2020 has been a pretty crazy year on all fronts, and it's been one to remember for Final Fantasy.
Throughout this episode, we have a focus on discussing the release of Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition and the reveal of Final Fantasy XVI... as well as a brief look at our expectations for 2021!
Thank you all again for sticking with us this year <3
Kingdom Hearts is an expansive franchise that appeals to all ages, but when it is best to start?
This is one the many questions discussed on today's episode as Branden and Churro venture into other topics like SEJ's new working from home policy and Yoko Shimomura's music retrospective series!
Boss battle are always pretty intense and this episode we're running through five of the best!
It's a shorter episode this time around though, as Darryl is flying solo. It means there's not so much discussion, but at least you get to listen to Darryl rambling about stuff and attempting to justify his weird opinions!
Now that Melody of Memories has been out for a little while, we've decided to do a full-on spoilercast to run-through everything relating to the ending!
That then leads into discussions about the future of the Kingdom Hearts franchise, as there were some quotes from a recent Dengeki Interview that tie-in well with content that was shown within the ending of the game.
Final Fantasy II released not too long after its predecessor, but even though some elements were similar, others were vastly different.
During this podcast, Lauren and Darryl talk about their recent experiences with the game, running through the story, gameplay, music and why Final Fantasy II often features at the bottom of most people's tier lists!
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory has now released and we have plenty of thoughts about what was housed within!
It means we're going to be talking about gameplay and thoughts about how the final product has turned out compared to initial impressions. But there's also time for some spoiler discussion too relating to the ending and what it means for the future of the franchise!
We have new information relating to Final Fantasy XVI and we couldn't be more excited to run-through all of the tiny details that lay within!
Throughout this episode we discuss the characters and world, while also talking about what we're hoping to see from the next media blast.
With a new console generation now just weeks away, how will it affect Kingdom Hearts? Will Square Enix produce a new suite of re-releases of the original Kingdom Heart series, or will backwards compatibility suffice?
In addition to this main discussion point, there is a whole host of news to run-through, such as the potential for a collaboration with Final Fantasy XIV and how Melody of Memories came to be!
With numerous video games properties being made into Netflix shows, this episode we discuss the potential for Final Fantasy.
It makes for a lively topic, as Lauren and Darryl pick two different Final Fantasy games that could work and two different formats as well.
We hope you enjoy the discussion and we can't wait to hear what your recommendations would be!
Square Enix has released a demo for Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory and we've been playing it a ton!
Famitsu also released an interview with the composers who worked on the Kingdom Hearts 3 soundtrack and they talked in-depth about production.
In addition, there are also plenty of questions to discuss, such as the whether Kingdom Hearts will come to the Switch and viable plots for Kingdom Hearts 4!
Final Fantasy has a long and rich history and for today's episode, we figured it would be a nice change of pace to move away from Final Fantasy XVI and talk about where it all began.
It leads to a spirited discussion that has numerous segues (sorry!) and hopefully as we continue on with our journey, there will be many more opportunities to talk about the classics.
If you're interested in checking out our progress, follow us on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/lozzadar
Square Enix and Disney have enough a strong relationship through Kingdom Hearts, but what if DIsney decided they no longer wanted to be part of the arrangement?
It's an interesting topic and it forms the basis for one of our main discussions on this episode, which also has updates on the latest from Melody of Memory!
Final Fantasy XVI has been officially announced and we've got a whole episode dedicated to discussing various elements that were disclosed!
In the initial sense, it means we're going to discuss the initial reaction, but there's also plenty of tangents about why we're excited about the direction and staff involved!
Darryl even gets on a bit of a soapbox!
With Melody of Memory releasing shortly, Tetsuya Nomura has already spoken about the future of the Kingdom Hearts franchise!
Speaking with Famitsu, Nomura said that fans should look forward to 2022, the franchise's 20th Anniversary and that planning has already started on the next Kingdom Hearts game.
As always, there's also plenty of questions from the community to discuss and it makes for a pretty lengthy discussion episode!
Rumours about the appearance of Final Fantasy XVI have been building up steam over the past three months and they have surfaced again on the eve of a brand new showcase for the PlayStation 5.
We discuss the signs that point towards a reveal of Final Fantasy 16 during this upcoming event and talk about how we hope things might change for the better if the game does indeed get announced.
Square Enix has revealed a whole host of details about Melody of Memory, including its release date, the price and some key story details!
Join us, as the KHU crew dive into all the latest details and answer some pretty interesting questions from the community as well!
Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition has now released and within this episode, we run-through out thoughts... warts and all.
It means we will be talking through the various enhancements and attempted improvements, with a focus on the multiplayer and how it actually works and affects the experience.
Thanks to an Austrian retailer, a potential release date for Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory has been revealed and it's sooner than you might think!
In addition to discussing what that might mean, there are plenty of questions about spirit animals, the Master of Masters and potential Remakes!
It's a game that was never made, but within this episode we delve into the possibilities that Final Fantasy X-0 would bring to the table.
For the first part, we discuss the merits of a scenario that would focus on Braska, Jecht and Auron and how they could have built this out to make it more interesting, despite us knowing small parts about the beginning, middle and end of their story.
This then shifts to how this particular narrative might appear, should it ever get made! And we round out the show with a brief look at Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition!
It's a Kingdom Hearts news bonanza episode this time around and it all kicks off with a crazy story from Japan.
This relates to the creation of Kingdom Hearts and how despite already having a decent concept, Disney Japan did not seek approval from their parent company before starting work on the game with Square.
In addition to this amazing story, there's also plenty more news and updates!
It's been a few months since the Final Fantasy 7 Remake released and Square Enix has started talking about what's next...!
Senior figures on the project, including Tetsuya Nomura, Yoshinori Kitase and Naoki Hamaguchi took part in an extensive segment within Famitsu and shared insights into the development of the first part and offered hints about what will appear in the future.
Episode 200 of Kingdom Hearts Union has arrived and it's time to celebrate!
For this episode, we took the extreme measure of livestreaming the recording so that as many people could join-in the celebration as possible. It should make for a slightly different experience, but one that we hope is enjoyable!
Thank you for all the support over the years, and here's to the future!
Final Fantasy has had so many great antagonists over the years... but who are our favourites?
That's the main topic of discussion today as Lauren and Darryl choose their favourite main antagonist and then choose a secondary antagonist for good measure and talk about why they feel as though the characters fit the roles in the way they do.
After a period of relative quite, Kingdom Hearts is back in the spotlight and we may have a new game to play sooner than we think!
Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory has now been rated by the ESRB, which means it's perhaps further along than we thought. But not just that, Dark Road is well underway and they even just announced a brand new anime for The World Ends With You!
Music has played such an important part in the success of the Final Fantasy franchise, but everyone has different tracks that appeal to them and different reasons for why.
Within this show, we discuss personal music picks from various games, discussing why they resonated and why the types of tracks may change over time.
We hope you enjoy this rather different style of episode!