March 2024 Podcast: Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, and games that come out of nowhere

I manage to go two hours of talking about Final Fantasy VII and not mention Jessie once.

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Welcome to the March episode of the Digitally Uploaded podcast – your go-to destination for everything video gaming. It’s a big month. It’s a Final Fantasy month!

We start by chatting about the big games coming out this month, including Fitness Boxing featuring Hatsune Miku, the retro Top Racer Collection which revisits the nostalgia of 16-bit racing games, and Snufkin, Melody of Moominvalley. And that’s just the indie stuff. There are some BIG games on the way.

Then we chat about Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth’s gripping narrative, versus some of the open-world stuff, which we are of two minds on. But there is no doubt that this is a very big game, and one that’s going to go down well in history given that it’s the third-highest rated Final Fantasy of all time.

Then, finally, we chat about games that come out of nowhere and we just didn’t have on our radar until they released. One was Helldivers 2, which is currently doing the rounds as the hottest game on the market. The other is the unfortunately overlooked and seemingly doomed-to-obscurity Banishers.

We ponder the effectiveness of marketing strategies in the gaming industry based on how these games have managed to get the response that they have.

Tune in to our deeply thinky podcast, and let us know your own thoughts!


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Matt S. is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of DDNet. He's been writing about games for over 20 years, including a book, but is perhaps best-known for being the high priest of the Church of Hatsune Miku.

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