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Apr 15, 2024

Hello! And welcome to the sixth season of Retrograde Amnesia, where we’re covering the original release of Final Fantasy Tactics and The War of the Lions. In the opening, information-loaded episode, we’re determining who is playing which version, ignoring Tactics Advance, pronouncing “Ivalice,” buying the mobile version, leaving Quest en masse, framing Tactics as another attempt at an Ogre, adding a sense of swashbuckling heroism, valuing 60fps, calling Matsuno for help, canceling a sequel, listening to commercials, reading old game magazines, applying elite hacks, hot-seating a past playthrough, getting lost in the Epic Center, relating Ogre Battle to IVF, and spawning Chris’ origin story. Be clever. Be ruthless. Be dead. This fantasy becomes reality: today.

00:00 Intro | 04:25 Release Information | 12:26 How to Play in 2024 | 15:30 Development Staff | 22:54 Staff Interviews | 38:58 Promotional Media | 47:18 Cut Content | 49:21 Contemporary Reviews | 58:12 Square-Enix and the PSP | 59:10 Mods | 01:00:43 Memories | 01:17:08 Odds, Ends, and Expectations | 01:23:30 Real Net 01:31:09 Outro

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