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Axe of the Blood God: Nier: Automata and Andromeda Drama

PODCAST: Kat, Caty, and Nadia talk Nier Automata, Mass Effect Andromeda, Chrono Trigger, and more in this massive episode of our RPG podcast.

Article by Kat Bailey, .

Axe of the Blood God is our weekly RPG podcast hosted by Kat Bailey. You can find the previous episodes here.

In this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God (download link here), the Chrono Trigger and Persona 4 Golden Reports return, and Caty discusses Nier Automata!

There's plenty to discuss in this week's episode as Nadia and I hit on the Mass Effect Andromeda drama (as well as my thoughts on the opening) and return to Persona 4 Golden and Chrono Trigger. Then Caty joins us to talk Nier Automata and recommend some good SMT games ahead of Persona 5.

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Timestamps

  • 01:00 Mass Effect Andromeda
  • 10:45 Persona 4
  • 26:27 Chrono Trigger
  • 41:00 Nier Automata
  • 01:04:30 Shin Megami Tensei
  • 01:20:00 Outro

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Show Description

This week's episode of Nadia and Kat goofing on Mass Effect Andromeda's odd animation problems (1:00) before returning to Persona 4 (10:45) and Chrono Trigger (26:27). Then Caty returns to talk Nier Automata (41:00) and which Shin Megami Tensei games to play after Persona 5 (1:04:30). It's a double helping of RPG goodness!

Music from Axe of the Blood God is courtesy of Lena Chappelle, who has also contributed the themes to Active Time Babble and Roleplayers' Realm. I also use music from the RPG Music Pack over at rpgmaker.net. Check it out!

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  • Avatar for riderkicker #1 riderkicker 2 months ago
    Hey, it's hard to mocap proper walking when all those balls are all around you, even with a few at your taint.
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  • Avatar for SatelliteOfLove #2 SatelliteOfLove 2 months ago
    THE BLOOD GOD also accepts oil from robots.
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  • Avatar for riderkicker #3 riderkicker 2 months ago
    I wouldn't want to force Kanji to be gay, or Naoto to be transgender because the story tiptoed on the line. All the characters are misunderstood, and the midnight channel is based on people's hyperbolic perceptions of each character. It was sort of understandable with Kanji, considering his crush on Naoto combined with his idea of being manly, when his home situation doesn't "seem" to be it. But when you figure out what's Naoto's deal, it kinda makes you uncomfortable that the writers chose that trope. And then Naoto's nightmare? There are plenty of stories about women pretending to be men to get their respect, from Mulan, to Yentl , to "She's the Man". But they weren't as drastic as "cyborg surgery". Yeah. I would love to play a Yentl themed dungeon in Persona.
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  • Avatar for riderkicker #4 riderkicker 2 months ago
    I beat Devil Survivor multiple times a few summers ago. Thought it was a very interesting game, especially how they used the microwaves. I bought 2 on 3DS on clearance, but haven't opened it yet.
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  • Avatar for SatelliteOfLove #5 SatelliteOfLove 2 months ago
    Secret Base was amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing.

    I love how it winds and loops effortlessly with that "piano" of its...the song reminds me of a hybrid of Yoko Shimomura's non-combat Kingdom Hearts looping mixed with Trails of Cold Steel II's spare piano that way.

    Best part? It's a remixed Sentai show theme song. God, Persona 5's going to be so damn good getting more of that onionly layering of meaning again. Unf unf unf.



    Naoto is, true to the above comment, "oniony". Well, maybe not that, but full of "breadth". It wasn't JUST the sexism, or the transgender angle, but the youth angle, her "I'm the smartest in the room" angle, her weakness at judging the social scene, her vehement temper, and much much more.

    Sadly, this just lead to her being shoved in a box labeled "Rei-esque Waifus Go Here" and that's that...Edited March 2017 by SatelliteOfLove
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  • Avatar for brionfoulke91 #6 brionfoulke91 2 months ago
    @SatelliteOfLove I've always loved that Secret Base song, too! Definitely the best dungeon song, in a game full of amazing songs!
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