl is here and is joined by Lauren and Spencer and they don't waste any time. This episode is a especially fun as there has been a brand new game release in the FF universe and the trio start things off by going into a DEEP discussion of their thoughts and feelings for the game. However, don't worry, the show is spoiler free! They spend time giving their opinion on the story, gameplay, the trilogy as a whole, and much much more! We had asked you guys what you thought about the game and they read your responses; you were quite positive! Right after the Lightning Returns review, Darryl and Lauren team up with Arvis for the second Final Fantasy Quiz segment. You can hear how well he does! Then they move into your questions and this show they have some great topics! Listen in as they talk about issues like the relevance of the earlier FF games and whether Final Fantasy 15 be out in 2014 or not. The remix at the end of this show goes hand in hand with our featured discussion as it's a remix from Lightning Returns! We hope you guys enjoyed the show and we can't wait to be with you all in a few weeks!
Feb 24, 2014
This is a very short episode of the podcast which brings Darry, Lauren, Branden and Churro together to tell you guys us on Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/ffkhunion). It's a service that kind of works like Kickstarter, but it's based around supporting creators on an ongoing basis and getting some cool rewards for doing so. You can find out more about those on the page, but if we are able to get enough pledges, we will hopefully go back to doing one episode a week!
Feb 21, 2014
In this episode, the voice of Lumina, Jessica DiCicco, joins Final Fantasy Union for the first time to talk about all things Final Fantasy XIII and beyond! We had tons of fun speaking with Jessica about her first major role within the Final Fantasy franchise and were lucky enoug to field numerous questions from the website and fans alike. This interview was recorded after the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and continues on with our series of interviews with the voice cast. If you're a fan of Lumina, who's a new character in this final iteration in the Final Fantasy XIII saga, then you will love this interview!
Feb 19, 2014
In this episode, the voice of Vanille, Georgia van Cuylenberg, joins Final Fantasy Union for a first time to talk about all things Final Fantasy XIII and beyond! Lauren and Darryl have tons of fun speaking with Georgia and although there were a few technical issues, we were able to field numerous questions from the website and fans alike. This interview was put together as part of our hype surrounding the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. If you're a fan of Vanille, then this interview will be a blast!
Feb 18, 2014
Welcome back everyone to this special romantically themed, Valentines Day inspired, episode of Kingdom Hearts Union! This week, Branden is joined by Churro, Sabrina, and Olivia and they are all together to regale you with their romantic ideas based around Kingdom Hearts. First off is a special segment called "Kingdom Hearts You". Branden has a series of romantic hypothetical questions to each of the hosts and they each provide their input and ideas. It's a love-fest with hilarious responses that you're sure to enjoy. Afterwards are your questions to the gang. This long episode has one great question that the group talks about: would they buy a KH game if it only lasted a few short hours.? You're in store for a wonderful discussion! Finally, the gang sends out their special Valentine's Day shout-outs to those close to them. The show finishes up with a great remix from the original game that started it all. Don't miss out on this fun arrangement of Simple and Clean. We hope you've had a wonderful Valentines Day as well as a great start to 2014. We'll see you again in a few weeks!
Feb 14, 2014
In this episode, the voice of Fang, Rachel Robinson, joins Final Fantasy Union once again! Lauren and Darryl sit down with Rachel to answer lots of fan questions as a build up to Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. If you're a fan of Oerba Yun Fang and the Final Fantasy XIII Saga, then this is an interview you should thoroughly enjoy listening to!
Feb 12, 2014
In this episode, the voice of Lightning, Ali Hillis, joins Final Fantasy Union for a third time to talk about how life has changed for her as the main protagonist of the Final Fantasy XIII Saga! Lauren and Darryl field numerous questions from the website and fans alike, all in preparation for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. If you're a fan of Lightning, then this is an interview you won't want to miss!
Feb 5, 2014
Greetings everyone and welcome back to another episode of Final Fantasy Union. This show is a wild ride that you're sure to enjoy. Join Darryl and Lauren as they jump into the fray. This episode starts off with a retrospective look at the Final Fantasy 13 franchise; the good and the bad. Next up, the news. The duo discusses new info for Lightning Returns including its sales reports in Japan and pre order deals and extras for the western audience. There is also news for the FF10 XD release including the strong sales figures in Japan and information on the collectors edition of the games. The news rounds out with information from Final Fantasy 14 including a PS4 release date and subscription time cards for the North America audiences. Next up is a brand new section in which Darryl and Lauren quiz a member of the audience. Listen in as fan Ianba is put through the paces! After the quiz, the couple moves into your questions! This time, they talk about what SE's biggest mistake was in the previous console generation and whether or not there is enough demand for FFX-3 for SE to make a decent return on investment. Lots of fun conversations to be had so don't miss out. The show rounds out, as you may have guessed, with a piece of music. This episode showcases a remix from Final Fantasy 10 that you won't want to miss! We hope you enjoy the newest section to the podcast and we'll see you next time.
Jan 21, 2014
It's 2014 and Kingdom Hearts Union is BACK to get the year started in Kingdom Hearts style! Branden is joined by Churro and Sabrina and, like always, they dive straight in. First up is the news and there's certainly a bit to go through. The gang talks about the attraction flow abilities, key blade transformations, news from the Osaka team, Nomura writing KH3 still, and Haley Joel Osment's comments about KH3. There is a ton to get through and the trio spend a good deal of time with lots of fun tangents. After that, your answers to the last Burning Question which was about your thoughts on the HD remixes so far. Your responses are really wonderful and you don't all agree which makes for some great conversation! Get you answers in for the next Burning Question which is "What game do you think will release next after KH 2.5 HD?" Your questions are up next and we have 3 wonderful questions. The hosts have discussions about what the key blade could transform into, will KH ever have ports on the Vita, and what will SE do after releasing KH3? The show rounds out as it always does with a remix and this show has an awesome song from the original KH game that you'll love! Welcome to 2014, we can't wait to share this year with you!
Jan 8, 2014
Hello everyone and WELCOME to the first podcast of 2014. Final Fantasy Union is back and ready to get down to business. Darryl is joined by Lauren and Spencer and they don't waste any time jumping in. First up, the gang spends a healthy amount of time going over and discussing the pseudo announcement of Final Fantasy 10-3. What will it be, when will it come out, etc. They then go straight into the news which deals with Lightning Returns special editions, 10 HD release information, and the new patch for Final Fantasy 14 (patch 2.1). Also, there are new figurines/statues that are available that look quite gorgeous (seriously, check them out). Next up are your responses to the last Burning Question which was whether or not SE has been spoiling Lightning Returns with too much information before it's release. It would seem that you agree with the trio; they are and your responses are wonderful and fun to go through! As always, get your answers in for the next show's Burning Question which will be announced a little closer to the show so be on the lookout! The music segment this show is a bit special as it's a fun "track" for Final Fantasy 7 which you're sure to enjoy! Have fun and Happy New Year to you all; we'll see you in a few weeks!
Dec 10, 2013
Hey everyone and welcome back to another episode of Kingdom Hearts Union! This show is the last show of 2013 and Branden is joined by Churro and Sabrina to send the year out with a bang! This episode begins with a look back at the year that we've had in the world of Kingdom Hearts; it's been a pretty big one! The gang takes some time to discuss things like the new CEO at Square Enix, Kingdom Hearts 3 being announced, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 hitting shelves, and the D23 Tokyo conference and the announcements that came from it! After taking some time to look back, the trio then look to the future with your answers to the Burning Question which was "what do you hope to see from KH in 2014?" You guys have some awesome predictions and desires for the year to come! The Burning Question for the first show in 2014 will be "What do you think of the KH HD remix releases so far?" As always, make sure you get your answers in! Next up on the docket are your questions. Since this show is all about looking back, the question is wonderful! You'll hear the gang talk about who they thought Roxas was going to be before they knew who he was! Rounding out the show is a wonderful remix from the first KH game, so don't miss out. We want to thank each and every one of you for your continued support for Kingdom Hearts Union over the years. We've had a great year bringing you this series and we can't wait for what we can bring in 2014; we hope that you guys are as excited as we are! Have a wonderful and safe holiday; we'll see you next year!
Nov 26, 2013
Hey everyone and welcome back to the next episode of Final Fantasy Union! This 86th episode sees Darryl who is joined by Lauren and Spencer and the trio make their way into the world of Final Fantasy. First up is the news and this week we have a lot! First up is an interview where a producer shares that younger fans prefer spin-offs to main games; the ranting ensues. Lightning Returns has its release in Japan, more characters are returning, and the Japanese audio will be available for all (free for some). Final Fantasy X HD get's a western release date but the Vita version is in limbo with no new information. Final Fantasy XIV has a new patch coming out in December and Lightning makes a appearance in the MMO. And there may be a new Dissidia game on the SE production floor. Next up are your responses to the Burning Question which had to do with whether or not you're playing FInal Fantasy XIV right now. You guys are definitely playing the game and seem to be enjoying it (as we are)! The new question is a big one: "Regarding Lightning Returns, will less be more?" Get your answers in! Now it's time for the gang to answer your questions. The trio talks about how the XIII battle system is different and requires a different play style, whether female protagonists are as good in FF as the male, and what will SE do after they release FFXV. As you can imagine, there is some wonderful discussion here! the show rounds out with a fun remix from Final Fantasy 4. We hope you all have a WONDERFUL rest of the year and FFU will see you again in 2014!
Nov 12, 2013
Hello and welcome back to another episode of Kingdom Hearts Union! This bro-cast is brought to you by Branden who is joined once again by Churro and they dive right into the content. As always, first up is the news and there was some exciting information. The guys talk about how the D23 trailer that was shown was actually in engine and how the visuals are said to be in an early state and are still being refined. Nomura also reported on something called Attraction Flow in the battle system for KH3. Unfortunately, we don't know much about it yet. And in typical Nomura fashion, he said that there are new components of KH3 that haven't been revealed yet (vague). After lots of discussion, the guys move onto your responses to the Burning Question from last week which dealt with what secret bosses should be in KH3 (that haven't been in the game already). You did not disappoint with your answers. Don't forget to get your answers in for the new Burning Question which is "What do you hope to see from Kingdom Hearts in 2014?" Next up are your questions which the duo answers, but this time brings a special twist. The guys have gone back into the list of questions that have been asked over the last three years and chose some of the ancient ones to answer! The bros talk about things like what would their personal key blades look like, would should be in the limited edition version of KH3, and which Organization XIII members would they want to get to know more about! Enjoy the throwback questions but don't leave just yet. The show rounds out with a kickin' Hollow Bastion remix which you will certainly enjoy. We hope you enjoyed the show and we'll see you again in a few weeks!
Oct 29, 2013
Welcome back once more to another episode of Final Fantasy Union! This extra long show features Darryl who is joined by Lauren and special guest Brian and they have a lot to talk about. First up is the news (with a healthy supply of ranting). The trio discusses the creation of a new quality control panel; who's on it, is it good, and more! Then, there is a bit of news about Lighting Returns including no plans for Final Fantasy XIII-4 and new gameplay footage showing off different mechanics from the game. The Final Fantasy X HD game finally gets a Japanese release date, but no release date for the west. Final Fantasy XIV gets a big patch working on end game dungeons, population caps, server transfers, and more and they release a lot of new information on Housing coming in 2.1. There is a Final Fantasy VII PC mod that's getting some cool attention. And finally, Final Fantasy VI is coming to mobile devices. Next up are your answers to the burning question which dealt with what FF game should be turned into a musical/opera. Your answers were wildly creative and fun! Get your answers in for the next Burning Question which is "Are you playing Final Fantasy XIV?" After your responses, the gang spends a little more time talking about Final Fantasy XIV and their adventures so far! This long episode ends as it always does with a great remix; this time you'll be able to hear a great FF7 remix! Enjoy the show and we'll see you again in November!
Oct 21, 2013
Kingdom Hearts Union is back for a special D23 Japan Expo emergency podcast to talk about all the recent Kingdom Hearts news announced! Branden, Churro, Spencer, and Olivia start off by talking about the newly announced Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. Then we get into the main topic of discussion which is all about the brand new trailer that released for Kingdom Hearts III. This more than makes up for the complete lack of any real news to come out of TGS this year. We also take a look at the interview Nomura had at the event talking about Kingdom Hearts II thanks to Olivia's translation. The Burning Question from the last episode is still the same and in case you forgot is "What character would you like to see as a secret boss in KH3 that has never been in a KH game before?" The ending song this week is also an amazing violin medley from many classic songs in Kingdom Hearts. Be sure to let us know what you thought of all the recent news in the comments below.
Oct 15, 2013
Kingdom Hearts Union is BACK once again to give you your fill of all things Kingdom Hearts! Branden and Churro come together for another "bro-cast" that you're sure to enjoy. This episode brings back the long lost 3 segment show and first up is the news. The guys wish a happy birthday to Nomura, talk about the D23 conference that's going on in Japan, and how the Tokyo Game Show was a major bust this year for ANYTHING Kingdom Hearts related. If you were hoping for more from TGS, unfortunately you'll have to wait and pray for next year to be better. However, the duo don't lose their stride and they move right into your responses to the last Burning Question. You regale them with your thoughts, ideas, and hypotheses for what we might see in Kingdom Hearts 3; you do NOT disappoint with your answers! Bure sure to get your answers in for the next BQ which is "What character would you like to see as a secret boss in KH3 that has never been in a KH game before?" Next on the itinerary: your questions! Branden and Churro tackle issues like the most desired worlds in KH3 and whether or not we should be able to customize our character's appearance. The show wraps up like always with a remix and this episode brings a wonderful Kingdom Hearts 2 rearrangement that you don't want to miss. We hope that you continue to enjoy playing KH1.5 and we'll see you again soon!
Oct 1, 2013
Welcome back to another episode of Final Fantasy Union! This show is riddled with information and discussion. Darryl is joined by Lauren and Spencer and they jump straight into the news (and there's a lot). The Tokyo Game Show recently ended and there is a lot of news to report including a new trailer for FF15; story information for Lightning Returns as well as new costumes and gameplay; Final Fantasy 10 vita bundle announcements and a broad release date announced; Final Fantasy 14 servers are fixed, the announcement of new content for patch 2.1, and Lightning coming to the game; Final Fantasy Agito is coming to mobile platforms. Next up are your answers to the last Burning Question which was your thoughts on old characters returning to Lightning Returns. You guys all seem excited but are concerned if they will do it well; I guess we'll see. Get your answers in for the next burning question which is "if you could have any Final Fantasy game turned into a musical, which would it be and why?" And then your questions are answered by the crew. This show has two great questions about what will happen to Square Enix if 15 is a flop and which FF character are they most relatable to. The show ends with a wonderful remix from Final Fantasy 7 that you're sure to enjoy. We hope you enjoyed the longer show and we'll see you again in a few weeks!
Sep 17, 2013
Fall is here and so is another episode of Kingdom Hearts Union! Happy September everyone and welcome back! Branden sits down with Churro and special guest, Spencer, and they jump into the Kingdom Hearts universe! This show is a bit special as the guys have a new game to talk about, and talk about it they do. The trio dives straight into talking about their experiences with Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD. Did they like it, did they hate it? How's the visual upgrade, the new music, the individual games? You'll have to listen to find out (and you'll enjoy what you hear)! After talking about all the different aspects of the game, they then move into your responses from the previous Burning Question which was what you thought would be revealed at TGS in regards to KH. As always, get your answers in for the next Burning Question which is "What do you speculate about Kingdom Hearts 3? Story, Worlds, Characters, ANYTHING!" And then the trio turns to answering your questions and we have a really nice one this time. Listen to the discussion about The City of Bells area, how it was used, and if it was implemented correctly. Rounding out the show is a wonderful remix from 358/2 Days! Enjoy KH1.5 HD and we'll see you again in just a few weeks!
Sep 3, 2013
Happy September ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the 83rd episode of FInal Fantasy Union! Darryl is joined by Lauren and Spencer and they jump right into the fray! First up is news and there's a bit to get through! There's new info about Lightning Returns including the return of Sazh, guest characters in battle, the length of the game, and the first development vlog for the game! Final Fantasy 10 HD also got a little news with the release of the newly arranged battle music that we're in for! And then Final Fantasy 14 including the game being released and the beta records for MMO's being smashed! The trio then move into your responses to the Burning Question from the last episode which was what you were expecting from TGS this year. You guys stayed very optimistic which made us feel warm fuzzies! Get your answers in for the new BQ which is "Are you happy with all of the old characters returning?" And then your questions for the gang and we have two great questions this episode. Listen as the gang talks about their individual levels of excitement for Final Fantasy 14 and whether or not "Ask Square-Enix" will still be released even though Yoichi Wada has been canned. If you're a long time listener of the show, you know what's up next: the music segment! We have a fantastic arrangement from Final Fantasy 7 that you're sure to enjoy. Get your FF14 fix now and we'll see you in just a few weeks!
Aug 20, 2013
Welcome back everyone to the 57th episode of Kingdom Hearts Union, your one-stop shop for all things Kingdom Hearts. Branden is joined by Churro and very special guest Sabrina, and they don't waste any time getting down to business! First up is the news that you need to know. There isn't much in the way of brand new info so the crew spends time getting you caught up and reminding you on what you need to know. Listen to hear about the KH1.5 release information, the TGS updates for KH3, and the KH Manga review to check out! They then jump straight into your responses to the previous Burning Question which was hearing how you felt when KH3 was announced. Your answers were heartwarming and incredibly touching which brought about a lot of nostalgia for the hosts. The next BQ is a big one that you'll want to respond to: "What do you think Square Enix will reveal at TGS for Kingdom Hearts 3?" And then your questions for the trio; we have some good ones! Listen in as they discuss Sora as the protagonist after the Xehanort saga, would Disney buying Square Enix be a good or bad thing, and whether or not KH3 will be longer than KH2. The show rounds out with its customary music segment which is a wonderful mashup of different Kingdom Hearts songs; you won't want to miss it so listen through to the end! KH1.5 is ALMOST HERE; stick around and we'll all experience it together!
Aug 6, 2013
Welcome back to another episode of Final Fantasy Union and join us as we plunge into the world of FF! Darryl and Lauren come together for a wonderful two person show and they jump straight into the fray. First up is the news and there is a TON of it! A lot of it deals with Final Fantasy 13 Lightning Returns including the return of certain characters such as Caius, a new enemy extinction mechanic, and breast design and physics (not joking about that last one). There is also news about the Final Fantasy 10 HD remix and the music; quite a few of the tracks from 10 will be re-recorded with live instruments to make it sound the best possible! And finally there is some news from the MMO known as Final Fantasy 14! Next up is the Burning Question and the duo talks all about the whole boobie debacle and they go through your responses and thoughts as to how this could affect the game, both good and bad. Be sure to get your answers in for the new Burning Question! The show wraps up with a lovely remix from the OCRemix FF6 album; it's a wonderfully peaceful guitar mix that you will love! We'll be back in a few weeks and we'll see you then!
Jul 25, 2013
Welcome back to another week and another episode of Kingdom Hearts Union. We apologize for the delay in this episode which was brought about due to some technical difficulties. But, better late than never! This time around, Branden is joined by Churro and special guest Brian and the craziness begins. First up is the news and the gang covers the information on Kingdom Hearts X (Chi) in Japan, the Disney D23 event in Japan, and the different pieces of news from the Famitsu interview with Nomura! Without missing a beat, they then move into your responses to the Burning Question about which KH2 cutscene is your favorite and why. You have some wonderful answers and be sure to get your answers in for the next Burning Question which is "How does it feel knowing that Kingdom Hearts 3 is finally coming?" Next on the list are your questions and we have quite a few this time. The trio spends time talking about issues like whether or not the Osaka Team will do a good job on KH3, will the new art style help KH3, which organization members are going to be in KH3, and how will the art style effect finishing moves and paired character moves. After lots of discussion, the music segment rolls around and we have a great Kingdom Hearts 2 remix for you to hear. The next show will be on August 20th so be sure to check back in and we'll see you then!
Jul 9, 2013
Happy July everyone and welcome back to the world of FInal Fantasy Union, the place to get your Final Fantasy fix! Darryl is joined this time by Lauren and very special guest Beyhan and they dive into things straight away. This show is all about the news as SE has dumped a ton of it! First off is the news for Lightning Returns including the Cloud Strife costume, the digital download release info, the return of a previous character from 13, and the release date for the soundtrack! Next up are the updates for Final Fantasy X HD; there's brand new cutscenes with original voice acting which has been written by Nojima as well as an update on the Cross Save feature. Final Fantasy XV also has news with Nomura talking about how both XV and Kingdom Hearts 3 will have similarities between the two games since they are both being developed simultaneously! The gang moves into the online world with the news from Final Fantasy XIV including the player numbers for the Beta version as well as a cameo appearance of a previous FF character in the online adventure. The final piece of news deals with Final Fantasy VII and how it's being released on Steam! However, the trio don't end there as they answer 2 of your questions this week which deal with whether or not FFXV will surpass FFVIII as the most successful FF game and how a certain aspect of the gameplay in FF7 works. Be sure to stick around for the incredible music segment with a mix from the new OCR album for FF6 (you won't want to miss it). And make absolutely sure that you stick around to the very end; you'll love it :).
Jun 26, 2013
E3 for 2013 has come and gone, but we are STILL riding the massive tidal wave that Square Enix stirred up this year and KHU is back for another episode to talk about what we know, what we don't, and what's to come. Branden sits down with the whole gang: Churro, Jackie, and Lauren. Because of the bombshells that were dropped at the conference, the outline for this show has changed a bit to accommodate it! The first part of the show focuses on the raw facts that we know right now. The group goes through information such as the announcement of KH3, the pre-rendered trailer that was shown at E3, being in development for both PS4 and Xbox One, which SE team is developing the game, and the story info that we know right now. Don't worry if you think it's nothing but information dumping; there are rants and tangents a-plenty! The second part of the show, called Interview Review, is a in-depth look and the answers that Nomura has given in the interviews he did at E3 such as the anxiety from the spin offs, some of the gameplay specifics, online elements that might be in the game, and some of the visual elements we might see! Don't forget to answer the Burning Question for the next show which is "What is your favorite cutscene from KH2 and why is it special to you?" The show ends with a wonderful remix from the franchise! Things are happening all over the place and KHU is here to keep you up to date and entertained. We'll see you next time!
Jun 14, 2013
E3 2013 has been absolutely bonkers for information and news and the gang from FFU and KHU have come together to talk about the huge announcements. Darryl sits down with Branden and Spencer for this special E3 episode to talk about the huge news coming from Square-Enix this year! First up, the guys take some time to talk about the conference in general and give their input on how the show is going and how the different press events went; who won, who lost, biggest reveals, etc. But immediately after, they go straight into the news from Square-Enix; the announcement of Final Fantasy 15 and Kingdom Hearts 3. After giving their initial thoughts, they spend time talking about FInal Fantasy 15, it's exclusivity, it's relation to Final Fantasy 13, and the supporting cast members in the game. Then the trio talks about Kingdom Hearts 3 and what we know at this point. They talk about the teaser trailer, the story elements, how Microsoft players will be able to play without playing the other games, how Nomura thinks that the announcement was too early, and how more info will be at TGS and Disney Expo. The guys don't hold back on their thoughts and ideas, so make sure that you don't miss out! E3 has not disappointed this year and we'll be here to keep you posted on all the news and information that will be coming over the next few months! Stay tuned and enjoy the wild ride we're on!