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USgamer's RPG Podcast Goes In-depth on the Nintendo Switch

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Kat and Nadia tackle Nintendo's newest console. Plus: World of Final Fantasy and Pokémon Sun and Moon.

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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), Nadia and I take a deep dive into the newly-revealed Nintendo Switch! Plus, we discuss the Pokémon Sun and Moon and World of Final Fantasy demos!

It's safe to say that Nadia and I are pretty hyped for the Nintendo Switch. Console-quality RPGs that we can take on the road? Yes please! But there are also plenty of questions, and Nadia and I do our best to grapple with them over the course of this episode.

Also in this episode: World of Final Fantasy! Do we feel it's worth checking out based on the demo? Plus, we talk a bit more about the changes to Pokémon Sun and Moon. Note: The podcast will be added to SoundCloud as soon as it's back online.

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Kat and Nadia go in-depth on Nintendo's newest console. Is it the heir to the Japanese market? Can it go toe-to-toe with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4? And just how excited are we to play Skyrim on the road? All this and more as take a deep dive into the Nintendo Switch. Plus: We discuss the demos for World of Final Fantasy and Pokemon Sun and Moon!

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
    I'm surprised that Kat and Nadia have never met face to face despite being such radiant hosts! Maybe the Switch will allow either to visit each other and partake in local multiplayer fun! I agree with the assessment that Virtual Console will be a great boon on the console. I look at the controllers and I"m already thinking of Metal Slug!

    Considering the performance, I said that we shouldn't underestimate the power of tablets, though I can understand if we underestimate what Nintendo will do with the hardware power. All I expect is Ps3/360 quality graphics with little of the load and install times that continue to plague video games today. I believe Atlus can get Persona 5 on this system, and Kat, you gotta annoy them about it! I'd also love to play a port of Revelations #FE.Edited October 2016 by riderkicker
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  • Avatar for link6616 #2 link6616 2 months ago
    World of ff demo, half baked is certainly right.

    I was just playing the Japanese demo, to see if the game would be good for language learning, and to my surprise they have the mascots explaining all sorts of mechanics as you walk along. Benefits of unstacking, and so on.

    (although the English version does explain every monster has a different way to imprison the them, try many things.)

    I feel weirdly keen, playing unstacked with active on seems like a pretty fun way to play.Edited October 2016 by link6616
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  • Avatar for blueberryboll #3 blueberryboll 2 months ago
    Turns out that the only time I tried Virtual Boy, it was the very same unit that Kat tried. That made my head spin a bit. Imagine all the unknown connections we have... or not; I can't believe you've never met each other. You sound like such chummy friends on the podcast.
    Think you did the best analysis of the NS yet. Hopefully it will have a lot more quirky games than PS4.
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  • Avatar for Jeremiah-Jones #4 Jeremiah-Jones 2 months ago
    With the Switch discussion, I'd love to see the Wii Mote return. NHL Slapshhot was all kinds of fun. It was a totally underrated hockey game with Rpg elements that I'd love to see return.

    I hope Pokemon will finally allow more than 6 character slots for the main character name now. I'm so tired of not being able to put in my first name in the character slot.

    Also, thumbs up for the Armored Core nod. I miss those games. One of the voice actors in the game also did narration in a Safeway grocery training video. When I played Silent Line, the announcer told me "to kill as many civilians as possible", in that mission only to later, at work instruct me on how to properly bag a customer's groceries... Small world huh?
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  • Avatar for kidgorilla #5 kidgorilla 2 months ago
    Hey, I think this was taken down from SoundCloud.
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