Interview: Nadia and David Oxford – Mega Man X: The Maverick Hunter’s Field Guide

My Franchise Festival co-host Hamilton and I recently had the opportunity to interview Nadia and David Oxford about their new book, Mega Man X: Maverick Hunter’s Field Guide. It’s the definitive encyclopedia of the Mega Man X franchise’s extensive character … Continue reading Interview: Nadia and David Oxford – Mega Man X: The Maverick Hunter’s Field Guide

Franchise Festival Podcast S1E20 – Breath of the Wild Part 1 (Game Discussion)

The Franchise Festival crew discusses the development, gameplay, and enemies of Breath of the Wild in the first of two episodes on Nintendo’s legendary 2017 release. Chris, Jasmine, Spencer, and Hamilton discover that they have very different opinions on silent … Continue reading Franchise Festival Podcast S1E20 – Breath of the Wild Part 1 (Game Discussion)

Franchise Festival Podcast S1E19 – Hyrule Warriors (Game Discussion)

The Franchise Festival crew discusses 2014 beat-’em-up Hyrule Warriors. Chris dives into the history of the Dynasty Warriors / Musou series more generally, along with the serendipity of Hyrule Warriors‘ creation, while Hamilton explains ‘Musou fatigue’ and Jasmine details the … Continue reading Franchise Festival Podcast S1E19 – Hyrule Warriors (Game Discussion)

Franchise Festival Podcast S1E18 – A Link Between Worlds and Triforce Heroes (Discussion)

Christian, Hamilton, Jasmine, and Spencer explore the development, gameplay, plot, and localization of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Triforce Heroes. Then they debate the relative merits of building on a bonafide 2D classic and the travails … Continue reading Franchise Festival Podcast S1E18 – A Link Between Worlds and Triforce Heroes (Discussion)

Franchise Festival Podcast Season 1 Episode 17 – Skyward Sword Part 2 (Discussion)

Christian, Jasmine, and Spencer explore the story, dungeons, and bosses of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Nintendo’s crisis of confidence in the late 2000s and Skyward Sword‘s connections to From Software level design are discussed. The crew confesses its … Continue reading Franchise Festival Podcast Season 1 Episode 17 – Skyward Sword Part 2 (Discussion)

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