State of the Arc Podcast podcast

State of the Arc Podcast

Resonant Arc

Our podcast breaks down the techniques of great storytelling across our favorite games, movies, literature, and music. I also occasionally upload music I've arranged or composed!

73 Episódios

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    Xenogears Story Analysis (Ep.15) | State of the Arc Podcast

    1:36:57

    For the next episode, finish disk 1! In the fourteenth episode of our deep-dive analysis of Xenogears, we leave Shevat and head down to find a way into Solaris. After destroying gates and finding Emeralda, we finally make our way to Solaris, Elly's home. Time Codes: 1. Intro (0:00) 2. Cleansing Nisan (0:44) 3. To The Cave (33:30) 4. SPOILER, Casen Guesses who Grahf is (38:54) 5. END SPOILER DISCUSSION 1, on to Bart Returns to Bledavik (43:58) 6. Destroying the Second Gate (52:32) 7. To The Third Gate (1:04:26) 8. SPOILER Discussion on Elly (1:06:49) 9. END SPOILER DISCUSSION 2, on to Emeralda (1:15:48)
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    Xenogears Story Analysis (Ep.14) | State of the Arc Podcast

    1:57:21

    For the next episode, play up to the point where you enter Solaris. Stop at the very first save point you encounter. In the fourteenth episode of our deep-dive analysis of Xenogears, the party is admitted into Shevat, where we learn about the war with Solaris 500 years ago, meet with Queen Zephyr, and help defend the city from a Solaris attack. Time Codes: 1. Intro (0:00) 2. Introduction To Maria (0:27) 3. Meeting Queen Zephyr (6:03) 4. NPCs And Lore Dumps (8:14) 5. Dominia Infiltrates Shevat (55:31) 6. Nikolai Balthasar Attacks Shevat (1:10:46) 7. Chu-Chu Analysis (1:13:48) 8. Maria Faces Her Father (1:38:10) 9. Zephyr, Wiseman, and Gaspar (1:39:20) 10. The Best Part Of Every JRPG--When You Get Your Airship (1:52:39)
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    Xenogears Story Analysis (Ep.13) | State of the Arc Podcast

    1:09:54

    For the next episode, play all the way through the Shevat sequence. In other words, just save the game and stop after leaving Shevat. In the thirteenth episode of our deep-dive analysis of Xenogears, Id is revealed, Bishop Stone is transformed by Krelian, and we finally get to go inside the Babel Tower. Time Codes: 1. Fei wakes up (0:00) 2. Id shows up (5:05) 3. Fight with Bishop Stone (17:25) 4. On to Babel Tower (52:48)
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    Xenogears Story Analysis (Ep.12) | State of the Arc Podcast

    1:07:25

    This episode was split into two parts. For next week, we'll be covering up through the Babel Tower. Save once you enter Shevat and stop there. In the twelfth episode of our deep-dive analysis of Xenogears, We defeat a Giant Wels with Billy, The Ethos gets wrecked and Elly begins to "remember" a few things about... well, we aren't quite sure yet. Time Codes: 1. Intro (0:00) 2. The Reaper Ship (0:25) 3. Ethos Massacre (11:50) 4. Thames Attacked (25:15) 5. Excavation Site (28:45)
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    Xenogears Story Analysis (Ep.11) | State of the Arc Podcast

    1:55:57

    In the tenth episode of our deep-dive analysis of Xenogears, Fei tries to save Rico from execution, finds the Goliath, and then subsequently crashes it into the ocean. Time Codes: 1. Intro (0:00) 2. The Party Separated (0:56) 3. Fei And Elly's Conversation Out At Sea (11:46) 4. The Thames (32:02) 5. Dominia Attacks (40:48) 6. Miang Sets Elly Free (53:39) 7. Ramsus Attacks (1:06:02) 8. Requesting Help From The Ethos (1:16:19) 9. Spoiler Warning Starting Point (1:24:43) 10. Spoiler End Point (1:28:13) 11. Billy's Orphanage (1:39:28)
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    Xenogears Story Analysis (Ep.10) | State of the Arc Podcast

    1:36:32

    In the tenth episode of our deep-dive analysis of Xenogears, Fei tries to save Rico from execution, finds the Goliath, and then subsequently crashes it into the ocean. Time Codes: 1. Intro (0:00) 2. Rico to be executed (0:20) 3. Attack on Nortune (15:03) 4. Searching for the Goliath (44:52) 5. The aftermath of the destruction of Goliath (1:11:30) 6. More Gazel Ministry nonsense (1:20:36)
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    Xenogears Story Analysis (Ep.9) | State of the Arc Podcast

    1:37:14

    In the ninth episode of our deep-dive analysis of Xenogears, Fei enters Nortune's battling arena, investigates the sewers of D-block with Rico, and meets with Kaiser Sigmund! Time Codes: 1. Intro (0:00) 2. Nortune Battling Arena (2:47) 3. The Sewers (17:54) 4. Citan's Report To The Emperor (42:22) 5. Elly Shows Doubt About Her Orders (56:46) 6. Back To The Battling Arena (1:01:02) 7. Battle and Conversation With Wiseman (1:03:38) 8. Battle Arena Championship (1:12:16) 9. Introduction to Dominia (1:14:43) 10. Meeting Kaiser Sigmund (1:20:11) 11. Wrapping Up (1:34:01)
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    Xenogears Story Analysis (Ep.8) | State of the Arc Podcast

    1:57:36

    In the eighth episode of our deep-dive analysis of Xenogears, Fei leads an attack against Aveh's military near the border with Kislev. Then, he finds himself having to battle for his own freedom in Kislev's D-Block. Time Codes: 1. Intro (0:00) 2. Fei's Divesrion Against Aveh (2:10) 3. Bart's Mission (12:19) 4. The Red Warrior (48:35) 5. Nortune (56:54) 6. Gazel Ministry (1:43:52)
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    Xenogears Story Analysis (Ep.7) | State of the Arc Podcast

    1:28:23

    In the seventh episode of our deep-dive analysis of Xenogears, Bart confronts Sigurd and Citan about their ties to Solaris. Then, plans are made to usurp power from Shakhan and put Bart back on the throne. Time Codes: 1. Intro (0:00) 2. Bart Confronts Sigurd and Citan (0:17) 3. Massive Tangent About A Game We Want Someone To Make (26:08) 4. Battle Plans To Take Back Bart's Throne (33:37) 5. Calm Before The Storm (40:11) 6. Ramsus' Dream (58:21) 7. Franz (1:05:56) 8. Elly Struggles To Assert Her Command (1:08:39) 9. Fei's Confrontation With Elly and Gebler Pilots (1:09:49)
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    Xenogears Story Analysis (Ep.6) | State of the Arc Podcast

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    In the sixth episode of our deep-dive analysis of Xenogears, we escape Bledavik and make our way to Nisan. Here we learn about the origins of Nisan's church and its founding figure (Sophia) who bears a remarkable resemblance to Elly. We also make an effort to summarize Carl Jung's influences on this game. Time Codes: 1. Intro and Update On FF Retrospectives (0:00) 2. Battle Against Ramsus (03:18) 3. Meeting Elly Again (22:18) 4. Citan Sends Messages (Commands?) To Ramsus? (30:42) 5. Chu Chu (35:15) 6. Sigurd Giving Bart Reasons To Distrust Him (41:38) 7. Sigurd's Conversation With Citan (43:40) 8. Nisan (1:05:41) 9. Jungian Influences On Xenogears (1:13:53) 10. Portrait of Sophia (1:47:27)

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