A Chat With RPG Legend Brian Fargo. Plus: Where the Heck is Final Fantasy VIII on Switch?

A Chat With RPG Legend Brian Fargo. Plus: Where the Heck is Final Fantasy VIII on Switch?

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The RPG podcast welcomes back RPG legend Brian Fargo and ponders the whereabouts of Final Fantasy VIII.

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

A lot of Final Fantasy games are coming to Switch, but not Final Fantasy VIII. What gives? We ponder that, and also talk to Inxile founder Brian Fargo in the latest episode of our RPG podcast [download link here]!

The last time Brian Fargo was on the podcast, he expressed doubt that his games would work with the Switch's audience. But with Wasteland 2 launching on the Switch eShop last week, Fargo is ready to offer a mea culpa. Also, we talk about Bard's Tale 4, which is out tomorrow on PC, the current realities of indie development, crowdfunding, and more.

Also in this week's episode, we talk about all the Final Fantasy announcements for Switch. We're excited about Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and Final Fantasy VII, but where the heck is Final Fantasy VIII? Nadia and I have thoughts.

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Show Description

A lot of Final Fantasy games just got announced for Switch. Final Fantasy VIII is not one of them. Nadia and Kat discuss its relative merits and discuss why it's getting ignored, plus delve a bit into some of the other announcements (like Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles!) Then legendary RPG developer Brian Fargo returns to talk Wasteland 2, Bard's Tale 4, the changing landscape of indie development, and his shifting attitude on Nintendo Switch.

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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Kat Bailey is a former freelance writer and contributor to publications including 1UP, IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar, and EGM. Her fondest memories as a journalist are at GamePro, where she hosted RolePlayer's Realm and had legal access to the term "Protip." She is USgamer's resident mecha enthusiast, Pokemon Master, and Minnesota Vikings nut (skol).

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