Final Fantasy 8

30-50 Gears of Boar - Ep. 159

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Borderlands 3 has hit! The world is gleeful and in awe. It also prompted our topic for the week: being okay with games that are essentially the same with slight additions. A bunch of fans sent in their opinions on it, as well as the social media polls. We got a ton of gaming talk in, discussing Final Fantasy 8 remaster, Gears 5, and Blasphemous. Come check it out, and then get to lootin’!


Intros - 0:27

Similar Sequels - 16:25

Weekly Polls - 50:02

Gears of War 5 - 1:01:50

Final Fantasy 8 - 1:16:05

Control - 1:42:40

Blasphemous - 1:54:16

Patron Polls - 2:07:31

Recorded September 13, 2019

Mystery Driller - Ep. 158

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A man arose from a bed with a jolt, disoriented and unsure of everything. Where was he? How did he get here? Why was he naked? What fabric softener was used on these sheets that he was under? He scanned the room he was in, giving his eyes a few second to focus. It was sterile and spartan. There were items in the room, but he did not recognize them. What was their use?

He pushed himself up from the bed and began to look at the items. None were useful, so he quickly lost interest. He began to scan the walls and look for an exit. He felt around for a while but could find no door. There were no windows for him to peek out of. He was trapped in the room with no memory, no food, nothing to do, and no escape. He gave up, sat on the bed, and waited.

Hours passed by as he sat there, thinking. He could remember earlier parts of his life, but when he thought about how he got here or why he was here, the memories were fuzzy. It was almost as if they were being blocked by a mental barrier. Nothing he did was bringing himself closer to remembering.

Suddenly a part of the wall opened. A doorway formed, and a few unknown figures stepped through. The man stood up immediately and braced himself. His body went into a fight or flight response. He was ready for anything. Two people stood in the room opposite him. He looked at one, noticing that he was a doctor immediately.

When he gazed upon the other one, he was shocked. He gasped as he took a step back. There before him stood a man that looked exactly like him. The only differences were the lack of blemishes on this imposter’s face and the terrible, atrocious, garbage haircut that he had. I mean, the haircut was, like, really fucking bad. So so bad. How could they fuck it up? Ugh, Anyways.

“Who are you?” the man yelled at the imposter, immediately wanting answers. He had not noticed that he had completely forgone formalities or courtesies.

“He is you,” the first strange man answered. “We cloned you, making his face look more perceivable than yours. Astonishing, yeah?”

The man was taken aback. He stared hard for a few seconds before replying, “I mean, yes, the face looks incredible. But what the hell did you do to his hair?”

This week on the Chompcast, we discussed the awesome 40-minute Nintendo Direct that dropped last week. We wrangled up some polls for you to vote on. We also had a healthy, lengthy discussion of the Final Fantasy 8 remaster. Jokes were abound in this episode. Hop right in and enjoy!


Intros - 0:27

Nintendo Direct - 14:26

Overwatch - 17:05

Little Town Hero - 22:26

Xenoblade Chronicals - 54:05

World of Warcraft Classic - 58:47

Minecraft interlude (and then back to WoW) - 1:00:16

Polls - 1:17:00

Final Fantasy 8 Remaster - 1:31:46

Days Gone - 2:01:51

Recorded September 6, 2019

Newfangled Technology - Ep. 146


"How do I check the faces book on here?"

"You don't, Morgan, and..." *bzzzzzt* *bzzzzzt* *bzzzzzt*... "Is that a pager? Where did you even buy a pager?"

"Ok, but I can send a photograph of my gentiles with this, right?"

"Yeah, old man. You can show everyone your gentiles."

This week on the Chompcast we are joined by guest Leslie Morales (Sector 7 Item Shop) to discuss the highs, the lows, the Reeves, and a game or two from E3 2019. We go over most of the conferences, mention what spoke to us, and run down our favorite takeaways from the show.

Join us for an epic auditory experience that will guide you a great deal closer to the heat death of the universe. Enjoy the show!


Intros - 0:27

Square Enix Conference - 11:39

Nintendo Conference - 47:10

Microsoft - 1:43:33

Weekly Polls - 2:03:53

Bethesda Conference - 2:30:09

Top 5 Games of Show - 2:44:08

Sassy Dicks ad - 2:56:34

Recorded June 14, 2019

Consider the Miniature Lobster - Ep. 142


With Shea out of pocket, the crew take the opportunity to discuss his greatest fear: spoilers. Do we hate them? Do we like them? What's the time table until they're not spoilers anymore? We answer these questions and more while spoiling the all time classics you (personally) have missed.

(Yes, you, Nathan. You thought you could avoid Final Fantasy 7 spoilers, Nathan, but you can't. Cid is an astronaut who never made it to space in this one. Bam! Right in the description, Nate. You didn't even see it coming.)

Where was I?.. Yes. With the spoiler talk out of the way, the Sword Chomp crew go on to discuss an episodic release schedule for the Final Fantasy 7 remake, Morgan talks about his time with Final Fantasy 12 on Switch, Fish boils with Rage 2 (or he would if we stopped watching him), and we get Fish's thoughts on Detective Pikachu now that he's seen it.

Grab someone else's drink from the work fridge, sit back, and enjoy the show.


Intros - 0:27

How long do Spoilers count? - 9:01

Listener Comments - 20:48

Episodic FF7 - 36:51

Final Fantasy 12 - 48:44

Sassy Dicks ad - 1:18:26

Rage 2 and Crawdads - 1:19:41

Detective Pikachu - 1:46:55

Recorded May 17, 2019

How Are You Holding Up - Ep. 112


This week we discuss what causes some old games to hold up and others to feel like last year’s sack of crap. Join us to hear Morgan be wrong, Fish make metaphors out of the unmetaphorable, Josh be an asshole, and Shea wander off to swipe right.

Show times:

Intros - 0:27

How Games Hold Up - 14:39

Listener Comments - 48:35

Weekly Polls - 1:22:53

Recorded October 5, 2018