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Reviewing Justified: City Primeval & Final Fantasy XVI
The Weekly Stuff Podcast #476
It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
It’s a double-header on today’s podcast as we review two very different things from this summer that we both love passionately: FX’s Justified: City Primeval, the sequel miniseries to the modern neo-western classic starring Timothy Olyphant, and Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XVI, the latest and among-the-greatest entry in the venerable JRPG series. Justified is one of our favorite TV series, and the return absolutely did not disappoint, putting Raylan Givens in a new setting and telling a new kind of story with him, while continuing his character development in really smart, thoughtful ways. Final Fantasy XVI is one of the year’s best games, but also perhaps one of its most misunderstood, and in this discussion, we mainly break down the story and themes and why so much of what it’s doing has been dismissed in Western reviews and thinkpieces.
Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:02:25
Armored Core VI: 0:02:25 – 0:17:47
Baldur’s Gate 3: 0:17:47 – 0:23:56
Justified City Primeval: 0:23:56 – 1:46:05
Final Fantasy XVI: 1:46:05 – 3:05:56
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Ending music by Thomas Lack