Sometimes, a spinoff is so successful that people adopt it so wholeheartedly they forget it was ever a spinoff at all. We talk about that right after we take deep dives into two great spinoffs, Persona 4: Dancing All Night for Vita and Dragon Quest Heroes for PS4.
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Episode 8: Spinoff City
00:00 – Intro
00:57 – What are spinoff games?
04:03 – Persona 4: Dancing All Night
06:22 – "The universe doesn't want me playing Persona 3."
07:58 – The best spinoff games bring interest in source material
11:34 – P4D is a good rhythm game in its own right
17:53 – Dragon Quest is a very spun-off series
19:14 – Dragon Quest: Heroes
25:26 – DQ spinoffs hobbled by classic DQ interface
30:49 – Why are spinoffs made at all?
36:24 – Spinoffs allow some reuse of assets
39:12 – Theming is made easy in spinoffs
41:46 – Spinoff success stories
47:31 – Should spinoffs be considered 'milking' a franchise?
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